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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    LOLOLOLOL

    That's a discussion point?

    People dont have family available so they'd prefer to work all day?

    Not to mention that there are plenty of alternatives, including friends, enjoying the outdoors (as a park ranger who KNEW that working holidays was part of the job, I can tell you that there are plenty of things to do and visit), watching movies and relaxing at home...inviting friends to YOUR home, etc etc etc.
    That is not what I was replying to.

    The other poster said Thanksgiving is for family and nothing else.

    I replied that some people do not have family so what are they going to do. If they want to go to a movie on that day they should be able to do that and there should be employees working that day to accommodate them.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's called "The Word of the Lord." You'll find it in the beatitudes.
    And you were just as "Godly" when you gave to charity.

    What a load of crap....wealth is not a sin, God judges you on your actions and sloth, ignorance are just a couple that contribute to poverty. (Not all poor are lazy, for ex, just as all rich are not selfish)

    What a load of self-righteous crap....not to mention that judgement is to be left up to the Lord.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is not what I was replying to.

    The other poster said Thanksgiving is for family and nothing else.

    I replied that some people do not have family so what are they going to do. If they want to go to a movie on that day they should be able to do that and there should be employees working that day to accommodate them.
    My bad, had no context and didnt follow up.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Wrong. If an employee does not show up, they quit
    Sorry. In the US, if an employee refuses to show up merely for one day, it does not count as quitting (esp. if a valid excuse is offered and documented) and to offer that as a reason for termination of employment to references will subject you to a lawsuit.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    But you support untrustworthy employees.

    If they are going to lie about why they can't come to work, and the boss will know the next day when they come back, then as a business owner I have to assume that they are also going to steal from me.
    An illogical conclusion if they have never stolen from you before.

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    Dishonesty cannot be accepted on any level.
    It is legal.

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    I hope no employees take your advice to get what they want.
    Looks like they already have

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Sorry. In the US, if an employee refuses to show up merely for one day, it does not count as quitting (esp. if a valid excuse is offered and documented) and to offer that as a reason for termination of employment to references will subject you to a lawsuit.
    You're wrong. That's not some sort of general condition. Many states allow at will employment. The employer can terminate employment AT WILL. Including when you don't show up for work for one day. A lawsuit will be laughed out of court and you'll end up paying the court fees as well.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    No, my post shows that there is infinite demand for low-wage, unskilled, uneducated jobs. These guys quit and get fired, and they're replaced before the sun sets.

    You don't bluff the chip leader of the table when you're holding crappy hole cards. You're one call away from losing it all.
    w/the number of Taco Bell/McDonald's/grocery jobs that go begging, only a stupid manager would not hire someone w/food experience simply because he/she called in sick on Thanksgiving.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am not sure there would be anything said other than what that would do to the patients. Nurses are not in any kind of protected class.

    Unskilled workers seem to be the cause of the month, so there is outrage that some people have to work on Thanksgiving in a business that told them they would have to work on Thanksgiving when they were hired.
    That is a false point. Whole Foods never opened on Thanksgiving before so these people did not agree defacto to work this holiday.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You're wrong. That's not some sort of general condition. Many states allow at will employment. The employer can terminate employment AT WILL. Including when you don't show up for work for one day. A lawsuit will be laughed out of court and you'll end up paying the court fees as well.
    And even with at will employment arrangement, current employment law bars employers from disclosing false information about one's employment. If an employee did call in sick on a specific day, and can prove it in court, and the employer claimed that the employee quit, it's law$$uit time.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    And even with at will employment arrangement, current employment law bars employers from disclosing false information about one's employment. If an employee did call in sick on a specific day, and can prove it in court, and the employer claimed that the employee quit, it's law$$uit time.
    Could you post a link to an example of such a lawsuit being successful?

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