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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Who is giving up values for profit? If the consumer did not want to go to a store on a Thanksgiving they wouldn't. If enough people did not shop on the holiday, the store would not be open.

    It is also interesting raising the "value" stance. Some think its manditory or ok for police/fire/medical to work on a holiday. Yet, it is sinister for a retail or food store to be open.
    Comparing emergency workers to retail doesn't work.

    My whole point about values is, if people are fine with other people working on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving for the sake of convenience, then put your values where your mouth is and be willing to work too. I've a feeling people would change their tune if their own place of business sacrifices holiday for profits. I would ask them why anyone should get the day off at all?

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If Whole Foods feels that is in their best economic interests, they can do so. What, I thought you believed in freedom.

    Fortunately, Whole Foods isn't going to do that because they have more business sense than you do.
    I do - just wasn't sure you did. So if/when some of these employees suffer the consequences of their strike, you'll have no sympathy for their loss - good to hear.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Interesting question!
    Good morning Lady P - aren't you supposed to be slaving over a hot stove about now?

    Or are you striking for higher wages?
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 11-28-13 at 12:55 PM.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Not everyone gets time and a half. I have worked on national holidays at Trader Joe's and they do not give time and a half.
    Talk to your state's labor board about that. Every state out West here requires so many holidays, and Thanksgiving is on all the lists and must be paid time and a half. What state?

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah, Liberals are all rich. Like these "f'n wage-scrubs" that work at Whole Foods. I bet some of them even get paid minimum wage. It's Marxism I tell ya!
    Actually no, they don't receive minimum wage. Here's the wage sheet.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Comparing emergency workers to retail doesn't work.

    My whole point about values is, if people are fine with other people working on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving for the sake of convenience, then put your values where your mouth is and be willing to work too. I've a feeling people would change their tune if their own place of business sacrifices holiday for profits. I would ask them why anyone should get the day off at all?
    So, the corollary to your rant would be that no one should be allowed to work on a holiday if not all people are expected or required to work on a holiday. Correct? So that single college student who loves getting paid double time to work 8 hours on Thanksgiving and then go home to dinner with the family after work should be forced not to work or receive that benefit.

    There was a time when it was illegal to work on holidays or even work on Sundays - you want to go back to those days, do you? We are putting our values where our mouths are, right?
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    How dare people dislike something and then act to change a thing they dislike. That's messed up, man.
    And I'm sure you wouldn't complain if their employer acted to change the thing they dislike by firing the striking workers.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I don't agree that it's strikeworthy, but they shouldn't be forced to work Thanksgiving.
    Somebody's got to work on Thanksgiving. The world can't just grind to a halt on a holiday.

    On a holiday centered around a feast, it only makes sense that grocery stores be open. I applaud Whole Foods for the decision to keep some stores open on Thanksgiving. It's a smart business practice.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Somebody's got to work on Thanksgiving. The world can't just grind to a halt on a holiday.
    will the world grind to a halt if you have to wait until tomorrow to buy a TV?

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    will the world grind to a halt if you have to wait until tomorrow to buy a TV?
    Yeah, it does. If Wal Mart wants to sell me a TV on Thanksgiving there is no reason they shouldn't be able to. And if an employee doesn't want to show up for work when he's required then he can quit or get fired.

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