Don’t wait until Christmas… stop shopping there now!
As a blogger and a member of OneMillionMoms, I often connect the two to achieve specific concerns. Case in point is Family Dollar Stores. I Took Action for those who can not defend themselves by addressing Family Dollar Store in unison with other moms and here are the canned response words of Chairman & CEO – Howard Levine
“…We appreciate your concern for our store team members working on Christmas day.
The decision to open some of our stores a limited number of hours (between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.) on Christmas day was not made lightly or in disregard for the sanctity of Christmas. We made the decision in response to the expressed needs of our customers, many of whom have no means of transportation to stores outside their immediate neighborhoods. If our stores are not open, they will have no place to go for food, health aides or other basic household supplies they may need even on Christmas day.
The Family Dollar Team Members who will work a half day on Christmas have volunteered to do so. They are very special folks, not only to us, but especially to the people they serve. We will open late in the morning so that they can enjoy Christmas morning with their families, and we will close early so they can have the rest of the day with their families. Team members who volunteer to work on Christmas will be paid double the wages they would normally receive for the hours worked. For many of our Team Members, this extra income is most welcome, especially during the holiday season.
Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of your concerns…”
My response to this email was
“…This is a ridiculous canned response. There are how many days until Christmas to shop for whatever is needed. If there was no power in a community on any given day will Family Dollar Stores be open and operating?”
The New Cheer for Christmas… No Dollars for Family Dollar Stores aka Scrooge-A-Lot!