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(CNN)   Target profits plunge 90 percent on news that its name isn't actually pronounced "Tar-jay." Bonus screencap for article video of what a Target might look like   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-17 1:28:14 PM  
I often pronounce is at tar-jay for amusement purposes.
 
2022-08-17 2:40:50 PM  
Target you to be nice. It slowly slid into being a red colored Walmart. Crap thrown all over the place, endless check out lines, clueless employees.
 
2022-08-17 2:47:53 PM  
I hate how the Targets in my area all have their checkouts in two rows.

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Often you can't get past the first because the person unloading there is blocking the path.
 
2022-08-17 2:49:26 PM  
I got all dressed up and went to Target just the other day to buy some cargo shorts.

First time I've been there in several years.
The store was a real jumble, seemed like they are trying to sell a little bit of everything and not doing a particularly good job of it.
There was a single register open with a cashier.
The rest were all self-checkout.
 
2022-08-17 2:51:15 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: Target you to be nice. It slowly slid into being a red colored Walmart. Crap thrown all over the place, endless check out lines, clueless employees.


Sadly, this does seem to be true.
 
2022-08-17 2:58:15 PM  
Turns out a massive and growing permanent economic underclass isn't good for capitalism.
 
2022-08-17 3:02:42 PM  
People have stopped shopping there because they have 20 checkout lanes and three of them are staffed.

At peak farking hours.

They only have three self-checkouts and a 10 minute line is the norm.

Fark Target until they can rustle themselves up some employees to actually work the checkout lanes.
 
2022-08-17 3:10:13 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Turns out a massive and growing permanent economic underclass isn't good for capitalism.


Look, if we stop giving an enormous share of, well, everything to the job creators, they will go Galt and leave us alone to do all the actual work in this country like we already do.

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2022-08-17 3:16:53 PM  
Supply and Demand isn't only for your employees.
It looks like Target may have misjudged the market while price gouging
 
hej
2022-08-17 3:17:20 PM  

Muta: I hate how the Targets in my area all have their checkouts in two rows.

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Often you can't get past the first because the person unloading there is blocking the path.


i hate how every store has 30 registers, with about 3 of them staffed at any point in time.
 
2022-08-17 3:19:15 PM  

baronbloodbath: People have stopped shopping there because they have 20 checkout lanes and three of them are staffed.

At peak farking hours.

They only have three self-checkouts and a 10 minute line is the norm.

Fark Target until they can rustle themselves up some employees to actually work the checkout lanes.


Yeah, I don't understand that one.  Wal-mart got rid of most of their check-out employees... but they replaced with a bunch of self-checkout lanes.  Like, lots of them.  So there's almost never a line.

Target seemed to do the same thing in that they got rid of their check-out employees too... but then didn't bother replacing them with anything.  As a result, even at 8 or 9pm, which is when I always go, because there isn't many people, the line is still halfway down the store.  It's insane.

I mean, it's 10 or 15 minutes, it's not the end of the world, but over time I'm sure plenty of customers will get fed up with that and go elsewhere.
 
2022-08-17 3:22:47 PM  

hej: Muta: I hate how the Targets in my area all have their checkouts in two rows.

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Often you can't get past the first because the person unloading there is blocking the path.

i hate how every store has 30 registers, with about 3 of them staffed at any point in time.


Because you put in the max amount of registers you need for the year.  Peak shopping time at Christmas when it's an absolute mad house you need them all.  A run of the mill day does not need 30 registers staffed.  But if you only have 5 or 10, Christmas will be a disaster of epic proportions because that's the max you can ever have.

Why does decades of explaning this concept to people not sink in?

/Granted, they seem to only have 1 or 2 AT MOST staffed these days, which is way too few, but a normal store doesn't need to fill up all the registers just because they're there.
 
2022-08-17 3:29:52 PM  

jake3988: hej: Muta: I hate how the Targets in my area all have their checkouts in two rows.

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Often you can't get past the first because the person unloading there is blocking the path.

i hate how every store has 30 registers, with about 3 of them staffed at any point in time.

Because you put in the max amount of registers you need for the year.  Peak shopping time at Christmas when it's an absolute mad house you need them all.  A run of the mill day does not need 30 registers staffed.  But if you only have 5 or 10, Christmas will be a disaster of epic proportions because that's the max you can ever have.

Why does decades of explaning this concept to people not sink in?

/Granted, they seem to only have 1 or 2 AT MOST staffed these days, which is way too few, but a normal store doesn't need to fill up all the registers just because they're there.


You're also planning for technical problems on a few of them.
 
2022-08-17 3:29:55 PM  
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2022-08-17 3:33:18 PM  
Now that many of the backlogs are starting to ease, things are just as likely to be much different by Christmas.

