Working in Retail on Holiday Weekends

What can I say.  The Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest retail weekends of the year at Home Depot.  It’s a madhouse.  I’m working more hours that usual because of the many customers.

We have some great sales, and people wait until this weekend every year to buy a new barbeque or get charcoal and mostly, to buy plants – flowers, vegetables, herbs.

Whenever you get this busy, there are bound to be a few grumpy people who will complain that there are not enough employees to meet their needs.

That, of course, is a problem with retail – you can’t hire a bunch of people, train them and pay them for maybe 4 weekends in a year – We would be grossly overstaffed the rest of the time.  We do our best to assist customers as fast as we can, but it never fails that a few people come in on our busiest days with issues that need to be resolved, but that could have been done a month ago or so.

One very nice lady even asked why we were so busy yesterday, she couldn’t figure it out.

The weather is very hot and sunny this weekend, I’ll be really tired when I get off tonight at 9:00 PM after a full 8 + hour shift.

Heck, I’m tired starting off, after a long shift yesterday!

So enjoy the weekend, and do remember what Memorial Day is really about (remembering those lost in service to our country), and maybe even take time to visit one of the National Cemeteries.  We will be visiting John’s parents at the Leavenworth National Cemetery on Monday, after I get off work.

About Beth Donovan

Wife. Mom. Grandma. fiber artist, goat farmer, messy housekeeper, decent cook. Oh, and I can shoot. Really well.
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3 Responses to Working in Retail on Holiday Weekends

  1. Trace Burns says:

    Beth what a wonderful part of you to discover. I read many of your previous blogs and they are great. Thanks for sharing. Trace

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  2. Drewanne says:

    That was a gerst article!!!!

    I would love to get involved with writing like this!


    • Beth Donovan says:

      Drewanne, I’ve been blogging off and on since 2003 or so. It’s easy. You can blog at for free. I have my own URL, so I do pay WordPress about $100 per year. I am trying hard to blog more regularly.


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