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Your Opinion on the Target, WalMart, (Other Bigbox Retailer Here) Thanksgiving Protests

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A poster unironically groups critical public services and retail together.

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Don't like working weekends and holidays....don't work in retail.

Maybe we should just kill the NFL. People should not be required to work on Sundays. They should be at home enjoying Sunday dinner with their families.

What about all of the people working for the networks to air those football and basketball games. Don't hear you complaining while you are enjoying yourself watching theses games.

What about the guy in the convenience store? i bet you would bitch if you could not fill up with gas on your holiday trip to visit your family.

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i have the answer. lets all work the exact same job the same days and hours a week. because we all have the same ambition and skill sets right?

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My wife is a med tech, she had to work yesterday, so no I don't feel a lot of sympathy. But I don't understand anyone that would want to shop on black friday or thanksgiving night. I can't imagine a worse torture.

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Don't like working weekends and holidays....don't work in retail.

Maybe we should just kill the NFL. People should not be required to work on Sundays. They should be at home enjoying Sunday dinner with their families.

What about all of the people working for the networks to air those football and basketball games. Don't hear you complaining while you are enjoying yourself watching theses games.

What about the guy in the convenience store? i bet you would bitch if you could not fill up with gas on your holiday trip to visit your family.

Yes. All these compare well to working Black Friday

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In short we value buying cheap Chinese crap we don't need over everyone spending time with their families and loved ones on the holidays.

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Fortunately, you apparently own some cheap Chinese crap so you have something you can access this forum with.

Hurrah! Hurrah!

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Living wage? I was making $7.50/hr and my friend at walmart was making $12/hr doing almost the same thing... Lol

I'm sorry your friend's been working at walmart for almost 10 years, that's very unfortunate. Because Walmart hires everyone between 7-8 dollars an hour, regardless of past work experience. You get 40 cent raises every year, that's it. Whether you blow house rodents for 8 hours a day or actually do work.

He'd have to have been there at least 8 years to be earning 12 dollars an hour.

Take it from someone who worked for them for 6 years during high school/undergrad.

I'll tell you guys some more stories if you'd like to hear them. Walmart is the devil.

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He was 22 and worked in fish tanks department.

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Lol

We need wage slaves to come work holidays because if it wasn't for them I would not have the opportunity to buy an Emerson 50 inch LCD that will break within a year for 200 dollars off regular price. Don't like it well then quit your job and get a better education so you can make salary but don't take out any loans you can't afford to pay off or go somewhere you require a grant to attend because I don't want my taxes going up because I don't understand what a social contract is

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I've read stories about employees at these retailers being trampled to death by rabid customers looking for black friday deals on poo like fisher price kitchen playsets that their kid will play with for 3 fuging minutes on christmas before abandoning. I guess before you sign your 18 year old self up for working at Walmart you better accept that going to work on a holiday and possibly leaving with a white sheet over your lifeless body is just a part of business

Basically if you endorse this you're probably possessed by hitler

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6IMYSSs7c&feature=player_embedded#at=69

Every single one of those people should watch that clip and reflect on what they place value in.

There is no way Id treat my fellow man like that over a few lousy bucks.

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If you don't want to work when a company requires you to, find another job. If that's the best job you can get...then go back to school and suck it up until you can move on.

I refuse to work Sundays, and most major holidays. Does that make me feel better? Nope.

Now, Big Picture it disgusts me at how these companies are continuing the trend of raping their employees in as many ways as possible, but it's the consumer's fault...not the company. Soon Thanksgiving will be a shopping holiday based on greed instead of being thankful and giving thanks to others.

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People are fuging nuts...

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