Walmart isn’t waiting for Black Friday. They’ll be open Thanksgiving night at 10:00 PM. That change of business hours is national news.
Helaine saw a billboard proclaiming one of the I-95 outlets will also be open Thanksgiving night. It’s officially a trend.
Maybe I’m the wrong guy to write this. I’ve never gotten up in the middle of the night to get a Black Friday deal (and stomp over my fellow shoppers). I’ve usually worked on Thanksgiving myself.
It’s still troubling.
When I was a kid stores were mainly closed Sunday and holidays. I remember family panic one year when my father forgot to fill the tank before heading out on Christmas. Quaint.
My father worked in retail back then. He sold appliances. The stores he worked in were closed Sundays and holidays, but he saw the trend.
“If you don’t want to work Sundays,” he once said, “don’t shop Sundays!”
Do you want to work on Thanksgiving?