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2021-01-26 9:06:01 AM  
In the release, the company also mentioned they're continuing to work toward a permanent $15 industry-leading starting wage for U.S.-based employees.

I was going to say something snarky about the value of a one-time $500 bonus payment versus a permanent increase of minimum wage from sub-$10/hour to $15 or more, but decided to look up where Target actually is on this and have to say it appears they've made real progress -- they committed to a $15 minimum wage by 2020 back in 2017 and seem to have hit it, going up in increments from $11 to $13 to $15. So, good job, Target. I still won't shop your stores, but you're doing good.
 
2021-01-26 9:20:03 AM  
I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A
 
2021-01-26 9:27:32 AM  
But all big business' are bad.
 
2021-01-26 9:29:57 AM  
How does every Target store in America manage to smell exactly the same?
 
2021-01-26 9:36:18 AM  

Schlubbe: How does every Target store in America manage to smell exactly the same?


Gwyneth Paltrow gave them all free vagina candles?
 
2021-01-26 9:38:50 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A


My state doesn't sell beer in those kind of stores (besides some odd Target that has a restaurant license for beer sales), but the selection of just about everything at Target sucks. I mean, if I need a laundry basket or something I might go there, but everything else is meh. The clothing has become as expensive as Kohl's, and a lot of the store is now aisles of groceries that are always empty.
 
2021-01-26 9:46:32 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A


Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.
 
2021-01-26 9:46:51 AM  
Back in the day they would have only given a $5 voucher to "Food Avenue"
 
2021-01-26 10:12:46 AM  
Target's fiscal year ends around 1/31. Makes me wonder if that has something to do with it.
 
2021-01-26 10:25:15 AM  

great_tigers: But all big business' are bad.


Hi, My wife works for Costco, She's topped out on salary, which makes her hourly rate in the mid $20's, (not to mention that Costco pays time and a half on Sundays).  Costco has given a $2 an hour payment since COVID started.  So she's been getting this all the way back to last Feb.  That's $320 a month.  Times that by 11 months = $3520, which happens to be a lot more than $500.
 
2021-01-26 10:38:22 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A


My target I doubt has anyone under 21.  Virtually everyone is middle aged or older (inc one dude who's probably 75 and does not have a freaking clue what he's doing.  I avoid him).  There's maybe two younger than 30.
 
2021-01-26 10:40:36 AM  

growinthings: great_tigers: But all big business' are bad.

Hi, My wife works for Costco, She's topped out on salary, which makes her hourly rate in the mid $20's, (not to mention that Costco pays time and a half on Sundays).  Costco has given a $2 an hour payment since COVID started.  So she's been getting this all the way back to last Feb.  That's $320 a month.  Times that by 11 months = $3520, which happens to be a lot more than $500.


but every democrat has told me that big business is trash. They all are bad people who only think of the shareholders.

Your wife is a great example on why trickle down economics never work.
 
2021-01-26 10:51:07 AM  

electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.


Must be the Target near him because I'm like you, never had any unpleasant experiences at the Target I used to shop at for over 2-4 years.  Living the single bachelor life and shopped there every week. *shrugs*
 
2021-01-26 10:51:58 AM  

electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.


It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.
 
2021-01-26 11:08:26 AM  
My granddaughter is a university student and Target provides her student part time job.  Mostly, she runs online orders out to the parking lot when those customers come for pickup.  They pay and treat her well and allow schedule flexibility for her student needs.  I don't go in the store but once a year or so.  Because they treat my granddaughter well, I like them fine.
 
2021-01-26 11:44:47 AM  

pissnmoan: My granddaughter is a university student and Target provides her student part time job.  Mostly, she runs online orders out to the parking lot when those customers come for pickup.  They pay and treat her well and allow schedule flexibility for her student needs.  I don't go in the store but once a year or so.  Because they treat my granddaughter well, I like them fine.


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2021-01-26 11:45:12 AM  

My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.


Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander around like the undead, while Target is typically cleaner, better lit, and better organized, with employees who are, well, at least probably alive.
 
2021-01-26 11:55:21 AM  

dv-ous: My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.

Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander around like the undead, while Target is typically cleaner, better lit, and better organized, with employees who are, well, at least probably alive.


If the employees look alive, they must be new to retail.

Dealing with all the Karen types eats your soul.  After a few years, everyone looks like a extra from The Walking Dead.  In a past life, when I was in retail, I had a lady scream at me for 15 minutes for the sin of asking if I could help her find anything.

If I learned anything from that job, it was that a nuclear holocaust would not really be a bad thing.
 
2021-01-26 12:18:30 PM  
I'm surprised at all the moaning here about Target.  Good selection, good prices, clean stores, plus a 5% discount automatically on everything if you use their credit card (easiest reward program ever).  Their prices on food (but not alcohol) easily beat supermarkets' prices.
 
2021-01-26 12:36:28 PM  

Flying Vermin: dv-ous: My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.

Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander around like the undead, whil ...


7 years working a FedEx Counter. I get it.
 
2021-01-26 12:38:18 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.



