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Re: “Neighborhood Negligence?

Awww poor babies. They have to live by a treatment facility AND a Salvation Army.

My heart goes out to them; they cannot move to Wisteria Lane and thus have to deal with the societal problems that everyone else in the city has to deal with. Maybe we should start a relief fund for them - help them move up to Ventana Canyon where they will be safe.

And she got scared by a bamboo club?? bamboo is hollow. All she would have had to do is bend it or give it a good whack and the club would break.

Seriously, I grew up in the neighborhood around Grant/Alvernon and I survived it. They will survive, too.

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Posted by ScienceGirl84 on 03/01/2010 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Getting the Ax

I forgot to add one thing in my last comment:

This is a blog that does a very good job at uncovering the shadier aspects of the Target Corporation. It is not the most professional blog out there, but it is very concise, truthful and informative.

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Posted by ScienceGirl84 on 02/25/2010 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Getting the Ax

When I first started working at Target in December of 2007, I was excited because I thought that I finally had the opportunity to work for a sophisticated, fair and good employer. Boy, was I wrong.

Target is a very sinister and hypocritical company. I realized that very soon, which made me wonder why the employees in this article had not realized this sooner themselves. Unless the company somehow changed during their 20+ year tenure, they would have had to be deaf and blind to not realize that they were in a progressively bad employment situation. And I know that Target is just like any other corporate behemoth in America, but the way that they masquerade behind such a benevolent veneer and lie right through their teeth about what they stand for is a big part of what makes them so sinister.

When I first saw this front page, I felt very vindicated. I was loud about my reservations about the company when I worked there (something that had sealed my fate, but I didn't care), and I had always wondered why my fellow coworkers would just shrug their shoulders and go with it- and even defend Target- when they knew that what they were seeing was very wrong. I thought that I was losing my mind, like I was in some bizarre living episode of the 'Twilight Zone.'

Here are some of the problems at Target 0855 (Grant/Tanque Verde): HR not paying attention to issues that were making worker's lives miserable, incompetent managers that were way too young and inexperienced (an acidic solution had spilled all over the sales floor and we were not sure how to clean it up safely, and so we asked our ETL about it and she was just like 'what do YOU guys think we should do about it?'), unfair firing campaigns over personal hang-ups when real problems needed to be dealt with, employees taking matters into their own hands because they were too scared to go to the management (including using verbal and physical intimidation towards fellow employees), and many more examples that would take the whole comment space to tell about.

I am so very glad that the Tucson Weekly had the courage to expose the decay that goes on behind the scenes at Target; Target is big, powerful company that highly defends it image and therefore is not always safe to mess with.

It is also a well-known fact that Target employs foreign labor that exploits children. And again, I know that every corporate giant in America does that. But it it made me especially sick to my stomach this past holiday when I saw the Target commercial 'Made by Elves.' How about a Target commercial called 'Made by Exploited Foreign Children' for the next holiday season?

I lost almost 2 years of my life toiling in that hell hole, 2 years of my life that I will never get back. But I have learned from it and moved on to bigger and better things. To all of the workers who have been burned by that place, and who are still stuck in there: keep your head up because good jobs are out there. I am living proof of that.

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Posted by ScienceGirl84 on 02/25/2010 at 5:26 PM

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