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Sunday hours are not long enough

Posted Mon July 10, 2006 1:18 am, by Nicole B. written to Home Depot, Inc.

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Well what is the deal with HD closing at 6. I know it used to be open later and you could tell where the numbers had been covered with new times. I know it was sunday but with all this talk about taking God out of everyday dont feed me this line of crap about Sunday time with family. People really do projects on Sunday and since its daylight until 10 pm I think they should still be open later. I needed screws and plywood. Well there was no other place to get plywood. Screws yeah so now I have to wait a week before I can finish my project when my S/O gets home who is a truck driver.

Stay open until at least 8. 6 seems way early. People stay up later now since is daylight longer. And projects might need a part to finish.
This is the crawfordsville, In store.


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by froufrou Posted Sun May 1, 2011 @ 11:16 PM

You people don't understand that workers choose which time blocks they
want to work. Seriously, Home Depot doesn't force their workers to
stay till 9. They actually hire workers to fill in times that other
workers don't have. For the consumer, staying open till 8 would be
perfect on Sundays. One more point, I don't know if HD pays hourly,
but if it does, then wouldn't working more give you more money?

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by Farfignugen Posted Thu May 8, 2008 @ 10:44 PM

I work at a Home Depot in PA and on Sunday our store is open from 7 am
to 8 pm. We would LOVE to close at 6! Our managment tells us
"Corporate" mandates that we must open at 7 and close at 8, and that
all stores have these hours. Apparently they're LYING to us lowly
"associates". Otherwise, this issue of closing at 6 wouldn't be
posted, would it? Hard to believe that managment of the 2nd largest
retailer on the planet would lie to its employees, isn't it? Greedy
Bastards.
Oh, and lets get rid of all the HR managers so there's nobody to go to
to complain. Nice touch, Mr. Blake.

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by Bellzora Hester Posted Sun August 13, 2006 @ 1:01 PM

OMG, you are an insensitive idiot! Those workers deserve their time at
home. There is nothing you can do before 8pm that you can't do before
6pm. Now stop being so insensitive and get off your duff!

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by JamesV Posted Thu July 20, 2006 @ 8:16 PM

Actually, Nicole has every right in the world to SUGGEST that Home
Depot have longer Sunday hours without everyone jumping her case.
However, it is inappropriate to complain about the hours.

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by JohnnyLuved Posted Wed July 19, 2006 @ 6:45 PM

Well, i guess the kids of the people that work at THD dont deserve to
see there parents? I guess that most of them work SEVEN days a week
and do it with a smile isnt enough? Wow, you are way to arrogent...

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nicole is the one that does not deserve to see her kids. by Prefect Zachary Sun July 30, 2006 @ 3:03 PM

by Alley Posted Tue July 18, 2006 @ 10:13 PM

o wait.. YOUR the one thats complaining because of rude posts on here
aren't you!...for your info. nicole.. for alot of places, sundays are
optional.. i know stop and shop emp.'s get time and a half if they
work sundays. if you need something at home depot. go early and get
it. or go somewhere else. And please don't whine about "rude" posts on
here.

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by VidraysAvatar Posted Tue July 18, 2006 @ 5:56 PM

Let's just all agree that Sunday itself isn't long enough.

We could just get rid of Monday and make Sunday one 48 hour day. That
way there would be plenty of time to get things done. We could have
all-night cookouts, sleep in and buy alcohol during the second half of
Sunday. Aaaaaah. (sways back and forth in hammock with
whiskey-lemonade in hand)

Sure, we would still have to go back to work on Tuesday, but you can't
have everything.

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Great idea! by LadyMac Wed July 19, 2006 @ 8:25 AM
by Buddy Posted Tue July 18, 2006 @ 5:52 PM

I thought you said you were leaving, Nicats?

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by Nicats Posted Tue July 18, 2006 @ 10:24 AM

That when we did go get the plywood that there was one person running
the uscans. The register on the end that should have been open for
large items such as plywood was not. And the cashier was dealing with
a customer who said their refund should be on their gift card because
that is what has happened in the past. They were on the phone with CS
desk and almost to busy to notice we were there. So for 10 minutes no
one bothered to realize we can't pick up this plywood and scan it at
an uscan register. While waiting I was getting pretty ticked so I
carefully peeled off the barcode on the plywood and then we realized
when it was going to ask for the item to be put in the bag it was
going to be impossible. Ok...I dont care that this customer had a
problem but why not get someone else to come help them (like a
manager) and why was there not a regular register open? Home Depot is
still not impressing me.

