Cancel your Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day shows so your employees can spend time with their families!

Cancel your Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day shows so your employees can spend time with their families!

    1. Jamie Ordonez
    2. Petition by

      Jamie Ordonez

      belleville, NJ

Medieval Times is a lot of fun -- but it's also hard work for employees. This year, the company plans to take away the two holidays employees have: Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Medieval Times employees, and especially their performers, work hard all year long for this company. The physical wear and tear the performers endure to bring these shows to your customers, week after week, is exhausting yet they continue to exert themselves to their fullest potential. Your employees, from servers, to performers and management come together five days a week as a team to bring a great show to your patrons. Do you not feel that your hard working employees deserve these holidays to spend with their families?  They work shifts when everyone else is off on nights and weekends, often coming home at very late hours and missing out on many family and friend opportunities. They look forward to these few holidays that they were promised off if they voted no to union organization. Your company is now breaking that promise.

I started this petition because with all my heart, do not feel that it is right these employees must work on holidays that they celebrate for those who do not. Please sign this petition and put yourself in their shoes. 

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Please check your emails, I have sent an update regarding this petition.

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      It is quite sad when the actions taken by a company are spiteful ones at that.

      Thank you for all the support we have received so far.

      Jamie

    3. I will be speaking with WOR Radio regarding the petition tonight!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.wor710.com/main.html

      10pm! Eastern time! Continue to share this petition with everyone you can! Thanks guys!

    4. Our voices have hit the media! Here is an article from ABC news!!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      http://abcnews.go.com/Business/stand-line-staples-thanksgiving-day/story?id=20803085#disqus_thread

      Please continue to share this petition and let's get this company to change their forcing of employees to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. They have continued to stay silent on this matter, a clear indication as to how much they appreciate their employees.

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. Blocked from Medieval Times Facebook Page!!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      The actions of this company speak loudly! I have been blocked from commenting on any Medieval Times Facebook pages, after numerous attempts at a reply to request these holiday shows be cancelled. I will continue to urge the company to make the right decision regarding this issue. They know their employees would rather be with their families, they have spoken up. We need to continue calling for action by this company to cancel the Thanksgiving and Christmas Day shows!

      Please call their corporate offices and request the cancellations!
      214-596-7600

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. Making progress!!!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      I have been told that the company is aware of this petition and that's a great start! It's being shared and continuing to grow! This is exactly what we need! I started this petition to be the voice of MT's employees and family, your comments are doing just that!!!

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Call Corporate! Spread this issue we are upset over!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      Supporters, I want to force MT corporate to be aware of what we are trying to do. This is the phone number to their corp office...most likely, you will not be able to get past the receptionist but the more calls we can get to them, the more likely it is that the word will spread of this petition. 214-596-7600 Tell them you are calling to have the Thanksgiving and Christmas Day shows canceled!

    11. Spoke with a representative at Corporate in TX.

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      The rep stated that it was up to the general manager of each castle to determine if they were going to have a show or not. I then asked her if it came from corporate for their castles to hold Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day shows and she said no, that it is just up to the GM. This doesn't sound right to me. She is basically stating that it is not the company making their employees work, it is the GM. ... I don't think so.

    12. Reached 100 signatures
    13. I will tirelessly work to make this happen!

      Jamie Ordonez
      Petition Organizer

      I love the shows your company puts on but without your employees, this show would just be a vision. Your employees are the ones who bring this production to life. They deserve these two days of the year to spend it with their families. I will make sure this reaches corporate because they need to know what they are doing is not right!

    14. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Leanne Rush BRICK, NJ
      • 6 months ago

      Everyone should spend time with their families on the holidays. There is too much commercialism and It is getting worse.

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    • Ray Lilienthal MOORPARK, CA
      • 7 months ago

      I was stuck working these holidays for 11 long painfull years as a knight in multiple castles...the company does not care .. I found that out a long time ago...!!!

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    • Marta Soto HOWELL, MI
      • 8 months ago

      Family time is VERY important.

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    • Joseph Baur SAN LEANDRO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Business is too greedy and it is unhealthy to expect people to overwork just so some corporation can make obscene, excessive profits.

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    • Amy Kerswell LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      They shouldn't have to work on Christmas. The people at the top are clearly too greedy to think of their workers.

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