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originally posted by: Necrobile
a reply to: Bluntone22
When it comes to this topic I completely understand why many places are open, such as police, hospitals, fire stations, utilities, gas stations, etc.......and I also understand the annoyance of the stores that remain open that don't necessarily need to be, such as WM, Target, theaters, etc......in the end, though, I don't really blame those companies at all, they're only doing what the market is telling them they should do so they can make money. If anything, I get mad at the people who actually go out and shop on these days, it's their fault why others can't have holidays anymore.
We all know them, hell, some of you may be them. Store employees would still continue to get their holidays if customers wouldn't shop on those days, it's that simple. Some people have no families, don't like being around their families, or decide to take their families out to see a movie on Thanksgiving and don't really care at all that some people had to cut their holiday short(if they even got one) to ensure they can go to said movie theater. You can even see that in the replies here, people stating how it's part of the job and you know it when you take the job. They are right, it is part of the job, but it's kind of sad how there are people who don't have a nice mentality regarding someone wishing things weren't going in this direction.
Plenty of my family members are like this as well, and every year I tell them they're jerks to go shopping on Thanksgiving day. In fact, one of my cousins is the type of person that will go to a WM on Black Friday, see a tv he wants that they're out of, so he makes them sell him the display model that's been turned on all day long for months on end all so he can have a tv. He won't wait for a new one and doesn't care that this model is pretty heavily used, doesn't care that the employees have a really busy, stressful day, he'll still make them drop everything and find a way to maneuver a ladder or lift from the warehouse, move around all the angry shoppers, and somehow squeeze it into the electronics department even though they have sales bins everywhere with no real room to even walk, all so he can buy a heavily used tv that he's only going to return to the store in 2 months to complain about because it's broken. When I point out how foolish and rude he is, he tells me that he's in the army and he does things he doesn't want to all of the time, so they can too.
What it boils down to is selfishness. There's just too many selfish people in this country/world, and many of the bad directions we're going is because of it. Even if I'm bored out of my mind I will stay home on Thanksgiving day, because I don't want to promote the idea of taking away retail employees holidays all so I can buy some cheap junk. To those that work important jobs on holidays, I salute you. To those who force others to work jobs that could and should be closed on those days, well, do the employees a favor and don't be one of those jerks who say stuff like "I'm sorry you have to be here today" and/or "Oh, that sucks you have to work today", they're only there because of you.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
I was listening to the radio on the way to work and the morning show hosts were talking about how Walmart was making everyone work a shift on Thanksgiving.
Straight time not time and a half.
Of course the callers are singling out Walmart as the easy target.
But it always amazes me how they dont bother pointing out all the other retailers that are open.
No, just evil Walmart.
My wife work for Jo Ann fabrics for several years and that is "was" an evil company.
I say was because that was 20 years ago and I dont know if that's changed..
But I will say that my wife says "welcome to retail"
It's the job you accept so deal or quit.
originally posted by: Skorpiogurl
I remember when everything, and I mean everything was closed on Sunday!
When retailers first started opening on Sundays people were thrilled! Even the workers.
I say if you don't want to work the weekends, find a 9-5 Monday through Friday job.