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Olympics - Sunday trading
Ernie - what era do you live in? Sundays aren't 'unsociable hours' any more so anything retail/hospitality based which the likes of me and kevevs do is just paid the normal hourly rate. Infact, in my trade it is expected that you work bank holidays (for normal pay,) as they are peak trading times - when those that work 9-5 are off, they want filling with food/beverages.
Only good would come of longer opening hours on a Sunday even if it is only a couple of hours. Any opportunity for people to be paid more whilst people are spending more is welcome.
Ernie - what era do you live in?
The 21st century. And here in the 21st century people enjoy a lie in on sundays, time with the their families, or leisure activities such as riding a bike. I don't fancy getting in a time machine and being transported into your era where people are crying out to work on sundays.
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Well thank **** for that ..... I hope you won't mind if I remind you should you ever forget.
Now perhaps I won't feel the need to waste my time dealing with ridiculous and absurd comments directed at me, suggesting that firefighters, nurses, paramedics and doctors can only find time to go shopping on sunday evenings (I've yet to meet a firefighter who didn't have more spare time than they knew what to do with).
I like the fact that Germany is shut on Sundays, and you certainly see far more family out for strolls and rides on a Sunday than in the UK
That was certainly my impression when travelling through there in the summer and visiting my sister and the GF's sister who both live there.
They use Sunday as the day of not exactly rest, but certainly recuperation; a day to do stuff with family and friends. They manage without the ability to wander aimlessy around Comet/B&Q/Homebase/Ikea for a day.
I like it.
Germany, which, the last time I checked, is pretty prosperous, seems to manage with everything being closed on a Sunday.
No, all that happens is that those shops that are allowed to be open sell a greater range - ie garages.
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