Holiday Closure Reminder

CashierAs I have seen these posts coming up left and right about holiday closures showing which “evil companies” are going to still have their employees working on Thanksgiving preparing for black Friday, and how the nice companies are closed. but not stating whether they will still have employees inside preparing etc. IE: Costco, Target, Sams,Walmart Kroger, Randals etc.

I’d like to remind people that when all of these stores are closed and you are complaining about how mistreated the employees are because they have to work inside with the doors locked like criminals or what not. Those customers from all of those locations, will have no alternative but to get their milk,chips,sodas,scratch-offs and whatever, from gas stations. With one single employee working.

No strikes for gas station attendants. No one does anything for that guy and they over look him. In fact they feel blessed that he is there. He sure doesn’t

Remember him on Thanksgiving and Christmas and New year.

Walmart Walk out You say?

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Walmart and Target and many store the like, will be performing walk outs on Thanksgiving. The idea is to announce that the employees should have the holidays off and that it is un-American to force them to work on thanksgiving.

I have a problem with this walk out.
I worked a few years in a gas station. and no.. we never got Thanksgiving or Christmas off.
and I know for a fact, that at least 20% of these walk out people, will be in a gas station on thanksgiving. They will be getting the stuff they can’t get at a closed walmart, or target, or grocery store. Meanwhile, so will every single one of their customers.
ONE CASHIER to handle all of those customers.

This cashier, his pay doesn’t go up. There may be a holiday pay, but there isn’t a raise. and his whole family knows that he is the only person who either cares more about his job than family, has a crappy job, is broke and worthless.

If you organize a walk out that makes sense, like gas station cashiers walk out every time the gas prices get so high it takes him three days to pay for a tank of gas to work for a week, then.. and only then will I help support a walk out such as Thanksgiving selfish hissyfits.

To me, this sounds like people are forcing Walmart to accept Unions.

So, if this happens. Please don’t talk about how sucky it is that the guy behind the counter has to work. Give the man a dollar. and yes I say man because in the nine years I worked for a chain of gas stations, all of the guys had to work holidays, I could call any of the 28 stores in our chain, and it was all guys at all of the stores. So tip the dude. Give him food, tell him happy Thanksgiving.