Target guilty of age discrimination
Jennifer

Surprise, AZ

#168 Sep 3, 2012
Moody_Blues_Forever wrote:
Jemmifer
I have been suspicious of Hardlinemaster for a while now. I think he's a mole.
Perhaps. But, perhaps not. Luckily this is anonymous blog. I think I've offered more personal info than anyone else about my brother in law. Let's all make sure you protect yourself. I am sure target has moles everywhere and so.....I haven't stopped my campaign against target and never will. I haven't spent a dime in there stores for over 2 years. I share their infractions whenever possible. It will take time but I truly believe they will be exposed.
Jennifer

Surprise, AZ

#169 Sep 3, 2012
Jennifer wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps. But, perhaps not. Luckily this is anonymous blog. I think I've offered more personal info than anyone else about my brother in law. Let's all make sure you protect yourself. I am sure target has moles everywhere and so.....I haven't stopped my campaign against target and never will. I haven't spent a dime in there stores for over 2 years. I share their infractions whenever possible. It will take time but I truly believe they will be exposed.
Sorry for the typos!
Moody_Blues_Fore ver

Syracuse, NY

#170 Sep 5, 2012
I think I meant to spell your name as Jennifer...sorry for my typos!
Jennifer

Fort Worth, TX

#171 Sep 6, 2012
Moody_Blues_Forever wrote:
I think I meant to spell your name as Jennifer...sorry for my typos!
No worries! ;)
Moody_Blues_Fore ver

Minoa, NY

#172 Sep 6, 2012
Jennifer:
I'd like to communicate with you directly away from this forum about Target and Age Discrimination.
James

Orlando, FL

#173 Sep 8, 2012
This is still going on and in the Orlando area it is really bad. 10yrs not corrective actions. I turned 50 and it started
Hardlinesmaster

Alexandria, VA

#174 Sep 13, 2012
I am not mole, by no means.
Moody_Blues_Fore ver

Clinton, NY

#175 Sep 13, 2012
@ Hardlinemaster
Then why do you seem to be obsessed with this forum with no vested interest? You still work for Target right? Why do you even care? If you are worried about your own hide, just cover yourself?
Stand Up N Do Something

Los Angeles, CA

#177 Sep 22, 2012
Call the integrity hotline and report it: 1-800-541-6838. The execs do not like when you call and report them. You can report and remain anonymous. It is easy
Be Counted

Los Angeles, CA

#178 Sep 22, 2012
DO NOT SHOP AT TARGET!!!!!!!!!! What they are doing is evil to the working class employee. They don't care about you. Report to your local newspaper or TV news. You can call 1-800-541-6838 and report them. It needs to be brought out into the public. Target does not like negative publicity and will send execs to stop or counter any negativity anyone says. They have a team of people who handle this type of thing. This is why you never hear anything about Target in the news because they will try to settle situations out of court.
KOH

East Stroudsburg, PA

#179 Sep 27, 2012
I feel very strongly that I was discriminated by target due to my age. I just applied for a job with them for a cashiers position. I'm plenty qualified, but after answering their very strange and intrusive online psych survey, I received an email stating they could not offer me a position at this time, even though, they are hiring. There were at least 4 separate questions on that survey regarding age, one of which asked if you were below the age of 40. This one struck me as odd right away. I hated having to answer it, because I'm right on the line...40. After thinking about this rejection even more, I don't believe I've ever seen anyone at the cash registers of Target that appeared to be older than 35. Everything in me is telling me they are discriminating due to age, which is supposed to be illegal, but apparently they have been getting away with it for years. I also will no longer be spending any more money in their store.
Jennifer

Los Angeles, CA

#180 Sep 27, 2012
KOH wrote:
I feel very strongly that I was discriminated by target due to my age. I just applied for a job with them for a cashiers position. I'm plenty qualified, but after answering their very strange and intrusive online psych survey, I received an email stating they could not offer me a position at this time, even though, they are hiring. There were at least 4 separate questions on that survey regarding age, one of which asked if you were below the age of 40. This one struck me as odd right away. I hated having to answer it, because I'm right on the line...40. After thinking about this rejection even more, I don't believe I've ever seen anyone at the cash registers of Target that appeared to be older than 35. Everything in me is telling me they are discriminating due to age, which is supposed to be illegal, but apparently they have been getting away with it for years. I also will no longer be spending any more money in their store.
I would file with the EEOC! Businesses are not allowed to ask questions about age! Call them right away! Good luck!
James

Canada

#181 Sep 28, 2012
I have just reviewed the comments above for the last 2 years; considering the executives that will be leading the new Canadian Target Corporation are seasoned Target executives I guess there will be Canadian postings.
Jennifer

Mesa, AZ

#182 Sep 28, 2012
James wrote:
I have just reviewed the comments above for the last 2 years; considering the executives that will be leading the new Canadian Target Corporation are seasoned Target executives I guess there will be Canadian postings.
Hopefully, Canada pays attention to age discrimination that our own government ignores. The EEOC requires indusputable proof before they take cases. But, we know the truth. I can't believe it's already been 2 years since I started this blog. I only wish we had some sort of network to change things.
Scott

