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who thinks we should boycott stores open on thanksgiving for early sales?

Anonymous
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I think everyone should boycott stores opening on Thursday for Black Friday. I understand that those people that work on retail do need to do their job, but this is just ridiculous.

I thought opening at MIDNIGHT on Thursday night/Friday morning was extreme! Now a lot of stores are opening all day Thanksgiving!


People that work retail get two days off in the holiday season, Thanksgiving & Christmas. That's it. Usually they are working until midnight the night before the holidays, and showing up at 5 am the next day. Those are usually the two days they can count to see (local) family, going out of state is out of the question.


So can someone please help me make one of those chain email things that we can pass around Facebook and inboxes, so maybe these big companies will get the message!

Thanksgiving is for family, not consumerism!
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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workingmama86
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM
i know I won't be shopping. I like to spend my day with family and relaxing!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Bump!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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I don't need to boycott because I don't shop anywhere that day.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Good for you, Me too!

Quoting workingmama86:

i know I won't be shopping. I like to spend my day with family and relaxing!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Some people don't mind working on Thanksgiving. I worked in a restaurant and had to work some Thanksgiving and I didn't mind. Some people don't have families to share the holiday with. Some people were traveling.
There are some people who need the money so they work on Thanksgiving. Some may not even celebrate the holiday.

GagaNTattooS
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I work in retail and this is annoying g ....
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AleaKat
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
We refuse to shop that day!
My hubby and his dad always do Black Friday but they go early that morning not the day before.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Boycots are stupid.  Shop or don't shop but that is an individua'ls choice.  Who cares what others do, worry about yourself.

Lizardannie1966
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I feel for those working in retail stores that will be opening on Thanksgiving, day or night. Years and years ago, I worked retail and had to do so on holidays so I DO understand.

However, the flip side are those without families or friends to spend the day with who would actually prefer to be somewhere--even working.


sunnyday05
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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I say boycot Thanksgiving because not everyone has a family!

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