And back-to-school will probably hold them over in the meantime.
 
hej
2022-08-17 3:39:47 PM  

jake3988: Peak shopping time at Christmas when it's an absolute mad house you need them all.


I'm pretty sure I've never seen them fully staffed even during Xmas shopping season.
 
2022-08-17 4:25:53 PM  
Profits are down because you can't make a profit by not selling anything. I have yet to see a Target in the Portland area that isn't completely barren. No product, no carts, but also no crowds. Only reason we go there now is because that's the nearest pharmacy. They keep their stores empty, but wonder why their numbers are down...

For the record, other department and grocery stores are reasonably-stocked. It's only Target.
 
2022-08-17 5:19:51 PM  
Both of the Target stores in my area are really nice. One of them is a Super Target. They're both spotlessly clean and pretty well-staffed, too. I shop at Target whenever I can.

Walmart is a little cheaper on most things, but...you know. It's Walmart. It's got bad vibes. What is it with the bad vibes at Walmart? I can never quite put my finger on it, but I think part of it is the sheer amount of crap they have. You can't be in Walmart and not be reminded that we are living in the Chinese hell of mass consumption.
 
2022-08-17 5:50:06 PM  

kdawg7736: I often pronounce is at tar-jay for amusement purposes.



that's for when you're in France.
 
2022-08-17 5:50:58 PM  

realmolo: Both of the Target stores in my area are really nice. One of them is a Super Target. They're both spotlessly clean and pretty well-staffed, too. I shop at Target whenever I can.

Walmart is a little cheaper on most things, but...you know. It's Walmart. It's got bad vibes. What is it with the bad vibes at Walmart? I can never quite put my finger on it, but I think part of it is the sheer amount of crap they have. You can't be in Walmart and not be reminded that we are living in the Chinese hell of mass consumption.



Target shoppers go to walmart when they want to go slumming.
 
2022-08-17 5:52:44 PM  

Kuroshin: Profits are down because you can't make a profit by not selling anything. I have yet to see a Target in the Portland area that isn't completely barren. No product, no carts, but also no crowds. Only reason we go there now is because that's the nearest pharmacy. They keep their stores empty, but wonder why their numbers are down...

For the record, other department and grocery stores are reasonably-stocked. It's only Target.



at least Target doens't shift their shiat around every 6 mos or so to keep shoppers in their stores longer.  the longer shoppers stay, the more shiat they buy.

i get tired of having to go guess where walmart moved their shiat to next.
 
2022-08-17 5:54:16 PM  

hej: jake3988: Peak shopping time at Christmas when it's an absolute mad house you need them all.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen them fully staffed even during Xmas shopping season.



on the other hand, you have to go into walmart with your boxing gloves and head gear because of the idiots running around for Santa.
 
2022-08-17 5:55:40 PM  

hej: Muta: I hate how the Targets in my area all have their checkouts in two rows.

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Often you can't get past the first because the person unloading there is blocking the path.

i hate how every store has 30 registers, with about 3 of them staffed at any point in time.



that's Walmarts Specialty
 
2022-08-17 5:56:47 PM  

realmolo: Both of the Target stores in my area are really nice. One of them is a Super Target. They're both spotlessly clean and pretty well-staffed, too. I shop at Target whenever I can.

Walmart is a little cheaper on most things, but...you know. It's Walmart. It's got bad vibes. What is it with the bad vibes at Walmart? I can never quite put my finger on it, but I think part of it is the sheer amount of crap they have. You can't be in Walmart and not be reminded that we are living in the Chinese hell of mass consumption.



And that's just ONE of them.


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2022-08-17 5:57:29 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: Target you to be nice. It slowly slid into being a red colored Walmart. Crap thrown all over the place, endless check out lines, clueless employees.



Walmart excels in all those areas.
 
2022-08-17 6:49:57 PM  
Since they raised their wages, I'm more than happy to shop with them.
/Who am I'm lying to, I'm Amazon's biatch.
 
2022-08-17 7:13:19 PM  
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2022-08-17 7:39:38 PM  

hej: jake3988: Peak shopping time at Christmas when it's an absolute mad house you need them all.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen them fully staffed even during Xmas shopping season.


This. I mean, I don't go on Black Friday but peak hours near the holidays usually just means they have 4registers open.
 
2022-08-17 7:41:45 PM  

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Yeah, sucks for them that the self checkout area is so small and they sell storage boxes and furniture. I'd hate for an accident to happen because I don't have any proper place to check things out on my own.
 
2022-08-17 7:45:21 PM  
Seems to me, I bought a pair gloves at Target about eight years ago.
 
2022-08-17 7:50:45 PM  

Kuroshin: Profits are down because you can't make a profit by not selling anything. I have yet to see a Target in the Portland area that isn't completely barren. No product, no carts, but also no crowds. Only reason we go there now is because that's the nearest pharmacy. They keep their stores empty, but wonder why their numbers are down...

