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Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
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Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
Hear Hear.
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Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
Even if we do so..there's a majority out there that want a business and money ..They won't give a damn...
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Though I want Britain to become secular, I agree. If this is a Christian country, Christian festivals should be national holidays, we should not do things by half measures.
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(Original post by eddiedaboss)
Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
yes, but the service industry doesn't always follow the rules. People choose to work during these days generally - you get paid more as well. there will always be those who will want to work over the Easter weekend. besides what do you do if all the shops are closed? play monopoly in the living room?

Think of the poor people who work for the emergency services - they don't get time off at all!
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(Original post by eddiedaboss)
Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
rubbish - if you want to work hard and earn more money why cant you?
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People choose to work during these days generally - you get paid more as well. there will always be those who will want to work over the Easter weekend.
i didn't choose to work today... my contract is for saturdays and sundays... so i had to work today. i am also working tomorrow... and they are both for time and a half.

lou xxx
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i didn't choose to work today... my contract is for saturdays and sundays... so i had to work today. i am also working tomorrow... and they are both for time and a half.

lou xxx
i've got a similar kind of contract to work in a library on friday evenings... which will be annoying that's the only prob of part timers.
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I don't get paid any extra for bank holidays, and they're by far the busiest days of the year for us
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(Original post by eddiedaboss)
Easter day should be a very important day for England (a Christian country) with everyone being allowed to have a rare day off to spend with family and friends. All we ask is for this, yet walking down the high street many shops were open today! And also bank holidays are supposed to be a day where we can all spend with the family yet most shops are now always open on them days, so employees are forced to work them therefore missing a traditional family day aswell as a rest. I think its about time they get the message - LET US HAVE THESE HOLIDAYS OFF - FOR GOODNESS SAKE ITS ONLY A HANDFUL OF DAYS A YEAR.

Retail is now a 24 hour, 365 days a year industry - and its the public who work too much as it is.
isnt it under the contract that you need to work these days tho
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clarks on the high street wasa open today and all the arcade type shops where i live
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Boycott the emergency services!! They went to work today!!
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isnt it under the contract that you need to work these days tho
maybe. but people shouldnt moan about the fact that they have to work public holidays, if they read and signed the contract agreeing to abide by those rules.
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Though I want Britain to become secular, I agree. If this is a Christian country, Christian festivals should be national holidays, we should not do things by half measures.
Yeah! I remember when shops were shut on Sundays...
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Yeah! I remember when shops were shut on Sundays...
it must have been hell!!! i want shops open normal hours on sundays!
im not religious nor are most ppl i know (ie even the ones who may believe in some stuff dont go to church) & thats reflected throughout the country, so its not really a proper christian country anymore - therefore shops should be open yay!
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But what about the non-Christians who want to do their shopping....?
I don't think it's fair to impose a religious festival on an entire nation.
I may regret saying that.
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Yeah! I remember when shops were shut on Sundays...
Me too, but it's better now
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What about my cigarettes....:eek:

I can't not buy my cigarettes

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this makes no sense


Does anybody else remember a time when shops ACTUALLY closed on a Sunday. It's making me feel old
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Does anybody else remember a time when shops ACTUALLY closed on a Sunday. It's making me feel old
I should really read whole posts before making such remarks!
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What about my cigarettes....:eek:

I can't not buy my cigarettes

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this makes no sense


Does anybody else remember a time when shops ACTUALLY closed on a Sunday. It's making me feel old
Yes, I vaguely remember that.
Much prefer having them open.
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