I have seen on FB and the news that most people are protesting stores opening today to start the Black Friday deals. I know most say that Thanksgiving is for family and every business should be closed. When I was a young girl this is how it use to be. WE would get up on Thanksgiving day, get dressed in our Sunday best and go to a family members house or they came to ours and you would see NOTHING open at all. But now everything is different as family dont see this holiday as it once was and some will eat and want to get out and do something while the men watch football or sleep. We tend to forget something like the rolls or cranbery sauce. Some families rather not cook and will go and buy their dinner while others rather go out to eat so they dont have to cok or clean up any mess.
I ask one person about working today and she said it was time and half for her and this helps out for Christmas and so as long as she gets to have dinner with her family she is ok working today. Some might not be ok working today but I knew many who would work (they were single or no family to go home to) and didnt want to sit at home alone and work was a distraction for them.
So should business close for the holidays? OR should they ask employees who would want to work and those who dont can have it off? Has the economy gotten so bad that some are forced to work today to make extra money for the bills or christmas?
** This is NOT a bash post on those who are wanting to protest businesses that are open today**