Skip to comments.Walmart ruining holidays for workers
Posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:23 AM PST by eccentric
Around the country, night workers at Walmart stores are being told to come in five hours early ON Thanksgiving. After having work until 7am that morning, they must get whatever sleep they can and then reutrn to work at 5pm for a 12 hour shift. How much time does this leave for them to spend the holiday with their family?
Walmart wants to call their employees associates. No, they are just workers.
If you don’t like it, find another job. Stop crying, it makes you sound like a liberal.
I think it is a job and extra pay in a bad economy.
I think any of the workers that dont want to show up for work should be fired.
Be thankful you have a job. Get off your ass and get to work.
Your reward will come in God’s time, not yours.
Some people don’t mind working for the extra money. I am sure some of them will actually get overtime or differential pay.
what I think of it is that”s life” The number of holidays I’ve had to work while raising my family are countless. If it’s part of the job stop the damn complaining an do it. Otherwise, the unions move in. Really, it’s a dumb post
Blame it on all of the people that just have to get that early Black Friday gift.....MEH!
Perhaps they should feel Blessed
that they have a job in
Exactly, let someone who WANTS to work take the job.
They would probably do a better job via attitude anyway!
I think it is great. I will let them know that I am all for this. Thanks for the suggestion. I like this better than having to get up early in the morning on Friday. I think it is a brilliant capitalistic move. My family will head over after dinner and the game.
Are you friggin kidding me?
Many people dont have a job at all!
So it is not ok to work at Wal Mart on Thanksgiving, but I assume it is ok to go help out and work at a soup kitchen all day...
There is no overtime at Walmart. They will be sent home four hours early from their next shift. There is only My Share every three months which every employee gets, but the company extracts price match loss from that pay.
Some businesses do not compensate seasonal part-time labor for holiday pay. Still, it IS a job. It IS income.
I’m working a seasonal job and glad to have one. I understood the “constraints” to my personal schedule when I signed on.
Having a job/income is a good reason to be THANKFUL.
On Thanksgiving, be damned thankful you have a job and do your turkey a day early or on Sunday after you get some sleep.
I doubt you'll find much sympathy here.
How hard do you think the actual PILGRIMS worked?????
I will. On a related note, Walgreens is open Thanksgiving and Christmas, when everything else is closed. Also, just recently the head honchos decided after many years of providing shirts to employees, to require the employees to buy their own. They have to be navy blue in color, which is impossible to find. Add the fact that most store employees are living paycheck to paycheck in this economy. Please tell them what you think.
Walmart is retail. Anyone working retail should know perfectly well that they’ll have to work a lot around the holidays. What’s the problem? If people don’t like the job they can quit.
Your post sounds like the typical anti-corporate, liberal gibberish one would expect to find at an occupypublicparks rally.
My Husband and I worked the Holidays for years, yeah it’s not fun but you do what you have to do.
A lot of the people at Walmart are either grateful to have a job at all, or should be. If you don’t like working conditions, quit.
I don’t ever remember having a Thanksgiving where I was off in the Marines. I served under Carter, Reagan, and H.W. Bush.
My sympathy meter is busted.
For every Wal-Mart employee complaining about this perceived outrage, there are ten people who would love to have their job and do the overtime with a smile on their face.
It’s time to quit your Walmart job and go work for someone else.
Don’t work in retail if you don’t like the hours.
It is perfectly understandable that Walmart wants to make sure the shelving is full stocked and ready for Black Friday, the single most profitable day in the retail year.
Profitability = job security.
It's not FAIR!!!!
Walmart is so evil for putting people to work. This goes against everything Noobama stands for.
I understand that you feel for these people who won’t be spending time with their families but times are tough. My husband works rotating shift work and I can’t tell you how many Thanksgivings, Christmas’ etc... we didn’t have him home. In fact, he’ll be working 12 hours this Thanksgiving. So, we will have it a day early or a day later. We have the holiday as a family and not based on a calendar date.
