…… This is my take – Holidays mean 3 things to the average citizen:
- A paid day off from work (but not in retail)
- Football, Family, Food (But not in retail)
- Traditional family time (But not in retail).
So perhaps we shouldn’t leave it up to the hard working employees to suffer the consequences for our greed – perhaps we should support the retailers that choose to honor those employees with quality family time off, visit their stores (after the holiday) and simply NOT SHOP on holidays…..
There is the flip-side to this coin: Employees that don’t have or want family time. Should they be forced to lose the income for those holidays? Should the employer pay holiday pay to all that don’t work on holidays (this will never happen – perhaps for management – but not for the hourly workers) – or give them the choice to work?
There are always two sides (or many) to the coin. Opinions??