Sunday Trading

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  1. Big bus man

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    I hate our stupid laws, if I am doing DIY on a Sunday and something goes wrong it is usually to late to get to the shop to buy replacements, being I have to work all week like most of you that only leaves Saturdays so I want a full day of Sunday trading.

    What are your views, do you want the shops open on Sundays.
     
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  2. peterc10

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    I think we should get rid of all trading laws like this and let the companies decide how long they want to open for.
     
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  3. Barclaybasher

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    When I opened my fireplace showroom 30 years ago I opened on Sundays, when it was against the law, in fact the first few years we only closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

    Two years ago we stopped opening Sundays and Bank Holidays as the showroom is run by just family and my sons felt we needed a day off.

    Trade hasn't dropped as a result, we might have missed a few sales but running your own business 7 days a week is too stressful - you never really get time off - you always 'take it home' with you anyway.

    We have found that taking the Sunday off has helped develop the business, arriving at work on a Monday refreshed with new ideas and enthusiasm.

    As for shopping on Sunday, personally I don't......... DIY on a Sunday? - no chance - I cook dinner or we all go to the pub:xThumb:


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  4. Chockswahay

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    On 'ere? are you avin a larf? Most of em are one foot in the grave and stopped working decades ago :rolleyes:
     
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  5. andyman

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    Opening longer on a Sunday or anyother day is OK if yiu are a customer, but not good for the staff.
    We all survived years ago with no shops open on a Sunday.
     
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  6. Chockswahay

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    Actually, I quite miss the days when nearly everything was closed on Sundays............... it gave a sense of order and structure to the week.

    It's a bit like 'night shifts' .......... we all want our sleep..... just as long as someone else is awake in an emergency :eek:
     
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  7. Chockswahay

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    I agree with @Barclaybasher and @andyman . I think 'Parkinsons Law' applies here......... people will go to the shops on Sunday because they can........ Close the shops and they will simply go another day
     
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  8. peterc10

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    If shops don't want to open on a Sunday they don't have to. If staff don't like working on a Sunday they can usually arrange their roster to make sure they don't have to, and if their employer won't let them then they are not worth working for, so go and work with a decent employer instead.

    If we are going to have a "short" day for religious reasons (which is what Sunday is supposed to be about remember) why not make it a Friday ............... (light blue touch paper and retire immediately).
     
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    The trouble is we have got so used to a 24/7 world, we want everything available now not tomorrow. You only have to look at big super markets at Xmas they close for two days most of them, but before that people are stocking up like the world is going to end. Get a life. A small town near where we live most of the shops close Sunday and even Wednesday afternoons. MANANA.
     
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  10. Barclaybasher

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    How did we manage? Shops closed over Christmas before many of us had fridges or freezers and you had to fill up the car (if you had one) because petrol stations closed......


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  11. Chockswahay

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    Steady kids, we're off on a trip down memory lane now ;)
     
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  12. GJH

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    The part I have highlighted is always the one I find most interesting when I see/hear a plea like this, whether it be shops, GP surgeries, libraries or whatever opening longer hours.

    In order for shops to open on during those extra hours, staff have to be employed then as well as "all week". In some cases they may be extra staff but often it will be the same people who work during "all week" and have to take their days off other than at the weekend.

    Whenever I see/hear a plea like this, I wonder how the person making it would react to be asked to work regularly at weekends as well :)
     
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  13. Jim

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    Move to rural Wales. Most places still shut Sundays and Wednesday afternoons. A pain sometimes if you forget but you soon get used to it, even appreciate it. I prefer to take Siân shopping when the shops are shut. :)
     
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    I would like to see the shorter hours kept our local diy shops open to 8 at night most days during the week and there is always the net to order stuff. We work for ourselves and when people say they work all week they often don't (had someone ask for an evening appointment after 3.30 pm......guess the occupation!) and I like a different day each week despite both being atheist.
     
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  15. Onemanandhisdog

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    When I pass the local DIY place in the evening, it's mostly work fans presumably stocking up to get away early on the next days job. If you work at a customers house/site until 5pm and the shops shut at 5pm you are stuffed!

    You get used to it though, I always forget supermarkets shut on Sundays in Italy and roll up to a very quiet car park!
     
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    I quite like the idea of closing all shops for one day a week, Sunday trading was only brought in because big supermarkets pushed for it, has it increased their profits, I doubt it.
     
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    Tight b***er.
     
  18. BreweryDave

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    Won't be long till there all shut on a Friday too.

    Everyone will be at the Mosque:xwink:
     
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  19. Jaws

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    So do I !
    We used to use local supermarket car parks for all sorts of stuff.. Like RC car racing, meeting places for ride outs, skate boarding ( yes... me LOL !!! ) etc etc
     
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  20. glenn2926

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    It would seem to me that the church would like us not to work on Sunday's, but it is ok for them to.
     
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