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(Chicago Trib)   Great Economic News for September: Toys R Us to add 45,000 jobs this Christmas. Bad Economic News for February: 45,000 Toys R Us employees lose their seasonal jobs   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 18
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2012-09-25 12:08:10 PM  
Yeah, but with how retailers handle Christmas, pretty soon those will be full time jobs.
 
2012-09-25 12:19:58 PM  

Aarontology: Yeah, but with how retailers handle Christmas, pretty soon those will be full time jobs.


The man has a point.
 
2012-09-25 12:27:32 PM  
I did some seasonal toy store work back in college. Toy shopping sure makes people cranky.
 
2012-09-25 12:38:34 PM  
We're hiring 4,000 employees for call center jobs for the holiday season.
 
2012-09-25 01:27:43 PM  

Sybarite: I did some seasonal toy store work back in college. Toy shopping sure makes people cranky.


Shiat I did it during Halloween one year at one of those Spirit stores. Talk about biatchy people!

"But they don't have the sexy nurse costume in my size!"

Maam, if they did have it in your size, it would no longer be sexy.
 
2012-09-25 02:00:40 PM  
A goodly portion of seasonal jobs turns into permanent jobs, if the retailer in question does well over the season and believes things are going to be better for the upcoming season.
 
2012-09-25 02:06:49 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Maam, if they did have it in your size, it would no longer be sexy.


Zing!
 
2012-09-25 02:43:59 PM  
Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh-bull-shhhiiiaattttttttttt-chooooooo!

/Think I'm joking? Try applying for one of those jobs and see if you get hired.
 
2012-09-25 02:44:56 PM  

Lando Lincoln: A goodly portion of seasonal jobs turns into permanent jobs, if the retailer in question does well over the season and believes things are going to be better for the upcoming season.


I do not think "seasonal" means what you think it means.
 
2012-09-25 02:45:53 PM  

Pangit: We're hiring 4,000 employees for call center jobs for the holiday season.


Yes. In India. Or Kentucky.

/Bwah-hahahahahahaha.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:35 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Lando Lincoln: A goodly portion of seasonal jobs turns into permanent jobs, if the retailer in question does well over the season and believes things are going to be better for the upcoming season.

I do not think "seasonal" means what you think it means.


I don't think that you work in the retail industry.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:25 PM  
Toys R Us doesn't care if their employees are known to watch child pornography. I know of such a pervert and the Boise cops don't give a shiat about him either.
 
2012-09-25 04:18:13 PM  

Lando Lincoln: HotIgneous Intruder: Lando Lincoln: A goodly portion of seasonal jobs turns into permanent jobs, if the retailer in question does well over the season and believes things are going to be better for the upcoming season.

I do not think "seasonal" means what you think it means.

I don't think that you work in the retail industry.


There are no "permanent jobs" in retail.

/And no, why would I? Why would I want to?
 
2012-09-25 04:32:09 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: There are no "permanent jobs" in retail.

/And no, why would I? Why would I want to?


No, there aren't. Other than tenured professors, are there any "permanent jobs" anywhere?

But I can tell you from experience that a certain percentage of "seasonal" jobs turn into "full-time job offers." It's like the seasonal jobs are tryouts and the good ones get called back after January.
 
2012-09-25 08:03:02 PM  

Aarontology: Yeah, but with how retailers handle Christmas, pretty soon those will be full time jobs.


This is both insightful and scary. The war on Christmas might have to go from cold to hot.

HotIgneous Intruder: Pangit: We're hiring 4,000 employees for call center jobs for the holiday season.

Yes. In India. Or Kentucky.

/Bwah-hahahahahahaha.


Or Metro Manila, as it says in his profile.
 
2012-09-25 08:42:47 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Toys R Us doesn't care if their employees are known to watch child pornography. I know of such a pervert and the Boise cops don't give a shiat about him either.


Contact the good folks at "Dateline NBC" and share your information with them. The authorities in Boise might take the situation a little more seriously if Chris Hansen and company decide to come calling. Maybe they can even set up a predator sting and REALLY bring in some favorable publicity.
 
2012-09-26 09:03:37 AM  

Lando Lincoln: A goodly portion of seasonal jobs turns into permanent jobs, if the retailer in question does well over the season and believes things are going to be better for the upcoming season.


Back when I was in High School (1987) I got a job as a seasonal employee for Toys Us. Once the Christmas season was over, they let a lot of people go, but not me. I was considered "too skilled" to be let go. My skills? Cart getting. Bathroom cleaning. Floor mopping. Running the floor cleaners. The ability to run the compactor. Being willing to go up on the roof and fix the belts on the heat blowers. Cashier.

When my 2nd Christmas season rolled around, my so called "seniority" at the store got me the position of Supervisor. Who or what I was supposed to supervise, no one told me. It did get me a nice $.05 raise, from $3.20 to $3.25 and hour though. And I was still out getting carts, cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors, running the floor cleaner, running the compactor, and fixing the blowers.

/I quit just after New Years that year
//It was cold that winter, and no one there knew how to fix the heat blowers other than me.
///No one also could figure out the floor cleaner machine.
////Slashies
 
2012-09-26 10:04:53 PM  
Try December 25. When I worked there last year that was the last day for 90% of the seasonal workers. They let the 'regulars' handle the return/exchange crush.
 
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