Years ago, in a simpler time, my father used to say, “If you don’t want to work on Sunday, don’t shop on Sunday.” He was right then. His words still work today, Thanksgiving.
Forget the war on Christmas, this war has traction and it’s time to take a stand.
Some people have to work. TV is a 24/7 business. So are hospitals and hotels and buses and trains. However the world for retail workers gets worse every year.
Salaries are down, or stagnant. Benefits are sparse. Hours suck. Now retail employees are being asked to sacrifice a day when families really do get together.
Will the executive offices of any of these Thanksgiving retailers be open? Seriously?
A backlash coming. Some advertiser is going to make a big deal of being closed and score on Black Friday. Or maybe it will just be a popular uprising. Whatever it is, there will be a change.
In the meantime, if you don’t want to work on Thanksgiving, don’t shop on Thanksgiving.