I will NOT shop on Thanksgiving. I love it when people say... " They signed up for it, they choose to work retail and that's part of the job. They should find another job if they don't like it." AHHH life is so simple. Just QUIT your job and find another one in a struggling economy. I love this attitude.
I hate to break the news here, but companies do have a culture built within their structure/policies. They can choose to take care of their employees or not. Do they choose to value ONLY the almighty dollar? Or... do they choose to value BOTH the almighty dollar and those who bust their butts to earn it for them? It's a simple choice that is a reflection of that particular company. We have that same choice... Do we value only the savings, or do we value what family means to us and to those/others working on Thanksgiving. There are many ways to make a buck... Just as there are many ways to save a buck. You can vote with both your wallet and voice.
COSTCO... Do you know this company is closed on all major holidays? Also.. did you know they close their doors at 6pm every Saturday and Sunday? They have been doing this since day one of their existance. Why.. you ask. BECAUSE THEY VALUE THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES and THEIR FAMILIES. Part of their business culture is taking care of those who take care of them... their employees. They are currently rated as they #1 retailer (Consumer Reports) in the country and their stock is at an all time high. Hmmm... Staying closed on major holidays seems to be working out just fine for them.
One more thing to keep in mind. When a store opens at say 8pm on Thanksgiving, employees don't just show up at 7:30pm to start the day. There are those who report to work many hours earlier to merchandise / stock the store before the doors open. So.. opening at 8pm actually means many employees will be starting their shifts at say... 2 or 3 pm Thanksgiving day. That doesn't count the time spent, perhaps and hour or two, getting ready for and driving to work. Sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate a holiday. Or... an even better idea would be, as stated above, is to just QUIT. You deserve it.. You signed up for it.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
Edited by babyfishmouth, Oct 23, 2013 - 6:19 am.