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A store that prides itself on working people to death. Clock in at Target and you have no idea when you're actually getting off, scheduled hours mean nothing. They have a bizarre alphabet-soup way of describing everyone's position that no one understands, and everyone in management is called some kind of "leader".
Yes, my leader! Yavohl, mein leader! Twenty people clocked in at Target last week and were never seen again, prolly still on shift cause the go-backs aren't finished.
by The Dodger September 13, 2005
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A glib term used by submariners to describe all other ships that merely float on the surface of the water.
Submariner: What do you call the boats in the Pacific Navy fleet that are about to head out to sea?

Master Chief: Targets.
by The Troll August 04, 2005
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A store that prides itself as being "upscale" but it is a horrible company to work for. All of the employees have some stupid abbreviation for their title. There are three types of people who work in Target; the loyalists who have a bulls eye tattooed on their asses, the people who are biding their time in between jobs, and the most tragic, the broken-spirited people who do not have the will to look for another job and take the abuse. The GSTLs are the worst people as they are drunk on their own power. The store manager is usually a figurehead. This company is like something straight out of Dickens. On top of all of this, the stores are so inefficiently run that it is a mystery that it maintains corporate status.
Target should be avoided due to its treatment of employees.
by New English June 06, 2009
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Target is store where if you last the first 90 days, you'll be stuck there for years. They will shaft you for money every chance they get, they will dock your base rate if you transfer, they will fuck up your check and not tell you, and when you want to get the money back, its to late. and don't look to the HR to get it back either. They work for the company and tell you they cannot do anything about it (which is a lie).
I worked at target for 5yrs and now I have a herniated disk. but Im a level one so my crappy insurance wont cover shit. Fuck you Becky at 1194 you two faced droppy dog lookin beoch. You will die miserable and pitiful. YA thats right wig hairs.
by BVL September 26, 2006
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A place that prides itself in being better than Wal-Mart when in actuality, it may be worse. It's a cult. At your orientation, they make you watch a 45 minute anti-Union spiel because the Union would only let you do your job, instead of making you juggle 10 tasks at a time. They have stupid Target speak. Not only do they insist on calling managers "team leads" and non-managerial employees "team members" they insist on abbreviating it to "TL" or "TM." In fact, everything has a stupid abbreviation and you never know what the hell one of your "TL"'s is talking about when they say, "Meet the GSTL at TSE." It's not enough to be a polite and competent employee to your customers. You must push Target credit or debit cards on them and talk to them about their purchases. For all you "guests" who think Target is somehow more ethical or upscale than Wal-Mart, wake up! They pay minimum wage, never really give full-time, don't give employees benefits, and all that crap in the Dollar Zone is made in some sweat shop in China. And you aren't getting some great deal from the Dollar Zone either! It's cheap, useless, plastic crap you didn't need or even really want.
I just went to Target and spent $120 on items from the Dollar Zone. Now I have 40 Star Wars To-Do lists, 40 Hello Kitty pens that don't write, and 40 Superman tumblers that are made with a grade of plastic known to be carcinogenic. When I made the purchase the cashier wouldn't stop trying to push a Target credit card on me. Then her boss pulled her to the side, said it was time for a "team huddle" and yelled at her in a bunch of abbreviations and told her she wasn't "fast, fun, and friendly" for not successfully selling me, the "guest," the card.
by redkhakinightmare October 10, 2010
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A corrupt, greedy corporation that prides itself on neglecting their employees while focusing all their efforts on guest experience, PR relations and embracing diversity. The job turnover rate is always high, morale is low and you get a nickel and dime raise every year for your dedication and hard work. They even dare say their wages are competitive with other retailers! Competitive with what, minimum wage?  Can you work overtime to compensate? No, No Target cannot afford that expense since they’re a multi-billion dollar corporation, it’s impossible! The corporate execs need that money to buy more cars, yachts and mansions. The workers at the store level are undervalued and underappreciated and their daily huddles belittles your esteem when you hear “WE MADE 120K YESTERDAY AND 5 MILLION THIS YEAR SO FAR AND YOUR GETTING MIN WAGE AND SUB-PAR BENEFITS”. It’s a simple concept most know, how you treat your employees affects how they treat your guests….and the poorest treatment is Target’s forte. Your job title is always inconsistent, the schedule of hours is bias and you’re always being micro-managed by the execs and team leads doing tons of tasks with little time. Their PR front is a shady, deceptive scam trying so hard to please every ethnic group, caring about their communities, and empowering you to make them the best company ever! Just a false front to brainwash you into believing they care when in reality, they want all your money….their laughing all the way to bank when you give into their propaganda. It’s all about making their corporate image look attractive while finding more ways to rip off their employees…and to say that conservative christians run target, huh? God save the U.S.A
person 1: I wanna work at target!person 2: ahhh no, i wanna scream!
by disgruntled ex-employee June 14, 2008
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If you live in the U.S.A., there is a good chance you know what "target" is. Target is a store that robs teenagers through the ages of 16 and 18 of their free time that could be used on what they want to do. Target also does not care about employee-well-being. They don't give a flying fuck if your sick, No No, your already on the schedule. we would not want to anger another employee to cover your shift because your sick. I happen to work at target, and let me tell sucks. People have a hissy fit and shit their pants when you put chips on top and bread on the bottom. and that mother fucking red card is pushed on all customers. Yes not guest, CUSTOMERS! Just do your self a good favor, Do not sign the employee contract, you are practically selling your soul to the devil doing so.
Joey: Hey bob, i heard you got a job at target!

Bob: Yeah i did, and it sucks ass! we are forced to call people "guests"

Joey: How is that so ba...

Bob: BECAUSE, The last time i checked, Target is a grocery store, not a fucking hotel. Do you see people sleeping in the coolers and dressing rooms?

Joey: Bu...


Joey: *Shocked* But i helped you get a job there!

Bob: Fuck you and target, you suck up. go be the managers bitch!
by Screwthaman1265 March 25, 2011
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