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Comment #3260112 by Helen Ryan

Helen Ryan Dec 26th 2014, 8:10 AM #

Christmas is Christmas – family time & a few days off; think of the unfortunate staff who have to work til 11pm on Christmas Eve to prepare the sale stock & then come in onSt Stephens Day – cant it wait a few more days & let them have a proper Christmas with their families.

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St Stephens Day sales madness: Queues from 6am and 'handbags at dawn'

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    Favourite Nobby Donnelly
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    Dec 26th 2014, 10:31 AM

    Well it doesn’t look that bad. A more accurate headline based on the above photographic evidence would be:

    “7 people waited for Brown Thomas to open this morning..”

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    Favourite Bobby Moore
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    Dec 26th 2014, 10:36 AM

    I think “Slaves to Consumerism” would be a more accurate headline.

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    Favourite tomeenoldstock
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    Dec 26th 2014, 11:17 AM

    Agree totally Helen. It’s total nonsense that the shops couldn’t wait one more day to open.

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    Favourite AN other
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    Dec 26th 2014, 11:18 AM

    In New York the shops have been on the go since 5am their time, 10am our time I want even awake!!!!

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    Favourite Wheres My Nama
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    Dec 26th 2014, 11:43 AM

    7 spas wait to buy unwanted and out of seasons shirts

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    Favourite Greg Cavey
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    Dec 26th 2014, 2:01 PM

    My sister started worked 6am on Christmas day, and got in the door at 7.50pm when we were all merry around the table after dinner. She came in nakered and revealed that she made a meager 15 quid in tips with a 30 minute break for lunch and is back in work today at 6am. Absolute joke to work those hours and it angered me and my family.

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    Favourite Rochelle
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    Dec 26th 2014, 2:08 PM

    They could hold off a few days and let their competition take everyones money instead, I’m sure a short christmas is preferable to January layoffs for most those working in retail. It’s part of the territory in selling when the public are willing to spend, and that happens to be on Stephens Day when everybody is off and has gift money in their pocket.

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    Favourite Joe Bloggs
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    Dec 26th 2014, 2:29 PM

    Why did she come in naked?

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    Favourite Paul Gillen
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    Dec 26th 2014, 7:13 PM

    The public are still willing to spend on the 28th and handbags, shoes and electronics aren’t exactly essential. It’s simply greed on the part of the owners.

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    Favourite Rachel McEneaney
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    Dec 26th 2014, 7:20 PM

    Agree. Give them a few days off.

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    Favourite Karen
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    Dec 26th 2014, 7:24 PM

    They do not have to work if they don’t want to so stop with the poor staff malarkey. You lot do realize that people of faith can opt out under law from work on both Christmas day and Stephens day and good Friday etc..

    Has anyone noticed majority are not Irish at the sales lol seems to be a trend with foreign nationals. What happened to the days when Ireland actually had January sales in January? Next they will have spring sales at Christmas. Flipping stupid.

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    Favourite Joan Murphy
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    Dec 26th 2014, 8:51 PM

    Karen that is so not true

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    Favourite Patrick Murphy
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    Dec 26th 2014, 8:56 PM

    Don’t know where you got those “facts” from Karen. Totally untrue.

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    Favourite Paul Gillen
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    Dec 26th 2014, 9:48 PM

    Exactly which law is that Karen?

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    Favourite Lesley O Meara
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    Dec 26th 2014, 10:49 PM

    Staff don’t have the choice of working on st stephens day. Its not extra pay either, if its your rostered day in, your in. For most people its. The only time of the year you are guarantee d two days together. It should be a time you can spend with family and friends. Not a time to stand on your feet for hours and getting abused and. Accused of making up rules as you go through the day!!!!!

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    Favourite Patrick Murphy
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    Dec 26th 2014, 11:35 PM

    It’s the madey upey Karen law, I think.

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    Favourite Maria Mulvihill
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    Dec 26th 2014, 11:41 PM

    You are wrong next staff have to work Stephens day its in their contract. Fired if they don’t do it . they open at 6am on Stephens day

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