#Christmas is a time of cheer, celebration & happiness …… We absolutely agree, but not just Christmas, here at Jack Fitzgerald Electrical we’d like to think that we’re cheerful & happy throughout the year, that said, it is true that the Christmas season brings it’s own challenges to those of us that work in retail. From the christmas music on an endless loop, we all love a festive tune but sometimes they just bring back memories of the time you were forced to listen to “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” every half hour for eight hours a day. Or the stress that the stock of this year’s most ‘sought after’ gift are dwindling fast. Or the seemingly never ending queues. Or the complete mess that the showroom appears to be in, even after you’ve JUST tidied everything. Or the challenge of trying to help that stressed, desperate last-minute shopper. Yes, these are all challenges for the retail worker, but we try to accept all these with a smile on our faces and endeavour to help our customer in any way we can 🙂
Could we suggest maybe, that you might spare a thought for our staff, who despite being under this added pressure, will always aim to help you, our customer with whatever query you may have. It is with this in mind, and knowing that some of our staff will be working extra hours away from their families, and to allow us to say ‘Thank You’ and show our appreciation to them, that we decide each year to remain closed until after New Year’s Day. We understand that this may result in a loss of some sales, but we also believe that Christmas is a time to be spent surrounded by family, friends & those closest to you, and by remaining closed this allows our staff to do just that 🙂 We hope you can understand our decision and why we do it, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Jack Fitzgerald Electrical in 2018, re-energised after a relaxing christmas with our families.
Please see below our Opening Hours for Christmas 2017
Have a look at some GIF’s from the guys at BuzzFeed about the Retail Worker at Christmas 🙂