After watching the condemnation of the Countdown chain intensify and reading the ongoing disregard for the people who work at these supermarkets, I was inspired to begin outlining the negative effects of the boycott and accusations against the chain on front line staff. We need more positive comments to offset those negative attitudes and to break open the dark side of this boycott.
Some pro boycotters have made remarks on social media such as:
“It’s called collateral damage.”
“I don’t care about the workers. Let’s hope all Countdowns close down in NZ.”
“Supermarket jobs are for… kids and.. old people.”
I found this attitude to be reprehensible. The people who depend on employment at countdown are people too and undeserving of this treatment.
Who are you really hurting with a boycott? These examples answer that question.