What do you think about working on Ch...

What do you think about working on Christmas Day?

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Since: Jun 12

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#1 Oct 7, 2012
With the holidays coming up, I was thinking about this today. Of course we all know the tired reasons why we are open on Christmas day:
"not everybody celebrates Christmas" "People need batteries" " People need milk, bread, eggs" If people would use their brain they wouldn't miss anything they needed for their family gathering! But, alas, as anyone who has worked Christmas Day at Walgreens can atest....PEOPLE FORGET THINGS!!!!!!!!

For the past 3 years I have worked on Christmas Day. Personally, I do not feel like we should be open on Christmas Day. In my opinion it's an example of corporate greed at its best. I guess, however, it's a sacrifice you make for the almighty dollar when you work for Walgreens.

It just goes to further prove that Walgreens is only concerned about profit and doesn't care about their employees.

Isn't it funny that Walgreens and Waffle House are the only 2 things open on Christmas Day????????

What say you Walgreens Forum?????

“The Papers said I was Truant”

Since: Nov 11

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#2 Oct 7, 2012
I say Christmas is just another day. At least we know there's ONE store people can rely on when they need to buy something.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#3 Oct 7, 2012
I use to love to travel on x-mas day. Going to the gas stations and Walgreens seeing all the boyfriends panicking for last minute gifts.

Since: Mar 12

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#4 Oct 7, 2012
I worked every Christmas and I think the stupidest thing about all of it was the people who would come in and say "I can't believe they are making you work today!" My answer was always the same, "I can't believe you came in to shop today!"
Greed is a mighty thing ~ it might be different if EVERYONE who worked for Walgreens had to work on Christmas but when it's only a select few it isn't right. If we weren't open I'm pretty sure noone would suffer any severe withdrawals and could easily learn to plan ahead. I think that is one day that should be spent with family ~ not working and definately not shopping!

Since: Aug 12

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#5 Oct 7, 2012
I've worked Christmas Day for the past 3 or 4 years. We are always busy. Every customer expresses outrage. They can't believe Walgreens makes us work on Christmas Day. I feel telling them to keep their asses at home and maybe we wouldn't have to work. I'm working on Christmas Day and the customer is complaining about it while I'm ringing up their candy and chips? Makes no sense, crazy customers.

Since: Aug 11

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#6 Oct 7, 2012
I've worked Christmas day or as long as I've been employed with Walgreens (3 or 4 years).
We've had a customer come in and bring us slices of her very own Red Velvet Cake because she felt sorry for us, it was a wonderful sentiment.
We've been very busy for each one, yes we've heard the same line from everyone when they're upset we're working on this day.
Or yelled at because something went wrong with the register rewards.
Seriously, its just another day.

Our SM will put a sheet of paper on the board a month or so before the holidays start (Thanks Giving, Christmas, New years), we all get to pick our first choice off, and our second choice off if we don't get to have the first one.

Its all first come first served so if you're too late to write your name down, its your own fault.

The SM recently had to add an "I don't want any of them off" section, I bet that was a shock, because quite a few names were put there also.

Since: Jun 12

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#7 Oct 7, 2012
We do the same thing at our store as far as putting up sign up sheets......BUT I feel if you've worked the previous year's holidays and others have been off that SHOULD BE taken into consideration.........

Since: Aug 11

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#8 Oct 7, 2012
I had an SM put me into consideration and gave me one of the three holidays off, I was mad as hell and told them to put me back on the schedule immediately.
not me

Laurens, SC

#9 Oct 7, 2012
I have worked almost all holidays the 3 years I have been with WAG< Last year I worked Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years eve, and New Years Day. This year we are required to work 2 out of the 3 main ones. Even though I feel I have done my share for a while...my family will suffer yet again....sigh
stop the madness

Springfield, NJ

#10 Oct 7, 2012
Religiolous holidays are never a good reason to close a store. Cause most people don't really care about them. Just use.it as an excuse have become accustomed to it being an "off" day from grade school on. Not cause they really care or need it off. Stop complaining. Get an non retail job.
ThrobbingWag

Shelbyville, TN

#11 Oct 7, 2012
I worked on the holidays when I was at Walgreens just for the bonuses. Just another day to me, personally. Christmas is just a commercial bullshit holiday anyway. No one *needs* a holiday to enjoy time with their families. If you need a holiday just to get closer to your family, re-evaluate your priorities and try spending time with them on normal days of the year.
super mgt

Milford, MI

#12 Oct 7, 2012
ThrobbingWag wrote:
I worked on the holidays when I was at Walgreens just for the bonuses. Just another day to me, personally. Christmas is just a commercial bullshit holiday anyway. No one *needs* a holiday to enjoy time with their families. If you need a holiday just to get closer to your family, re-evaluate your priorities and try spending time with them on normal days of the year.
you get Holiday Pay wether or not you work the actual holiday. So if you r scheduled a 40 hr work week there is no incentive to work the day of.