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Wow! by LadyMac Tue July 18, 2006 @ 2:11 PM

by Kacey2231 Posted Mon July 17, 2006 @ 7:48 PM

I have to agree with some of the replies. I work and have worked
retail management for a large national department store for several
years now. In that time I have met several great people. People who
understand basic human respect. People who treat others the way they
expect to be treated. Then i have met people like you. People who
think that no matter what they are always right, people who think they
deserve whatever they want, people who treat my associates and my
fellow managers like we arent human because they cant use a coupon on
a particular item or cant shop till whatever time they want to. Fact
is most every retail store in this country is open long enough every
day to serve most customers needs. Some stores even stay open longer
than what should be necessary to meet average peoples needs. Sunday is
the one day in this country when most people go to church, spend time
with family etc... Even if youre not a religious person surely you can
understand that sunday is a day of rest for all people. It never fails
to amaze me on the Sundays that I work that some of the most
hypocritical people out there shop in our store. You know the ones who
go to church, eat brunch with their families and brag about how great
they are, then they go shop and yell and scream that they cant get
what they want in a store and treat everyone that works their like
crap. Yea youre that person, the one who feels youre owed something.
You arent owed anything. Shop when stores are open, plan ahead and get
what you need to get your project done. Quit acting like youre owed
something. NO ONE OWES YOU A DAMM THING!

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by mohamed al mazem Posted Sun July 16, 2006 @ 9:44 PM

I am sorry that the world has stopped turning since Home Depot has
closed at 6 p.m. Do your self a favor and get over it.

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by RedheadWGlasses Posted Sat July 15, 2006 @ 11:21 PM

[insert whiny voice]

But I want what I want, when I want, and I don't care about anyone
else at all! So there! [insert image of stickign out tongue}

Geez, five-year-olds have a better attitude that you, Nicole.

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by Nay Posted Sat July 15, 2006 @ 8:39 PM

Every person should be required to work in retail for at least a
couple of weeks.

Then they will know how it feels.

You're letter is too demanding and unnrealistic.

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by Reka Posted Fri July 14, 2006 @ 12:50 AM

As a employee of a retail store I see the affects of 'extended' hours
first hand.

I work Sunday to Friday 8-6 Sunday, Monday, Tursday, Wednesday, then
11-9 on Thursday Friday late night shopping.

Over Xmas we open 8-12pm, the slow trickle of customers between 9.30
and 12 make it ridiculous to be open. Our sales weren't covering our
staff needs.

A place like Home Depot would require alot of staff to function 6-10
on sundays, different departments etc... 99% of their customers would
shop between 8 and 6, therefore they dont need to waste wages on
remaining open.

This year I couldnt return home to my family for xmas as I finished
work at 8pm xmas eve and started work 7am boxing day. At the time I
had no friends or family where I live and had to spend xmas alone.

The demands on retail stores are ridiculous. WHY should we work around
YOUR schedule, yours and every other pricks.

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by dirtydog Posted Thu July 13, 2006 @ 3:57 PM

RELAX...MAYBE THOSE EMPLOYEES WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE EARLY ON SUNDAYS TO
SPEND SOME TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES.AND ASSHOLE, THE WORLD DOES NOT
REVOLVE AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE ! LOSER

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That would have been good advice by Mr. Mafia Thu July 13, 2006 @ 4:28 PM


AMEN! n/t by AmandaBanana Fri July 14, 2006 @ 11:06 AM


i still found it amusing by Nay Sat July 15, 2006 @ 8:37 PM

by Nicole F Posted Thu July 13, 2006 @ 8:42 AM

Oh get over it. Employees have lives too. I mean, couldn't you have
gone earlier in the day to get your supplies? You are very rude to
demand that a store stays open later to suit your needs.

