8/30/07

Target Manager Sends Racist Emails to 100 Employees!

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http://slanteyefortheroundeye.wordpress.com/2007/08/19/the-target-corporation-a-bullseye-on-black-employees

Team 4: Racist E-Mail Sent To Target Employees

The following is a transcript of a report by Jim Parsons that first aired Aug. 16, 2007, on WTAE Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m.


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An e-mail filled with racist jokes made its way to dozens of local employees of a major retailer.


And most surprising of all, the message came from a store manager's work e-mail address.

The national office of Target Stores told Team 4 it's investigating how and why an e-mail got sent on the company computer system to more than 100 Target management employees all over western Pennsylvania.

It's a list of 31 racist jokes that belittle blacks. There are specific references to physical appearance, sex and even Ku Klux Klan lynchings and other forms of murder.

The e-mail was sent under the name of a manager at Target's West Mifflin store last Thursday. It appears to have been intended for one person, but instead went out to every Target management employee in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In the subject line, the phrase, "New target guest," followed by a message to the intended recipient that said, "Saw this and reminded me of some of our new guests. Delete ASAP."

Two Target management employees spoke to Team 4 on the condition that their identities be hidden. They told Team 4 they feared retribution for speaking out about the e-mail.

"It was directed specifically at minority guests that shop at Target, making fun of the people who shop at Target," said one employee.

"There was references to blacks and monkeys, blacks and the Ku Klux Klan," said another employee.

"It was very harsh. I mean, I read the first couple ones, and I was literally appalled to where I had to stop reading."

"I couldn't believe my eyes," said the employee. "It was offensive, demeaning, and it was something that came from a higher-up at Target, and I just felt outraged. Total outrage."

Target employees also told Team 4 they received the offensive e-mail last Thursday at about 9 a.m., and by that same evening, someone had gone into their e-mail accounts and deleted the message.

Target's national office in Minneapolis issued a statement to Team 4, saying, "The e-mail in question is in clear violation of our mission statement and contradictory to what Target stands for. Target is taking prompt and appropriate actions, including using our forensic lab to bring swift resolution to this matter."

But swift isn't the word that comes to mind of some local Target employees in how the company is handling things.

"A week later, still nothing has happened to resolve the issue on behalf of the company," said one of the unidentified employees. "It's scary on a certain level, because the e-mail was borderline hate. I don't know who in that company thinks that's funny and that it's OK."

A Target spokeswoman in Minneapolis refused to answer any of Team 4's questions, other than the company statement, but employees who have spoken with Team 4 said the manager whose e-mail address sent that message is still on the job.

Also, Team 4 did some checking around the country and found several lawsuits against Target by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging discrimination against black employees.

This year, Target agreed to pay $775,000 to 13 black workers in eastern Pennsylvania in a lawsuit that alleged Target had created and condoned a racially hostile workplace.

http://targetfiling.blogspot.com

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From another consumer site:
TomTucker58
New Team Member

Re: Cameras

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Actually there are supposed to be cameras in the AP offices, not just the booking rooms either, the camera rooms, and (where applicable) holding cells. Like in store 1442-Watertown MA and 1898- South Bay Dorchester MA. I know because I was a Senior APS - Internal in one of those stores and had to install the camera's...as for the camera's to watch AP they usually set up another camera system in the store, mostly in electrical rooms..they can then put up pinhole (covert) camera's in the AP office, and actually split the camera feed so it goes to a second multiplexer...Don't worry about the store #'s Everyone I know quit Target when they realized they were being brainwashed with that fast fun and friendly bullshit. Guests are someone you invite to your house, customers are people who are in a shopping establishment... Me I got laid off Because I wouldn't drive two hours to a store they wanted to transfer me to, then when they asked me to transfer to the sales floor I said "are you fucking kidding me?" If you have access to CIMS and CIRS look up some of the crazy shit I did...TM# 37994084. Search the dates 10/11/05-3/09/07 for internal and external... there will be over a 100 hits so cut the dates in half. As for Target monitoring boards like this...they absolutely do, and they also monitor, myspace and facebook. They have a whole division of AP called Investigations that looks in to shit like that (along with booster activity)...watch your backs, safeness happens everywhere, Thank god I am out.----TT58

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As for Target monitoring boards like this...they absolutely do, and they also monitor, myspace and facebook. They have a whole division of AP called Investigations that looks in to shit like that (along with booster activity)...watch your backs, safeness happens everywhere, Thank god I am out.----TT58
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I've been telling people that for the last year, as I monitor them coming onto my sites, sometimes twice a day, I can see the other sites that they 'come from' and those that they 'go to' when leaving mine. They go from one complaint site to another and often 'google' key words to find new sites to watch.

This is the Target Attorneys firm:
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Target Stores Suck
By Location > Visit Detail
Visit 68
[<<] [>>]
Domain Name faegre.com ? (Commercial)
IP Address 63.161.12.# (FAEGRE & BENSON LLP)
ISP Sprint
Location Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Minnesota
City : Minneapolis
Lat/Long : 44.9761, -93.2719 (Map)
Distance : 81 miles (local visitor)

Language English (United States)
en-us
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1)
Javascript version 1.3
Monitor Resolution : 1280 x 1024
Color Depth : 32 bits

Time of Visit Mar 24 2007 1:40:04 pm
Last Page View Mar 24 2007 1:40:04 pm
Visit Length 0 seconds
Page Views 1
Referring URL http://www.google.co... order to show cause
Search Engine google.com
Search Words targetsucks order to show cause
Visit Entry Page http://targetstores....ctives-for-2006.html
Visit Exit Page http://targetstores....ctives-for-2006.html
Out Click
Time Zone UTC-6:00
Visitor's Time Mar 24 2007 12:40:04 pm
Visit Number 68

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This Corp HQ:

Target Filing
By Location > Visit Detail
Visit 1,066
[<<] [>>]
Domain Name (Unknown)
IP Address 161.225.129.# (Target Corporation)
ISP Target Corporation
Location Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Minnesota
City : Minneapolis
Lat/Long : 44.9729, -93.2873 (Map)
Distance : 119 miles

Language English (United States)
en-us
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; TARGET HQ; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30)
Javascript version 1.3
Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 768
Color Depth : 32 bits

Time of Visit May 1 2007 2:35:40 pm
Last Page View May 1 2007 2:35:40 pm
Visit Length 0 seconds
Page Views 1
Referring URL http://www.targetunion.org/blog?from=20
Visit Entry Page http://www.targetfiling.blogspot.com/
Visit Exit Page http://www.targetfiling.blogspot.com/
Out Click
Time Zone UTC-6:00
Visitor's Time May 1 2007 2:35:40 pm
Visit Number 1,066

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