Store's will be open for sales on Thanksgiving evening. Do you think that is right or wrong?

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Store's will be open for sales on Thanksgiving evening. Do you think that is right or wrong?

Bignuf Bignuf
On the one hand, businesses are hurting in this economy, and even some employees having to work are actually happy to get some extra income, on the other hand, it ruins the sanctity and family time of one of the last holidays where most businesses used to be closed, and everyone could count on being "off".

So, is it wrong or right, good or bad for stores to be open on Thanksgiving? (You know, if sales are brisk, next year, stores will open even earlier and eventually Thanksgiving will just be another "sale day", I fear).
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Mwar Mwar

In all honesty, the sales aren't that great, and most sales start BEFORE black friday. They also increase their prices first and then discount them. So you're sometimes only paying a few dollars less the most. Sure, you might get the free tote bag or teddy bear (insert small gift here), but is it really that needed?

By going thanksgiving night, you are not only spending less time with families, you encourage big companies to open earlier and exploit workers. And some places won't even give you overtime or extra money during this time. It's not worth it. It's better to make a statement by not going and telling those companies that making people miss family time and not enjoy their holiday is bullcrap.

Besides, cyber monday is awesome and hurts no one. Let the stores get funds that way. They can honestly save money that way too by not paying workers that day. And workers can be home.
HB042 HB042
I spent too many years in retail to participate in anything Black Friday related as it is. Due to a stressful move, I am not even doing Thanksgiving this year, I will be happy to sit on the couch with my husband, eat a sandwich, and be thankful for the day off.
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I will do nothing to support the greed represented by stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. I think it's shameful. Don't minimum wage workers have little enough without taking away an important holiday?
Kitka Kitka
Ugh, I can't wait for the holiday season to be over.
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Ethically wrong, and Mwar covered all the points on why.
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I'm sort of on the fence here, on one hand, a lot of people could use the extra work hours and might not have anyone to spend that day with to be thankful together but on the other I know the bosses might schedule someone like my mother that has kids and possibly a whole family that they would rather spend the time with.

If it's a choice between spending the time at home with loved ones (and possibly getting written up for calling out) or making a bit more much needed money and not making the bosses angry then I'd say it's wrong.

When my mom was working at one of the grocery stores they scheduled her on things like Thanksgiving all the time and calling out was frowned upon so she always had to go in. Luckily, she was a part timer so it usually didn't interfere with Thanksgiving dinner with the extended family.
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine

Retailers should give their employees Thursday and Friday off so they can eat in peace and spend time with their families.
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