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by mjmjenny Posted Thu July 13, 2006 @ 1:10 AM

mmmmmmmmm... since family means nothing to you. why don't you work
for them on sunday night, even better! gather all your friends who
hate spending time with thier family and you can all work there. Your
letter made me sick! It's people like you who are make this country go
down the crapper

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by JuliePie Posted Wed July 12, 2006 @ 8:47 AM

Try this for better results...

Dear Home Depot:

I wanted to send you some feedback regarding your Sunday hours in
Crawfordsville, IN. I understand that traditionally, stores have
shorter hours on Sundays, but Sunday is a day that a lot of us use to
work on home projects. Since you close at 6, it does not allow me time
to pick up things I need, such as plywood, that I can only get from
you.
I would like to suggest that since we have daylight until almost 10PM,
that you extend your hours, even on Sundays. Even if just for the
summer. I'm sure a lot of your customers would be thrilled with this,
and it would give you a leg up on the other home improvement stores.

Thank you for listening,
Nicole B.


...you'll catch more flies with honey.

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I like by Leanne l Thu July 13, 2006 @ 12:34 PM

by p d Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 11:12 PM

If you want Home Depot to take you seriously you might want to tone
down the anger.

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This is coming from by Prefect Zachary Wed July 12, 2006 @ 1:41 PM

I know by p d Wed July 12, 2006 @ 8:45 PM

I meant to add by p d Wed July 12, 2006 @ 8:46 PM

by Courtdog Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 10:29 PM

Home Depot is at fault because you can't carry your butt to the store
before 6 in the evening?

Wow, you must lead a VERY busy life!

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by Matt Jones Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 7:02 PM

She makes a great point. All companies should be open until 10pm on
Sunday. The problem is, she wouldn't have time to do her projects or
shop at HD because she would be working every Sunday until 10pm at her
own company. Hopefully she wouldn't complain about working late on
Sunday because that would make her a hypocrite.

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by ChrisMcD Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 6:20 PM

A complaint like this is the one thing that used to piss me off BIG
TIME when I worked at HD. the Home Depot I used to work at was open
Mon-Sat 6am- 10 pm everyday and 7AM-7PM on Sundays!!..thats 108 hours
open out of 168 hours in a week!!.. if you cant find the time to get
your supplies during those hours TOUGH CRAP!!... yes retail employees
are human and they do have families that they would like to see and
spend time with also...it has nothing to do with God...its called
quality time...
plus you had all day to go to HD to get your screws and plywood...its
not HDs fault that you didnt get to the store during normal business
hours!!

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Oh, back in the day when I was a teen by olie Wed July 12, 2006 @ 10:11 PM
by Ticia Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 4:31 PM

You would definately hate living where I do then. (BTW I live in
Germany) Stores here close at 8 Monday-Saturday, and are not opened on
Sundays or German holidays.

It taught me alot about not putting things that I needed off until I
felt like getting them, I need to get them before the store closed and
extra on saturday, just in case I was anywhere near close to running
out of something.


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Question by snurli Tue July 11, 2006 @ 4:43 PM

Nope. by Ticia Wed July 12, 2006 @ 3:40 PM
by Peregrina Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 2:58 PM

Okay, I feel compelled to ask the obvious. Why can't you go during the
week and get the plywood you need? That way, it will be waiting for
your hubby and y'all don't have to worry about Sunday hours and family
time.

Or would that be too hard? Much easier to complain to the web than it
is to actually find a solution to your problem.

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She can only shop late Sunday nights? LOL by ILuvMyDobes Tue July 11, 2006 @ 4:01 PM

by Mr. Mafia Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:55 PM

Okay there are several factor's as to why HD would close at 6pm rather
than 8pm, maybe they do not get enough customers after 6pm so it is
not worth them keeping the store open and paying employee wages and
electric bills. I am sure that you could come back the next day, or
come back earlier. They were open later, perhaps they did not make
enough profit as they should when it was open till eight. Also what's
wrong with wanting to spend time with their family atleast once a
month. You have children yourself, would you not want to see them
before they went to bed, especially if they were very young and go to
bed at eight, would you not want to see your children, tuck them in
before they go to bed.

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by dragonflygrrl Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:05 PM

Nicole, no one here is attacking you. They are disagreeing with the
tone in which you wrote your letter. You are choosing to see it as an
attack for reasons of your own.

If you were politely suggesting that Home Depot stay open later on
Sundays, probably no one would even have disagreed with you. You are
not politely suggesting anything, however, and that is what posters
are responding to.

