No Target in Ocean Beach – Community Rally – Wed. Aug. 30

by on August 24, 2017 · 18 comments

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Daniel Smiechowski August 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm

God willing, I will be there! Danny candidate SD CC D2 Ocean Beach No Target please!!!


OB/PL Local August 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

If we have a Target in OB, it would create jobs for the OB Residents. Wouldn’t that be a good thing? I’m not a fan of big corporations in OB myself, but I find Target much cheaper than Rite-Aid, CVS, Ralphs, Vons, etc.


Frank Gormlie August 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Yeah, part-time jobs with no benefits; just what OBceans need.


OB/PL Local August 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

I agree Frank. If they don’t provide the health benefits, it seems pointless & truly unfair. But still, a part-time job is better than nothing.


Oldob August 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Since when does every job that exists have to be full time and provide benefits, frank?


Frank Gormlie August 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

Obviously, many jobs are not FT and many don’t have benefits. That’s part of the problem with the economy, right? Why should a huge, gigantic retailer offer such drivel? Poor Target, their profits were off in the last quarter of 2016, and that’s why opening Target Expresses in trendy neighborhoods is part of their scheme to compete with Walmart and Amazon.


Christo August 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

What % of jobs for the Rag are full time with benefits?


Frank Gormlie August 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Are you seriously comparing the mostly-volunteer, shoe-string operation of the OB Rag with the multi-billion dollar second top retailer in the country? My goodness, I want to smoke what you are.


Val August 30, 2017 at 11:53 am

It’s already done. The fight is lost before we ever had a chance to fight it. BUT is it that big of a deal? After all, OB is not what it used to be. It is the new PB. Sadly.


Frank Gormlie August 30, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Val, says whom? Aren’t there any other options? How about a boycott.


Daniel Smiechowski August 30, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Mr. Gormlie, Why do you persist in ignoring me? Do you think that you are better than me? Or have some insiders at the local Democratic Party corrupted and influenced your thinking? And to think I taught you were an intellectual !! Wow, what a let down!


kh August 30, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Danny, You do realize voters read these pages? Please for your own sake, stop embarrassing yourself.


JD August 31, 2017 at 5:45 am

Most of these people do not even live in OB, right Frank. Target is better than CVS and Rite Aid.


Frank Gormlie August 31, 2017 at 10:25 am

JD, who are “these people”?


Dr. Jack Hammer August 31, 2017 at 6:07 am

With rent sky-high, maybe $1,000- $1,200 monthly for a studio in OB… How could locals get by on a part-time, minimum wage job with no benefits? These jobs might be OK for kids in High School or maybe a college student… but come on… let’s be realistic about this because I guarantee you that 99% percent of the people that comment and read this site wouldn’t fill out an application and become a check-out clerk at Target.


Frank Gormlie August 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

Think about this: Target Express says they’ll hire 40 to 60 part-timers. Why not hire instead 20 to 30 full-timers? Bottom line: the gigantic multi-national corporation, 2nd largest retailer in the nation, wants to save a few cents by not having to pay the taxes, the workers’ comp, and medical benefits for those few workers. Those cents eat into the shareholders’ profits – and those are the real beneficiaries of Target. We’ll not talking losses to operational costs – Target is not about to shut down. We’re talking losses to their profits. But don’t despair, the new strategy is to open Target Expresses in trendy and cool neighborhoods like OB, compete with local businesses as Target strives to overcome Walmart and Amazon.


Gary Barrow-West August 31, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Your complaints about Target and Insurance makes no sense. How many of the bars, cafes, tattoo, ice cream, t-shirt, bead, antique shops offer insurance benefits?

It’s ok to not want Target, but if your compass of social responsibility is insurance, then it has to apply to all business operators in OB.

If you want business’ that offer FT-jobs, benefits, 401k, profit sharing then OB will certainly change beyond anything you can think of right now.

Be careful what you wish for.


Frank Gormlie August 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm

The issue is not insurance per se, it’s about decent paying jobs with at least a minimum of benefits. You cannot compare the gigantacus Target, multi-billion dollar enterprise with the mom and pop, family or small group owners and single-owners of the small businesses in OB.


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