Thread regarding Target Corp. layoffs

Minimum wage increases

Former Target worker here - this isn't really big news. I started at $7.50 an hour back in 2011 and when I left last year the company minimum was $10. They effectively raised the company minimum every year.

However, every time I got a company raise, they would not adjust my pay based on my annual raises. After working there six years I was making $10.17, and a new person who walked in the door that same day could make $10.

If I were still working there today, I would guarantee that even with seven years of experience, I would make $11 with this new increase as would everybody else. My tenure would not have been adjusted or accounted for.

Most of my raises were anywhere from 7 cents to 17 cents annually. While that doesn't seem like much, over the course of six years, that adds to an extra dollar per hour I should've been making.

Again, annual minimum wage raises has come to be expected with Target. $15 by 2020 seems normal to me, that's $1 per year almost, which is what they've been doing for a while.

What Target really needs to do is raise the minimum wage and then adjust for tenure and annual performance reviews. If they're really "very definitive" and "very declarative" about their commitment to, and investment in its employees like the CEO Cornell says in the article, this should be a no brainer. People like me leave after their six years because you're expected to do more work because of your tenure and you don't get the pay or respect that comes with it. Treat your employees right for the amount of time they've put in with your company, and they'll be happier. I guarantee it.

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Yes, 6 year entry level target store employed reference their “tenure” and contemplate Target’s “investment in their employees.” And then go on to post about said entry level job one year after leaving. Why don’t you just throw out your alopijion and skip the phony baloney about being a former entry level target employee.

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The most important thing you said in your post is that you no longer work here. I hope you're doing something you love and having great success at it. It's time to move on.

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Yeah, that’s a drag but working in a Target store isn’t considered highly skilled - meaning someone who “just walked in the door” can be trained to do the same job in a short time. So why should they be paid less for the same job? Target pays by the JOB not the person. It won’t make you feel better but the same thing happens at HQ with skilled jobs. Someone can walk in the door and make the same $$ as a long term employee - for doing the same job. Let’s face it, if you work the same job for a lot of years it’s going to tip out at some point. You need to get a new skill or get promoted (which ain’t easy).

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please clarify: Where in the country did you work? What work center? What were your review scores? You say you were a former TM who started at $7.50 got an average of 7-17 cent per year in annual review increases and left at a rate of $10.17. Doesn't quite add up....

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