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  •  I don't object to walmart forcing people to work (1+ / 0-)
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    Tgiving day.  I was forced to work Tgiving while working at GM before I retired. Xmas, New Year and Easter a few times too. I was low senior electrician and the high senior workers didn't want to.  We later came to an informal agreement to share the OT, but if someone has to work and no one wants to, then someone is going to be forced to work.  

    What I object to is not being paid a LOT more to work those holidays. I was paid double time and holiday pay to work, plus whatever shift premium I was due.  Those things are unheard of at walmart, as well as all the other outlets that forced people to work.  I have no problem with working Tgiving.  I just think management should pay a premium and a BIG one to force people to work.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 11:52:08 AM PST

    •  And while the Post Office is closed.... (1+ / 0-)
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      on holidays, if your shift starts at 11pm Thanksgiving night, that's when you will go, because your holiday started 11pm the night before.

      There are many essential workers -- folk who work at retail outlets -- not so much, but Walmart should at least pay double time for working the holidays.

      How the NLRB hasn't dealt with Walmart on this is besides me...

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