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Black Thursday

Retail employees who work for Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart, Tanger Outlets, Gap, Meijer and a many more can forget having a relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I think it's a horrible business decision and reflects poorly on our national values. Since when is grabbing the first sales more important than family time at Thanksgiving?
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It's a terrible business decision to get tons of customers into your store to sell products as soon as possible?
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Since when is Thanksgiving the only time for family time?
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If you don't agree with stores being open on thanksgiving, Christmas or sundays may I suggest refraining from going on those days?

I have, as yet, never had a retailer come to my house and force me to go to their stores or buy from their stock.
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i thought the world is comming to an end.
people still go shopping?
or is this to prepare for apoclypse?
maybe should stock up on bottle caps
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Oh poor retail employees.

Guess what shifts those on the oil drilling industry get off?

NONE, not Thanksgiving, Not Christmas, Not New Years.

Their regular shift no matter when it falls.
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Oh poor retail employees.

Guess what shifts those on the oil drilling industry get off?

NONE, not Thanksgiving, Not Christmas, Not New Years.

Their regular shift no matter when it falls.
...obviously some workers have always worked Thanksgiving out of necessity.
Retail is not a necessity.
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Originally Posted by wing2000 View Post
Retail is not a necessity.
Neither is drilling for oil.

Neither is having Thanksgiving off.
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Originally Posted by wing2000 View Post
...obviously some workers have always worked Thanksgiving out of necessity.
Retail is not a necessity.
A drilling rig could shut down for Christmas. Just do the same process that is needed to change a bit.

The only reason drilling goes on 24 hours a day 365 days a year is economic.

Same holds for retail.
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Oh poor retail employees.

Guess what shifts those on the oil drilling industry get off?

NONE, not Thanksgiving, Not Christmas, Not New Years.

Their regular shift no matter when it falls.
Not to mention what the military has to work through.

If you work in retail, you should expect to have to work on big shopping days. I don't think that the shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is really all that unexpected...
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