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Old 04-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #76
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But stores like Target sell things other than Xboxes and paper towels. They sell fever reducing meds, they sell bandages, they fill Rxs. So once again who declares what stores are considered essential or not. Maybe you or your family doesnt need to be in a store like that but others certainly do and are probably pretty glad that places like that are open.

I mentioned it above, gas stations could say, gas up the day before, but that doesnt help the person who needs to travel further than a tank of gas.
I overly don't care about it but if I want to overanalyze it when I'm bored (like now) yeah, I like the convenience of stores being open. I work Monday through Friday with a fairly lengthy commute. I rarely have time to run any errands during the week. Saturday and Sunday are my days. I usually choose VERY early Sunday morning to do my weekly shopping and I do it between 1-2 grocery stores and Target. Fortunately, I live in a large suburb with a very diverse population so every grocery store was open but I did *miss* my Sunday Target run.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #77
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Does anyone remember when stores were closed on several holidays.We planned ahead so that it wasn't an emergency that we couldn't go to Target or the grocery store? I can even remember filling the car up with gas because some gas stations were closed on Christmas day. I don't have a lot of days I can shop, but its not the end of the world for me if stores are closed on a holiday (and I would feel the same if it was a major holiday for other religions).

On a personal note, I will say that Easter is the most religious holiday for Christians and I am thankful that my family can get together on one day - that nothing (so far) interferes with us worshiping our God together. I can understand that if Easter's not a big deal to you that it may be inconvenient for a store to be closed. But the reason that I feel a little "glad" is that I have empathy for the people who want to celebrate and worship. I work Sundays in a store that was open, but I have a great boss, and it was no problem taking off that day.

As far as feeling empathy for people who lost money and wanted to work on Easter, I suspect those numbers are few. I certainly care about that loss of income for those who needed it - but my guess is that most of them were either glad to be with their families or just glad to have a day off - whether they're Christians or not.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #78
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True about the Xbox, but the grocery stores being closed on the only day of the week I have to shop would be an issue.
Around here, grocery stores are open from around 6 or 7 in the morning until 11 pm or midnight. I'm pretty sure you could find a couple of hours somewhere to get your shopping done, even if the store is closed on your day off.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #79
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Around here, grocery stores are open from around 6 or 7 in the morning until 11 pm or midnight. I'm pretty sure you could find a couple of hours somewhere to get your shopping done, even if the store is closed on your day off.
I was reading somewhere that some of the Target workers were mad about the store being closed. It isn't a paid holiday, and I suspect most of their employees are part time, so losing a day's pay is a bigger concern that working Easter.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #80
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What about the TV stations? For all those who dont want people to have to work on holidays, are you all going to stay home and not watch TV.

Given all the people that saw the Louiville player get hurt, I think tons of people were at home watching the game.

Like I said who gets decide who or what is essential?????
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Almost everything except drug stores and restaurant are closed here on Good Friday as well as Easter..
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #82
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What about the TV stations? For all those who dont want people to have to work on holidays, are you all going to stay home and not watch TV.

Given all the people that saw the Louiville player get hurt, I think tons of people were at home watching the game.

Like I said who gets decide who or what is essential?????
Ah, TV, a subject near and dear to my heart. Sadly, our holidays are not days off, and we have just a few, New Years, MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. No Presidents Day, or Lincolns Birthday, or Good Friday, or Cesar Chavez Day.
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What about the TV stations? For all those who dont want people to have to work on holidays, are you all going to stay home and not watch TV.

Given all the people that saw the Louiville player get hurt, I think tons of people were at home watching the game.

Like I said who gets decide who or what is essential?????
What about the refs and stadium personnel, coaches, trainers and floor wipers that had to work yesterday? I don't hear anyone complaining about that?
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What about the refs and stadium personnel, coaches, trainers and floor wipers that had to work yesterday? I don't hear anyone complaining about that?
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I work at Target and still don't see how they are closed on easter (in which there are tons of other places open) yet last year they were open on thanksgiving for an early black friday (in which every place is closed)
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What about the refs and stadium personnel, coaches, trainers and floor wipers that had to work yesterday? I don't hear anyone complaining about that?
And don't forget churches. They were open on a holiday. Technically, all the pastors, ministers and priests all had to go to work on Easter Sunday. I'm sure they would have liked to just kick back and be with their families rather than preparing a service and then having to deliver it, usually many times during the day. For churches with multiple services, the pastor doesn't get much family time on religious holidays.
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And don't forget churches. They were open on a holiday. Technically, all the pastors, ministers and priests all had to go to work on Easter Sunday. I'm sure they would have liked to just kick back and be with their families rather than preparing a service and then having to deliver it, usually many times during the day. For churches with multiple services, the pastor doesn't get much family time on religious holidays.
My dad is a minister. He always says that Sunday mornings are his volunteer work. :-)
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #88
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I work at Target and still don't see how they are closed on easter (in which there are tons of other places open) yet last year they were open on thanksgiving for an early black friday (in which every place is closed)
Finally! Someone whose opinion (about Target at least) actually counts. So give us the verdict. What's the majority opinion amongst you and your co-workers - being glad the store closes for Easter so you get the day off, or wishing the store was open so you could work?
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My dad is a minister. He always says that Sunday mornings are his volunteer work. :-)
And a great big Thank You to all that "volunteer" or work on holidays so that we may go to church, go to the movies, go to sports games, go to Disney World, get critical medical care, put out our fires, catch the bad guys, catch the news on TV and just plain indulge the whims of those of us who feel like going to the mall.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #90
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I'm glad the retail stores were closed. I worked 17 years at Kohls and I was glad we closed on Easter. We could spend time with our families. If a store closes two times out of the year I say that is not to bad. People can still eat so everyone will survive. Hospitals are open,gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores. I think we are in good shape. The way this country is headed it's only a matter of time before stores will be open on Christmas and Easter.
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