A Reminder To Those Who Don't Work In Retail For This Week [Pic]

Submitted by: Naz14 1 year ago in Lifestyle News & Politics
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Male 442
It's your job. Don't like it? Get a different one.
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Male 683
BOOO F*CKING HOOOOOO I worked in retail, I didn't like it I got educated and got better job. Don't like it do something about it it is part of the job now. I am respectful of staff in stores even been known to stand up for a service member against an obnoxious customer they're not your slaves etc. But you work in retail and if the store wants to let me buy something on the day I'm happy I could go supermarket thats less overpriced rather than the local 24 hour corner shop that doesn't shut ever. Other religions don't celebrate xmas and there will be stores open. I'm not going to feel bad about the choices that led people there.
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Male 3,648
The way I see it, there are two types of jobs, essential, and non-essential. The essentials are things like cops, paramedics, gas stations, doctors, nurses, etc. They are needed 24/7 because emergencies happen. Even gas stations are sketchy, because one can usually plan to have enough fuel for their cars. The non-essentials are things like super markets, retail stores, etc. These are usually corporate fat cats trying to get as much money as possible (not necessarily a bad thing). When family can't spend time together because corporations can't wait 12 hours to start turning a profit, that's where problems come in. I refuse to shop before 4am, or so, because then I'm voting with my wallet. In fact, if I owned a store, I wouldn't open up until 3pm Black Friday day. I would probably make as much (percentage wise) as any shop that opened 3pm Thanksgiving Day.
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Male 646
Yes... A great example of first world problems.. Any service industry, bar, restaurant, store, etc, will be open to serve people on those days because that's what they do, serve... I've had to work every thanksgiving and Christmas for years in different positions for the same pay.. No complaints from me because I chose to work there... Like broizfam said.. If you don't like it, find somewhere else to work, stop bitching and complaining when you already have it so good in your life.. I personally like the fact that on thanksgiving, because I'll most likely forget butter or something, there's heroes like you out there braving the trenches and sacrificing your life and well being for a couple of extra hours on that day.. Thank you for your service Naz14! Lol
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Female 8,055
Most shops are closed at Christmas here- but both my children do bar work, which means on Christmas day they get home knackered for their meal late afternoon. Now they are adult presents are a small token- the meal is THE thing, and the day is ruined for them, having dealt with sloppy Christmas pissheads who extend the opening because the Landlord usually ends up more hammered than the customers they are in no mood to enjoy a large meal. Being a small rural place I can't even spend time at a shelter instead as I can't get to one- I can't imagine what life will be like if shops start opening as well.
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Male 683
Why don't you book a meal at your childrens pub. Solution good food and good service ;)
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Female 8,055
Terrible food, and the whole point is we feast together....it is the one day it matters- once a year we assemble round the table, and eat a three course meal with cheese, fruit, on the good china ... because we are a family.
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Male 683
As an avowed non Christian does it matter what day you do it? Have a 28th day celebration . It's just a day like any other. Maybe if you'd been less free range with raising the kids they'd have a better job not being bottom rung in service industry and ergo would be able to be free on Xmas. Maybe arrange a weekly monthly bi monthly family dinner so it's not the 1 day a year you are a family.
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Female 8,055
Well, given their ages neither is bottom rung at all- it would be easier if they were, one is the asst manager as he holds a license, and the other bar supervisor. They do the job because they are a) good at it, and be, in a small rural town opportunities for other work is tight. what they are is happy- which will do me nicely. Remember Christmas here is a different thing to there, it is the thing about us actually having an official religion which informs law. Easter is the only other day where most places shut, but Christmas has nothing at all- pubs and a few small shops with Hindus and muslims running them, and only a few of those. No trains, buses- if I stand outside at about 4pm here it is absolutley silent- not a sound apart from an occasional car in the distance.
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Male 6,077
If you take a job where that's a requirement you have the right to bitch about it, but only to yourself. Do the job and do it right, or find something else. If there is nothing else be thankful that you have work, accept that that's the job and do it right. Don't find excuses for being an asshole.
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Male 3,648
When I worked retail, to get hired, I had to agree to work Black -Friday-. I have no problems working Black -Friday-. When they started opening up at 4pm Thanksgiving Day and demanding that I work that too and having a 16 hour shift, is where the problem lies.
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Male 6,077
That makes sense since they changed the work hours. Especially a 16 hour shift. That's not the consumers' fault, though. Of course, my opinion may be jaded since I work in a field where I end up working at all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays.
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Male 3,648
Is it not the consumer's fault? If the consumers wouldn't make Thanksgiving day a profitable day for retailers, then the retailers wouldn't open on Thanksgiving day. I'm not saying that it's -all- the consumer's fault, but give credit where credit is due. >> But I feel ya. I've worked all kinds of shifts throughout my life, and while being in college. (Doesn't mean I like it, heh)
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Male 683
Thing is there are plenty of people not celebrating those traditions and holidays who would be willing to work those days and go shopping on those days. Don't like the job let people who it doesn't phase do it.
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Male 4,152
I used to love working all the holidays I could for the extra pay.
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Male 7,123
I am aware that in the USA Christmas and Easter are not technically public hollidays for constituional reasons, but do people still get extra pay for working them? For years we didn't really have a family christmas because my brother (a copper) always volunteered for the Christmas shift (double time for the first 8 hours, triple for any extra hours plus a day off in lieu), my nephew ( works in a bank) made extra cash by working evenings and weekends in the local pub got double time and really good tips working the christmas lunch shift and my neice ( a nurse) also worked christmas, not sure what rates, at least time and a half. It brought about a thousand quid extra into the household, so fair enough. My side of the family went to mum's and cooked the lunch and they went round on boxing day.
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Male 7,123
And my sister-in-law ( a teacher who is a lovely person, much nicer than my brother) spends christmas day helping out at the church and at the WI lunch for the old folks. It's a small village (beautiful 12th century church and two pubs) so most social activities are church/WI/pub based. So she is quite churchy but not particularly religious. CofE is quite good at that.
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Female 4,084
i've worked holidays all my life. and i've always loved it. BUT and this is a big BUT, i never worked retail.
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Female 1,579
People of Imgur hated this. Comments were "paramedics, doctors and fire fighters have to work on the holidays, boo hoo!" YES, but THEY SAVE LIVES. I print a photo of your fucking dog so you can give it to your sister. THAT ISNT IMPORTANT. Why do we have to stay open?!
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Male 40,764
It's just "supply and demand" Naz, the stores run on selling stuff people want, when they want it. >>>Gas stations stay open too, buses & trains still run eh? Lots of people work on "holidays" but hopefully they get "time and a half" at least :-)
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