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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That is part and parcel with working retail. If you don't want to work those days, don't work retail. Get an education, get some work experience and work your way up into a position where those things are not part of the job description.

    Or didn't you think of that?
    I had an education and a Masters degree when I worked in fine dining and as a bartender. What does working the weekends or holidays have to do with being "bottom of the barrel"??

    I responded to another that I liked working weekends and nights since that left all those wonderful weekdays were all the morons worked free of people so I could surf, ski, mountain bike, go to movies or the supermarket in relative peace while all the weekday workers had crowded weekends to deal with. I guess that escaped your observation?
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I had an education and a Masters degree when I worked in fine dining and as a bartender. What does working the weekends or holidays have to do with being "bottom of the barrel"??

    I responded to another that I liked working weekends and nights since that left all those wonderful weekdays were all the morons worked free of people so I could surf, ski, mountain bike, go to movies or the supermarket in relative peace while all the weekday workers had crowded weekends to deal with. I guess that escaped your observation?
    In case you didn't notice, this thread is about Whole Foods and not you.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    In case you didn't notice, this thread is about Whole Foods and not you.
    In case you forgot, you said that people that worked nights and weekends were, "bottom of the barrel". I challenged that with personal experience and reasoning and you have not been able to justify that comment of yours. There is nothing better about having a higher paying weekday job at all.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i was just explaining where i was coming from here. besides i am not the one who should be talking about the traumas dealt to whole-foods workers: i am 21 and about to start college, so yes i fit the monicker "hypocrite" because i have no expeirance of being employed. but if i ever get employed i will apply the same phillosophy i applied to my schoolwork, work hard and don't tick off the person controlling your grades.
    You are already ahead of the game as compared to people griping about working a holiday. I've done my share of working holidays, as have many here and all around, it sucks, trust me, but working a holiday is much better than not working.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    You are already ahead of the game as compared to people griping about working a holiday. I've done my share of working holidays, as have many here and all around, it sucks, trust me, but working a holiday is much better than not working.
    There are 2 sides to everything. Back in the day, I was a park ranger and he was a zookeeper. Both of us frequently had to work holidays...just part of the job you know going in. At each place we had holiday celebrations and the zoo crowd had an all-day celebration at someone's home on Thanksgiving and Christmas, starting with an early breakfast, for everyone that couldnt get to be with family.

    We had Tues and Weds off together and could spend all the time we wanted in the mountains and on the trails when no one else was out there, and run our errands when it was less crowded.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    There are 2 sides to everything. Back in the day, I was a park ranger and he was a zookeeper. Both of us frequently had to work holidays...just part of the job you know going in. At each place we had holiday celebrations and the zoo crowd had an all-day celebration at someone's home on Thanksgiving and Christmas, starting with an early breakfast, for everyone that couldnt get to be with family.

    We had Tues and Weds off together and could spend all the time we wanted in the mountains and on the trails when no one else was out there, and run our errands when it was less crowded.

    There are silver-linings...and more...to any work situation if you take advantage of them.
    Yep. I agree, it just makes sense to "pay dues" when you are an employee until something better comes around, be that a promotion to a portion of the company that gets off, experience for a better company, etc. and everything else can be figured out in the meantime.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yep. I agree, it just makes sense to "pay dues" when you are an employee until something better comes around, be that a promotion to a portion of the company that gets off, experience for a better company, etc. and everything else can be figured out in the meantime.
    For me, altho I loved that job, it eventually meant being stuck in an office doing budgets and schedules.

    So...I worked 2 day jobs and went to night school and got another degree and another career. It goes faster than people realize.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    This victory for the Working Man pleases Me, so today I shall go to Whole Foods for some non GMO Duck breast and organic Peruvian potatos.
    And just trust that Peru isn't a pass through/repackage country for potatoes grown in Mexico or Vietnam and fertilized with the unthinkable.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

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    And just trust that Peru isn't a pass through/repackage country for potatoes grown in Mexico or Vietnam and fertilized with the unthinkable.
    Blasphemy.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    In case you forgot, you said that people that worked nights and weekends were, "bottom of the barrel". I challenged that with personal experience and reasoning and you have not been able to justify that comment of yours. There is nothing better about having a higher paying weekday job at all.
    I said that these people were bottom of the barrel, they work in an industry which requires nights, weekends and holidays and they act like they can demand not to work the hours that they agreed to work when they started working in that industry. Just because you chose to do that doesn't change their situation.
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