Target blocks TMs from product ratings???

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Is it just me or does Target block all TMs from posting product ratings in the Target app/website?

I noticed YEARS ago (pre employment) that Target wouldn't post ratings if I was very negative about a product but in the last four years I've spent TENS of THOSANDS of dollars online and in the store and today just came to realize that not a SINGLE rating whether glowing or otherwise has been a allowed.

I'm going to be straight up.

I'm quite pissed that I bothered to spend so much time over those years ESPECIALLY now that I'm aware of Target's new payoff to posters program* which, of COURSE, results in tainted reviews to keep the freebies coming.

*An individual or family (no Target employees) signs up to receive FREE products GALORE in exchange for posting reviews on Target's website.
 

Ringwraith917

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Not surprised. As a TM, you're supposed to DRIVE SALES PROFITABLY, not say negative things about our products
 

seasonaldude

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Not surprised. As a TM, you're supposed to DRIVE SALES PROFITABLY, not say negative things about our products
False information. Driving sales while reviewing products online is either A) Working off the clock and fireable or B) Time theft (dumbass term) if you're playing on your phone while on the clock, so also fireable.

When not on the clock, we're guests and have every right to say whatever we want about Target products. For example, Hearth and Hand is overpriced and people should wait to buy it until it goes on clearance, which it always does because it's overpriced and consequently doesn't all sell. Also, everything in Bullseye's Playgound is cheap garbage that you will regret impulse buying. Furthermore, while our Target brand clothing seems like a good deal for the price, don't buy it. It's not going to stand up to as many washings as something that you pay only a few dollars more for. Finally, yes Target brand plastic storage containers are a little bit cheaper than Sterlite. Buy the Sterlite. The plastic is molded much better with much better quality control. Target brand gets brittle, especially when left in the cold. It will break. Finally, everything branded under Simply Balanced tastes like ass. Archer farms nuts and mixes are really great though. They're the shit. Better than Planters.

Ahhh, it feels good to be a guest at the moment.
 
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Not surprised. As a TM, you're supposed to DRIVE SALES PROFITABLY, not say negative things about our products
I've not said even ONE negative thing since becoming employed by Target. I rated things very honestly 5 years ago BEFORE I became employed. Now I say something "nice and neutral" or give great reviews. Not a single one posted in over 4 years.

And yes...they send me many emails effectively begging for review of products and I mean SO many emails that it becomes quite annoying.
 
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False information. Driving sales while reviewing products online is either A) Working off the clock and fireable or B) Time theft (dumbass term) if you're playing on your phone while on the clock, so also fireable.

When not on the clock, we're guests and have every right to say whatever we want about Target products. For example, Hearth and Hand is overpriced and people should wait to buy it until it goes on clearance, which it always does because it's overpriced and consequently doesn't all sell. Also, everything in Bullseye's Playgound is cheap garbage that you will regret impulse buying. Furthermore, while our Target brand clothing seems like a good deal for the price, don't buy it. It's not going to stand up to as many washings as something that you pay only a few dollars more for. Finally, yes Target brand plastic storage containers are a little bit cheaper than Sterlite. Buy the Sterlite. The plastic is molded much better with much better quality control. Target brand gets brittle, especially when left in the cold. It will break. Finally, everything branded under Simply Balanced tastes like ass. Archer farms nuts and mixes are really great though. They're the shit. Better than Planters.

Ahhh, it feels good to be a guest at the moment.
Not on the clock and they innundate with so many email requests for reviews that I review just to stop the email.

Cool post, BTW :cool:
 
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