Your letter seems to forget an important point. The people that work
at Home Depot are in fact people, not robots that can be turned on and
off in order to suit your personal schedule. The number of days a
week you and your associates work has nothing to do with anything, and
doesn't invalidate the fact that if Sundays are for "doing projects,"
then they aren't for working, no matter where you work.

Home Depot is under no obligation to be open according to your needs,
and in fact isn't the only hardware store on earth. Why didn't you
try going to another one?

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It seems by Mr. Mafia Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:56 PM

by AmandaBanana Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 11:38 AM

So I read the rude post before this one and Nicole...you are blowing
EVERYTHING way out of proportion! I didn't see any attacks...and ask
any of them, I am the first one to point out attacks...even if they
aren't really as brutal as I interpret them.

As for your letter, I feel no sympathy for you. the prject could have
been researched ahead of time and you could have made it to HD before
they closed, I enjoy getting off work early on Sunday's (and i work
for Ruby Tuesday). When you work at a place that is open until 10 or
11 everynight, that one night is NOT too much to ask for to have a
family or life of your own. And why do you need your boyfriend to be
home to get the plywood? People at HD are generally very helpful with
home projects! It's what they are about!

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by Nicats Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @ 12:45 AM

Who are you people who leave feedback. You all are rude! Plan
ahead...well lets see sometimes you don't know what you need until its
too late. Yeah well don't say Christmas any more.....you people hate
that word. And I am sure you get a couple of days off a week some
people like my boyfriend work 6 days a week and only have time to get
stuff done on Sunday.

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Re: by *Brenda* Tue July 11, 2006 @ 2:04 AM


Your letter itself by tickytack Tue July 11, 2006 @ 10:47 AM


Hello........ by Nicats Tue July 11, 2006 @ 11:16 AM

"They must be the perfect consumer!" by Tina . Tue July 11, 2006 @ 12:11 PM

I doubt her boss would do that. by Mr. Mafia Tue July 11, 2006 @ 2:39 PM

"...My planning ahead now is that my 2 boys sleep on until dad gets home..." by Tikki Tue July 11, 2006 @ 3:22 PM

OK, the title should have been... by Tikki Tue July 11, 2006 @ 3:27 PM


sleeping on floor?? by ChrisMcD Tue July 11, 2006 @ 6:27 PM

Small Town USA by Richard S. Wed July 12, 2006 @ 10:33 AM


When I was about 13, and my sister was 11.5, "Teen" Magazine by olie Wed July 12, 2006 @ 9:54 PM

so your (yes this is the correct time to use the spelling your)boyfriend works six days a week. by Prefect Zachary Wed July 12, 2006 @ 1:45 PM


Zach, you bring a fresh perspective to these discussions. by olie Wed July 12, 2006 @ 9:55 PM


Must. Hit. TAB. Not Enter. by olie Wed July 12, 2006 @ 9:58 PM


Hahha by Iconophiliac Sun July 16, 2006 @ 8:42 AM

by Linda B. Posted Mon July 10, 2006 @ 1:59 PM

Speaking as a wife of a person who works at a Home Imoprovement
store.......PLAN AHEAD!! Yes, the employees do like to get home early
one night out of seven, especially on a Sunday. The employees have
family and they also have "projects" and chores they need to do. Get
the supplies you need ahead of time....even buy extra. They will take
returns, you know? Consumers forget that employees have lives too, and
you are a prime example of that.

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Maybe she wants HD to stay open late on Christmas Eve, too by RedheadWGlasses Mon July 10, 2006 @ 8:44 PM

she says she's a mother by Prefect Zachary Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:45 AM


So what if I do? by Nicats Tue July 11, 2006 @ 9:33 AM


Then you're abusive and as stupid as you're purporting others to be. by tickytack Tue July 11, 2006 @ 10:49 AM

That's emotional abuse. by Mr. Mafia Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:48 PM

Now don't get me wrong by Mr. Mafia Tue July 11, 2006 @ 1:50 PM


So what if you do what? by Anita_New_Name Tue July 11, 2006 @ 6:42 PM

she was referring to that post, by Prefect Zachary Tue July 11, 2006 @ 10:16 PM




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