View Poll Results: Have the ruined Christmas?

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  • Yes the spirt of the holiday has been lost

    38 50.67%
  • No I like the materialistic side of xmas and its good for the economy

    22 29.33%
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Thread: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The workers DON'T have a choice....if they want to keep their jobs. Sorry....but it IS the quest for the almighty dollar by these companies....the greed that is destroying our national customs. I'm sure soon they will start the "After-Christmas" sales on Christmas eve and stay open 72 hours. I do LOVE the fact that watching the news this morning...they were outside KMart and there were only about 10 people in line. I think this is going to come back and bite these companies square in the ass.
    The 'workers' have worked jobs on holidays in different careers forever and people like you dont say **** about it. Oh...but let someone like WalMart decide to open for sales...and suddenly you find your voice and rail on about eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil corporations.

    So...KMart went out and kicked 10 peoples doors opens and made them get in line today huh? Damn them!!!!

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The 'workers' have worked jobs on holidays in different careers forever and people like you dont say **** about it. Oh...but let someone like WalMart decide to open for sales...and suddenly you find your voice and rail on about eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil corporations.

    So...KMart went out and kicked 10 peoples doors opens and made them get in line today huh? Damn them!!!!
    There are certainly some jobs where people HAVE to work on Holidays. There are others where it isn't necessary. There was a time where restaurants were closed on Thanksgiving. Is it really too much to allow us to take one day to give thanks for the blessings that this country has given us? Seriously. I think a lot of people in this country have had it with the corporate encroachment into the traditions of this country.

    No one is claiming that KMart forced anyone to come patronize their stores....but Kmart DID force their employees to not be able to spend the day with their families.....and for what? The 10 people waiting in line at 6?
    Certainly Kmart will have customers throughout the day, but those customers would have shopped there tomorrow if they hadn't opened today....they are cannibalizing their own sales and creating a lot of bad press for themselves that will cost them more than they will gain.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    How? By Starting the black friday sales all day on Thanksgiving....which means that workers, who would normally be able to spend the holiday with their families, now have to work. Its not enough to have black Friday? Now they have to have Black Thanksgiving?
    I don't live there anymore so I didn't know that... thanks. I also worked every holiday for well over a decade (Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years) since I was in Fine Dining so others working on the holidays doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't live there anymore so I didn't know that... thanks. I also worked every holiday for well over a decade (Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years) since I was in Fine Dining so others working on the holidays doesn't bother me in the slightest.
    I worked many holidays in the restaurant industry too....and I know that me and almost every one of my co-workers hated all the a-holes that came in on those days. If it wasn't for them....we would have been able to have spent the holidays with our familites. On top of it all....those who came out on the holidays were the worst tippers of them all. I would have rather had all the regular people...than the holiday cockroaches that came out.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I worked many holidays in the restaurant industry too....and I know that me and almost every one of my co-workers hated all the a-holes that came in on those days. If it wasn't for them....we would have been able to have spent the holidays with our familites. On top of it all....those who came out on the holidays were the worst tippers of them all. I would have rather had all the regular people...than the holiday cockroaches that came out.
    We worked in two very different cultures, apparently.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Yes. Too much focus is on presents.

    It's about celebrating the birth of Jesus.

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