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


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#31 Scrumtrilescent

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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

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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


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