Your shopping guide to stores that won’t ruin their workers’ Thanksgivings.
Not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving.
Not everybody cares about Thanksgiving.
Not everybody has family. Some people get depressed around the holidays and like to work to keep themselves busy.
Some people like to pick up a shift so that they can make some extra money and still celebrate before or after (because, surprise surprise, minimum wage retail workers don’t work 24 hour shifts)
Some people want or need the money they make on Thanksgiving, and that is why they choose to work. Alternately, some people want or need the extremely great price cuts which those stores offer on ‘black friday’ and now, (thank god) on thanksgiving as well.
Besides, why the selective outrage just at retailers? Are not other institutions open (And thus asking employees to work) on Thanksgiving? My brother works in a hospital. Guess what, he has work today. When my dad worked at a gas station, he had work on Thanksgiving. When my other brother worked at a grocery store, he had work on Thanksgiving. And if I still had my job at Target, I would gladly take the extra pay a thanksgiving shift would give me, just as I gladly accepted their offer to work on black friday in years past.
Many people take in a movie before dinner with their families. Are the movie theaters evil for providing these services on ‘Thanksgiving’? Should we boycott them? Or only retailers? It seems as though the selective outrage has nothing to do with the invented idea of ‘ruining people’s thanksgivings’ by allowing them to work, but more with just a general dislike of big box stores, and a clamoring for any non-issue that can be drummed up against them.
What about charities? What about non-profits? Should they be closed today? What about the plight of the poor volunteers working in soup kitchens and homeless shelters today? Are they not having their thanksgiving ‘ruined’ because they are essentially at work and thus not at ‘home’ with their ‘family’ (which is apparently a sacred and universal good)? And they aren’t even getting paid to boot! Should we shutter the soup kitchens for Thanksgiving?
Where does this nonsense end?
Must every business and institution which requires human effort be boarded up for 24 hours just so the rich, self-righteous turds of the world can feel good that nobody anywhere isn’t with their ‘family’ on this ‘holiday’?
Not everybody has a cushy job at some bullshit left-wing propaganda ‘think’ tank, and not everybody has the luxury of sitting around all day doing nothing on Thanksgiving. Besides, not everybody wants to. Get off your fucking high horse you ignorant, elitist fucks.
You don’t volunteer to work holidays in retail. You are scheduled to work. My wife must go in Thrusday and Friday to work or she will lose her job and employee discount. Most years they get 10% off one item. This year, everyone works Thursday and Friday and if they are late, leave early, or call in, they forgo a 25% discount and face disciplinary actions. Stop acting like people working on this day are just volunteers. 25% of Americans never get a paid day off. Not one single day. America is the only developed nation in the world that does not require employers to pay a single day off. The average around the world is 30 days off and paid per year. Austria has over 55 days paid per year mandatory per each employee. This is corporate America fucking the working class and you are the lubracant for the giant diamond dick.