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I'm sure there are people dumb enough that when they wake up they're suddenly not aware about cancer anymore.
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So you'd rather no money go to charity because the company makes a little in the process? From what I've seen working in retail, most of the charity merch is bought on impulse (for the lack of a better word). People see the merch, notice the problem, think "hey, it'd be cool if I could help out a little"and buy it. Expecting a good amount of people to go out and find a charity that gives %100 of proceeds to charity isn't feasible.We're aware of the problem. And I'll always dissuade people from buying cancer charity merchandise if you aren't sure 100% of proceeds actually go to cancer research.
I want to believe that we live in a world of sunshine and rainbows where everyone is always concerned about each other and is willing to donate, but we don't. I think at this point in time, for people in general, it's a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils.
Buy the merch, and let the company make a little off it.
Find charities that give total proceeds to the cause.
On paper, the second option sounds better but there simply aren't people that are actively going to do it, or at least generate more money the first option does.
I respect you feelings on it, but I don't thinks it's best choice to tell someone not to buy this product because the store makes some off it. That money then has no chance of going to charity. Now i'm sure you don't go around doing to everyone you see but still.
The problem with that line of thinking, JB, is that the companies that produce the merchandise are making far more from the purchases than they're donating. They're not just making a little bit. Most companies also don't say what charity/research organization they're going to send your money to. And almost all companies set a cap on how much money they're going to donate so once they hit that mark, you're just lining their pockets and not contributing anything to actual research.
Think Before You Pink is a great organization that focuses on breast cancer in particular, and is really good at pointing out the contradicting nature of cancer awareness merchandise. Especially when companies create products to sell for cancer research donations... that contain carcinogens.
Edit: And there are better ways to promote awareness instead of tacky t-shirts and the like. When it comes to breast cancer in particular (because it's one of the most commercialized cancers at the moment), The Scar Project is pretty amazing (and supports research without objectifying/profiting from cancer survivors/sufferers).
Last edited by Pesky Persian; 13th November 2013 at 9:16 PM.
Yeah, because pushing big companies around works. Always.Also, instead of trying to dissuade people from from buying cancer charity merchandise, people should use that effort to force companies to give more of the money made to research.
Actually, **** always, more like ever.
umbut there are tons of people that don't even know about breast cancer.
i see raising awareness as getting people to think about donating. otherwise most people wouldnt even think about it. i see this kind of stuff around campus every day.
i also dont think 100% of the profits needs to go to the charity. if you wanted that then donate straight to the charity instead of finding a middle man. you're buying the merchandise because you want to wear it. so let the company that made it earn something for making it.
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Really irritated that my husband not only has to work the night before Thanksgiving doing an overnight into the holiday (so prob getting off at 8 AM on Thanksgiving), but he has to go in for an overnight the evening of Christmas. We don't share the same days off so I was looking forward to spending both holidays with him but apparently they're both going to be cut short. I could understand if it was in his job description that he has to work specific holidays but this is a retail position. Since Thanksgiving is no longer untouchable due to Black Friday, Christmas should at least remain a day where retail workers don't need to work at all and resume their normal schedules the next day.
Sorry for venting, I just needed to do it.
Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving, so some retail workers actually have to work on that day instead of being able to spend more time with their families on that day, and then of course must work Black Friday. it sucks :/
and I have to try finding a seasonal job. Fun.
I'll probably be the only person at my workplace on Thanksgiving. Darn the flying public.
I'm seriously tempted to give my nieces and nephews "Milo and Otis" for Christmas. I won't be there to watch it.
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yeah my boss is going to be working 8-midnight thanksgiving day so christmas is literally the only day our store is closed now. apparently we have to do it because our competitors are doing it too. i hated black friday to begin with but now it's even worse. support retail workers and dont go shopping at all on thanksgiving.
black friday last year at staples wasnt too bad tbh. i worked the 11-7 shift and we probably had 5 customers the entire day and most of my other coworkers there were the cool ones and my asm bought us food. i miss them, i think theyve all quit by now
I saw an article the other day that Black Friday is phasing itself out and probably won't be a thing in the next five years. Most people are realizing how bloody stupid it is to go shopping on Thanksgiving, and also that the day after has absurdly huge crowds, so if they do shop, it's mostly online. Ultimately, it'll be less of "Cyber Monday" and more "Cyber Weekend". So thank god for that.
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