Starbucks coffee Complaint - COMPLAINT - STORE HOURS HOLIDAY

Review by johngar on 2010-12-24
Comments:13 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-02-03
Posted by leet60 on 2010-12-24:
There are large, large numbers of retailers that will be open on Christmas day. You will find that stores and restaurants that have been traditionally closed are now opening on holidays.

While the retailer has a responsibility to their stockholders to make a profit, the fault cannot always be placed on the company. You are seeing these changes because consumers are demanding access to retailers on holidays. Be assured, if no customer was willing to order coffee, eat, or shop on holidays, the doors would be closed.
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-12-24:
but remember, there are people who do not celebrate this holiday. like me!
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-12-24:
You're correct Leet. I was amazed when I was in the grocery the sign on their doors stated they would be open until 3:00 Christmas day. If no one shopped on Christmas they certainly would not be open.
Posted by partyhero on 2010-12-24:
I don't celebrate this holiday either which is why I volunteered to work at my job on Christmas.
Posted by T on 2010-12-24:
I'm sorry, but the line has been crossed by many retailers. I would blame it on demand, not supply. I guarantee you, I will not be shopping tomorrow. But I bet plenty of people will be.

When I was young, you had a hard time finding a store that was open on Sunday. Children today will grow up, and look back and say "all the stores were open 365 days a year." I think it is a real shame, but then again I also think it is a shame cell phones can be used while driving.
Posted by rockfishing on 2010-12-24:
I'm glad Starbuck's gives me an opportunity to earn money to feed my children on December 25 which is just another day to me. I'm glad I live in The USA where no one is able to demand that I follow their religion.
Posted by Skye on 2010-12-24:
There are many people who do not celebrate Christmas, so if a store chooses to remain open, that's fine with me. We celebrate Christmas, but I won't stop patronizing a store, if they decide to stay open on Christmas day. I'm too busy with family to have time to visit stores, and notice who is open and who is not. But I understand your concerns.

After all, the movie theatre's are ALWAYS open Christmas day.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-12-25:
Wow really? That's interesting. I got to feel bad for Jews and others who don't celebrate Christmas though, the whole world is practically closed today.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-12-25:
When I was a kid in Indiana, we had 'blue' laws, and commerce was forbidden on Sunday. Someone said that people needed to have access to food in an emergency, and conveinence stores were allowed to operate. The camel had its nose under the side of the tent, and soon, the blue laws were repealed. I used to work for two Jewish brother who felt the workers were not fair because we would not work on Sunday, but they closed the business on Saturday for Sabbath. When I was a deputy, I worked every holiday. They are just days of the year to me.
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-25:
I was really happy my Foodtown was open this morning.
Posted by T on 2010-12-25:
I was happy to stay home today, myself. I baked an apple pie and just took it easy. Going to walk the dog now.

This, I must admit, isn't all that different than my usual routine (:
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-25:
We went to Blockbuster to get some movies today. Starbucks is next door and it was packed. So I guess being open today is not going to hurt their business.
Posted by JanosX on 2011-02-03:
The Starbucks in my area only open if they have people who volunteer to work. All stores post a sheet and if people want to work they sign up... if not enough people sign up they don't open.

I'd happily work on Xmas day, if not for leaving the wife home alone. It's just my wife & me in our area, and EVERYTHING is closed, we hang out at the drug store, because it's the only thing open... it's a boring day.

I was ecstatic to discover Starbucks was open!

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