Don't forget to take a look at the blog site "Target Pay and Benefits" at http://targetpayandbenefits.blogspot.com/, also on the site we  have TARGET's 19 page "Counseling and Corrective Action" (sample page below),  plus the 7 page Managing Generational Differences for STL's and "Target's Secret Interview Questions".  So when you are finished here hit the direct link and go take a look.

Some things you will find in the Counseling and Corrective Action Policy are:


4.   Weapons, Explosives and Other Dangerous Implements
The possession, use or threat of use of any kind of weapon, explosive, or other dangerous implement during working time or on company premises* whether or not it is armed, loaded, or properly secured and whether or not it is concealed on a team member's person or contained in a team member's personal property such as a purse, briefcase or vehicle.

Pepper spray, mace and tear gas, where legal, may be carried on company premises*. Defensive use of such products, on company premises*/time, while going to and from work, is not terminable if otherwise deemed appropriate. Offensive use on company premises*/time is terminable, even while going to and from work.

Team members bear complete legal responsibility for their use of such products.


a.   Harassment of team member(s), applicant(s), guest(s) or non-employee work contacts based on age, race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, citizenship status, military status or other characteristic protected by federal, state or local fair employment practice laws, which consists of offensive or degrading remarks, comments, innuendo, or implication; unwelcome requests to "date," "meet" or "visit" another team member; other similar behavior, etc., which to a reasonable person could be expected to create a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment, but which is not considered serious enough to be reckless conduct. See #5.b. “Reckless Conduct”.


23.   No Call, No Show
Failing to call in or report to work for a scheduled shift. In addition, calling in and/or reporting to work two or more hours after a scheduled start time will also be deemed a No Call, No Show. NOTE: Team members must “call in” themselves. Any “call in” received on behalf of a team member (minor team members excluded) by someone other than the team member, will be deemed a No Call, No Show. (An appropriate HR Partner must approve any exceptions.)

Later you can look at other other interesting Tarbutt sites, such as:


Target is no longer flavor of the month, it has stalled out and is now closing as many stores as it opens in an attempt to dump their many dud stores.  19 stores closing equals how many were opened last year.

Target Is Closing As Many 

Stores As It Opened Last Year

Target might have Alex, but the teen heartthrob isn't enough to save some of the company's stores from getting the ax.

The retail giant said Tuesday that it plans to shutter 11 underperforming stores by next February, about six months after it closed eight other locations. That brings the total number of closures to 19 this year -- as many locations as the company opened last year, according to its annual report.

“The decision to close a Target store is only made after careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of a particular location,” the company said in a statement. “All eligible store team members are being offered the option to transfer to other Target stores.”

Employees who choose not to transfer will receive severance payments, the statement said. The stores, closing by Feb. 1, 2015, include locations scattered throughout the South and Midwest. Evan Lapiska, a Target spokesman, said each store currently employs roughly 100 workers.

Target has struggled over the past year in the wake of a massive breach of customer data, which cost its chief executive his job. The company is also facing trouble as big-box retailers lose ground with shoppers to smaller stores and e-commerce sites.

In response, Target began testing smaller, urban express stores and beefed up its digital team in July. In this case, the company appears to be trimming fat as part of its turnaround strategy.

Here’s a full list of stores closing:

Lithonia, Georgia
8109 Mall Parkway
Lithonia, Ga.

Castleton, Indiana
8448 Center Run Drive
Indianapolis, Ind.

Monroe, Michigan
2121 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, Mich.

Clinton, Iowa
2900 S. 25th St.
Clinton, Iowa

Wichita East, Kansas
301 S. Towne East Mall Drive
Wichita, Kan.

Northland, Michigan
21400 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, Mich.

McHenry, Illinois
1860 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, Ill

Bay City, Michigan
4135 Wilder Road
Bay City, Mich.

Austin, Minnesota
1701 18th Ave. N.W.
Austin, Minn.

Calumet City, Illinois
1717 E. West Road
Calumet City, Ill.

Carrolton, Texas
2620 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, Texas



Target in Leesburg, Va. fired Dallas Northington, a Target security officer for 8 years when he reported a shoplifting by a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy and provided local Leesburg Police with the video of the 2 incidents.

The man was captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents.
See media reports at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/target-security-officer-fired-after-reportingshoplifting/2014/07/10/f3d6f606-0854-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html?tid=pm_pop and http://consumerist.com/2014/07/14/target-security-worker-claims-he-was-fired-for-reporting-shoplifting-suspect-who-might-be-a-cop/

