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


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#37 ARSEN

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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

#41 Cyberjag

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:16 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.



You must not. I know a few that do it mainly because where they live that is the best option for them.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

You rip what you saw.


Accountant or carpenter?

This is awesome.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

You must not. I know a few that do it mainly because where they live that is the best option for them.

Seriously make a career of it? No aspirations to move to management, or to take on any additional responsibilities or learn new skills to get them out of the lowest wage possible?

That amazes me.