Originally Posted by LuxoM3
Dude, you ever work retail during Christmas? Imagine that 24 x7 at Apple. It's some crazy stress.
I've worked in retail when I was in college and the only time I found it stressful is when we weren't busy. When we were busy, it was great! Who doesn't want to make sales?
Besides, in Apple stores, MOST visitors are busy on computers checking email and fooling around. They're not looking for staff assistance. And when they do, I don't understand what's stressful about helping them out, except possibly in the cases where some arrogant bastard is screaming at you.
Also, working weekends/nights/whenever is part of the cost of deciding to work in retail. When I worked retail, most large stores were closed on Sundays, but that's no longer the case (except in certain portions of New Jersey). What I think Apple can/should do is simply be fair about how people are scheduled on weekends. People should be rotated so that they're not usually working both weekend days and so they're not working every weekend. That's retail management 101. But I also spent part of my high-school and college years working in amusement parks and then I worked every weekend, frequently until 2am. It simply goes with the territory.