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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    In solidarity! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    i suggest that every worker of walmart refuse to work, from now until after Christmas..........that will show walmart.

    the next step is that the workers give walmart and ultimatum, if no raise to 15 bucks an hour by APR 15th , everyone should quit and cripple walmart even to the point of making them go bankrupt.

    lets have a whole strong solidarity movement!

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    My family has no Thanksgiving tradition. I work most holidays, and I've worked every Thanksgiving for many years. I'm working this Thanksgiving as well. Most years, we go out to eat for Thanksgiving or have a big meal on another day, if everyone can get the day off. This year, my parents are going to eat cornish hens alone at home. Their kids and grandkids are unavailable for the traditions they grew up with because of conflicting work schedules. So don't presume people's intentions for wanting to celebrate the holiday. Those traditions are meaningful to people, and I can attest that working holidays devastates those traditions and practices.

    Note: I do not work in retail.
    That's fair, but limited to one individual family. I could anecdotally point to several families that like to shop together. And let's not forget, we're not actually talking in this OP about working retail on the holiday with any meaning - we're talking about Black Friday, which is by definition a shopping holiday. And as for tradition, I'd say that those people who work for the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys, two NFL teams who've had home games on Thanksgiving Thursday for decades, manage to find a way to celebrate the holiday around their work schedule, knowing full well that working for these teams will mandate working on the holiday.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    I have no problem with Wal Mart of any company opening for business on any day of the year or any hour of the day. On national holidays, the employee should have the right to turn down the day if they desire to do so without any repercussions with their employer.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    ok dude. maybe while you're shopping you can mull over some of what i said and it will make more sense. in the future you might get better responses from people if you weren't so defensive.
    Just a big heads up here. She's been posting here for almost 4 years. You just joined 151 incoherent posts ago. Nobody's had a problem with her posts or her ability to understand what she reads. There are at least 2 of us who are suffering from vertigo because of your posts.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I have no problem with Wal Mart of any company opening for business on any day of the year or any hour of the day. On national holidays, the employee should have the right to turn down the day if they desire to do so without any repercussions with their employer.
    Wouldn't that be cool if all the doctors and nurses turned down the day?

    Maybe the firemen can do it too. The country would be one really neat bonfire and there wouldn't be anyone to put them out.

    Wooo!
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wouldn't that be cool if all the doctors and nurses turned down the day?

    Maybe the firemen can do it too. The country would be one really neat bonfire and there wouldn't be anyone to put them out.

    Wooo!
    I know people in medicine and they generally work a system where professionals who are not Christians take those days like Christmas in return for trading for the non Christian holidays and the rest is made up with volunteers and overtime enticements. It is a system which works very well and has done so for a very long time.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wouldn't that be cool if all the doctors and nurses turned down the day?

    Maybe the firemen can do it too. The country would be one really neat bonfire and there wouldn't be anyone to put them out.

    Wooo!
    What about the people that provide Haymarket's house with electricity? I guess he will have to break out the fire in his fireplace. Wait...many of those run on gas. Hmmm... well, he can always go outside and cook his meal. He won't freeze too much.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What about the people that provide Haymarket's house with electricity? I guess he will have to break out the fire in his fireplace. Wait...many of those run on gas. Hmmm... well, he can always go outside and cook his meal. He won't freeze too much.
    So in your mind a cashier or stock boy at Wal Mart is in the same category as a doctor or essential utility worker? Do you really think the American people do not know the difference? Taking a valid and altogether reasonable point to illogical absurdity so that is no longer real world USA but becomes the Mad Hatters Wonderland is what you folks on the right do extremely well.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I know people in medicine and they generally work a system where professionals who are not Christians take those days like Christmas in return for trading for the non Christian holidays and the rest is made up with volunteers and overtime enticements. It is a system which works very well and has done so for a very long time.
    Thanksgiving isn't a Christmas holiday. We aren't talking about religious holidays. And no, I was in the hospital one year from Christmas Eve to New Years and guess what? The workers weren't all Joos!

    You are going to suggest to all cops, firefighters, and the others to demand that they have the right to be relieved of work tomorrow?

    I think it would be cool if the air traffic controllers said they don't want to work holidays either. Let those planes guide themselves! It would be like one big destructive video game in the sky.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wouldn't that be cool if all the doctors and nurses turned down the day?

    Maybe the firemen can do it too. The country would be one really neat bonfire and there wouldn't be anyone to put them out.

    Wooo!
    And gas stations, and power grid operators, train operators, airport personnel. Give them all a choice, no repercussion's. No Nurses, no paramedics........

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