theatremouse November 23, 2014 Share November 23, 2014 (edited) tries to sell how Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate and then declares all these expanded hours with workers forced to man these stores or face losing their job. Obviously, I'm not familiar with every corporate policy, but the whole "forced to work a holiday or lose their jobs" thing never rang true to me? When I worked an hourly gig (as well as when I was a manager of such peeps), everyone jumped to get holiday hours because it was time and half, and working those types of jobs, any opportunity for extra cash was wanted. There were more people volunteering to work holidays than could possibly be scheduled to work said holidays. It was a very small subset who actually wanted to go home and be with their families. I mean, I don't like this aspect of manic power shopping crushing hordes over two days, people camping out for hours, etc. There are many reasons the Thanksgiving/black Friday/holiday shopping mania is obnoxious. But there's been a demand to shop those days, so I can't really fault the company for trying to make money off of it. I do fault them for excessive schmaltz. I fault the shoppers for showing up, which encourages the being open. Of course, I'm also expecting sales to move farther and farther into online-only territory, which negates the need to pay workers at all...so there's that to look forward to. Edited November 23, 2014 by theatremouse 1 Link to comment
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