Appleton, WI

#183 Oct 1, 2012
I worked for Target for about 20 years, as I approached my 40th Birthday I knew my time was coming. I watched as people who have worked for the company for years get fired at other stores around me because they were not "brand" or "meeting expectations" any longer. After 10 years of Outstanding and Excellent reviews I now had Managers(one being the store Manager) in their mid twenties who decided I no longer was able to "manage my team" even though my teams produced some of the best numbers on the sales floor. Even when I caught one of said managers violating company policy on confidentiality, I was the one shown the door. They pretty much want people who are fresh out of college with no leadership ability, minimal pay expectations, and no significant benefits running their stores. Target is all lip service when it comes to discrimination. A friend of mine who still worked there recently got fired as well for "not managing his team" and he is forty-eight. Great job at meeting status quo on one thing Target.
James

Noelville, Canada

#184 Oct 17, 2012
Sometimes you see insight by looking at who leads & what they say, do & champion.
Troy Risch's Summary -- Reduced EEOC claims by 89%.
. Started 70/20/10 concept --70% campus, 20% external, and 10% internally
Troy Risch's Experience
Executive Vice PresidentSeptember 2006– gone to pursue other endeavours
P&L responsibility for $64 billion in sales, 8.7 billion in expense, 1,752 stores (225 Super Target), 320,000 team-members, 200-person Store Operations Team at HQ. Served on Executive Committee,gave presentations at all board meetings. Communication responsibility beyond stores was Media Day events, shareholder meetings, stock analyst meetings, national meetings that included 13,000 team members, and various other events at HQ.
-Steadily improved customer service scores to record levels where Target is now recognized second only to Nordstrom's in a recent survey from Michigan University.
-Strategic partner in the development of growth strategies Pfresh, CityTarget,“5% Off” rewards program.
-Reduced expense $400M from 1/2007-1/2011.
-Restructured stores leadership teams by 22% at the executive level
and 27% at the team leader level (approximately 13,400).
-Improved productivity from flat to over 4% each year since 2006, a total of 18%.
-Team survey scores are at the highest levels in history and truly separate Target from the competition.
Group Vice President2005/06
Full team and P&L responsibility for 60 stores, 6 districts,$2.1 billion in sales and 11,000 team members. Of the 60 stores, 20 were performing at a satisfactory level, 20 below brand standards, and 20 were extremely poor. Drive significant change in operations, execution, and team.
-Upgraded 1 district manager. Converted 60% of interns into executives and turned the campus recruiting from one of the worst in the company to the best.
-Improved payroll results by 97% saving 168,000 hours of payroll or $1.68 million dollars.
Started potential-focused staffing initiative that concentrated on campus recruiting and internships. Turned Missouri, Kansas and the University of Nebraska Lincoln from schools we didn't recruit at to Tier 1 schools for the company. This initiative led to the promotion of 4 district managers to director, 12 store managers to district manager, and 51 executives to store manager, and a pipeline of talent for years to come.
Upgraded 3 district manager from 2002/05.
Reduced EEOC claims by 89%.
District manager2001/02
Led turnaround of one of the most underperforming districts in the company.
Terminated two underperforming store managers, eight executives and filled back 13 other openings in first three months.
Started the internship program, increased campus recruitment to 70%, and hired externals/internals that had the potential for at least two additional promotions.
-Developed a culture of accountability and excellence vs. mediocrity and victimhood.
District Manager2000/01
-upgraded one underperforming store manager, started internship program in district,
Developed vist routines that maximized my time,gave my team consistent focus and led to improved brand standards, operational, financial, and team performance.
>Started 70/20/10 concept with 70% campus, 20% external, and 10% internally.
Store Manager1998/2000
Developed and tested logistics innovations that would rollout across every store in the company and change the way stores operate to this day.
Store was consistently recognized for Brand, Team, Execution, and Financial Accountability by District, Group and Regional leadership.
Store ManagerJuly 1997/98
Upgraded two underperforming executives and developed two others to Store Managers.
Improved Best Team Survey,Guest Survey,operational and financial health through consistent focus and communication engaging each team member into the success of the store.
Led the development of the Business College for the District
Executive Team Lead Jan1992/97
Executive level management positions in four stores.
North Dakota State University1986/90
dashdotdash

Pompano Beach, FL

#185 Jan 3, 2013
madash, how are things going? I know some people that have been with target for 20+ years and have either been recently fired or are now getting the all of a sudden counseling.
Hank

Tampa, FL

#186 Jan 8, 2013
Target's main issue is trying to be too diverse. I have seen the bottom of the barrel campus hire retards get their own store while great managers that sacrifice day in and day out get stuckstuck in their same position. Target wants kids right out of school that look the part, send pretty e-mails, and that will take very little pay. Its pathetic.... I've worked for Target for 18yrs and I've only seen one campus hire that did an outstanding job and they actually deserved to be a store manager. Basically Target has no back bone and will hire and promote women who aren't fit for the role, gays because they want to be diverse, blacks because they don't want to get a law suit, and campus retards because they'll pay them less.... It pisses me off to work so hard for something to watch it handed to someone because of age, race, gender, or sexual preference. I hope the this law suit hurts Target to the point where promotions are again based on merit and performance then meeting a quota...
dashdotdash

Pompano Beach, FL

#187 Jan 9, 2013
A petition has been started about the Target age discrimination. It can be found on care2.com . choose catagory petitions, then type target age discriminatiuon in the search bar. You know you have the right one when the picture is the STLs door in wrapping paper when he was fired the week before Christmas.
Write 4U

United States

#188 Jan 9, 2013
Its not about diversity. Its about hiring young recent college grads they can pay less that look like their advertisements. Its called age discrimination folks. Report it to the EEOC.

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