Nov 20 - Best Buy Workers Protest Black Friday Hours

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 11-23-2011, 07:40 AM         #221
reese0809 
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man I need to sign this sh*t. I'm a part time Geek Squad Computer Technician at Best Buy and I have been scheduled fu*king 38.25 hours. Mind you, I have a full time job with a defense contractor. This sh*t is wrong. On top of that they have all employees scheduled for 12 hours shifts on black Friday (either 11:30pm thanksgiving night - 11:00am or the 11:00am to 11:00pm). I was also recently forced to increase my availability to Friday and Saturday. This retailer has no heart anymore for the employees that it employs. I have also had conversations with customers that are like "i'm so sorry that you guys have to work like that on Black Friday and how crazy it is for a 12am midnight opening.
 11-23-2011, 08:12 AM         #222
reese0809 
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 Merk said:
They signed up for the JOB, they gotta work. Either that go back to school and get a full time job so you dont have to put up w/ that retail sh*t.
when i got hired, 5 years ago, my availability was set. Since those 5 years I have been forced to change it by upper management a total of 5 times to increase the hours that I can be scheduled to work. Now, you can go and take that argument that you cover and apply it to jobs in which it is expected of people to work holidays (airline workers, transportation, healthcare workers, etc.) but I did not agree or obtain a job at best buy with the expectation of a part time job increasing my weekly hours from (15-20) to a fu*ked up 38.25 hours during fu*king Thanksgiving week. It's not my fault that Best buy drove away 15% of their workforce by forcing part time workers to increase their hours or they were immediately terminated. Their grand idea was to have to not employ seasonal workers. smh. Before you go and make generalized a.ssumptions, learn your motha fu*king facts.


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 6 years ago '04        #223
Ace2125 25 heat pts25
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im losted here, how is it cutting into anyones time when it opens at midnite. whats happening at midnite yo isnt thanksgiving over
 6 years ago '04        #224
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 reese0809 said:
when i got hired, 5 years ago, my availability was set. Since those 5 years I have been forced to change it by upper management a total of 5 times to increase the hours that I can be scheduled to work. Now, you can go and take that argument that you cover and apply it to jobs in which it is expected of people to work holidays (airline workers, transportation, healthcare workers, etc.) but I did not agree or obtain a job at best buy with the expectation of a part time job increasing my weekly hours from (15-20) to a fu*ked up 38.25 hours during fu*king Thanksgiving week. It's not my fault that Best buy drove away 15% of their workforce by forcing part time workers to increase their hours or they were immediately terminated. Their grand idea was to have to not employ seasonal workers. smh. Before you go and make generalized a.ssumptions, learn your motha fu*king facts.


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i caught the boot after 7 years because of that.. it was smart strategic if you ask me...


change the discount from 5 percent above cost to no more than 50% a month before the mass termination so you make profit off the employees, Force all the weekend warriors and part time workers to increase hours or do a Mass termination. Rehire new employees so one they dont know what great of a discount they had and also you can pay them less. People will go for anything during this recession..

smart moves if you ask me. but the step towards failure when you turn against the employees.
 11-23-2011, 08:46 AM         #225
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 Ace2125 said:
im losted here, how is it cutting into anyones time when it opens at midnite. whats happening at midnite yo isnt thanksgiving over
News Flash #1: Everyone doesn't live in the same city or state as their relatives.

News Flash #2: If you're scheduled to work monday, tuesday, wednesday, and friday....and News Flash #1 also holds true, how in the fu*k can you go spend time with your fam. I used to be able to spend a whole day with them, not anymore. I can only go for a couple of hours or not even go at all.
 6 years ago '08        #226
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massive retail chain increases hours during the busiest week of the year, news at 11
 6 years ago '04        #227
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 reese0809 said:
when i got hired, 5 years ago, my availability was set. Since those 5 years I have been forced to change it by upper management a total of 5 times to increase the hours that I can be scheduled to work. Now, you can go and take that argument that you cover and apply it to jobs in which it is expected of people to work holidays (airline workers, transportation, healthcare workers, etc.) but I did not agree or obtain a job at best buy with the expectation of a part time job increasing my weekly hours from (15-20) to a fu*ked up 38.25 hours during fu*king Thanksgiving week. It's not my fault that Best buy drove away 15% of their workforce by forcing part time workers to increase their hours or they were immediately terminated. Their grand idea was to have to not employ seasonal workers. smh. Before you go and make generalized a.ssumptions, learn your motha fu*king facts.


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god forbid a company tries to increase their profit and productivity. seriously, if you dont like it, find a job worthwhile you ugly bi*ch. dont come crying and complaining about a 38 hr work week, im sure there are thousands of people that would love your job
 11-24-2011, 02:02 PM         #228
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 Sabotage said:
god forbid a company tries to increase their profit and productivity. seriously, if you dont like it, find a job worthwhile you ugly bi*ch. dont come crying and complaining about a 38 hr work week, im sure there are thousands of people that would love your job
First of all, if you read my post, you would see that this is my PART TIME JOB, which means that I DONT NEED A HUGE AMOUNT OF HOURS. I would love it for them to hire someone else. God, I didn't think that there would be suce an uncaring and stupid person up in here.
 6 years ago '07        #229
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Make sure you quit your job before next Thanksgiving, early reports say this was one of the most profitable black Fridays ever.

Retailers gonna be calling it "Black Wednesday Thru Saturday" next year and schedule all these workers for 24 hr shifts.
 12-12-2011, 09:16 AM         #230
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I hate the line "be happy you have a job"

fu*k that.. I'm sick and tired of hearing that bullsh*t. I worked hard to get my education and I bring value to whatever position I go into so be happy you have me working at your company.

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 12-12-2011, 09:52 AM         #231
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 omglolwtfbbq said:
Make sure you quit your job before next Thanksgiving, early reports say this was one of the most profitable black Fridays ever.

Retailers gonna be calling it "Black Wednesday Thru Saturday" next year and schedule all these workers for 24 hr shifts.
 12-12-2011, 04:03 PM         #232
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 reese0809 said:
when i got hired, 5 years ago, my availability was set. Since those 5 years I have been forced to change it by upper management a total of 5 times to increase the hours that I can be scheduled to work. Now, you can go and take that argument that you cover and apply it to jobs in which it is expected of people to work holidays (airline workers, transportation, healthcare workers, etc.) but I did not agree or obtain a job at best buy with the expectation of a part time job increasing my weekly hours from (15-20) to a fu*ked up 38.25 hours during fu*king Thanksgiving week. It's not my fault that Best buy drove away 15% of their workforce by forcing part time workers to increase their hours or they were immediately terminated. Their grand idea was to have to not employ seasonal workers. smh. Before you go and make generalized a.ssumptions, learn your motha fu*king facts.


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Co-sign, I work in inventory and we had a team of 10, for the past two months, seven have quit leaving THREE left to work three large trucks a week until 1/5/2012, with no help being hired at all smh.
 12-12-2011, 04:45 PM         #233
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how people still goin in on this topic when it happened last month.i guess people are still mad.
 6 years ago '11        #234
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Hell yeah we mad. Glad walmart opened early so I can get my 47in tho
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