When we shop every day we never think about how the products end up in our shops. We never think about the conditions people endure in order for us to stop.
In Denmark a growing number of people working in shops and supermarkets are not real employees getting a normal pay earning right to holidays. They are part of a poor house like scheme called job training where employers can approach cases workers at the city halls asking to get employees into their shop without paying normal salary for them. The employees get their welfare check or unemployment benefit but not right to holidays. The days they work doing the exact same work as people used to do in their job position don’t count to earn them another period of unemployment benefits.
So all over Denmark employees earning normal pay are kicked out and replaced with people in so-called job-training. Denmark has become a country where the job doesn’t go to the most qualified or motivated but the person who are ordered there by their case worker.
Is that a system you want to support as a consumer? No. Course you don’t.
But the problem is that it is almost impossible to avoid shopping in a supermarket where people are not slave workers who has replaced the original workers. The system is simply too wide-spread. The immigration crisis boosted the system. From the very first day it was clear that the immigrants never would be qualified to work as fully paid workers in a modern society like Denmark. The supermarkets used the opportunity to market themselves as humanitarians getting immigrants into job very fast but the reality was that these poor souls never were told that their presence kicked normal paid employees out and prevented many young Danes from taking the job which could finance their education in a time where the student grants are cut and in some cases even being replaced with student loan where the interest scare the students from even starting educating themselves.
If your option is to shop in Danish businesses, you should stay home on Black Friday.