Black Friday.. or is it Thursday?

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Black Friday.. or is it Thursday?
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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:16pm

Target is facing some backlash about their decision to open up on Thanksgiving night in order to compete with other big box stores:

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:28pm
having to work on Christmas or other holidays doesn't, imo, equate to mistreating employees.

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:35pm
It may be an important day for you personally, but it's still the day before the actual holiday. I'm not arguing that people shouldn't be able to travel the day before Christmas.
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:36pm
OK. I think it equates to not treating your employees well. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:55pm
But the actual holiday may not be important to others.

My point is that employers aren't responsible for making sure you are off on your important days.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:56pm
Well, then there are miillions of mistreated employees at places other than retail .. because millions of people work on holidays.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 8:15pm
It's not about being off on *your* or *their" important days. It's about being off on national holidays.
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 8:16pm
Many more millions have these days off. Retail workers are poorly paid and have little to no bargaining power.
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 8:37pm
So the Jews just get screwed?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 8:37pm
So because most have it off, those that don't are mistreated?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 8:40pm

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