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When I first retired in 2010, I worked seasonal at Walgreens. They were open then 7am-9pm. I'm not sure of their hours now in pandemic world. And open 365 days a year. So I got to work Christmas day. I think we open 9am-6pm that day. And we were busy all day long. 4 registers and lines down the aisles. What the heck? And people coming in wondering if we had pies & salad ingredients & mad that we didn't. . We were like, "It's is a drug store". And at 6pm we had a manager standing at the door letting people out. And when we finally got rid of everyone & the door was locked there were still people trying to get in. They saw us inside trying to close & they were beating on the door & yelling. And I'm sad to say I knew one of them, a guy I used to work with.
I understand that someone might need an emergency pharmacist on a holiday but there was not one working that day. They have a 24 hour pharmacy at another location. If they had an emergency, we referred them. Something a sign on a door could have done. I don't understand why ANY store needs to be open on Christmas day. I tend to think twice about shopping with them when it's not Christmas.
I do remember a nice lady (yep, shopping on Christmas day) saying she could not believe we had to work. She bought the 4 of us pints of Blue Bell ice cream.