Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Hours in Winnipeg

I hate Sundays. Stores are only open until 6pm here in Winnipeg. They should eliminate Sunday store hour laws. Heck, most stores would probably still only be open until 6pm anyways.

It's what they do on Saturdays a lot of the time I know at Staples they close at 5 or 6 on Saturday AND Sunday. Sure, some stores like Wal-Mart would stay open 24-7, but the only law is that people should not be forced to work on a Sunday or Holiday. Perhaps a good idea would be to require employers who chose to stay open on weekends to pay a small weekend bonus per hour of like 5% total pay. That would both encourage employees to work on weekends, and prevent employers from taking advantage of them.

It has always made me curious how businesses are open late on weekdays, when people are usually busy working, yet on weekends when people have time to do shit, they're closed. I guess people are going out to the lake or the cabin and things slow down, but its weird. Less so for the hours of operation and more so for the strange movement habits of humans.

In any case, I wasted my Sunday. It was raining all day and now that its nice out everything's going to close anyways.

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