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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    None of the government's business.

    If the worker's do not like the terms of their employment - quit.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    are you for protecting them from the repercussions that may come if they refuse to work that day when asked?
    Obviously, else it would be forced.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Best Buy, but hey what difference does it make on Black Friday lol.
    Best buy must be copycatting target, then. Or maybe vise versa
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Even with legal protections, there is nothing to stop an employer from firing a worker who is uncooperative. Maybe they just wait a few weeks and fire them for some bogus reason.

    I've have been fired twice in my life. Both times it was at a company where my supervisor became upset when I refused to work on a particular weekend because I was a military reservist and had drill that weekend. Neither time was I fired for not working that weekend, but both times I was told that I didn't have the "aptitude" required for the job. Just one of those things that "makes you go hmmm".
    Jeez - your boss was a dick.

    I have been fired just once - for sleeping in and when I was reminded that I would be late for work if I did not get up - I chose to roll over and go back to sleep.

    Needless to say, I am NOT a model employee (I HATE conformity) - that is why I have run my own businesses (not at the same time) since I was 23.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    None of the government's business.

    If the worker's do not like the terms of their employment - quit.
    Luckily, others thought differently and thus we have overtime pay, 40 hour week, protections against child labor, OSHA regulations, etc.

    Quitting isn't always an option.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Luckily, others thought differently and thus we have overtime pay, 40 hour week, protections against child labor, OSHA regulations, etc.

    Quitting isn't always an option.
    When you live in a country that has food stamps, medicaid/medicare and other forms of welfare that virtually guarantees almost every American can survive just fine by sitting on their butts...quitting IS almost always an option.
    The government should guarantee survival for it's citizens - not a nice apartment, iPad's and a 60" tv.


    As for your point about health and safety and child labor - that is a strawman and you (should) know it. I said NOTHING about these and I have said MANY times that child labor and health/safety laws should exist.

    But how much people get paid or how many hours they are asked to work is none of the government's business, imo.

    Obviously you disagree...fine.
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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Jeez - your boss was a dick.

    I have been fired just once - for sleeping in and when I was reminded that I would be late for work if I did not get up - I chose to roll over and go back to sleep.

    Needless to say, I am NOT a model employee (I HATE conformity) - that is why I have run my own businesses (not at the same time) since I was 23.
    Or maybe I really didn't have the aptitude to sweep the floor or to dig ditches (literally, those were the two jobs I was fired from), I was going to college during those days.

    I actually started my business about a year before I left my last real job. I was a supervisor in a plant working third shift, when my shift was over I worked in my business for the next eight hours, getting about 4 ours of sleep in the evenings. I eventually talked my wife into quiting her job to work in the business full time, so that I could catch some more sleep in the back room of the business. My national guard unit was mobilized in 1991 and sent to the middle east, when I returned to the US I quit my job and went to work in our business full time. Never looked back.
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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    No here. Holidays in retail are called "black out" dates, and cannot be requested off.
    Most of the time, there are no vacation days approved between mid-November and the end of the year.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    None of the government's business.

    If the worker's do not like the terms of their employment - quit.
    So America is going back there again. Bread and Roses.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Or maybe I really didn't have the aptitude to sweep the floor or to dig ditches (literally, those were the two jobs I was fired from), I was going to college during those days.

    I actually started my business about a year before I left my last real job. I was a supervisor in a plant working third shift, when my shift was over I worked in my business for the next eight hours, getting about 4 ours of sleep in the evenings. I eventually talked my wife into quiting her job to work in the business full time, so that I could catch some more sleep in the back room of the business. My national guard unit was mobilized in 1991 and sent to the middle east, when I returned to the US I quit my job and went to work in our business full time. Never looked back.
    Cool.

    The job I was fired from was working in a bowling alley at 17. Shame too as I had just made it to working the counter (from 'pinchasing').

    Story of my life - everytime things start going good, I find a way to f*ck it up.


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