I work shift work. I have always worked jobs where I work shift work. The place I work for is open 24/7/365. I work in tech support.
Why is it that people need someone to answer phones at 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning because their Internet is not working, but when I get off work at midnight, I have to go to a convenience store and pay inflated prices for something to eat?
Not to mention why do I need to work Christmas day so people can get help connecting their new tablet, but I have to go to North Bay to shop for Boxing Day? There are lots of people who do not work the standard 9-5, Monday to Friday.
When certain video games come out, they have midnight openings in every city across North America so people can get these games. They have parties and events.
Sudbury never gets to participate in this because we are as backwards as Quebec. That’s right I said it, other than Sudbury, the only other place in Canada that has these rules is Quebec.
How many men out there can remember when their spouses were pregnant and got that 2 a.m. craving and we couldn’t do anything about it? Some of us, I bet, drove to North Bay to hit up that 24-hour Sobeys.
Sobeys is a great grocery store which will never come to Sudbury if they can’t be open 24/7, because that’s their policy. There are countless other stores as well which would come to Sudbury if we opened this up.
What does that mean for us? Well for starters, more jobs. I know a lot of people have made the argument employers are going to force people to work these shifts no one wants to work.
Guess what? You’re wrong. There are countless people who would line up to work these shifts — night owls and people who simply cannot sleep at night.
More jobs should encourage everyone to vote for this change, with the amount of people we have unemployed in the city.