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TARGET WORKERS PROTEST WORKING ON THANKSGIVING

 
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TARGET WORKERS PROTEST WORKING ON THANKSGIVING
Several MSM news sites are reporting that almost 200,000 people have signed a petition protesting the 9 p.m. opening on Thanksgiving. This comes after Wal-Mart announced it was opening at 8 p.m. on that day. It's being reported that Sears, The Gap, K-Mart, and Toys-R-Us have also announed that they will be opening as well.

So, what do you think? Do you think that workers should be forced to work Thanksgiving night? Are YOU planning on shopping then?

BTW, out of over 8,000 online votes on a Today Show website, 62% say that stores should wait to open until 7 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.)
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11/13/2012 12:33 PM
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Black Friday does not need to start until 6AM the following morning.

Most business are going to be open this year at Midnight. Still way too early. You can't even fully enjoy Thanksgiving day without an early dinner and a nap before a graveyard shift of work.

These corporations need to lay the fuck off and wise up. They've undercut each others hours for so long that they've finally crept into Thanksgiving day itself.

It's complete bullshit.
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11/13/2012 12:41 PM
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That's just the industry I think.

I worked at K-Mart a long time ago and I had to work on Thanksgiving Day. I remember having to leave the table early so I could get to work.

They wanted me to work on Christmas Day too! The store was not open on Cmas Day ROFL. What kind of loyalty do they think $5.50 per hour bought them?
All this has happened before, and will happen again.
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It's the stores own business when they want to open. I don't do the black Friday thing so I could care less. I worked many holidays (nurse) and nobody gave a rat's ass
about it! If the workers don't like it, get a different job.
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when i was a locksmith at a large hotel in NYC, i worked EVERY holiday for 2 years. when i drove night shift cabs in NYC, i worked EVERY holiday for 7 years. it's the name of the game in some businesses. that said, i honestly think all those retail workers are going to be staring at each other, and not really doing much else on thanksgiving night. instead of petitioning (which will do nothing), they should just stage a "refusenik" campaign. everybody just doesnt show for work that night.
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when i was a locksmith at a large hotel in NYC, i worked EVERY holiday for 2 years. when i drove night shift cabs in NYC, i worked EVERY holiday for 7 years. it's the name of the game in some businesses. that said, i honestly think all those retail workers are going to be staring at each other, and not really doing much else on thanksgiving night. instead of petitioning (which will do nothing), they should just stage a "refusenik" campaign. everybody just doesnt show for work that night.
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I'd imagine that the majority of the hosp patients were happy that the nursing staff (and other hosp workers) showed up on the holidays! Many times I missed family gatherings to work weekends and holidays as well as evening and night shift. So what you're working on T-giving. Chances are you won't be busy anyway! Make yourself a coffe or soft drink and enjoy the evening. You'll be warm and have folks to talk to. Gas station workers don't get the holiday off. Nursing homes function 24/7. There's alot more to being thankful than a turkey dinner. My family celebrates true thankfulness daily.
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They knew what they were signing up for.
Retail business can be a bit fluid in nature.
The employees should be fired if they dont want to work.

And FUCK the Unions!
I'm tired of waiting, somebody push the damn button already!

Please ignore the German flag, I am an American.

Keep your 72 virgins, give me one old biker chick.
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I work from 2pm-11pm on thanksgiving at walmart. I'm happy to have a job even though it's just temp.
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They knew what they were signing up for.
Retail business can be a bit fluid in nature.
The employees should be fired if they dont want to work.

And FUCK the Unions!
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fire the mother fuckers
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how dare they ask to spend a day rejoicing with there family and friends...they should be more concerned about materialistic fat fucks who need the latest iPhone..


fuck you trin..
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You won't catch me shopping on Thanksgiving or the day after...I avoid stampedes
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Its retail.
You TOOK a job in retail.
Its the biggest day of the whole year for US retail.

You bitch...

FU.
Quit and let an unemployed person take your whiny ass job.
Spinning, whirling, still descending, like a spiral sea unending!

..and idc bout whiney neg karma..
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That's just the industry I think.

I worked at K-Mart a long time ago and I had to work on Thanksgiving Day. I remember having to leave the table early so I could get to work.

