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    Stores opening Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday

    I think this is despicable
    Corporations can't even give their employees the day off anymore
    and the thing is, i just think it represents how we have lost our way
    just seems we don't hold traditions and values anymore

    back in Boston, when i was growing up and far before that we had our annual Thanksgiving football game
    we played the same high school for almost 100 years
    now, half the teams don't even do that anymore
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    "I'm not a hero, I'm just a guy who told his boss no."

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    I think this is despicable
    Corporations can't even give their employees the day off anymore
    and the thing is, i just think it represents how we have lost our way
    just seems we don't hold traditions and values anymore

    back in Boston, when i was growing up and far before that we had our annual Thanksgiving football game
    we played the same high school for almost 100 years
    now, half the teams don't even do that anymore
    There are a lot of people who are actually quite happy to work during holidays for a little extra pay.
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    And imagine if the following list of people took the day off too. Doctors, police, emergency service personnel, flight controllers, pilots, taxi drivers to get you around town on your day off, etc etc...

    So it's good to give everyone the day off. Except those who's absence will personally inconvenience us.

    Well what if someone feels like having a pizza on Thanksgiving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Well what if someone feels like having a pizza on Thanksgiving?
    More likely no one in the family knows how to make a turkey dinner. The number of families in the UK who sit down for a roast on Sundays has shrunk enormously.

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    Roast dinners are so easy - there's so much time for prep/cooking accompaniments.
    You just need some sense of timing.
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    For many Thanksgiving is the biggest holiday of the year. I also think it sucks opening on this day.
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    When I was a Uni student I loved working on Public Holidays - overtime maak maak.
    Even Xmas - I always got several Chrissy dinners brought in ...
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    I loved working on Public Holidays. No extra money but could compensate those days by adding them to my holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Corporations can't even give their employees the day off anymore
    and the thing is, i just think it represents how we have lost our way
    just seems we don't hold traditions and values anymore
    It's a business decision , they must have enough customers who want to shop to make it financially viable.

    Is the feeling the same about any of the other 10 national/federal holidays ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faultytowers View Post
    It's a business decision , they must have enough customers who want to shop to make it financially viable.

    Is the feeling the same about any of the other 10 national/federal holidays ?
    Thanksgiving is such a big holiday in the states....i just don't think you guys really understand that
    people talking about not many people doing roasts or wanting to work on holidays
    it certainly isn't like that in the US, especially on this holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Thanksgiving is such a big holiday in the states....i just don't think you guys really understand that
    people talking about not many people doing roasts or wanting to work on holidays
    it certainly isn't like that in the US, especially on this holiday
    I don't know. Thanksgiving is the "Family" Holiday. And we all know what has happened to families. Marriage has been declining for decades. And there are many who weren't raised with Thanksgiving Day to pass it on. Personally it feels more like an East Coast Holiday as it celebrates events that happened in Boston/New York area.

    Holidays have always been strange in a California. Weather being the main lack of atmosphere. After Turkey we go to beach and throw around the pig skin. I'm used to it now. And most of the people I celebrate with are from the East anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Thanksgiving is such a big holiday in the states....i just don't think you guys really understand that
    people talking about not many people doing roasts or wanting to work on holidays
    it certainly isn't like that in the US, especially on this holiday
    My point was that the stores must have expected to get at least enough customers to cover their costs and more likely expected to make a profit. Maybe as with a lot of 'traditions' this one has been overtaken by consumerism ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    I think this is despicable
    Corporations can't even give their employees the day off anymore
    and the thing is, i just think it represents how we have lost our way
    just seems we don't hold traditions and values anymore

    back in Boston, when i was growing up and far before that we had our annual Thanksgiving football game
    we played the same high school for almost 100 years
    now, half the teams don't even do that anymore
    Massachusetts still has "blue laws" for this day. As a result the retail stores in Mass cannot open until after midnight. We still have all the commercials stating the Thanksgiving day opening times which confuses the locals.

    I don't dare go out shopping on Black Friday. All the stores were pretty nuts from what I hear. It is like people have money again. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassMoose View Post
    I don't dare go out shopping on Black Friday. All the stores were pretty nuts from what I hear. It is like people have money again. 555
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    The Onion are pretty funny people.

    Amazing that people do fight over a low spec crap tablet or computer.

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    Imagine what happens.. When food or water supplies run low !!

    Society is paper thin these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassMoose View Post
    I don't dare go out shopping on Black Friday. All the stores were pretty nuts from what I hear. It is like people have money again. 555
    we did Black Friday at 12am in Seattle last year
    I would never do Black Friday back east, but Seattle was nothing
    we went to a great buffet, came back watched the Pats on tv, took a nap and headed out
    we were waiting in line t Macy's about 11:50pm with maybe 20 other people
    Ao bought a jacket that was 400 on Wednesday for 99.00 that night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    There are a lot of people who are actually quite happy to work during holidays for a little extra pay.
    +1

    I certainly wouldn't mind working through Chrimbo. But I've got no special attachment to the day.

    I'm on the other side of the fence, I think it should be a businesses choice to open on a public holiday, no matter the type of holiday. That being said, I'm thinking of Australia with Australia's protection for workers, an employee is well within their rights to say I dont want to work on a public holiday (people do have lives, families and so forth) and it's up to the employer to find someone willing to work that day. In the case of Christmas, there are plenty of people like me who dont have any particular love for that day who'll happily work for double time (or double time and a half, depending on your award).

    However I can see a problem with this in countries without protections for workers where employers get to threaten them into working... But that has more to do with the employer being able to treat their employees that badly.

    Living in Western Australia, we only just got Sunday trading earlier this year. So I can remember what it was like when you could go out and nothing was open.

    It sucked, ran out of milk or bread, your shit outta luck mate.
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