“There are so many righteous commenters on here who want to say "Fire the person! There's someone else who would want the job!" You just missed the entire point. It's not about being ungrateful. It's about respecting boundaries. The holiday these corporations are exploiting continues to exist because of these traditions. Most of these employees make minimum wage, have to fight for hours because payroll always seem to disappear, and deal with some of the lowest human behavior out there. Heaven forbid they protest against a gross lack of respect. The CEO might be at the 12 AM opening, but he'll get chauffeured there for some photo ops and to fake a sense of morale and then leave by 1 AM the latest to go back home and sleep. Just because they employ these people doesn't mean that the employees should be expected to work with whatever suits their pockets.”
EdCorey1971 on Nov 17, 2011 at 17:27:39
“You hit the nail on the head...excellent post. I'm also willing to bet that those self righteous commentators would feel the same way if they were in the same position.”
goijra on Nov 17, 2011 at 17:25:01
“"lowest human behavior"........that is putting it mildly. Veterans and Memorial Day sales also really p*ss me off,.”
“I went to a community college not by choice but necessity. It was the best thing that ever happened to me financially. My suggestion to any kids out there, going that route, is to apply for an Associate's. It's very easy for credits to not transfer - with an Associate's you have more of a guarantee that you'll be able to meet the necessary requirements. I've been blessed to have my merit scholarship through the state - even though the governor seems hell bent on taking it away - and that my parents can supplement my tuition while I pay for books. It's tough, but with the right support and dedication it's possible. I'll be graduating next spring with my Bachelor's :)”
“While you have a compelling argument here, everything you are complaining about has less to do with Swift and more to do with everything else at the concert, so you may want to change your headline.
Why does Taylor Swift have to say "love yourselves" or "girls rock"? Isn't her music a way of promoting those ideas? Isn't that what you thought her music proclaimed before you even arrived at the concert? If it didn't, based on what I'm reading here, your daughters probably wouldn't be listening to it.
The problem here is that you're equating being girly to being some kind of failure. Taylor Swift isn't a bad role model because she would like a fairytale romance or because she wears make-up. You're equating wearing make-up to saying that girls need it.
If you actually teach your daughters that all those things aside they're great people, then taking part in those moments and indulging in being a "conventional girl" isn't going to compromise their self-image, ideas, or personality.
I wear make-up and there are days I don't. It's because it's okay to be a girl and still believe in feminist ideas. Just raise your children right and they'll be fine. Eventually Taylor Swift will be an artist they don't even like anymore anyway.”
“first of all, learn how to spell.
second of all, would you have preferred the president to bury his body and have a "martyr" gravesite on his hands? can you imagine how many of his followers would've flocked there?
they did the right thing.”