Keep supermarkets closed on Boxing day and New years day!!
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I would like to set up a petition to ensure supermarkets are closed on Boxing day and New years day. As a retail worker myself I know how hard we all work on the run up to Christmas and to new year. It can be an exhausting few weeks with many of us knackered by the time Christmas day arrives.
I personally feel that supermarkets do not need to open on Boxing Day. Whilst I understand that many people may not see Christmas as a religious holiday I think it should be respected as such, and retail workers (who work so hard on the run up to the big day) given some decent family time to relax and enjoy the festivities like everyone else. Most retail workers are on the go up to Christmas Eve, then back on Boxing Day. Sometimes they have little or no choice in the matter. Many years ago people managed to cope when the shops were sometimes shut for a whole week over Christmas and new year.There are loads of convenience stores open throughout Christmas and new year so If you find you have forgotten to buy milk etc then you could always shop there or stock up early enough in advance. Supermarkets are only shut for one day and that is Christmas day! so it would make a real difference to us(the retail workers) to be closed for two more days of the year so we can spend time with our families and friends. After all we work round the clock to make sure you and your families can have a great Christmas and New year so, could you please take the time and sign this petition. Make it happen for all the hardworking retail workers!! Thanks
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