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Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

See also the thread about closure of all shops on twelve day every year.

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

At the end of the day, businesses would not do anything to alienate their customers. If majority of people in Poland did shop on Sundays, the stores would be closed.

Free market is an alien concept to PiS and LPR hypocritical assholes.

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

I agree!!! No work on Sunday!! Shut the churches!!!!

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

It's interesting that during communist times I don't recall shops being open on Sundays. Was that because sunday was a worker holiday? Considering communism was so anti religion I'm surprised sunday was a day of rest.

Does nobody think that taking away the centuries old workers rights to have a day off on sunday in the name of consumerism is exploitation then?

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

saturday was the official day of rest in commie Poland and small private stores were open on Sundays.

Interestingly enough, there always were church-run little shops on Sundays in big cities.

"Does nobody think that taking away the centuries old workers rights to have a day off on sunday in the name of consumerism is exploitation then?"

Good one Ania. Lenin would be proud.

How about letting people decide when they want to shop??

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

touche Mike!

I knew you would like my question....

You're right about the flower stalls and candle shops on sundays these days. But I don't recall any of that in 1980. Maybe in czestochowa...

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

'Shopping is the new religion of the affluent or comfortably off in Poland'. Discuss ?

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

Polish commies were scared to go after churches after we got the Polish Pope. If you recall, even during martial law - the most f**ed up times when any notion of civil law was disregarded, the priests were exempt from personal search and seizue.

Polish Church was a great institution during communism, but unfortunately not now.

Case and point - a buddy of mine is currently battling local priest because he own a couple of restaurants that are open on Sunday. The priest has repeatedly denounced his business practices during Sunday sermon, but what he failed to tell his flock is that he owns a competing restaurant nearby

There are similar scenarios all over Poland where priests take advantage of Polish Catholicism to make money. In the words of GW, 'that ain't right'

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

“during communist times I don't recall shops being open on Sundays. Was that because sunday was a worker holiday?”

One less day to look at empty shelves.

Re: Tesco Faces Sunday Trading Protests

Vinegar in abundance!