ebbikenezer said: opathal said: ebbikenezer said: opathal said: I will definitely be boycotting this. Having employees work ON THANKSGIVING is disgusting. Wal-Mart's greed has no end.
Lol, yeah, Wal-Mart is obviously the only bastion of greed in the world that asks their employees to work on a holiday.
Also: Not everyone cares about whether or not they work on a holiday, and even more people don't celebrate the same holidays as Christians/Americans....
Why are you supporting use of the internet, it's open 24/7, and someone has to be ready if a system/server goes down, am I right? Do you boycott healthcare as well? No holidays there. How about gas stations? Most of those are open on holidays. Movie theaters? Wow, must be a boring life what with all that... boycotting and not much else happening.
I certainly don't condone Wal-Mart tactics, but them trying to get a piece of the pie and do the same as every other retailer is worse... how, exactly?
Comparing life saving/providing assistance being paid considerably more money is quite different that saving $100 on a TV. Its safe to say medical professionals have a choice. This is the exact reason I turned down my pharmacy school interviews.....no amount of money is worth missing time with my family.
Americans/Christians......I thought we were talking about America, I didn't realize you were shopping abroad this season. Unless you provide evidence otherwise, I would venture to say a majority of USA Wal-Mart workers celebrate Thanksgiving.
You state not everyone cares, you must mean that the employees were given the option....because if not, this again is a worthless point.
You don't condone.....but you'll support it? Isn't that the definition of condoning? I'll be spending quality time with my family, I don't need to save a few hours work at the expense of memories with my loved ones during a special time of year. If you consider that boring.....I definitely agree I'm pretty boring.
The employees do have an option, just like the majority of the American work force.
Oh, by the way: The American population is not all Christian, but... I can see why you'd think that based on your answers.
There are other jobs of the caliber Wal-Mart employees have.. available, that don't require holidays being worked. And that's fine you turned down ANYTHING for family, that's a choice you made and it points to EXACTLY what I am saying: No one is forced to work at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving, but I guess you assume it's Wal-Mart's fault for employing people, and then turning around and asking them to work the days they are open. Silly Wal-Mart, they should know better!!!!
Edit: Memories with loved ones: I go out every year for BF, with my siblings, cousins, nieces, nephew and father... because it's what my father has been doing with all of us since we were 5, maybe 6 years old. These are my family memories, I cherish them and we have a blast every year. People working on Thanksgiving I have no guilt towards at ALL, I don't see them shouting out about the inequalities and injustices when a server crashes and I get called in at 2 AM to do a 20 hour work shift on Christmas day, all day away from family, because people want to be able to do their online banking on Christmas day for some reason. I suck it up, and I work. It's the job I accepted.
Thanksgiving is NOT A CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY. Its an AMERICAN holiday.... ASKING THEM to work....oh really? You mean springing a forced work day on them last moment?
Your notion of this situation makes my brain hurt. You ignore my FACTS and try to make it seem like these people have obviously and simple choices. If you feel good about giving your money to WalMart supporting taking moms and dads away from their families.......thats something you'll have to live with when you look at your family that day. Just hope that some day you won't be in the same "fortunate" position.