young mom working on christmas day, making it appearant she didnt want to be there

Ashley - posted on 12/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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last night we were all hungry and really didnt want to cook after the long christmas day we had, so we decided to go to get some food and ended up going to burger king. we were the only one there getting food, and they made us wait forever to even order, and then even longer to get cold stale food. but as we pulled up to the window, i noticed the girl was fairly young and look like she just wanted to cry. i assume she probably had kids that she wanted to be at home with on christmas, so i felt bad for her. she was very rude, and we could tell she just wasnt having a good time. normally, we wouldnt do this with such bad customer service, but we got all the cash we had on us, (which wasn't much), but when she handed me the food, i gave the cash to her and told her merry christmas, and that im sorry she had to work on christmas and i thanked her for being there working so i wouldn't have to cook again last night. as soon as she heard what i had said and saw the money, she got a huge smile on her face and said thank you and apologized for being rude, and explained how she didnt want to be there because her kids were at home, but that she didnt have a choice because she needed the money for her kids, and if she wouldnt have worked, she would have been fired, and she began to cry. i felt so bad for this young woman, and we just wanted to help her out and cheer her up, but didnt know how else to do it. i am lucky enough to be able to be a stay at home, and my husband is lucky enough that his job is closed on christmas day. we are very blessed for this, and i wish everyone could be. i just want to say thank you to all of those who do have to work on christmas day instead of being able to spend it with family. and for now on, my family will not be goin anywhere to eat on christmas day, even if that means i have to cook 5 meals to make sure they are all full. im thinking if these places dont get enough business on that one day a year, then maybe they will decide to not open there doors that day and let there employees spend the day with there family. i dont need advice on this, i just wanted to share how i feel about it after last night

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/26/2012

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It bothers me sincerely when people have to work on holidays. Family is more important than corperate greed, but the country is so money hungry, they don't care. Best way to deal with it? No one go out shopping, eating, or to the movies on Holidays. It may be a convenience for us, but terrible for those workers.

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Jodi - posted on 12/26/2012

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And I do most of my cooking preparation the day before Christmas so that we can have a more relaxing Christmas Day as a family. It CAN be done ;)

Jodi - posted on 12/26/2012

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This is why we close our business on Christmas Day......we can't see that any money we might get could possibly make up for the families that miss out.

Dove - posted on 12/26/2012

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I have a sister and brother-in-law that work in airport security and both had to work yesterday.

I'm glad you helped make that woman's day a little brighter. :)

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