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Old 12-21-2010, 07:36 AM
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Fellow Grinchy McScrooges unite!


Yes. I mean others who work in retail.


Who all hate the week before Christmas.


Because everybody and their dog goes shopping.


Every.



God.



Damned.



Day.





WHO WISHES TO BITCH ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS WITH ME?!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:35 PM
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I think its a little... uncomforting when people expect everyone else to be happy and joyful... "C'mon cheer up its almost Christmas!" "A few more days and we get to open presents!" "Wheres that holiday spirit of yours?"

Its just kind of annoying, I was listening to one guy speak, and he said, "Don't expect everyone to be joyful around the holidays. Theres some things in peoples lives you don't know about." Its true.

thats just my little complaint, I can completely see the store one I was at Target yesterday and the workers in the electronics section looked a little overwhelmed
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:09 PM
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stay


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malls

its a new kind of hell this time of year
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:29 PM
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^this above, I hate shopping so this year I'll try to buy online stuff that otherwise requires me to go someplace crowded lol
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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^this above, I hate shopping so this year I'll try to buy online stuff that otherwise requires me to go someplace crowded lol
that was idea as well i paid for my items next day i get an email saying the items can no longer be shiped out to my address and i have to come pick them up in the store.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

i get there my god, anger ppl tons of sales, little time....thats a pontent mix it gave me the goose bumbs
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:39 PM
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Yup, completely agreed
I work at a grocery store, and this week I'm going to be working my ass off

Gonna be making a boatload of money though
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:28 PM
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I used to work in a mall and I came to hate Christmas due to the tiresome hours I had to work and the attitude of the customers. I hate the materialism and the commercialization of Christmas. I have some religious beliefs concerning Christmas and those things I enjoy as well as spending time with family but the corporate, commercial atmosphere that one finds in the malls and other stores..YUK! I hated the constant droning of the same, tiresome, and crappy so called Christmas songs and I also hate the pressure to buy, buy, buy. Again, people are very nasty. I am very glad to have been able to escape it a couple of years ago.


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I think its a little... uncomforting when people expect everyone else to be happy and joyful... "C'mon cheer up its almost Christmas!" "A few more days and we get to open presents!" "Wheres that holiday spirit of yours?"
I completely agree Stanley. Christmas often brings out depression in some people due to loneliness, painful memories, or grief. Not everybody is going to be sooo "cheerful". In fact, my "Christmas" spirit will probably come out on Christmas eve but probably not before that. In fact the whole "Christmas" spirit is fake in many ways. We shouldn't be expected to be kind and empathetic only for a few weeks out of the year during December. No, we should be that way to our fellow man every day of the year but due to certain cultural idealisms brought about by some songs, movies, and stories we are conditioned to think that Christmas is the time of year to care. The reality is that people are very nasty to each other during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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Its just kind of annoying, I was listening to one guy speak, and he said, "Don't expect everyone to be joyful around the holidays. Theres some things in peoples lives you don't know about." Its true.
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thats just my little complaint, I can completely see the store one I was at Target yesterday and the workers in the electronics section looked a little overwhelmed
Oh yeah, they are. Its a thankless job. You get treated like dirt by some snooty customer who thinks they are so much better than you and demand to have a special break. Combine that with a less than appreciative employer, long hours, and busy lines you will get frustrated, overwhelmed employees.

I believe it was back in 2004, about 3 days before Christmas. I was working at Books a Million and I had to come in around opening time. I saw a couple of my co-workers standing outside of the store waiting to get in because our manager was late. In fact, he ended up being over 2 hours late. We decided to walk around the mall while we waited. When we got back there were already customers waiting to get in. Our manager finally arrived and we opened. Were the customers appreciative? No. Sure, I can't blame them for being a bit upset for having to wait a while but demanding that we should give them free stuff for waiting?? No. Definitely not. They were full of complaints. There are other incidents of customers getting nasty and angry over a few things.

I admit that the best time that I was in the mood to actually sell stuff was Christmas eve. That was when I made the most sales at my previous jobs and it was also when I was the most cheerful and that was because we got to close early and I was counting down the minutes until we could close up .
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:34 PM
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Combine that with a less than appreciative employer, long hours, and busy lines you will get frustrated, overwhelmed employees.
I suppose I should be thankful I don't have to deal with irritable managers. All my superiors are incredibly nice people, that regularly pull employees aside and make sure we're doing alright.

Now I just need the Christmas season to end and everything will be great.
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I suppose I should be thankful I don't have to deal with irritable managers. All my superiors are incredibly nice people, that regularly pull employees aside and make sure we're doing alright.

Now I just need the Christmas season to end and everything will be great.
You're lucky . I had a couple of bad managers that made it more difficult. The season will end soon but it won't end on Christmas Eve. It will probably end next week sometime, after people have taken back the gifts that they don't want, exchange some for others, and use their gift cards .
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You're lucky . I had a couple of bad managers that made it more difficult. The season will end soon but it won't end on Christmas Eve. It will probably end next week sometime, after people have taken back the gifts that they don't want, exchange some for others, and use their gift cards .


I managed to get that week off. >____>



So ees not my problem! ^______^
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I managed to get that week off. >____>



So ees not my problem! ^______^
That is good. I know you will need a much deserved break after the silliness . Unfortunately for me, I will be off too but since I don't get paid for the time that the university is closed, it will be a painful paycheck .
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In my opinion, after a while... Christmas becomes an overly normal day. You get presents, you rejoice about the end of the year. Means a lot if you're religious. But eventually, you don't get that spark anymore.

For example, I got off holidays last week on monday. My mother came up to me and said something like "You're finally off holidays for the year!". I just blinked and thought 'whaaattt?'.
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In my opinion, after a while... Christmas becomes an overly normal day. You get presents, you rejoice about the end of the year. Means a lot if you're religious. But eventually, you don't get that spark anymore.

For example, I got off holidays last week on monday. My mother came up to me and said something like "You're finally off holidays for the year!". I just blinked and thought 'whaaattt?'.
You are right. It always seems to be anti-climatic even for people like me who are religious. Once you have gone to Mass, opened presents, and have dinner all one does is sleep until some of the family members decide that they want to see a movie. That is what happens in my family almost every year except for when there is the usual (hopefully not this year) family argument. For me and my husband, we continue to celebrate Christmas at least until January 6th and sometimes afterward until Lent. However, that usually means just keeping the tree and the manger scene up too long until it is close to Lent which is when I finally decide to put it all up . Most of the time though, the actual celebration only lasts a few hours on Christmas day.
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We had to go to Costco today to get the stuff for our Christmas dinner. We went early so we thought it would be empty...

...we were wrong. Holy ****, I was ready to put a cow-catcher on the front of that cart.

As you can tell, I haven't got the Christmas spirit yet. Like rapunzel, I tend to get it right before, and it usually lasts until about New Year. I might have it more if I had a bigger family, but...eh. I hope Mike Malloy's Christmas show is good.
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