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Essential thanksgiving...
« on: November 25, 2021, 08:55:55 AM »

Well, I'm off to go open the store. So that if someone gets into car problems traveling today, they have a place to turn.
 
If I'm lucky, I'll have some pizza around noon.
 
Be nice to the essential people who you will see if you leave your houses today.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 09:42:22 AM »

Do you get 2x or 3x holiday pay?  I assume not because your regional manager sucks.  Is he at least buying the pizza?
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 10:06:02 AM »

We're driving from Florissant MO to Kirksville this morning, and my wife wanted to get drive-thru breakfast at a donut and sandwich place. I pointed out that the place might be closed, and who wants to make people work on Thanksgiving, anyway? But she had "I've been making Thanksgiving dishes all week" on her side, so I went along with it.

That restaurant, and the nearby ones were closed, it turned out, so we ended up doing gas station breakfast. Perd 1, Wifey 0.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 11:00:22 AM »

Wife and MIL are out getting those last few things for the big meal. 

Which reminds me of how grateful I am that I donít work retail.

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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 11:01:47 AM »

Father in law is at work at Big Lots heís the store manager. They do not get shift differential and his store will be open until 9 tonight. The corporate people who order it though are all off today and tomorrow.

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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 11:14:46 AM »

Father in law is at work at Big Lots heís the store manager. They do not get shift differential and his store will be open until 9 tonight. The corporate people who order it though are all off today and tomorrow.

The upper management should be flogged.

I never even think of shopping at Target, but I have to give them credit. They are closed today, and they have decided that (until they change the policy) that they will henceforth be closed on Thanksgiving.

I work for a town governmental office. We are closed today, of course, but I was surprised to learn that we also have Friday off.

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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 11:29:23 AM »

Father in law is at work at Big Lots heís the store manager. They do not get shift differential and his store will be open until 9 tonight. The corporate people who order it though are all off today and tomorrow.



MIL worked for Bi-Mart her whole career.  Eventually moved up to the corporate as a buyer.  From Thanksgiving to Christmas nobody at corporate was allowed time off.  They figured since the store workers couldnít get time off that was only fair.

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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 11:39:26 AM »

Back when I was a police officer, working holidays was just another day at work.  No extra pay or earned time off.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 11:45:05 AM »

The upper management should be flogged.

I never even think of shopping at Target, but I have to give them credit. They are closed today, and they have decided that (until they change the policy) that they will henceforth be closed on Thanksgiving.

Being closed on Thanksgiving has been Target policy for a few years now.  Frankly, I was surprised when the announcement came down through our internal communications.
In Target distribution we did not close on Thanksgiving.  It was the busiest day of the year for us, getting ready for Black Friday.
When I first hired on at Target, my then-boss made it clear that we really didn't have any holidays on the distribution side.  Except for Christmas, we worked them all.  The hourly folks got holiday pay.  We salaried types got unofficial comp time.
Of course, the headquarters teams observed all the holidays.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 11:47:48 AM »

The upper management should be flogged.

I never even think of shopping at Target, but I have to give them credit. They are closed today, and they have decided that (until they change the policy) that they will henceforth be closed on Thanksgiving.

I work for a town governmental office. We are closed today, of course, but I was surprised to learn that we also have Friday off.

Oh it gets better. These same managers were making all store employees including those unloading full to the brim trucks wear masks. Imagine unloading a 120 degree tractor trailer for hours, no air flow, while wearing a cloth mask. Then after *expletive deleted*tard Fauci tried to decree double masking they tried to make them double mask.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 12:08:29 PM »

My son and daughter in law work at a wally world distribution center, they are working today.
While in the Navy I spent many a holiday at sea or on duty.
While I was at AT&T and working the night shift my schedule regularly had me working the actual holiday particularly if it fell on a Sunday and off for the "observed holiday". Thanksgiving was the best deal on that, AT&T gave two days for Thanksgiving. My week started on Sunday so my "holiday" started Wednesday morning.
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Re: Essential thanksgiving...
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 12:35:14 PM »

Back when I was a police officer, working holidays was just another day at work.  No extra pay or earned time off.

That's the way it was working as as an RN on the community side. Once I went to the VA even though we worked we got holiday pay for it.  I would often volunteer to work it so people with families could stay home. Of course holiday pay combined with OT pay was pretty good.

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