posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 05:58 AM
Aside from the obvious concerns over whether employees really do "volunteer", I see no issue.
It's just another holiday and to those who aren't religious, don't follow it or otherwise don't care about it, Christmas can be a royal pain in the
arse as everything shuts down. Here in the UK, pretty much everything stops apart from petrol stations and, if you're lucky, your local corner shop
which might be open for a few hours so you can get essentials. If you don't drive or have a car, you can kiss goodbye to going anywhere either as
there is not a single train or bus. I really do hate the fact that now, in the 21st century, we do not have a 24hr economy. Just because some
people rever it as a holy day, shouldn't mean we all should suffer.
I work in a job where we work 24/7/365 - no exceptions. If your shift falls on a Sunday, Bank Holiday or Christmas, tough. We get a day of in lieu as
a "thank you" for working holidays (not Sundays though) but otherwise we're not paid any extra. I was lucky this year as my shift starts today, but
for the past 4 years I have worked, in some fashion, on Christmas day. There have been times when I have worked and no where is open to buy any kind
of food and a McDonalds would have gone down a treat.
edit on 26/12/12 by stumason because: (no reason given)