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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 4xcrazy, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. 4xcrazy

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    Got this in an email, i had heard something about Target stores being corporate bastards, not sure if this is entirely true, but maybe someone else can shed some light on the subject if anymore info is know to be factual in this matter.


    Subject: target stores
    > >
    > > Very interesting!!!!!!
    > >
    > > Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation
    Army
    >ring their bells in front of their stores?
    > >
    > > Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.
    > >
    > > "Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud
    > > sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our
    > > spring recognition event.
    > >
    > > We received the following reply
    > > from the local TARGET management: " Veterans do not meet our area
    of
    >giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay &
    lesbian
    >causes, and education."
    > >
    > > So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans
    in
    >general, do not meet their donation criteria,
    > > then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were not
    asking
    >for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just a small sponsorship
    for a
    >memorial remembrance.
    > >
    > > As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
    > > Headquarters and their response was the same. That's their
    > > national policy.
    > >
    > > Then I looked into the company further. They will not allow
    > > the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their
    > > stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would
    > > not allow families of employees who were called up for
    > > active duty to continue their insurance coverage while
    > > they were on military service. Then as I dig further,
    > >
    > > TARGET is a French-owned corporation.
    > >
    > > Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
    Veterans,
    >then why should my family and I support their stores by spending our
    hard
    >earned American dollars!
    > >
    > > And, have their profits sent to France.
    > >
    > > Without the American Vets, where would France be today?
    > >
    > > "They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch
    >Marks"
    > >
    > > Sincerely,
    > > Dick Forrey
    > > Veterans Helping Veterans
    > >
    > > Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we now
    know
    >they should truly be a target of boycott!!!!!!
     
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  2. mikey_d05

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    I work there when I'm home, and while I've never had to deal with that area of the policy, corp. is very strict about pretty much everything that goes on and rarely, if ever, donates money to solicitors whether they stand for a good cause or not. They donate a decent amount to public schools, but that's only because they train their cashiers to deceive people and screw them out of money when applying for a Target credit card. :whistle:
     
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    Thankyou. It seems like this comes up about twice a year and always during this time of year as well as around the 4th of July. And always about 3-4 posts down is the snopes article.

    Ira
     
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    4xcrazy, thanks for putting this up, now I know to steer clear of all Target stores. Target definitely won't be coming here to Murphy. I bet they've already done the research and found Murphy and the surrounding areas to be deeply conservative, evangelical-Christian territory and decided that Wal-Mart can have this area, and have probably instead taken their anti-relgious, extremist liberal, hatred of all morals, ethics, and civility ideology elsewhere.

    EDIT - Is it just me, or do the extremist liberals hate and want ALL forms of religion banned and wiped out? Not just Christianity, but they'd also like to destroy Judaism, and normal, moderate Islam as well on top of other world religions?
     
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    Not to be a dick but did you read the snopes article? The guy who wrote that even said he made a mistake.


    Ira
     
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    I don't think you were referring to me but for the record, corp. still sucks and they are extremely unfriendly towards charitable solicitation.
     
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    *Grabs drumsticks and beats self over the head with them until unconscious.* That was self-punishment for not reading the snopes article. I'm glad that's all not true, otherwise I would have heard of the resulting uproar and firestorm by now on CNN and Fox News Channel, and Target would be in deep PR trouble.
     
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    edit: slow response times... :rolleyes: he already beat himself over the head with drumsticks... although unfortunatly no into a state of unconciousness.
     
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    you're absolutely right, anyone should be able to walk into Target and walk out with cash. that policy is in place for a reason, and makes perfect sense.
     
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    Nope not to you, to the one above me. You work for them so I figured you were "in the know". It is just that this time of year every year this gets posted about how much Target sucks cause they love liberal homos and hate conservative hetero military persons. Why can't we just realize that Target, Wal-mart, K-mart what ever Corporation you want to pic is in existance to do nothing more than make money. That is all there is too it. Just cause they do give a donation to every swinging dick that comes by does not mean they suck all around. I prefer Target over the other stores purely for the fact that it is closer to my house and generally there are shorter lines at the register. I go to Wal-mart for the $.94 cans of spray paint. I can paint my truck for $15:D .

    Ira
     
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    Ever heard someone representing a children's hospital get cussed at over the phone? By unfriendly I don't mean the typical "I'm sorry it's against policy" responses. I personally witnessed a lady be sworn at over the phone when I was working the customer service desk up front.
     
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    My guess is that "cuss the solictor" isnowhere in the corporate manual. That person should have ben reported by both the person on the other end and any witnesses.:whistle: My guess is that there i a corporate policy that would have cured the problem from that point.
     
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    I certainly hope it's not normal. My regular job is unloading trucks and working the back room so I had no clue as to what to do. Being a lowly part-timer, I just kept my trap shut.
     
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    yeah, the target/military thing is BS... at the same time, Tar-ghay is a French company... so I tend to not shop there very much. Its ok sometimes, but I'd rather go to the all-american Wally World. :)

    j
     
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    and you have absolutely no idea what the person on the other end said that may have warranted such actions.
     
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    Ok whoa wait timeout...I don't think you and I are on the same page.

    Solicitor introduces herself at customer service desk.
    I page STL (head man in store)
    He dials number for corporate, hands the phone to solicitor, and goes back to his office.
    I'm still at the desk and corporate representative becomes extremely angry out of the blue, cusses at lady.
    Lady immediately hangs up phone.

    "corp" as they're referred to, is a regional office that's not in the store. I was standing next to the solicitor and overheard the corporate representative.
     
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    where are you getting your info from? according to Target.com they appear to be owned by a company out of Minneapolis.
     
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    are you shure?

     
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