They wanted me to work on Christmas Day too! The store was not open on Cmas Day ROFL. What kind of loyalty do they think $5.50 per hour bought them?
 Quoting: Battlestar Valkyrie


I also have had to work on Thanksgiving and other Holidays and it wasn't even a retail store. I had a customer service job via computer/telephone. They were open every day..Except maybe CHristmas but I can't recall. I do know I worked Turkey Day at least 1/2 the day used the other 1/2 to spend with my kids and eat a dinner... It's a job. I never complained and you know it when you take the job usually. If you dont like it, make it a condition of your employment or something, or dont take the job.
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Its retail.
You TOOK a job in retail.
Its the biggest day of the whole year for US retail.

You bitch...

FU.
Quit and let an unemployed person take your whiny ass job.
 Quoting: CygnusXI


yes
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Black Friday does not need to start until 6AM the following morning.

Most business are going to be open this year at Midnight. Still way too early. You can't even fully enjoy Thanksgiving day without an early dinner and a nap before a graveyard shift of work.

These corporations need to lay the fuck off and wise up. They've undercut each others hours for so long that they've finally crept into Thanksgiving day itself.

It's complete bullshit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3376005


+1000000
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fire the mother fuckers
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


how dare they ask to spend a day rejoicing with there family and friends...they should be more concerned about materialistic fat fucks who need the latest iPhone..


fuck you trin..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27665079


I honestly dont consider Turkey day to be a religious day..but either way they can rejoice with their friends and family any day of the yr...and be Damn Thankful they even have a job, there are plenty of folks who would be glad to take theirs if they dont want it.. A lot of business cannot simply shut down when ever they want even on holidays. Sure hope the Nurses/Drs/ Surgeons etc dont go on strike.
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Re: TARGET WORKERS PROTEST WORKING ON THANKSGIVING
My mom works at Kohls and they are making her work 8pm-8am on Thanksgiving day, totally screws up our holiday plan :(
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If I was a worker at one of these FINE establishments,I would show up and spend the entire day sneaking around breaking, damaging and fucking up as much merchandise as I could without getting caught!(They fuck with ME,I fuck with THEM!)
BRIEF
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My mom works at Kohls and they are making her work 8pm-8am on Thanksgiving day, totally screws up our holiday plan :(
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17385372


8 PM Thanksgiving to 8 AM Friday morning? What do you do together Thanksgiving night? Wait, don't answer that!
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My mom works at Kohls and they are making her work 8pm-8am on Thanksgiving day, totally screws up our holiday plan :(
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My heart bleeds.
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11/13/2012 02:07 PM
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So what! I work for an airline in operations. It's 365 days a year!
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11/13/2012 02:11 PM
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Obama should dissolve Target and reform it giving the employees 100% of the stock.

Go OBAMA!
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Obama should dissolve Target and reform it giving the employees 100% of the stock.

Go OBAMA!
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11/13/2012 02:17 PM
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I dont have a job
Ill work 24 hrs straight anywhere on any day :(
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11/13/2012 02:18 PM
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Businesses will do whatever is profitable. If people are really concerned about businesses making their employees work on holidays, maybe consumers shouldn't shop on holidays, then the stores would have no incentive to open on holidays. I hear no outrage over the policemen, firemen, soldiers and doctors who never get a holiday off.
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Essential personnel like Police, Security, Fire, and EMS always have to work Thanksgiving/Christmas so I say suck it up and learn to deal with it like the rest of us.
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11/13/2012 02:22 PM
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i worked at retail before and my ex still does.
employees still need to come in during Thanksgiving to stock the shelves for the black friday and get it back to normal store mode right after. i remember he went to thanksgiving dinner but had to be at work by 10pm and worked a 12hr shift.

other stores have to come in to have that store meeting to delegate what needs to be done, give out the numbers needed to hit their sales goal and stuff.
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I worked retail for over 10 years and never gave up a shift. I do agree that is sucks our culture requires shopping more and more at the expense of something actually somewhat more useful (dinner with family in thanks).

Not sure what the answer is, I suppose all the people who signed the petition decided what the answer for them is.
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11/13/2012 02:32 PM
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THey should be protesting and should all store employees.

It is one thing to work in a hospital where people need you or to drive a cab or provide some other good and necessary services.

But shopping? Not at all necessary to do on Thanksgiving Day
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11/13/2012 02:34 PM
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there is no more America.

so fuck thanksgiving, and fuck the 4th of July.
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Don't they get paid extra? I'm pretty sure most places have a holiday bonus pay type of thing. Fuck...I'd volunteer. I like money. I guess Obama-nation doesn't.
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