UPDATE of 7/15/14

Former Deputy Charged In Shoplifting Incidents That Got Target Worker Fired

Yesterday we told you about the Target worker in Virginia who was fired after he reported an alleged shoplifter believed to be a law enforcement officer. Today comes the news that a former sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged, while the Target worker remains unemployed.
According to the Washington Post, police charged a 50-year-old Leesburg, VA, man who had been with the Fairfax County sheriff’s office for 20 years until he retired in June, with two counts of petty larceny related to the two alleged shoplifting incidents that led to the employee’s dismissal.
It all began back in May, while the suspect was still working as a deputy. The fired worker, formerly an assets protection specialist, says his supervisor watched the suspect steal a tube of toothpaste by putting into a bag of items that were already paid for. The supervisor reportedly felt uncomfortable notifying the police because they believed the suspect was himself a cop.
The since-fired employee says they then spoke to a store manager who said he personally knew the man in the video. A decision was made to wait for the suspect to return to the store.
Eleven days later, on May 27, the employee learned from his supervisor that the deputy had come back to the store that day. This time, video allegedly showed the man leaving the store without paying for half the items in his cart.
The employee says it was the supervisor that contacted the Leesburg police, but he was the one who actually went to the station, where he provided officers with high-resolution color photos of the suspect and, later, the suspect’s name, which he’d learned from his manager.
The employee, who maintains that he did nothing out of the ordinary, was first suspended for two days and then fired — on the same day the deputy retired — for “gross misconduct” for allegedly failing to notify his superiors (even though it was his boss who called the police) or fill out proper paperwork before contacting police.
The Leesburg police had the information on the alleged shoplifter for more than a month, but it was only on Monday — after the original Post story had been published — that Target notified the cops of its intentions to pursue charges.
Police served warrants on the former deputy at his home on Monday night. He was booked and released on a $5,000 bond, and now faces a court date of Aug. 12.
So the suspect has been arrested, and the store has pressed charges, but Target apparently still thinks the fired employee deserves to sit on the unemployment line.


GLASSDOOR an Employee Salary, Ratings and Review Site

While I don't want you to rush away from my site, I would like to inform you of another employee rating and review internet site which you might wish to visit and bookmark for future visits.

The consumer review site Glassdoor has updated their stats on Target as to salaries, employee comments, etc.  It is far to extensive to post here but you can find this information at:  http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Target-Salary-E194_P2.htm


Misc Info:  I post now and then on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/wm.inkennesaw   This may not be of great interest to those just wanting Target info as I cover general consumer items, many local to the greater Atlanta area.



I came across the below on an internet message board site and thought it worth a post since I got sued for 23 months in Atlanta Federal Court for having posted the 44 pages of the then current Tarbutt 'Security Manual'.

From years of following Tarbutt I can tell you that these AP Directives are considered by those in the stores as 'guidelines' and they are only enforced when someone really screws up.  There are loads of internet videos showing Target AP chasing and wrestling with shoplifters.  

See videos at:  http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/2012/11/target-ap-continues-to-violate-ap.html

If any current or former Target employees have a copy of the current AP Directives you are invited to send them to me and I will publish them.  I did get an offer about a year ago but when I replied mentioning that while I would like to have the offered item but I did not either pay for or sell such info the person never followed up.

Probably it was Tarbutt HQ trying to see if I wanted to 'buy' their supposedly confidential information.  Drop a line if you want to send off a copy for publication.  (computer201@hotmail.com)

Here is are direct links to the 'old' version:  on this blog at http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/search?q=video or a seperate site at:    http://targetapdirectives2006.blogspot.com/

1.) I've never heard of an injury happening on an apprehension. If you get in a situation where you could potentially get injured you're doing it wrong and you are going to get yelled at.

2.) Oh god no! Why would you think this?

3.) Depends on the store/market/risk level. TPS's are traditionally in higher risk stores but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you end up in a store with an APS and TPS team expect to see some shit.

4.) Physical altercation? Like fist fight? Hell no. We as AP aren't there to get in physical altercations. As a TPS you are there to protect the brand and if the situation calls for it intervene but at the end of the day we are just security not law enforcement. Observe and report is the name of the game. Now in apprehensions you will probably end up supporting the apprehension by utilizing Non-Violent intervention/team move.


For additional videos go to:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=target+shoplifters ================================================================= This is the 2006 edition, there have been several revisions since but it remains pretty much the same today as this version.

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Target faces identity crisis


NEW YORK (AP) - Target is having an identity crisis.

The nation's third largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it's struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers.

Once known for its cheap chic fashions and home accessories, Target faces competition from trendy chains like H&M. The discounter also hasn't been able to ditch the image that its prices on staples like milk are higher than rivals like Wal-Mart. And it's battling the fallout from a massive data breach that has hurt its reputation.

Meanwhile, Target on Tuesday fired the president of its Canadian operations following some missteps in that country. The ousting comes two weeks after the Minneapolis-based discounter announced it was looking for a new leader after the abrupt departure of its CEO.

Since the economic downturn, Target has battled the perception among tight-fisted shoppers that its prices are too high when compared with rivals. That challenge only increased as Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has pushed its lower prices even more lately.

Target reported its first annual profit decline in its latest fiscal year in five years. Target's first-quarter results, which are slated to be released Wednesday, will offer more insight. And its shares have fallen 10.5 percent this year.

The longer article can be found at:  http://www.aol.com/article/2014/05/20/target-faces-identity-crisis/20889380/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl33%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D478798


  How much is Target paying CEO Gregg Steinhafel to leave?

Short answer: at least $9.3 million for his "voluntary termination" under the company's Officer Deferred Compensation Plan or ODCP. 

"The board of directors has not made a final determination on other compensation-related aspects of Mr. Steinhafel’s departure."

See Biz Journal article on this at:

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