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Matalan Boxing Day Sale Starting at 4am

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https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/23/matalan-criticised-making-workers-start-3-30am-boxing-day-11952076/

I didn’t know that retailers would still do this. I recall when Next used to have their sales at 5am, but I don’t see those happening anymore in my area

Is it necessary to have sales at this time?

hspexy
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
ClaireF1978
ClaireF19782 months ago

Some people really enjoy it and make it a bit of a tradition. I think it's good fun if you love bargain hunting, which I'm assuming most people on this site do.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

lol that’s true, although Matalan isn’t the most generous when it comes to sales, so not a retailer I would bother with until they do final clearance

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador2 months ago

I think it's a slap in the face for their workers.

If you are unlucky enough to be working there on Boxong Day, you probably have to be there by 3.30am, which means on Christmas Day you are going to have to have an early night, and not have too much to drink.

Contrast this with shops like Aldi and Home Bargains, who are shut on Boxing Day to give their staff some quality time over Christmas with friends or family.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

Yes, it’s definitely a strange move for Matalan, giving that we are living in a more sensitive environment these days

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

I think it is mercenary and unnecessary. Companies should treat staff with some respect and empathy. They will already have worked hard in the run up to Christmas. Many stores don’t allow leave, or even days off during December.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Why not lol. Savings start at crazy times all through out the year.

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