Doctor Who fandom after latest ep:
The Walking Dead fans after latest ep:
Still not over last night’s episode…. Watched TWD, then Talking Dead (which was pretty much devoid of all it’s usual humor), then couldn’t sleep so I pulled up the shiny new episode of Welcome To Night Vale. BIG MISTAKE. Because of reasons and stuff and things and shdjjshsgaysyshhbvf!!!
Mondays are my house-bitch days, but don’t think anything is getting done right now. ‘Cept maybe a nap.
don’t you dare not reblog!!!!!!
If you don’t reblog this I’m judging you.
D: no… just… noooooo… :’(
don’t you dare
anytime I hear of a suicide actually…
I love all of you guys. I would be so devastated…
We need to make this hit a million notes.
Working at Walmart all those years ago really soured me on the Black Friday stuff. I am really against them opening on Thanksgiving. I also see it as part of the commercialism that is over running the holidays.
Some of my family and friends went shopping on Thanksgiving. Does that make them bad people? Of course not. They are just engaging in behavior I wish they wouldn’t, like voting for certain political parties or rooting for Not My Sports Team. :)
Now I know that them staying home won’t save Thanksgiving for Joe & Jane Associate, so why not take advantage of those deals? That’s fine. It’s their right and choice. But I’d feel like a hypocrite if I railed against the faceless mob of shoppers and then pretended it didn’t bother me when it’s people I know and love.
I get that there will always be people who don’t get a holiday. Some occupations and callings require that they are away from home those times. It sucks, but it’s mostly unavoidable, and we are grateful for their needed sacrifice.
That being said, “door buster” sales do not fall into that category.
I remember working Black Friday. I would cut my Family Time short to get a nap to be in at 3 or 4 am. It sucked, but I was young and didn’t have to worry about anything but eating. No prep or clean up. Then getting to work and dealing with mobs of shoppers and crazy people. (One lady threatened to burn down the store because we were out of Furbys) It was crazy and I hated it.
Sure, I guess as a retail worker you can still squeeze in some time with family before heading off to work… But can you really call it a holiday?
If you are planning on cooking the meal, this is going to make for a long day. Our Thanksgiving started at 4am this year to start the bird to make sure we were ready for lunch. We finally ate closer to 2 by the time everything was made and cooked. Then clean up, then time to relax a bit before we headed out at 4:30 to see my in-laws. If I was working at Kmart that would never work out.
Remember, if the doors open at 5, someone has to be there a couple hours beforehand to stock the displays and open the store. Leaving you to dine & dash.
I guess you could call off, lose your job since big traffic days like Black Thursday & Friday are “miss & get terminated” days. You could then just look for new work outside the retail world and not have to worry about it next year. (Not like people are having a hard time finding work or anything.)
Or you can suck it up and remind yourself that you are just lucky to have a job, and if your company wants to take away one of the two days a year you get off besides your regular schedule, then, well, just remember you could be unemployed. You should be thankful for the work. I mean, now Retail has joined those professions where you have to choose between Family and Duty. You need to adjust your priorities.