Good News: Target is Raising It’s Minimum Wage, Finally

Dow Jones reported Wednesday that Target will be raising minimum wage to $9 per hour in April. This comes a month after competitor Wal-Mart announced it would increase its minimum wage to $9 an hour in April and $10 an hour for 2016.

This also comes after advocacy organization UltraViolet put pressure on Target to pay workers better wages, stating that Wal-Mart’s better pay should encourage Target to have better pay.

"If Target were to raise its minimum wage, that could mean close to a million people earning poverty wages will see their salaries increase — and we could see wages rise across industries," UltraViolet wrote. "But that’s only if we keep the momentum going. Walmart is Target’s biggest competitor — but for a long time Target has relied on Walmart’s poor image to paint it in a more favorable light. Now, Target won’t be able to claim it’s a better workplace, and the more of us who sign the petition, the greater the pressure on Target to do the right thing."

Costco run! All of this is organic (except for the mangos bc I will take mangos in any form any time). Dunno if the picture does justice how much food this is and for only $75

16 cans of beans, 6 lbs of bananas, 4 lbs of strawberries, 12 romaine lettuce bunches, 6 mangos, package of pre-cooked beets, 5 lbs of corn, 5 lbs of carrots, and 3 lbs of blueberries

if you’re like me and always want to push off on a shopping cart and then ride on the back but when you try to you nearly fall backwards and die so you’ve defeatedly stopped trying: COSTCO. their carts are big and heavy and very rideable. also the aisles are very long and very wide and do not have many people in them!! it is quite fun!!!!

So, I saw something in Costco that enraged me yesterday..

My fiance and I were in Costco, and I started to hear this nails-on-a-chalk-board squeaky noise. Down the isle I see this family with, like, nineteen kids and counting, and one of them was slapping her hand on every. single. glass. door. and. dragging. her. filthy. hand. down. it. 

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. *SLAP-SCREE-SLAP-SCREE*

Looking around you could point out everyone who works/worked in retail because we were all looking at her and her parents like:

and of course her parents weren’t doing a damn thing about it. As we continued shopping I noticed that every single glass door was smeared in her nasty hand prints. A few isles down we saw the poor employee who had to clean the mess up and he was obviously furious. He wasn’t saying anything, but you could feel the rage radiating off him like:

SERIOUSLY. This was not okay!! It still angers me. Control your nasty kids, respect the space you are in, know how to act in public and pass this on to your children! That was ridiculous.