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  •  The nearest HL is 115 miles from me (20+ / 0-)

    and if I go to Ft. Smith this year, it will be Michaels all the way.

    I worked for HL in the frame department in the early 2000s. I loved the frame shop but hated the atmosphere of the 'store'.
    We only got 30 hours a week. The shifts were unbelievable. The music played on a loop and was christian. Yuck.

    I guess my best memories are how happy people can be when you do a fantastic job framing something they bring in. The next one would be the year the manager gave the 'closers' all the Christmas decorations we could carry to our cars. :) They were 90% off.........

    I hope, hope, hope HL loses their case.

    “Listen--are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” ― Mary Oliver

    by weezilgirl on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 03:53:54 PM PDT

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    •  Well, when you're closed on Sundays (3+ / 0-)

      that doesn't leave many hours during the rest of the week for your employees.

      Only HL I know of in the Bay Area is down in Morgan Hill, which isn't quite Red State California but might be reddish-purple in terms of political views (moderately conservative if not full wingnut).

      I'm a Christian, but of a denomination that values reason. My church has no issue with contraception, leaving the issue up to the couple and their own consciences. I don't see why an employer's beliefs should trump my own.

      I also hope HL loses their case -- we might see an increase in Christian Science membership amongst corporations if HL wins.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 02:40:49 PM PDT

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      •  HL opens at 9:00 a.m. (5+ / 0-)

        and closes at 8:30 here. We would have to stay with the 'store employees' until the store was spotless. That could mean 10:30 p.m. And they still rotated employees to keep from going over 30. Of course we did not get paid for the extra hours of cleaning.

        I have posted about this before and I think you will like it. I lived 'behind' a parsonage for a Catholic church in Texas. The priest was a wonderful and caring man. He counselled all his young couples that they could use birth control. He stressed it was their choice. I adored that man so I gave him fresh eggs from Thelma, Louise, Cagney and Lacey each week. :)

        “Listen--are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” ― Mary Oliver

        by weezilgirl on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:04:31 PM PDT

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      •  closed on Sunday (0+ / 0-)

        Hobby Lobby has stores opened on Sunday. They are called Hobby Lobby for men. There is one that about 10 miles from my home hidden at the end of a dead end street with trees that grow on the main road and on the side of the interstate hiding it. I found out about it when they put out a sign on the main road advertising it. It opened after Hobby Lobby filed their lawsuit against the contraceptives part of the Affordable medical Act. Also this good Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby and the Hobby Lobby Corporation have money invested in contraceptive making corporations, buy the goods that they sell from China where there are millions of abortions done yearly, where millions of girl babies are killed or abandoned to die because the Chinese want only boy babies since they can only have one child. The Green Family are not Christians they are fake christians. They provided some contraceptive coverage before ACA so why all the sudden want to claim it is against the Corporation religious believes. How does a corporation go to and enter a house of worship?



    •  I'd never even heard of HL before they started ... (4+ / 0-)

      I'd never even heard of HL before they started bitching about birth control. It sounds like a horrible environment to shop in.

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