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PetSmart pressures dog groomers to come into work as "essential labor"

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    Gaywallet
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    Human groomers aren't essential labor, what makes them think dog groomers would be? 🙄

    Human groomers aren't essential labor, what makes them think dog groomers would be? 🙄

    6 votes
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      ThatFanficGuy
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      Because muh puppy's getting scrawny, yesh he dooz, yes he dooz! How can I let my puppy get scrawny, huh?No I can not! No I can not! :D Obsession with pets could be milked. We're suffering losses....

      Because muh puppy's getting scrawny, yesh he dooz, yes he dooz! How can I let my puppy get scrawny, huh?No I can not! No I can not! :D

      Obsession with pets could be milked. We're suffering losses. Therefore, we milk.

      The dairy farm of revenue.

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      1. Gaywallet
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        that's a roundabout way of saying capitalism gonna capitalism

        that's a roundabout way of saying capitalism gonna capitalism

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    moocow1452
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    My friend is a Dog Groomer and this is rubbing me the wrong way. Select Excerpt;

    My friend is a Dog Groomer and this is rubbing me the wrong way.

    Select Excerpt;

    PetSmart is not even asking owners with COVID-19 to refrain from sending their pets to the store, but rather asking for that pet owner to send their pet via an “agent,” such as another member of their household.

    Groomers who are refusing to work in those conditions are taking unpaid leave, according to the workers who spoke with HuffPost, and PetSmart is not guaranteeing their jobs back when the crisis ends. Most workers have accrued only a few paid vacation days.

    For those who have no choice but to work, PetSmart is paying groomers their regular hourly pay; it has not joined companies like Kroger and Amazon in offering small “hazard pay” raises. One groomer, who took leave rather than work in the salon, said his pay was so low that he did not earn enough to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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    1. JXM
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      That makes no sense...if you live in the same house with someone with COVID-19, chances are you have it too. This just seems reckless and irresponsible on every level...

      PetSmart is not even asking owners with COVID-19 to refrain from sending their pets to the store, but rather asking for that pet owner to send their pet via an “agent,” such as another member of their household.

      That makes no sense...if you live in the same house with someone with COVID-19, chances are you have it too. This just seems reckless and irresponsible on every level...

      4 votes