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Remembrance Day corporate advertisements

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Remembrance Day corporate advertisements

Opened up the latest flyers in this week's paper, and saw these at the top of the front pages of the Walmart and Metro flyers:
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Yes, I am offended by these messages, especially that of Walmart, because these stores don't really give a rat's arse. They don't mean what they say. Walmart - "forever grateful"? What a stinking load of B.S. WMT is an American company, they don't care one bit about Canada's veterans/fallen soldiers/etc. If Walmart and Metro actually cared, all of their stores would be closed on Remembrance Day. All retail/grocery stores (and, for that matter, all businesses in Canada) should be closed every November 11th, no ifs ands or buts about it, and employees' attendance at a Remembrance Day ceremony should be mandatory and not optional. If it wasn't for our veterans (including my grandfather, a WWII vet in his 90s) and fallen soldiers, these companies probably wouldn't exist. To heck with Walmart and Metro... maybe I won't shop at either store ever again because of this crap in their flyers.
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Workers deserve a day off. All the rest is.. not really that big of a deal. Walmart being closed won't bring those that died back.
employees' attendance at a Remembrance Day ceremony should be mandatory and not optional.
Isn't fighting this sort of authoritarianism what WWII was all about? :rolleyes:
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BoredOp wrote:
Nov 7th, 2019 5:27 am
Yes, I am offended by these messages, especially that of Walmart, because these stores don't really give a rat's arse. They don't mean what they say. Walmart - "forever grateful"? What a stinking load of B.S. WMT is an American company, they don't care one bit about Canada's veterans/fallen soldiers/etc.
I find this far preferable to the actions of a Canadian icon, e.g.
"Tim Hortons has apologized to a Royal Canadian Legion member who was stopped from selling poppies outside an outlet in Midland, Ont."
Controversial poppy doughnut sold at Calgary Tim Hortons pulled after social media stir

[I realize that Timmies is no longer owned by Canadians, but that's beside the point.]

If Walmart and Metro actually cared, all of their stores would be closed on Remembrance Day. All retail/grocery stores (and, for that matter, all businesses in Canada) should be closed every November 11th, no ifs ands or buts about it, and employees' attendance at a Remembrance Day ceremony should be mandatory and not optional. If it wasn't for our veterans (including my grandfather, a WWII vet in his 90s) and fallen soldiers, these companies probably wouldn't exist. To heck with Walmart and Metro... maybe I won't shop at either store ever again because of this crap in their flyers.
So your beef isn't with Walmart and Metro but rather with all Canadians in general and all businesses operating in Canada, regardless of ownership, in particular.

Would I be correct to assume that when you attend annual Remembrance Day ceremonies you do so proudly wearing your Canadian Forces uniform? (If not then why aren't you practicing the patriotism you preach by following in your grandfather's footsteps? No need to answer.)
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@BoredOp You do realize that Walmart also recognizes the day in the U.S.A. It is just named Veterans Day in that country.
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I bet your next post is going to be complaining about xmas decorations before nov 11.
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Nov 7th, 2019 12:03 pm
I bet your next post is going to be complaining about xmas decorations before nov 11.
Not any more, it's going to be about you using xmas instead of Christmas Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Remembrance day is not a holiday. Businesses still need to operate. Kids still need to go to school.

Are you trying to say the Canadian side of Walmart's business can't honour those that have fallen? Some businesses operate in multiple countries. Each side of the business in the various countries probably does something like this in their respective country.

Would it be better if no company ever mentions anything about Remembrance Day? :rolleyes:
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bylo wrote:
Nov 7th, 2019 3:15 pm
Actually it is a federal statutory holiday in most of Canada. See Statutory holidays for federal employees... "the following holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulated employees. All banks and post offices commemorate these holidays, and they are statutory in some provinces and territories."

As for whether it should be as the OP seems to suggest, no less an authority than the Legion disagrees:
Sorry, I just meant it's not a holiday like Labour Day and Christmas where all companies and businesses are closed. Actually, I have no idea what Labour Day is. I never bothered looking it up and I can't recall if anybody ever explained it to me. The only thing anybody cares about is you get the day off, which is exactly what you quoted above -> "Over time, the holiday side of the day may overtake the meaning of the day, and the tradition of pausing in our daily routine to observe a moment of silence for Fallen Veterans may be lost," the Legion said in a brief to Parliament.

At least when I was in school I learned some stuff about the war and what Remembrance Day is about (again, this is exactly what you quoted above).
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OP, is this your thing. You are super bored so you ONLY make negative posts and upvotes crapping on charities and retailers like 9 posts over 8 years? You have nothing positive or else to contribute to RFD?

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Fine. I'm leaving RFD and never using it again. I'm shutting down my account. All because you people aren't seeing the kinds of posts that you want to see and because you totally crap all over people like me who have the unconditional right to complain.

Nobody will listen to me. Nobody will hear me out when it comes to retail, shopping and related topics. You people won't listen to me. Store staff won't listen to me. Corporate offices won't listen to me. Not even my god damn wife will listen to me. I'm sorry that I complain so much, but these are, in my opinion, completely legitimate complaints that need to be heard and acted on.

Goodbye.
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BoredOp wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 10:04 am
Fine. I'm leaving RFD and never using it again. I'm shutting down my account. All because you people aren't seeing the kinds of posts that you want to see and because you totally crap all over people like me who have the unconditional right to complain.

Nobody will listen to me. Nobody will hear me out when it comes to retail, shopping and related topics. You people won't listen to me. Store staff won't listen to me. Corporate offices won't listen to me. Not even my god damn wife will listen to me. I'm sorry that I complain so much, but these are, in my opinion, completely legitimate complaints that need to be heard and acted on.

Goodbye.
You can send your complaints to relevent government agency, but not here, this is a deal forum. People come here to find cheaper staffs and would enjoy every possible opportunity to save. And when nobody in the world listens to you, shouldn't you sit back and think if this is really legitimate complaints.
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In case anyone is wondering this is what the original post is referring to as the images they posted are not showing up.

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I honestly do not see what the big deal is and how anyone should be offended.
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Nov 8th, 2019 10:04 am
Fine. I'm leaving RFD and never using it again. I'm shutting down my account. All because you people aren't seeing the kinds of posts that you want to see and because you totally crap all over people like me who have the unconditional right to complain.

Nobody will listen to me. Nobody will hear me out when it comes to retail, shopping and related topics. You people won't listen to me. Store staff won't listen to me. Corporate offices won't listen to me. Not even my god damn wife will listen to me. I'm sorry that I complain so much, but these are, in my opinion, completely legitimate complaints that need to be heard and acted on.

Goodbye.
Well good luck to you. Perhaps other people do not share your opinion.
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Guest2738483 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 10:04 am
Fine. I'm leaving RFD and never using it again. I'm shutting down my account. All because you people aren't seeing the kinds of posts that you want to see and because you totally crap all over people like me who have the unconditional right to complain.

Nobody will listen to me. Nobody will hear me out when it comes to retail, shopping and related topics. You people won't listen to me. Store staff won't listen to me. Corporate offices won't listen to me. Not even my god damn wife will listen to me. I'm sorry that I complain so much, but these are, in my opinion, completely legitimate complaints that need to be heard and acted on.

Goodbye.

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lioncar wrote:
Nov 7th, 2019 5:14 pm
I see outrage culture is alive and well. Do you see Rakuten calling this as “remembrance day bonanza”? As others have alluded to, this is most likely to tie in to the “singles day” sale in China.

So are we supposed to not have sales on September 11 now? Or any other day where tragedy had happened years past?
Yes, that's correct. No sales on September 11th in Canada.
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