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(NPR)   Slow retail sales are bad news for holiday employees who had hoped the gig would turn into something permanent   (npr.org) divider line 16
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2012-12-30 05:03:44 PM
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sweet-daddy-2: In 2005,after a 15 year stint,I quit retail for good.Two weeks later,sitting in the kitchen,one the kids said something funny and I laughed.My wife started crying and told me that was the first time in 10 years I had laughed or even smiled.Never ever will I go back.


That shiat sucks the soul out of you. America is too corporate. They don't care about your family, only theirs. And that family is stockholders. There I said it. I'm a communist fascist Libtard.
2012-12-30 04:53:01 PM
2 votes:
One of the more obnoxious things about retail now is the introduction of the on-call shift. I know some temporary workers this season who have to call in an hour before their shift starts to see if they even have a shift that day. It really sucks if that person has arranged babysitting etc. only to find out the shift has been canceled. This affects a whole lot more people than just the worker who is getting screwed out of shifts.
2012-12-30 03:35:33 PM
2 votes:
No matter how good Christmas sales are, January and February are always really slow.
2012-12-31 02:30:48 PM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Just wait until the Obama Limit kicks in and these workers get no more than 29 hours a week *ever*. More liberal stupidity, more pain for the working people.


You know, except for the "liberal stupidity" part, your comment regarding unintended consequences of the 30 hour work week has merit.

-Keep the party bashing out of your comments and you might have more people listening.
2012-12-31 12:38:57 PM
1 votes:

whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

/amidoinitrite?

No. Engineers don't get chicks.


But we do keep our shoes shiny, so we can see up their dresses.
2012-12-30 05:12:55 PM
1 votes:

aevorea: El Brujo: IT guys too.

One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.

Had to look at your profile to see where you lived because my old roommate is an IT guy with multiple dusters and a collector of Transformers.


Seattle. Lots of IT dorks here.

/which is a good thing.
2012-12-30 04:45:45 PM
1 votes:
In 2005,after a 15 year stint,I quit retail for good.Two weeks later,sitting in the kitchen,one the kids said something funny and I laughed.My wife started crying and told me that was the first time in 10 years I had laughed or even smiled.Never ever will I go back.
2012-12-30 04:41:24 PM
1 votes:
Maybe sales wouldn't be so slow if everything wasn't so disgustingly overpriced. $27 for a hardcover? $65 for a video game? Up yours, assholes. You wanted higher prices, well you got 'em. Now don't be disappointed when gift lists shrink and everyone left on them only gets one item instead of multiple. The amount of money to be spent hasn't changed, so why should your sales at the new, higher prices go up? I guess you and your shareholders will just have to rent out your beach house this year instead of letting the kids use it. Awwww.
2012-12-30 04:33:57 PM
1 votes:
And to those who say 'well, hyuk hyuk, maybe you shoulda gotta REAL job', stock your own grocery store, hooker.
2012-12-30 04:13:25 PM
1 votes:
Some businesses cut hours in the winter because business slows down. Except they still need the staff. And the managers end up working 16 hour days and eventually get burned out and quit. And the weird thing is they pay managers more than the minimum wage slaves.

I hate Christmas so much.

//"Everyone goes on holiday", except people who work in service, who get no holidays.
///And 70% of Canada works in service.
////So what the hell? Who is this holiday for?
2012-12-30 04:11:36 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: El Brujo: kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

/amidoinitrite?

No. Engineers don't get chicks.

When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

That is archeologists.

IT guys too.

One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.

I want a duster :-(


Then you should get one. Apparently not everyone thinks they look as silly as I do. But then again I've never played D and D.

/I presume there is a strong correlation between the duster and the fantasy role player.
//not that there is anything wrong with that.
2012-12-30 04:04:12 PM
1 votes:

El Brujo: kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

/amidoinitrite?

No. Engineers don't get chicks.

When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

That is archeologists.

IT guys too.

One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.


I want a duster :-(
2012-12-30 03:54:18 PM
1 votes:

kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

/amidoinitrite?

No. Engineers don't get chicks.

When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

That is archeologists.


IT guys too.

One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.
2012-12-30 03:47:31 PM
1 votes:

El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

/amidoinitrite?

No. Engineers don't get chicks.

When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.


That is archeologists.
2012-12-30 03:43:41 PM
1 votes:
Just wait until the Obama Limit kicks in and these workers get no more than 29 hours a week *ever*. More liberal stupidity, more pain for the working people.
2012-12-30 03:43:38 PM
1 votes:
Then again, if you hope your retail gig is going to turn either permanent or financially successful, maybe a wakeup call is in fact needed.
 
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