Gaze upon this picture, dear readers, and witness the best summation of how restaurants feel about their employees that I have ever beheld. It's the mooooooost wooonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeeeeeeeeear.
Technically this image was posted a few days ago, but since we're just getting to it now, we're going to consider it a good reminder going forward for 2015 and beyond. Remember, everyone: out of kindness to their employees and their families, Tim Horton's (and innumerable other restaurants; McCormick and Schmick's was not closed a single day of the year when I was working there*) will force them to work around the goddamn clock in every single winter holiday, presumably adding insult to injury by playing Christmas music at them for 24 straight hours on five different days.
I would say "remember, restaurant employees," but restaurant employees know damn well the score; I just wish everyone else did.
* It's worth noting that Christmas Day was my single favorite shift of the year: busy but not overwhelmingly so and generally populated by customers unusually inclined to generosity. If I can work an easy eight hours and walk out with $300 after tip-out and paying another employee to do my sidework, I'd call that a pretty good day.
Thanksgiving, however, can fuck right off.