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Old 11-15-2012, 04:30 AM   #51
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #52
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The revenue will be the same because all stores get limited quantities of hot items. People never understand that. All the good **** will be gone in an hour.
You'd be surprised, like stated earlier, we didn't open at the same time as other retailers. A majority of our products didn't sell, to the point of we have 30 door buster snowblowers, and only 3 of them sold. After black friday the company couldnt sell a majority of those items. We either had to send them back or clearance them out as they took up a majority of the warehouse space.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:32 AM   #53
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My point is that you live in the US and have a choice of jobs. My mother put herself through school with a teenage daughter and myself (a young child) to become an RN while dealing with a deadbeat, alcoholic husband. People give up too easily and then bitch and moan ( I work with plenty of people like this) when they have to work a **** job, like retail (that I worked for years in). If you don't like your job then either butt-up and shut up or find a new job. Excuses have never made anyone have a better life.
You and I are obviously blessed to have a "choice" of jobs. But not everyone. Some folks have to take the lot that's given them......Especially nowadays.
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Yeah, I ripped it.... But it kinda looks like me......
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If you minister, it is not for Christ,but, yourself..
yeah, I hope that hate keeps you warm......You must have missed the last post where I mentioned that in my current church, IN DETROIT, I barely get paid. I only get paid when I preach which is once every month or so (I'm only the ASSOCIATE Minister, the senior minister is lucky if he takes 100 bucks a week out of the collection, he's living on savings and social security right now and trying to make a go of an inner city church, with my help.) The rest of the time I put in, which is every Sunday, in some capacity, making coffee, or setting up the sound system or something like that, and being available during the week, and weekends to counsel, make hospital visitation, etc. I do for NOTHING. On top of working a 40 hour a week job so I can pay my OWN bills, eat, etc.

Yep...I serve myself alright.I work 40 hours + a week for pay, plus get up at 6 am on Sundays, AND sometimes spend my only day off which is Saturday in a hospital room with one of my congregants and their families if someone is sick. Yup, I'm really a selfish, self agrandizing satanist bastard alright, because I MIGHT just want to come on here and let my hair down, and be a little "irreverent" and talk about beer, and sex (which since I'm not Catholic I'm allowed to have with real women) and things like that...You know, be "HUMAN," a little bit. But I guess to you that's not "Appropriate" to such a perfect being as you, eh?
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It is great that your daughter really likes her job and I don't have any problem with that. But, there are a lot of people who work in retail because there are not a lot of options out there. My state has the second largest unemployment rate. There are very few jobs available outside of retail and service.

Having retail chains open on Thanksgiving day for these Black Friday sales is a very new phenomenon. And it is not something that most employees have any choice about. If it were something where the employees could choose to work or to stay with their families I would be all for it, but it is not.
I don't have a cold heart. I do see that there are adults out there, with kids, that must choose to work on the holiday or lose the job they need. I do truly feel sorry for them.

But this is the way of the world. As dark and difficult as their plight might seem to you, we have it good compared to times past and places distant. I just returned from China, where most of the country works ridiculous hours for laughable pay. There are 750 million of them.
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You and I are obviously blessed to have a "choice" of jobs. But not everyone. Some folks have to take the lot that's given them......Especially nowadays.
We will agree to disagree. I guess what it really depends on is where you live!
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I also would like to point out to everyone who says they work other jobs on Black Friday and Thanksgiving and such.. yes, good for you. So you're an RN, You get to see a bunch of morons with 3rd degree burns from turkey fryers, people who carved their hand and not the turkey, etc.. Are you getting bum rushed, pushed, swore at, shoved out of the way, had objects thrown at you, or any other form of belittlement? Consumers are down right A$$HOLES on thanksgiving/black friday. THAT is the worst part of black friday to me. I just want to track down the place of employment of some of the belligerent people and act a fool in their work place and see how they like it.

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