21?  In my state, as long as the cashier is 18 they can sell alcohol.
 
2021-01-26 1:39:49 PM  

Geotpf: I'm surprised at all the moaning here about Target.  Good selection, good prices, clean stores, plus a 5% discount automatically on everything if you use their credit card (easiest reward program ever).  Their prices on food (but not alcohol) easily beat supermarkets' prices.


If Target has good food selection, then I weep for your grocery store :)

Not kidding, though -- Target isn't trying to pretend to be a high quality or full-line grocer. That stuff is mostly there to get you in the door. There are a few good deals around, and it's WAY better than trudging through a Walmart supercenter, but it's far from enjoyable.

Publix or Wegmans probably have that market cornered, but you have to shop the sales more carefully. But 10x the food selection and much better quality.
 
2021-01-26 2:35:14 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Geotpf: I'm surprised at all the moaning here about Target.  Good selection, good prices, clean stores, plus a 5% discount automatically on everything if you use their credit card (easiest reward program ever).  Their prices on food (but not alcohol) easily beat supermarkets' prices.

If Target has good food selection, then I weep for your grocery store :)

Not kidding, though -- Target isn't trying to pretend to be a high quality or full-line grocer. That stuff is mostly there to get you in the door.


Their selection is fine in packaged food.  Obviously they have just minimal meat and produce.
 
2021-01-26 3:20:55 PM  

Flying Vermin: In a past life, when I was in retail, I had a lady scream at me for 15 minutes for the sin of asking if I could help her find anything.

If I learned anything from that job, it was that a nuclear holocaust would not really be a bad thing.



You should have learned how to walk into an employee-only area where the Karen-harpy could not legitimately follow.
 
2021-01-26 4:42:51 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Flying Vermin: In a past life, when I was in retail, I had a lady scream at me for 15 minutes for the sin of asking if I could help her find anything.

If I learned anything from that job, it was that a nuclear holocaust would not really be a bad thing.


You should have learned how to walk into an employee-only area where the Karen-harpy could not legitimately follow.


I assure you, that type of person is not put off by little things like employee areas.

And it would have been a violation of my job duties.  If your primary job is Costumer Service, your primary job is being a punching bag.

Ask me how I know.

There is a reason that I got out of retail.
 
2021-01-26 5:36:36 PM  

Pocket Ninja: In the release, the company also mentioned they're continuing to work toward a permanent $15 industry-leading starting wage for U.S.-based employees.

I was going to say something snarky about the value of a one-time $500 bonus payment versus a permanent increase of minimum wage from sub-$10/hour to $15 or more, but decided to look up where Target actually is on this and have to say it appears they've made real progress -- they committed to a $15 minimum wage by 2020 back in 2017 and seem to have hit it, going up in increments from $11 to $13 to $15. So, good job, Target. I still won't shop your stores, but you're doing good.


i used to shop at Wally Mart.

now i usually shop at Target and go to Wally once in a while. the less i go to wallymart the better it is.
 
2021-01-26 5:38:40 PM  

Flying Vermin: Englebert Slaptyback: Flying Vermin: In a past life, when I was in retail, I had a lady scream at me for 15 minutes for the sin of asking if I could help her find anything.

If I learned anything from that job, it was that a nuclear holocaust would not really be a bad thing.


You should have learned how to walk into an employee-only area where the Karen-harpy could not legitimately follow.

I assure you, that type of person is not put off by little things like employee areas.

And it would have been a violation of my job duties.  If your primary job is Costumer Service, your primary job is being a punching bag.

Ask me how I know.

There is a reason that I got out of retail.


true

murcan consumers do shine in the Bunghole department.  they all think they're loaded VIP's i guess.

and every one of them is going to be the next millionaire.  just you wait!!
 
2021-01-26 5:42:09 PM  

Geotpf: I'm surprised at all the moaning here about Target.  Good selection, good prices, clean stores, plus a 5% discount automatically on everything if you use their credit card (easiest reward program ever).  Their prices on food (but not alcohol) easily beat supermarkets' prices.


i suspect many farkers forgot what its like to shop in a store without being run over by other shoppers.

Target is fun to shop.  Wally Mart is: where's my boxing gloves and head gear??   frickin zoo sometimes.
 
2021-01-26 5:44:39 PM  

Flying Vermin: Englebert Slaptyback: Flying Vermin: In a past life, when I was in retail, I had a lady scream at me for 15 minutes for the sin of asking if I could help her find anything.

If I learned anything from that job, it was that a nuclear holocaust would not really be a bad thing.


You should have learned how to walk into an employee-only area where the Karen-harpy could not legitimately follow.

I assure you, that type of person is not put off by little things like employee areas.

And it would have been a violation of my job duties.  If your primary job is Costumer Service, your primary job is being a punching bag.

Ask me how I know.

There is a reason that I got out of retail.


customers view customer service people as low hanging fruit.  its someone they can take their daily frustrations of life out on.
 
2021-01-26 5:45:29 PM  

dv-ous: Flying Vermin: dv-ous: My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.

Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander around like t ...


so you finally got FedUp?
 
2021-01-26 5:48:08 PM  

Flying Vermin: dv-ous: My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.

Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander around like the undead, whil ...


that lady wanted to tell you how much this nation really sucks but decided instead to take it out on you.  everything is connected.  so goes the individual, so goes society, so goes the Nation.

you were convenient to vent on.  she should have paid you a shrink fee because i bet she felt better afterwards.
 
2021-01-26 5:49:34 PM  

pissnmoan: My granddaughter is a university student and Target provides her student part time job.  Mostly, she runs online orders out to the parking lot when those customers come for pickup.  They pay and treat her well and allow schedule flexibility for her student needs.  I don't go in the store but once a year or so.  Because they treat my granddaughter well, I like them fine.


Walmart would have turned her into the Wicked Witch of the East.   good choice.
 
2021-01-26 6:05:00 PM  

Linux_Yes: dv-ous: Flying Vermin: dv-ous: My Second Fark Account: electricjebus: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

Hrm... maybe it's just a crappy Target near you, or they've gone down hill in the last few years as I haven't been in one recently.  But in my experience Target is basically Walmart for middle class people and I've never ran into any of those issues.  Granted, I think I've bought alcohol at Target once, I usually fill up my fridge/liquor cabinet during my weekly trip to the grocery store.

The main difference between Target and Walmart that I've noticed is that the products I bought from Target actually last a while whereas I was lucky to get more than a year out of anything I bought from Walmart.  I'm not just talking about clothing or even electronics... I had to throw out a set of silverware I got from them after a year or so because the stainless steel wasn't so stainless.

It greatly depends on what part of the country you are from, and which store you are in. There are good and bad targets, good and bad walmarts.

Around here, the worst of our local Targets is still better than the average WalMart, IME/IMHO.

I don't mind the ____ being under lock and key, the one window that's always broken, or the off-duty cop by the door. Spent a lot of years living in neighborhoods a lot of people wouldn't drive through after dark. But every friggin Walmart always looks like it was hit by a tornado and the employees wander aroun ...


Got a better job. It happens.
 
2021-01-26 7:35:41 PM  

great_tigers: growinthings: great_tigers: But all big business' are bad.

Hi, My wife works for Costco, She's topped out on salary, which makes her hourly rate in the mid $20's, (not to mention that Costco pays time and a half on Sundays).  Costco has given a $2 an hour payment since COVID started.  So she's been getting this all the way back to last Feb.  That's $320 a month.  Times that by 11 months = $3520, which happens to be a lot more than $500.

but every democrat has told me that big business is trash. They all are bad people who only think of the shareholders.

Your wife is a great example on why trickle down economics never work.


We get it, you're really dumb. Stop showing off.
 
2021-01-26 9:12:33 PM  

MBZ321: NikolaiFarkoff: I would pay Target $500 to hire employees who can help me in the aisles or easily sell me beer, since most of our cashiers are under 21.

For now, they're like a half-assed Walmart* whose only saving grace is that I don't feel like I need to take a shower when I get home. I still shop there because it's convenient, and because I refuse to cede all retail to Walmart and Amazon -- that would be a scary future.


*Walmart sucks, but I've never had an item ring up wrong (Target is EVERY trip), plus they carry easily 5x the SKUs of Target

/piss and vinegar, aisle 14A

My state doesn't sell beer in those kind of stores (besides some odd Target that has a restaurant license for beer sales), but the selection of just about everything at Target sucks. I mean, if I need a laundry basket or something I might go there, but everything else is meh. The clothing has become as expensive as Kohl's, and a lot of the store is now aisles of groceries that are always empty.


Man, wearing a mask is a piece of cake compared to having beer vendors only at hotels from laws when we drove horse carriage to prevent drinking and driving and crashing in the freezing Canadian winter, while also paying at least double the price.

Even better, bars have to buy at the marked up price before selling so that compared to other provinces, here in Manitoba bands will get about 15% less pay so it can go to the government so a tiny portion of that can come back as Manitoba Music and how Manitoba supports musicians.

We may be a technologically advanced civilization but we're really short sighted and stupid.

The idea of being able to pick up beer at a 711 seems like a dream until I realize where i'd have to live right now.

/derailing over
 
2021-01-26 9:45:44 PM  
IRS will take 22% of that off the top
 
2021-01-27 1:02:57 AM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: IRS will take 22% of that off the top


It's still taxed as regular income, so a good chunk of that 22% is getting refunded if you are working hourly at Target as your only job.
 
2021-01-27 9:42:10 AM  
Great that Target is giving a $500 bonus to each employee, but... that's less than $10 per week over the course of a year. Oh and only the grunts get $500. Everyone above them gets $1000 to $2000, which I think is kinda crappy. "You get a bonus! And everyone above you gets double to quadruple the bonus! Now be grateful!"

Whatever, I'm being cynical. Target pays at minimum $15 per hour. Considering the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, that's decent. Base hourly wage is a lot more important than a one-time bonus.
 
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