Workers Lose Thanksgiving As Stores Extend Black Friday Shopping

This just infuriates me….

Let me qualify my comments by saying that, even though I do consider recreational shopping a legitimate sport, there are limits.   It does seem we should be able to stop for a couple of days a year…

Hell would freeze over before I would leave my house to join this fracas. It’s always struck me as a kind of like Christians vs Lions in the Roman Coliseum type thing.  But there is nothing Christian about this…And I’m sure these shoppers probably see themselves more as gladiators.

This is the height of inconsideration.  These poor workers, who aren’t making any money to begin with, will have to give up their Thanksgiving so Americans can buy more crap they don’t need so stores can make more money to pay a few top executives ridiculous salaries for failing…

I always thought Thanksgiving was a day to stop and spend time with people you care about and reflect on your blessings…and eat a lot of things you really shouldn’t eat.

Not a day to run over some stranger for a DVD  player or TV you could probably order just as cheaply, or cheaper, on-line….

Get a grip, people…..

Come join my Black Friday Boycott…..

From ThinkProgress.org:

In the race for holiday season profits, stores are moving up their hours for the biggest shopping day of the year to cut into the Thanksgiving holiday. One of the more aggressive companies is Kmart, which will keep its stores open at 6 a.m on Thanksgiving, although Macy’s, Kohl’s, and others have also bumped up their hours.

Kmart and its defenders point to the fact that no one is being forced to work on Thanksgiving and stores will be staffed mostly with seasonal hires. However, the reality is that few workers have much of an option when it comes to holiday scheduling, both because the U.S. lacks benefits like guaranteed paid vacation and the reliance on a temp or part-time workforce is growing.

via Workers Lose Thanksgiving As Stores Extend Black Friday Shopping | ThinkProgress.

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