do you think we should go back to the old Sunday trading laws?

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Found 5th Apr 2010
Do you think we should go back to shops being closed on Sundays?

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No...

Always traded Sundays up here for ages. Dunno why the shops should be shut to pander to what is potentially a minority of religious followers in this nation these days.

yes then i wouldn't have to work!

No work monday to friday sometimes till late sunday opening helps a lot

Jumpingphil;8291404

But then you wouldn't have the money that goes with it.



i don't care about the money i would rather have it off and spend it with the family, but we are made to work weekends, christmas ect We also don't get paid any extra for it.

leilahfun;8291416

i don't care about the money i would rather have it off and spend it with … i don't care about the money i would rather have it off and spend it with the family, but we are made to work weekends, christmas ect We also don't get paid any extra for it.



Time to look for another job.:thumbsup:

Original Poster

I do not work weekends but I would vote for closing on sundays I used to work long hours and still managed to get my shopping when the shops were closed sundays, remeber the small shops were open and altho some times more expensive you were supporting local traders and notgiving even more profit to huge suppermarkets.

Sunday could then be about good timesI know some of us think shopping is good times ( I am one of them) but sundays were better b4

No... some people only have that day off to do things. People that work in retail chose too, and knew they would be working weekends when taking on the job. Although some places have weekend staff.

The shops must make good ££ otherwise they wouldn't open

I think all Sunday restrictions should be abolished.

leilahfun;8291416

i don't care about the money i would rather have it off and spend it with … i don't care about the money i would rather have it off and spend it with the family, but we are made to work weekends, christmas ect We also don't get paid any extra for it.



Get another job then, sorted.:thumbsup:

yes i think they should close, just for family and friends to find time for one another, if anything

Supermod

Nope. Why should we?

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Inactive;8291514

Get another job then, sorted.:thumbsup:



some ppl have no chioce its the only job they can get and they still have to take it even tho they know they will have to work Sundays

I was a manager of one of the big DIY stores when the changes came in out of my 55 staff only 5 or 6 wanted to do sundays and I had to have 12 to open so I had to force ppl to work I am not happy to have done this but inturn I had no chioce either for the first year I worked every Sunday as I would not make other do what I would not

I hated it and it was one of the reasons for a career change

whatsThePoint;8291524

A lot of people working retail started before sunday opening They were … A lot of people working retail started before sunday opening They were then forced to work sundays or lose job



Don't most places have 'weekend' staff anyway for students? These laws must have been years ago as i worked sundays and that was 8 years ago.

What about the hospitals should they close aswell..... cos they have no choice as to working weekends...

freespray;8291573

What about the hospitals should they close aswell..... cos they have no … What about the hospitals should they close aswell..... cos they have no choice as to working weekends...


don't think its a matter of life & death if the asda's not open lol

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freespray;8291573

What about the hospitals should they close aswell..... cos they have no … What about the hospitals should they close aswell..... cos they have no choice as to working weekends...



U r just being silly now

Cheers Miles, I work monday - saturday so when would you like me to go food shopping?

LOL just saying that all love the comments tho.... personally I think the Sunday trading laws are fine as they are 10-4 and closed bank hol Mon if they are over a certain square footage

So the shops cant open on sunday, but they are allowed to deliver to my house on sunday. Think it through.

Bring it back, and half-day Wednesdays too.

We're a Christian nation anyway, we should all be in church on Sundays.

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pinkleponkle;8291616

Cheers Miles, I work monday - saturday so when would you like me to go … Cheers Miles, I work monday - saturday so when would you like me to go food shopping?



if you lived close to me I would do it for you honest

I some times shop at 3am lol not sugesting you do this I know u r busy and need sleep but I just remember how it used to be more family time sunday lunches days out at events
Gen offer BTW xx

whatsThePoint;8291644

Shop online and get it delivered on your day off like everyone else :roll:



That would be sunday tho...and the delivery drivers would be off :-D

No way....the shops should open normal hours on sunday now

Yup nice backtracking to try to explain away the foolishness.

Banned

whatsThePoint;8291793

Been fishing and caught 2 :whistling:



caught them doing what, pointing out your daftness:whistling:

Original Poster

but still if only the dilivery drivers working loads more ppl would be having the day off and ppl waiting for dilivery would be at home enjoying family time

Banned

whatsThePoint;8291856

oh look its a troll, why do you never post anything worth while?



it was worthwhile its pointing out how daft you are:thumbsup:

yet again

Banned

casparwhite;8291863

it was worthwhile its pointing out how daft you are:thumbsup:yet again


for once, we are in full agreement :-D

I prefer them open as I dont want to go to a corner shop to buy something if I run out that costs a few times more.

robtallica;8291669

Bring it back, and half-day Wednesdays too. We're a Christian nation … Bring it back, and half-day Wednesdays too. We're a Christian nation anyway, we should all be in church on Sundays.


:whistling:And banks to close 3.30 every day and all shops close 1-2 for lunch. I am old enough to remember.

iglimpse;8292603

:whistling:And banks to close 3.30 every day and all shops close 1-2 for … :whistling:And banks to close 3.30 every day and all shops close 1-2 for lunch. I am old enough to remember.



How long ago was it that it changed, I can vaguely remember some shops closed on Sundays and when I was 18 working in Yorkshire and seeing the shops close half days on Wednesdays though my home town in Scotland didnt.

I do vaguely remember some local pubs closing around 4pm for a few hours too any ideas when that was.

Back in the dark ages,, when we were all law abiding church goers!

Banned

whatsThePoint;8291419

Not many places pay double time on a sunday like they used toTime and a … Not many places pay double time on a sunday like they used toTime and a 1/2 now if your lucky



I am lucky :thumbsup:

the psychological benifits to having a day of rest, are well documented. nobody died because they couldnt get milk on a sunday. I dont have to work weekends now, i used to, its hellish. I STILL REMEMBER THE DAYS OF SUNDAY bordom. Use it to work on your relationships.

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craig guy;8293624

the psychological benifits to having a day of rest, are well documented. … the psychological benifits to having a day of rest, are well documented. nobody died because they couldnt get milk on a sunday. I dont have to work weekends now, i used to, its hellish. I STILL REMEMBER THE DAYS OF SUNDAY bordom. Use it to work on your relationships.



+ 1 how true

Original Poster

mybe as a compremise we could haave them closed in the summer months andopen in winter?

I would like them closed all year

I've given it some thought, and came to the conclusion that I will keep Sunday trading as it is.

Thanks for the feedback guys.

thesaint.

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thesaint;8294168

I've given it some thought, and came to the conclusion that I will keep … I've given it some thought, and came to the conclusion that I will keep Sunday trading as it is.Thanks for the feedback guys.thesaint.



!!!!!!!!!!! explain

no shops around where i live are open apart from morrisons and 1 corner shop
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