For the record, other department and grocery stores are reasonably-stocked. It's only Target.


My local experiences in the few weeks have the complete opposite. I have made one trip to two different Target locations in my area in he last month or so and both times the stores were a complete zoo. It felt like Christmas, hoards of people with carts overflowing with crap.
 
2022-08-17 8:05:19 PM  
The Target near me is smaller than average and has some of the absolutely butt ugliest clothing I've ever seen.  What happened to Mossimo and their other brands?
 
2022-08-17 8:33:52 PM  

natazha: Seems to me, I bought a pair gloves at Target about eight years ago.


Quality lasts
 
2022-08-17 8:50:24 PM  

Linux_Yes: Kuroshin: Profits are down because you can't make a profit by not selling anything. I have yet to see a Target in the Portland area that isn't completely barren. No product, no carts, but also no crowds. Only reason we go there now is because that's the nearest pharmacy. They keep their stores empty, but wonder why their numbers are down...

For the record, other department and grocery stores are reasonably-stocked. It's only Target.


at least Target doens't shift their shiat around every 6 mos or so to keep shoppers in their stores longer.  the longer shoppers stay, the more shiat they buy.

i get tired of having to go guess where walmart moved their shiat to next.


Ffs the Target where I go ( only choice, no car, can walk there ) they have employees move things around to hide the fact there is a lot of empty space. It's my only grocery store. Sometimes they have had someone go and put one box or bottle of soda in each empty space whether it belongs there or not. The cat food alone has been moved from the front of the grocery area to the middle and now back with sporting goods where the mostly empty shelves aren't so apparent. It has to be one of the worst managed Targets in America. This only applies to essentials -- brick-a-brac and assorted tchotchkes sit gathering dust.

/ I live in a 99 Cent Store neighborhood, too low class for Wal-Mart.
// They closed the 99 Cent Store, however, due to too much crime.
 
2022-08-17 9:08:40 PM  

CrazyCurt: Linux_Yes: Kuroshin: Profits are down because you can't make a profit by not selling anything. I have yet to see a Target in the Portland area that isn't completely barren. No product, no carts, but also no crowds. Only reason we go there now is because that's the nearest pharmacy. They keep their stores empty, but wonder why their numbers are down...

For the record, other department and grocery stores are reasonably-stocked. It's only Target.


at least Target doens't shift their shiat around every 6 mos or so to keep shoppers in their stores longer.  the longer shoppers stay, the more shiat they buy.

i get tired of having to go guess where walmart moved their shiat to next.

Ffs the Target where I go ( only choice, no car, can walk there ) they have employees move things around to hide the fact there is a lot of empty space. It's my only grocery store. Sometimes they have had someone go and put one box or bottle of soda in each empty space whether it belongs there or not. The cat food alone has been moved from the front of the grocery area to the middle and now back with sporting goods where the mostly empty shelves aren't so apparent. It has to be one of the worst managed Targets in America. This only applies to essentials -- brick-a-brac and assorted tchotchkes sit gathering dust.

/ I live in a 99 Cent Store neighborhood, too low class for Wal-Mart.
// They closed the 99 Cent Store, however, due to too much crime.


damn  that's cold.

even 99 cents is too much for crooks.
 
2022-08-17 9:44:55 PM  

baronbloodbath: People have stopped shopping there because they have 20 checkout lanes and three of them are staffed.

At peak farking hours.

They only have three self-checkouts and a 10 minute line is the norm.

Fark Target until they can rustle themselves up some employees to actually work the checkout lanes.


I was there last Friday evening and they had one guy working the register and he looked approximately 120 years old so he was moving like molasses. The line was backed up halfway into the clothing section before they got around to putting extra cashiers up from to handle the rush of people shopping after work.
 
2022-08-17 9:48:07 PM  

kdawg7736: I often pronounce is at tar-jay for amusement purposes.


Heh. Did that too when they were up here in Canada for a couple months.
 
2022-08-17 10:03:53 PM  

casey17: realmolo: Both of the Target stores in my area are really nice. One of them is a Super Target. They're both spotlessly clean and pretty well-staffed, too. I shop at Target whenever I can.

Walmart is a little cheaper on most things, but...you know. It's Walmart. It's got bad vibes. What is it with the bad vibes at Walmart? I can never quite put my finger on it, but I think part of it is the sheer amount of crap they have. You can't be in Walmart and not be reminded that we are living in the Chinese hell of mass consumption.


And that's just ONE of them.


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2022-08-18 10:52:17 AM  
Here in Eureka, where no one is unemployed, a group of volunteers goes to Target to fold shirts and clean up the shoe department. Their reasoning is that the staff are locals and they're helping their neighbors. I swear to God I am not making this up.
 
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