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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Not to mention they get time and a half working holidays. It's a shift a lot of folks in retail volunteer for, or used to when I worked retail.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Bravo to the strikers. Down with the man.
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Bravo to the strikers. Down with the man.
    Yeah, Whole Foods is the man. You should bone up on your friends and enemies to the cause list.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    To be honest, when a business is open on Thanksgiving or another holiday I have a negative view of them. I feel for the workers that have to work the holiday and I wish that the store would close for 1 day. Now, it's another story if they get holiday pay and the work is voluntary as in "who wants increased pay to work X holiday" then I'm fine, but if they schedule and force people to work on holidays and keep them away from their families then I won't let them have my business.

    I generally think strikes are stupid, but they do have a valid work-related concern.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, Whole Foods is the man. You should bone up on your friends and enemies to the cause list.
    I will. I hope that this is the spark that starts a revolution. Chaos and riots in the streets.
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    once on Christmas. however, i could have easily gone any other day, and would not have been the slightest bit pissed off if it was closed.
    Didn't say you would be, but it's no different from Whole Foods being open.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm sure they have enough people to where everyone on payroll won't have to work. If they went down the seniority line to see who wanted to work and who didn't, that'd be fine. Some employees will want to work, since it won't be for all day, and they'll be making time and a half.

    However, if you've been there 2 months and lots of other people want it off, tough crap for them.
    if somebody wants to work, i have no problem with that. forcing people to work on a family holiday is not cool, though. i can see it for essential stuff like police, firefighters, hospital, transportation, etc., but not for stuff that anyone can prepare for beforehand. nobody is going to die from whole foods being closed two days a year.

    would i strike over it? no. but do i think that they could find a way to get enough people to come in without forcing them? sure.

    anyway, happy Thanksgiving.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Then they can vote with their feet.
    Half the people in America wouldn't be spending Thanksgiving with their families if the airlines and air traffic controllers went on strike! Pay people extra for working on Thanksgiving ---their eating schedules can be rearranged, and that would eliminate people calling in "sick."

    Happy Thanksgiving, SMTA!

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    I will. I hope that this is the spark that starts a revolution. Chaos and riots in the streets.
    Good luck with that. It's obvious you aren't aware it's the signature place for leftists and "organic" lovers to shop. Try to keep up with the times, the revolution was cancelled decades ago. You're now just another cog in the system.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Half the people in America wouldn't be spending Thanksgiving with their families if the airlines and air traffic controllers went on strike! Pay people extra for working on Thanksgiving ---their eating schedules can be rearranged, and that would eliminate people calling in "sick."

    Happy Thanksgiving, SMTA!
    Happy Turkey Day to you, my friend.

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