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Respect workers; save sales for Black Friday

November 27, 2013

Some people, unfortunately, must work on Thanksgiving Day. There’s no way in our society to give everyone the day off and let them be home with their families or just relax....

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wondering

Nov-27-13 3:05 PM

The T'Day boycott would be good a longer one would be even better.

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concerned

Nov-27-13 4:18 PM

in case you haven't noticed a LOT of stores including sears are in financial trouble and this years shopping time is shorter.......i don't know if what they are doing by opening more will help, but at least they are doing something rather than sit on their hands and do nothing.these employees will get extra pay i'm sure and most probably need it....let's hear from the employees how they feel...being that you are not the ceo of sears or other companies it's easy to sit on the sidelines and throw stones.......and finally the folks who do the shopping LOVE these black friday(or thurs. sales.their opinion counts, yours doesn't

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Chandy

Nov-28-13 7:04 AM

Big box retailers are in it for the money as any business is. Having worked in retail for years in management I know this first hand. As long as people shop on Sundays and Holidays the stores will be open.It used to be the employees would be paid overtime for these shifts, not so any more, Sunday is just another day and some retailers do not pay "holiday pay". Pay differential for holidays is not mandated by law so if they feel they can get away with it they don't pay it. By using rules like you must work all shift schedule prior and after the shift to "qualify" for the pay differential. There are enough other times people can shop.

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Lifeisgood

Nov-29-13 12:16 AM

Many people have to work on Black Friday. This gives them the chance to get in on some of the good deals if they *choose* to leave their family and go shopping. Lots of for profit places remain open on thanksgiving. Hotels remain open. Restaurants remain open. Bars and nightclubs open. Even some grocery store chains remain open. Why single out one industry out over another? It's all for profit. Can't talk out both sides of your mouth. The only reason why this an issue is because of big bad walmart, employer of over 1,000,000 largely uneducated, unskilled American workers. No doubt they can all use the holiday pay wage offered for working this holiday. I just don't see the problem.

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Lifeisgood

Nov-29-13 12:23 AM

FYI.....My daughter is home from college for the holiday. She and her many friends are out on the town at a for profit nightclub. Ahhhh....the good ol' days!!

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wondering

Nov-29-13 9:10 AM

The real issue is not that some may have to work on Thursday. The rate of pay, slightly above min. wage at Walmart, McDonald's etc. Since it is not a living wage many employees of these parasites are on public assistance meaning we are subsidizing these companies. Boycott Walmart, McDonald's & Taco Bell every day, not just Thanksgiving.

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JoeCool

Nov-29-13 1:38 PM

We should boycott employers offer Mcjobs? What, put willing to work, uneducated, unskilled, and inexperience ppl on welfare. I started out on minimum wage due to the limitations I list above. I had no car, shared an apartment, and lived a subsistence lifestyle without becoming a burden on society by drawing welfare or unemployment. Now I have a trade and make very good money. Because I am dependable, self motivated and responsible, and I do hard, difficult, and sometimes very dirty work. there is a demand for my services and have to turn down work. I could work 24/7 at a professionals pay. What I cannot find are employees who have skill and experience and can work unsupervised, nor can I find any willing to apprentice at 1.5 times minimum wage. Perhaps all men are born equal, but after that things become unequal. Some become better educated than others, some learn manual skills, some go into the family business of learning to milk the welfare system.

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