Those workers should quit and go to work for another company! That would show Walmart!
Do they like being employed or would they rather be unionistas on strike. As I see it they are being paid for the hours they work. Quit whining!
I have worked more Thanksgivings, Christmases, Easters, and other holidays than I have ever been home. Perhaps they ought to be thankful that they can use the OT to buy a better Thanksgiving dinner.
These folks would not do well in the military if they are complaining about working on Thanksgiving.
My dad worked for the coty fire department. He had to work on holidays many times. Anyone who works in retail knows this is the businest time of year.
Guess what?........... It sucks to work....... but that’s what grown ups do to provide for themselves and their families.
My wife works for Wal-Mart...take your whining ass attitude and stick it...
She has worked there for 5 years, her biggest issue is nobody has a set schedule, changes week to week...
She makes a good hourly wage, (over $10.00 hr) decent medical dental benefits, 401K, stocks, 10 % discount on purchases.
Don't like working at night, take some initiative and apply for the numerous mid managerial position they offer
....or go visit a OWS site and squat with the rest of the vermin ...let them hear your whining
I’ll take your job if you don’t want it anymore..
Exactly and many give up their family time to get the hours they need.
I think it’s great. Quit your bitchin and quit your Walgreens job.
Go work somewhere else. No employer should have to put up with bitchy employees in this economy. ‘Course it may be hard to find an employer who wants to hire a bitchy employee.
Just quit, and let your spot open for a better employee who appreciates having a job.
Generally, I agree with paulist. However, I spent part of my life living behind a small country general store, that my mother owned and operated. Sundays and holidays were the only break she ever got (and that wasn't much of a break for her, what with household chores waiting).
I'm old enough to remember the controversy over Sunday shopping. Outside of religious observance, the biggest argument against it was the effect on family time. Sunday shopping hits the small ma and pa retailers the hardest, because they often don't have anyone to cover for them. Bigger stores have part-timers, shifts, etc. so it shouldn't be such a problem for the workers there. Apparently eccentric has found otherwise.
I had to buy my uniform at my first job back in 1982 when I worked for Burger King making onlu 3:15 per hour.
That job put me through college!!!
Stop your whiney Liberal garbage...
Haha EVERYBODY got it wrong!!! The answer is 10 hours. Easy!
Womb to tomb,open to close,it’s a business,the hours are on the door.
When in college, I worked a couple of summers in a grain elevator. During harvest, I put in as many as 123 hours in one week.
Tired ... absolutely! But I was able to put the money to good use by completing an engineering degree and an MBA ... both from from top 10 programs ... with only $2,000 in debts ... despite paying 100 percent of my own costs.
Perhaps you too have a good use for the extra money. If not, then perhaps you can find another job more suited to your desires and work habits. And if not, you can always become self-employed, providing you have marketable job skills.
I wonder HOW we all survived when stores were closed on Sundays...because most people went to church to honor God?
On THIS, I guess I will take exception and say that Walmart might want to consider being open for only a partial day and allowing everyone to give thanks to God...with their families.
I FULLY believe that, because we turned away from HIM...we lost further blessings that He would have had for us.....and slowly but SURELY...we are reaping the results now.
Yeah, the Thanksgiving/Christmas timeframe sucks when you’re in retail. That’s why I ran away and got a better job.
I am glad you are sricking up for Wal Mart considering your wife is employed there.
That company is awesome in my opinion....
Pardon the typo.....
Glad you understood that. Wrote it without my glasses on. HA!
Management can and does approve OT when needed...
They will be sent home four hours early from their next shift.
True...but Wal-Mart is hardly the only company that does that...
There is only My Share every three months which every employee gets,
You make that sound like a bad thing...how many other retail companies hand out a quarterly bonus to EVERYONE
For decades I worked all holidays, the business didn’t close as it was a care facility, and am
just beginning to enjoy holidays now that I’m semi retired. I would say be grateful you have a job.