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Should retail workers, cashiers, etc, be allowed the option to sit down to work?


In Europe, checkout operators, cashiers, assembly line workers, etc, are provided a chair or stool to sit on to do their job. In the United States, it would seem that employees are made to stand for all of their shift, getting only short rest breaks. If European employees can still be productive whilst sitting to work, would it be appropriate to allow American workers the same option?

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    BritInTexas 4 years ago

    It would seem that the UK is a far more employee-friendly country to work in!

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Helen Murphy Howell (Seeker7) says

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    BritInTexas 4 years ago

    I'm from England, and I moved to Texas almost 5 years ago. I can't name one single shop, supermarket or similar, where employees even have the choice of sitting. They don't have chairs/stools full stop.

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Nancy Yager (Lipnancy) says

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    BritInTexas 4 years ago

    Certainly not in Texas - it's an 'at-will' State, so most employers would just get rid of you in favor of someone that doesn't require any special adjustments. My online research found this same issue State-wide, unfortunately.

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