QuickChek senior vice president worked in a store on Christmas Day.
QuickChek convenience stores were once again open on Christmas Day this year, and Senior Vice President Mike Murphy worked in a store on Christmas Day for the 40th consecutive year.
According to a report from My Central Jersey, Murphy claimed that if the company requires its employees to work on Christmas, he should have to work as well. Murphy works in a different store each year, and this year Murphy worked in the company’s new Mt. Arlington, N.J. store from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Murphy spent his shift serving the popular “Kris Kringle” coffee to customers, as well as handling other responsibilities that the store manager, his son Mike, needed.
QuickChek currently operates 143 locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island. Most QuickChek locations were open Christmas Eve until 10:30 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., except the 53 locations which serve fuel, which remained open 24 hours. Team members’ shifts were generally limited to four hours on Christmas Day, and those who worked received additional pay.