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Re: Shopping until 20:00 In All CH?

The problem is when the shops are open there is an increase in traffic, which is annoying for city residents. Nobody has to work longer than 8 continuous hours, so an opening time of 7 to 19 should suit just about everyone, except expats that decide to work until 22:00 and then moan the shops are closed.
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Old 14.10.2015, 23:07
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Re: Shopping until 20:00 In All CH?

Personally, I am all for limited opening hours. Late evening and Sunday shopping may have brought extra profits to companies in other countries, but it is one of the things I like about Switzerland.... I personally feel it is actually somehow a degradation of quality of life to make these extensions... not only for the workers but for everyone!
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Old 14.10.2015, 23:17
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Personally, I am all for limited opening hours. Late evening and Sunday shopping may have brought extra profits to companies in other countries, but it is one of the things I like about Switzerland.... I personally feel it is actually somehow a degradation of quality of life to make these extensions... not only for the workers but for everyone!
Maybe for you but as the one who had to work evening and weekends to pay for my college and university, I was glad I could work those shifts.

Anyone who needs the extra money would be happy to have these extra shifts to work on.

Do I shop at night and on Sundays even if I can? Hell no. Does it mean that everybody have to live their life the way I do? Please, don't.

Let the owners decided, let the employees decide. Customers will come if it's open no matter if it's later or not.

I won't push my personal lifestyle in others..
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Old 14.10.2015, 23:49
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The problem is when the shops are open there is an increase in traffic, which is annoying for city residents. Nobody has to work longer than 8 continuous hours, so an opening time of 7 to 19 should suit just about everyone, except expats that decide to work until 22:00 and then moan the shops are closed.
"Decide"...

That's rich.
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Re: Shopping until 20:00 In All CH?

I created a poll to go with this thread:
When would you like to shop (poll)
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Maybe for you but as the one who had to work evening and weekends to pay for my college and university, I was glad I could work those shifts.

Anyone who needs the extra money would be happy to have these extra shifts to work on.

Do I shop at night and on Sundays even if I can? Hell no. Does it mean that everybody have to live their life the way I do? Please, don't.

Let the owners decided, let the employees decide. Customers will come if it's open no matter if it's later or not.

I won't push my personal lifestyle in others..
This is much more fantasy than reality.

The employees usually have the weaker hand (especially in retail), are in too weak a position to decide for themselves. Reality will be that the employer needs for them to work xyz and that's what the vast majority will do. If that wern't to be expected many employees would have switched when their salary got cut earlier this year due to the CHF strength.

People can only shop for a certain percentage of their income. I think it's far from certain that shops would generate more revenue, but it would definitely be spread over more open hours, thus employers would probably need to lower wages to keep profits from falling.
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Old 15.10.2015, 15:31
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People can only shop for a certain percentage of their income. I think it's far from certain that shops would generate more revenue, but it would definitely be spread over more open hours, thus employers would probably need to lower wages to keep profits from falling.
According to your logic should we all shop for just one hour a day, that keeps the profitability of the shops up! And seriously, who needs more than an hour a day to spend their salaries...

People are already today voting with their feet: What started as kiosks for travellers has taken on bizarre shapes: every chain is trying to get their supermarkets into train station buildings because then they can open on Sundays in Zurich. Same as the large Migros in the airport - no airline traveller needs frozen pizzas, that's a fact. The retailers know that the only way to make money is to do what their customers want. And they apparently want longer opening times - just go to Zurich HB on any given Sunday.

Longer opening times will be coming, it's just matter of time. THey work and make sense all over the world and this won't be different on planet Switzerland. It's the same story as with German discount stores. I remember the uproar when Aldi and Lidl decided to enter the Swiss market a decade ago. What a drama about "employees will get dumping salaries" all the way to "our quality of groceries will decline under the new pressure". Look what happened: Migros and Coop have not changed a bit, but the Swiss have by now embraced the new alternatives. The parking lot at my local lidl is packed in the evenings. Especially Thursdays and Fridays as they open till 9pm. Ten years from now will all larger super markets do the same or even more. They already do in the rest of Europe.
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are in too weak a position to decide for themselves
they are not too weak to decide whether to work there or somewhere else. if they still decide to work there after later hours, then maybe it isn't such a bad place to work after all. or they are too useless to work elsewhere so should be grateful for the job they have.
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Re: Shopping until 20:00 In All CH?

i live in st. Gallen, so here is Coop pronto - works mon-sat till 22:00 and sunday till 21 and also here is Avec in Bahnhof - also works till 22:00
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Old 15.10.2015, 19:08
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Re: Shopping until 20:00 In All CH?

There is a coop pronto in our neighborhood own by a Turkish family. This place is jam packed every single day of the week. They must be doing very good money.
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This place is jam packed every single day of the week. They must be doing very good money.
Probably not that well if all they sell is jam....

I'll get my coat.
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