Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

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


  • Please log in to reply
141 replies to this topic

#31 Scrumtrilescent

Scrumtrilescent

    I aim to misbehave.

  • Administrators
  • 8,696 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Thank you biotech and research....for delivering me from this crap.

#32 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Thank you biotech and research....for delivering me from this crap.



I tho u said biotc4 and research... lolol

#33 mmmbeans

mmmbeans

    FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,003 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I worked at Starbucks on black friday, I had to make sure everyone had their coffee before all big retail stores opened. I did not bitch and seen it as part of my job. People want to work office hours at retail positions? That's not how this works...


starbucks gives you a living wage and benefits, walmart does not.

#34 Niner National

Niner National

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,523 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

I think there should be a few days each year where employees should be required to have the day off (except for emergency personnel and other positions that cannot be abandoned). The U.S. has ZERO mandated days off. We're pretty much the only developed country like this.

I think it is a net benefit to society to give people a few days off (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July?) to spend time with their families and friends.

I worked Black Friday a couple times. The last time I worked it I worked from 3am to 11PM. It sucked, but at least I was paid commission, so I made about $1000 that day. That made it tolerable, but working at a place like Walmart or Best Buy would be awful. $8/hr to deal with angry people is not worth it.

#35 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

starbucks gives you a living wage and benefits, walmart does not.


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

#36 mmmbeans

mmmbeans

    FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,003 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

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


well then he had it good... most walmart employees make min. wage and get no benefits.

you get benefits at starbucks?

#37 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Yea, their benefits were not that great.. The only thing I enjoyed was a free bag of coffee every week. We even had to pay for drinks... Yea, we got 20% of but that's nothing... Imaging that... 1 drink at starbucks is around $4 and I was making $7.50 in hour. I would have to work 30 mins to make enough for 1 medium size drink. Health insurance is good but how many times a year people in their 17-25 go see a doctor?

#38 mmmbeans

mmmbeans

    FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,003 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

Yea, their benefits were not that great.. The only thing I enjoyed was a free bag of coffee every week. We even had to pay for drinks... Yea, we got 20% of but that's nothing... Imaging that... 1 drink at starbucks is around $4 and I was making $7.50 in hour. I would have to work 30 mins to make enough for 1 medium size drink. Health insurance is good but how many times a year people in their 17-25 go see a doctor?


i'm not talking about 17-25 year olds. i'm talking about people who work at these jobs as a career.

#39 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Btw, starbucks part time employee health insurance sucked major ass. I had to purchase my own from bcbs until I became full-time. They only covered like $800 a year worth of medical expenses lol

#40 Anybodyhome

Anybodyhome

    USN Retired

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,941 posts
  • LocationWherever I May Roam

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

I spent nearly 20 years at Lowe's after I retired from the Navy. When I started we were closed on New Years Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When I retired in August, those days were reduced to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There are a couple days I try to take off every year if for no other reason than I think they should be mandatory off days- Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

There is absolutely no reason beyond the greed for the almighty dollar for businesses to be open some of these days. Here's my list of "untouchable" days off:

New Years Day
Easter
Memorial Day
July 4
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas

#41 Cyberjag

Cyberjag

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,676 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Don't like it? Don't work there then.

And on another note, how much longer can this Black Friday thing last anyway? I've done most of my Christmas shopping online for years, it's way easier and the only people who can get pissed off about working holidays in that line are the server techs in India. Black Friday is for crazy people, it's like driving on New Years Eve.

#42 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Lol! Career... People that work at starbucks are either college students or its their 2nd job. Only store managers have something close to a career and u r talking about less than 1% of starbucks employees.

#43 ARSEN

ARSEN

    Banned

  • ALL-PRO
  • 12,346 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

I went out shopping on the black friday for the first time about 2 years ago. Myself and buddy of mine just wanted to experience it... I learned 2 things that day... People are fuging nuts and u get better deals online.

#44 Cyberjag

Cyberjag

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,676 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

I've never met someone who's working at minimum wage and making a career of it, but maybe I just don't get out that much.

#45 mmmbeans

mmmbeans

    FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,003 posts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Lol! Career... People that work at starbucks are either college students or its their 2nd job. Only store managers have something close to a career and u r talking about less than 1% of starbucks employees.


LOL! there are millions of people that depend on these jobs to feed their kids, what a bunch of suckers, they should totally be investment bankers instead! LOL!


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Shop at Amazon Contact Us: info@carolinahuddle.com