Is this wrong ?
Is this wrong ?
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
From Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Are you sure you're not hurt ?
No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
Broke parts take a little longer, though.
From Electric Horseman (1979)
Have any retailers issued an employee ultimatum - work Thanksgiving Day or get fired? If so, it's yet another step in retreat from the victories organized labor won all those years ago.
People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor
This gives RJ something to do on T'giving...get his picture taken in Macy's with an employee on Thanksgiving!
"Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
"Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver
I don't think it's right. When I worked at Walgreens I had to start at 10pm on Thanksgiving Day and work til 9am. Worst day ever.
"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16
This is a touchy subject. Some of my co-workers wanted to work thanksgiving, since they juggle 2 or 3 jobs and welcome the extra pay. I volunteered to work since I am home by myself for the holidays. Personally i welcome the extra cash and a chance to socialize and see the crazies in their natural habitat. Probably would be PO about missing a holiday with family if I had to make ends meat. Generally, I think it should be the one paid holiday for everyone.
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Yes, it's sad, but the American consumer has driven this. People only have themselves to blame for this.
I had to work Black Friday at Walmart one year when I was working part-time. Luckily, since my regular hours were the third shift, I only had to come in for my regularly scheduled 10pm-7am shift and so I did not have to come in early and miss Thanksgiving with my family. However, I was dead tired, but such was life during the six months I worked that shift. I also came in on Christmas night (25th into the 26th), 10am-7am. But Christmas Eve was a more important holiday for my family anyways...and luckily most of the big-box stores do close Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. However, I think Walgreen's is open on Christmas.
"Life's a journey, not a destination"
They made us work on Christmas day on the railroad, but being Union I was paid Double pay for time worked and time spent turning around. And the railroad was still able to rake in RECORD profits during the darkest days of the recession years!
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
John Kenneth Galbraith
I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"