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Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 6:11:14 PM

This effort to give employees at least two days to spend with family and loved ones.
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Veteran Author Illinois

Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 10:01:34 PM

No posts here since 12 19 ... so I thought I'd post here.
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Champion Author Vancouver

Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 9:07:16 PM

How would I get there to spend with family and loved ones, if the gas stations were all closed?
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Veteran Author Indianapolis

Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 3:14:17 PM

What if they don't want to spend time with their family and friends, or don't have family and friends? How about if they need the extra money? There are also many people that don't celebrate Christmas and spend their family time in other ways.
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Champion Author Nashville

Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:15:44 AM

I buy gas during the day on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I know a lot of folks that work those days.
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Champion Author Omaha

Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 9:52:23 PM

Why wold a two day boycott do to allow employees time with their family and loved ones?

Should our military also stand down for two days to allow them to to spend time with their family and loved ones?

How about the employees at hospitals, EMS and Firefighters?

I know, how about we pull the Astronauts and Cosmonauts from the space station so they can spend time with their families?
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Champion Author Milwaukee

Joined:Apr 2013
Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 5:36:31 PM

I'm with you, more people should try it.
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All-Star Author Virginia

Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Dec 21, 2013 11:28:58 AM

sounds ok to me
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Dec 20, 2013 9:06:20 PM

If you're not letting the stores know that you're not going to shop, they have no reason to be completely closed because there will be people out who will need or want to buy gas (and probably shop at an associated convenience store). That said, "Christmas Eve and Christmas day" are not two days; it's more like one day for the morning/day workers and two for the night shift. Now if you said "the day before Christmas...", it would be something different.

However, many gas stations do, in fact, close for Christmas Day and for New Years day, generally closing relatively early the nights before. For that matter, in the two distinct areas that I drive, the Washington DC metro area (DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) and the southern Georgia/northern Florid area, I've found that most gas stations are closed on Christmas and New Year's days. That's not true of the highways/interstates between those two areas but then it's realistic that they stay open (with reduced staffing, which is what happens) because some people do work and some people do travel, meaning they stop for fuel and/or for a break from driving (for food/beverage/etc.)

Sorry, but what you're asking for is "courtesy", not a boycott. A boycott would be your not buying from a place where you could buy the product. If you're asking that stores/gas stations be closed, then you wouldn't be able to buy from the place to begin with.
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Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 6:45:07 PM

Gas boycotts do not work so the effort would be a waste of time.
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Rookie Author Dallas

Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 6:35:13 PM

This wont happen short term, but in the long run. Corporation and business run by numbers. Simple math if there no income or less income and it cost more to stay open. They will at least scale back on Christmas.
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Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 6:32:20 PM

And why would you think your plan would work shalom7784?

[Edited by: maxstar at 12/19/2013 6:32:11 PM EST]
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