Shops closing at 5:30-6 on a Weekday/Saturday

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by Skarjo » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:25 am

It annoys me when things are not open on a weekend.

I also loathe working on a weekend.

The irony is simply delicious.

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by Carlos » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:03 am

From someone who has to work late on wednesdays every week take it from me: most workers are quite happy to go and buy things on their lunch breaks as opposed to shopping at 7.

Who the hell wants to be shopping after work when you could be spending time with loved ones/posting on gr/playing video games/having tea?

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by Neo Cortex » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:53 am

Carlos wrote:From someone who has to work late on wednesdays every week take it from me: most workers are quite happy to go and buy things on their lunch breaks as opposed to shopping at 7.

Who the hell wants to be shopping after work when you could be spending time with loved ones/posting on gr/playing video games/having tea?


To be fair I hated doing that at lunch, who wants to spend their hour walking around the same bloody town they work in, buy something and realise they have wasted their lunch :(

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by jj_hunsecker » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:01 pm

Its because of the climate. Here's the deal: Countries where its basically too hot to go out in the middle of the day - shops open in the morning and early evening. Countries where it's dark at 5 o clock and likely to be raining, shops open during the day time.

Yes, logic can be boring.

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by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:09 pm

St Nick wrote:Why do they do this? Seriously, I have never really understood it in this day and age.

Why close your shop when people who do a 9-5 shift just finish work?

I know a a few shops will now stay open until 8/10 or whatever, but I'm mainly talking about shops on the high street.

It's something that really confuses me, surely it would make alot for sense for high street shops to stay open unitl 8 or even 10?


I noticed this more this year after living out in London. There most places shut at 8 but here it's always half 5 or 6 which was really annoying whenever I would come home from London in the evening as nothing would be open. Though I guess it's good in a sense that it would stop me spending money unnecessarily :P

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by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:11 pm

Neo Cortex wrote:
Carlos wrote:From someone who has to work late on wednesdays every week take it from me: most workers are quite happy to go and buy things on their lunch breaks as opposed to shopping at 7.

Who the hell wants to be shopping after work when you could be spending time with loved ones/posting on gr/playing video games/having tea?


To be fair I hated doing that at lunch, who wants to spend their hour walking around the same bloody town they work in, buy something and realise they have wasted their lunch :(


This. Shops are also busier at lunch time with people who have this idea so it takes longer to do anything and you will indeed end up wasting your time.

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by Gario » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:31 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Maybe because not all shops have the money to spend on the staff required to open all day long. Why do you expect shops to be open at frankly ridiculous times as they are open all week is that not enough?


What annoys me is that some banks only open until lunchtime on a Saturday. In fact, this lack of attention to people who work bloody hard annoys me in all sorts of ways. Like the customer services people who call you up on a Tuesday when you're rushing to deadline and expect you to confirm your details with them before they reveal what they're calling about. I just tell them I don't have time and hang up.

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by Mr Thropwimp » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:49 pm

Neo Cortex wrote:Am I the only one who finds shops shutting at 4 an extreme inconvenience on a sunday. What if you dont have Saturdays off work and can only get there on a Sunday, especially with cheap bus fares?


Go earlier on Sunday? Some places close at 5 (most places in Manchester city centre do, I think).

I think if my place of work opened any later on a Sunday, there wouldn't be a person in the store who would offer to work it. In fact, we would all refuse outright.

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by Neo Cortex » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:53 pm

Charles Manson wrote:
Neo Cortex wrote:Am I the only one who finds shops shutting at 4 an extreme inconvenience on a sunday. What if you dont have Saturdays off work and can only get there on a Sunday, especially with cheap bus fares?


Go earlier on Sunday? Some places close at 5 (most places in Manchester city centre do, I think).

I think if my place of work opened any later on a Sunday, there wouldn't be a person in the store who would offer to work it. In fact, we would all refuse outright.


Then they would just hire someone willing to do that :lol: :lol:

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