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Re: “Getting the Ax

You're not convincing in the least Tommy. Your suspicious little quips give you away but regardless I still found your rant to dismissed as laughworthy and somewhat tinged with envy. These ex-employees and what they've had to endure are far more fascinating so you can keep your link as I am not the tiniest bit interesting in knowing more about you.

Posted by tellmepastor on 03/01/2010 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Getting the Ax

To Commonsense:

You stated that the former employees's common bond is their inability to change with the times and keep up with the ever changing demands of an every changing business. Oh? And you know this how? Nowhere has this been said by either the ex-employees or the Target spokespeson, Sarah Soriano. The problem here is that you state this as a fact but unless you have proof that this is indeed what occurred then what you have said is just a really bad assumption and purely speculation on the part of you and Latina2dmax (though I strongly suspect you are one and the same anyway).

Note to John Doe/Target Sucks:

Thank you for sharing your blog with the public and educating us on the hypocritical policies of Target. I was astounded by what I read and wonder how they've managed to get away with this for so long avoid public scrutiny! What you have said about the "shills" being put in place here for "damage control" hits the bullseye (pun intended) and exactly what I suspected. What a disgraceful company, they should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by tellmepastor on 02/28/2010 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Getting the Ax

Manny Lovio, José Garcia, Lavonne Beckford, Mary Mann, Jeff Stehle, Sandy Klinetobe and Robert Lovio you are all to be commended for having the courage to come forward and sharing your experiences. Thank you for alerting us, the public. God bless each one of you and all others who have been wronged in this manner by Target and other corporations that have treated their employees in this manner. Hold your heads up high and know that Tucson and many across the nation are proud of you.

Posted by tellmepastor on 02/28/2010 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Getting the Ax

Heartlessly firing a decent man right after his mother's death? Making false accusations against good employees though fabrications about stolen gift cards, supposedly unlocked doors or disposing of an employee simply because of his handicap? I don't think it is a coincidence that so many of these people from the same 20 year work era with exemplary reviews suddenly found themselves removed or harrassed out of Target's employment by methodical out-of-the-blue write ups meant to bring about unsatisfactory work performances. I believe every word from these courageous folks and after reading this article, I would like to extend my thanks to them, Mari Herreras and The Tucson Weekly for exposing the true insidious nature of Target and its lowly, despicable and discriminatory actions towards their former and current employees. How curious that much was said about Walmart's wrongdoings while Target's misdeeds managed to fly under the radar virtually undetected. To describe what this company has done to these people as evily disgusting and unjustified is an understatement. Thank you for shining a light on this cockroach of a company and putting them under the microscope for all the unsuspecting public to see. I hope Miss Beckford wins her case and that any others who were subjected to the same treatment by Target also bring suit against them. How hypocritical and false of them to depict their image as that of a family company when it is glaringly obvious that they eat their own. I did my own informal walk-in survey of the Target stores on Old Spanish and Grant/Tanque Verde and what I saw directly correlates with the theme of what many in the article and the above comment section have said:

In a crowd of approximately 50 employees, basically the majority of them were cookie cutter, comely looking 20-30 year olds smacking gum in their mouths and chorusing saccharine sweet greetings. Maybe 4 of them were over the age 40, and only 1 with a physical handicap (note to her: don't plan on them letting you stick around for 20 years cupcake - they'll probably wheel you out the automatic doors and uppend you out of your chair at 19 and 1/2). Complain all you want about Walmart, but atleast there you see the employees in a variety of ages and special needs. I myself have called various Targets to let them know how offended I am as a consumer that they conduct themselves in this manner and encourage the public to shun them and not give them one cent of your hard-earned money.

Note to LATINA2DMAX: It's a good thing 98% of the folks here have common sense, open eyes and don't use your very incorrect assessment. This is clearly not about company evolvement, reminiscing about the "good ol' days', delivering work from 10 years ago or any of the other irrevelant mish-mash you prattled on about. Did you not thoroughly read this article? Perhaps the obvious needs to be pointed out to you dearie. Re-read the part where a former Store Manager specifically said that during management meetings "long-time employees identified as problems were called "blockers," and "needed to leave the company" and also that "hiring someone 10 years younger than these people, at half the pay" was the goal. THAT is what this is about. Comprende?

Note to Jimmy-no-balls: Usually trollish comments of your nature are unworthy of a reply but you are so amusing in your ignorance and misinformation that I just cannot resist. Are you by any chance a shill for the company? You certainly sound like one and I'm sure your check is in the mail. These people aren't playing victims, they ARE victims and the only whiner here is you with your desperate and libelous claim that they were complacent in their job. Please check your miniscule, shriveled and undescended one at the door before popping off with any more nonsensical remarks about people who have more courage, excellent work ethic and moral fortitude than you.

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Posted by tellmepastor on 02/28/2010 at 1:20 AM

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