“The Papers said I was Truant”

Since: Nov 11

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#13 Oct 8, 2012
super mgt wrote:
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you get Holiday Pay wether or not you work the actual holiday. So if you r scheduled a 40 hr work week there is no incentive to work the day of.
Non-monetary bonuses: Not as crowded as usual. People are calmer. Everyone realizes you're working on a 'special' day (employees and customers), and take it easy, not causing or giving into stress. Unspoken thanks from the employees who didn't have to work that day.
super mgt

Westland, MI

#14 Oct 8, 2012
JTruant wrote:
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Non-monetary bonuses: Not as crowded as usual. People are calmer. Everyone realizes you're working on a 'special' day (employees and customers), and take it easy, not causing or giving into stress. Unspoken thanks from the employees who didn't have to work that day.
lol yea i guess those could be woryh it for some. i work thirds so if your working the day of you are also getting stuck with reconstruction abduction cleaning up the daytimers potluck.
walgemp

Puyallup, WA

#15 Oct 8, 2012
NiceThingsKitty wrote:
I've worked Christmas day or as long as I've been employed with Walgreens (3 or 4 years).
We've had a customer come in and bring us slices of her very own Red Velvet Cake because she felt sorry for us, it was a wonderful sentiment.
We've been very busy for each one, yes we've heard the same line from everyone when they're upset we're working on this day.
Or yelled at because something went wrong with the register rewards.
Seriously, its just another day.
Our SM will put a sheet of paper on the board a month or so before the holidays start (Thanks Giving, Christmas, New years), we all get to pick our first choice off, and our second choice off if we don't get to have the first one.
Its all first come first served so if you're too late to write your name down, its your own fault.
The SM recently had to add an "I don't want any of them off" section, I bet that was a shock, because quite a few names were put there also.
What I don't like about the first come first served thing is that if you aren't at work the very moment the form goes up, you are at a major disadvantage. Everyone working that shift will get their names in first.
mflat

Mount Vernon, MO

#16 Oct 8, 2012
I always enjoy playing bouncer at the front door.Locking the doors promptly at 6:00, letting people out and NOBODY in. Too late Merry Christmas and BE WELL!!

Since: Jul 12

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#17 Oct 8, 2012
ThrobbingWag wrote:
I worked on the holidays when I was at Walgreens just for the bonuses. Just another day to me, personally. Christmas is just a commercial bullshit holiday anyway. No one *needs* a holiday to enjoy time with their families. If you need a holiday just to get closer to your family, re-evaluate your priorities and try spending time with them on normal days of the year.
Awesome for you that all your family seems to live near you ;)

It's the only time I get to see my extended family (grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) that lives in a different part of the state. Majority of them live close to each other but there's more and more of us that only get to see each other on holidays.

As the grandkids grow up and move away, holidays are the most common sense time to get together generally for everyone because most work places give you at least a 3 day weekend for it... except the couple of us who work retail.

Since: Jun 12

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#18 Oct 8, 2012
The religious sentiment behind Christmas is not what I'm talking about.

To me, it's about being with your family. And the corporate big wigs SHOULD care enough about their employees to let us have ONE DAY off OUT OF THE ENTIRE YEAR to spend with their whole family. But, alas, they do not.

I do agree that Christmas has become WAY too commercialized.....

Since: Feb 12

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#19 Oct 8, 2012
stop the madness wrote:
Religiolous holidays are never a good reason to close a store. Cause most people don't really care about them. Just use.it as an excuse have become accustomed to it being an "off" day from grade school on. Not cause they really care or need it off. Stop complaining. Get an non retail job.
Aaaaaaand a big F U to you buddy.....having time to spend with family on a special day is NOT a waste of time you utter peice of trash for a human being...go bury yourself!
gonebabygone

Kewaskum, WI

#20 Oct 8, 2012
got outta wags earlier this year...gotta tell you how great it is not to hang those damn tags anymore (eyesight really started to get bad this year and those tint numbers were maddening) or unload the truck at 7am in the morning!!..still check the blog though just for some laughs!!...and yes i will definitely be stopping in at wags on the holidays just to make everybody's lives there more miserable then they are already..if you get hit by the "oops, sorry but i dropped a gallon of milk over on aisle 1??!!",,that's me!!..hoping all you guys and gals have a horrible,miserable holiday season..hope your managers work the shit out of you and spit in your faces when you expect them to give you a present...hope the weather is horrible and the work is unimaginable..i'll be thinking of you worthless chumps while sipping eggnog with my friends and family all nestled warmly on my couch...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

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