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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Sunday banking (in Canada) ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Sunday banking (in Canada)
Anyone else hate this idea?
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Date: 8/8/11 11:17 PM

I don't know if this is just in Canada. I hope it's not a world trend.......

A couple of the major Canadian banks (CIBC and TD) have begun staying open on Sundays in some locations. I HATE this idea, and I am not speaking spiritually here. If this becomes a common practice, I predict that within 5-10 years there won't be ANY day of the week when it's not permissible for businesses (salespeople, bill collectors, you name it) to contact people at home.

I said I wasn't speaking spiritually, but there is a REASON one day of the week is officially set aside for rest. It's to keep human beings sane!

I'm trying to figure out who to complain to about this. Not that they would likely care about my opinion anyway. But maybe if lot of people complained?

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Date: 8/8/11 11:50 PM

Okay, I'm not from Canada, but I hated the repeal of the Blue Laws that kept most of the businesses closed here. What is wrong with one day of quiet and just how much has it helped for everything to be opened all the time.

Just this past week, I was really surprised that there was a bank robbery inside of one of the nearby grocery stores. I thought that the banks had been pulled out of the grocery stores since there were too many robberies. There were multiple robbers in there shooting at an off duty sheriff who was trying to protect the shoppers. The robbers are still at large. Just how safe will it be to have the bank staff at the bottom of the totem pole open up for a short day of business on Sunday?

Perhaps there should be some comfort in knowing that we suffer on both sides of the border................
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Date: 8/9/11 2:02 AM

I'm another one who doesn't like the changes in Sunday trading laws. There should be one day of quiet, low traffic and so on. I feel its very unfair on workers too. I get it that some working people have difficulty with getting routine things done when there is no Sunday openings, but surely there could be a different solution?

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Date: 8/9/11 2:24 AM

Between on-line banking / bill paying and the local ATMs, it is really unnecessary for a bank branch to actually be open on a Sunday... Even for depositing checks or transferring money, my bank offers an iPhone app so I never have to stand in line for basic transactions.

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Date: 8/9/11 4:11 AM

As far as I'm aware banks are closed on Sundays and I think Saturday afternoon here in Australia as well. Someone may correct me on Saturday trading as I'm unsure of that.

I think it's really unfair on staff that they need to work on Sunday. Having said that, if it happened here there'd be staff queuing to work on Sunday because we have really strict employment laws and they would normally get paid at least double or more and in some cases ALSO get time in lieu as well as the extra pay.

I think we all need a day of rest.

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Date: 8/9/11 6:35 AM

You're right about Saturdays as far as I know, MareeAlison.
What with ATMs and online banking, why would another day of opening be needed anyway?

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Date: 8/9/11 6:36 AM

I sympathize, Joan 1954. I can only suggest you begin to protest in such ways as you can, e.g. letters to the newspapers or comments on online news stories. There must be others who agree with you, and maybe some momentum will build up.

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Date: 8/9/11 9:12 AM

They are probably the only businesses in this economy that can afford to pay Sunday wages. They make so much money they hardly know what to do with it. I agree though, its asinine and irrelevant for banks to open on Sundays.

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Date: 8/9/11 9:16 AM

I have to laugh every year when the "Family Day" stat holiday arrives. Before Sunday shopping, we had family day every week! It was Sunday.
I am retired from the TD bank and heard last week that they needed to cut staffing hours at my old branch. Well then...... why did they extend their Saturday hours? Nuts.

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Date: 8/9/11 9:24 AM

Nothing like that proposed here, and it also seems quite unnecessary to me....

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