Originally Posted by memyselfI
If you took your job knowing this then I don't think it's a big deal. But if your employer changed their policy to require you to work then I think it is. Freakin retailers are open 363 other days. What is two freakin days off to them?
Seriously, has our conspicuous society become so jaded that we can't even allow for TWO FREAKING DAYS to celebrate with family, community, or church? And if it has what does that say about us?
Technically they said we have 6 paid holidays off, however, someone has to do therapy due to medicare laws. Since I am new there, I am likely expected to work as many of my colleagues will probably take it off.
A day is a day. I can save PTO and take time off at some other time to spend time with my family since I will be working holidays.
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan
What is your job? The deal here is that people have to work on Thanksgiving because Target wants to leak black Friday into Thursday night.
I managed a movie theater through college. Everyone we hired knew they were going to work late, weekends, and holidays(3 shifts out of the 5 between Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Years Eve/Day). The issue is a lot of places don't have this expectation. Knowing you will have to work every Black Friday and now being asked to work Thanksgiving night because Black Friday is now Black Thursday is a legit gripe IMO. I wouldn't quit over it, but if people were rallying to stop it I would be behind them.
Speech Therapy. I think it is utterly retarded that retailers are open Thanksgiving night but such is life. I was pretty sure I was going to be getting holidays off too when I accepted a new job but I realize now that work still has to be done on that day and I am "encouraged/expected" to work most holidays. Plus the increased pay doesn't hurt.