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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:51 AM

To all the big retail stores open on Thanksgiving...

...especially those (eh-hm Walmart) who give tons of cash to so-called "Patriotic" right-wing politicians who complain about how democrats are destroying Christmas.

Aside from Independence Day or Memorial Day, there is nothing more patriotic than the celebration of thanks for the survival of the first settlers to this continent. Beyond that, it's the only legitimate expression of thanks to the Native Americans that we displaced in creating this nation.

To y'all I say, FUCK YOU very much, and I'll wait till Black Friday to shop somewhere else.

Black Friday Sales To Begin On Thanksgiving At More Stores

On Edit: That list was not complete. More stores like Macy's, Best Buy, Target, and Kohls have jumped on the band wagon.

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Reply To all the big retail stores open on Thanksgiving... (Original post)
Blue State Bandit Nov 2013 OP
rurallib Nov 2013 #1
Dreamer Tatum Nov 2013 #2
Blue State Bandit Nov 2013 #4
MrsKirkley Nov 2013 #3
Thinkingabout Nov 2013 #5
Blue State Bandit Nov 2013 #9
etherealtruth Nov 2013 #14
loli phabay Nov 2013 #16
bigwillq Nov 2013 #18
Justice Nov 2013 #6
thatgemguy Nov 2013 #15
malaise Nov 2013 #7
Zeke L Brimstone Nov 2013 #8
PasadenaTrudy Nov 2013 #10
Chipper Chat Nov 2013 #11
jehop61 Nov 2013 #12
Le Taz Hot Nov 2013 #13
Codeine Nov 2013 #17
Agschmid Nov 2013 #23
Sedona Nov 2013 #19
msongs Nov 2013 #20
Name removed Nov 2013 #21
Jamaal510 Nov 2013 #22

Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:58 AM

1. I will probably wait until @ dec. 22nd to shop

why rush? This year I may just say no finally.
Nor will I shop online.
Especially no Walmart and no Amazon. They don't treat their workers any better than Wally.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:01 AM

2. I wonder how many hourly employees

Of closed businesses are grousing because their cheapskate bosses won't open on Thanksgiving.

I think your position is silly.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:23 AM

4. Which part do you find silly?

Would it be that I think Thanksgiving should not be sacrificed at the alter of profits?

How about the fact that those who would be grousing don't get paid enough to be able to afford the day off?

Maybe it's that those same workers don't get paid national holidays, or overtime if they decide to work?

Or is it that I'm calling foul on the fake patriotism of those who deny their employees the time to go home for the holidays and spend it fighting with their siblings or arguing with their Teabagger uncle over the garlic mashed-potatoes?

Oh, wait a minute...
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Fine, If you don't want to go home for Thanksgiving, that is your choice. But those who whine about the so-called "War on Christmas" should not be allowed to stomp on a national tradition for profit and escape the glaring double standard.

Letting this pass... that would be silly.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. What's next, stores opening for after Christmas sales on Christmas Day?

"Sorry Grandma, I can't spend the holiday with you because I have to work. Maybe next year." Before next year arrives, Grandma dies.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:43 AM

5. Having worked many years in industries which require 24/7 coverage you learn to adapt to

different situations. It is not the end of the world to work on holidays.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:53 AM

9. True, there are many jobs that require such sacrifices.

Emergency services, public utilities, ect. But is it not true that these jobs offer overtime, run on holiday staff configurations, and have the understanding of it's employees that it is a vital service?

Selling TV's is not a vital service. And when these major national retail chains open on thanksgiving, it forces others to do so so as not to lose the market share. It's a cascade effect.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:38 PM

14. My first career was as a nurse

... working holidays sucked ... but, it wasn't the end of the world. I clearly understood that those needing care required 24/7/365 .

I understood there was a need ... it wasn't the search for profit .... I knew my work was necessary for the health, welfare and lives of others. Additionally, I earned significantly more than those that work in retail (money doesn't compensate everything; however, I could support myself and my family .... unlike many retail workers that know they can't even support themselves on retail wages (yet are asked to sacrifice even more)

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:44 PM

16. yup i dont mind working holidays, we simply put christmas etc back a couple of days

 

Its not as if the actual holiday must be celebrated on the day or else.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

18. I work on Thanksgiving every year

 

and I have worked other holidays in the past.

You do adapt. I knew this job would require me to work these days.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:43 AM

6. Boycott shopping on thanksgiving

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Response to Justice (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

15. Buy Nothing Day

I won't spend a penny that day. We stay home all day.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:47 AM

7. We're going shopping on Black Friday

Haven't shopped for three years

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:47 AM

8. Seems rather cheeky, doesn't it?

 

Recommended.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:55 AM

10. And I

will do no shopping at all bwahhahahah! Boyfriend and I don't do the gift thang

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:00 PM

11. And don't forget STAPLES

who just announced that locally they will now be open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Because, you know, Mitt needs another car elevator.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:18 PM

12. All I know

Is that after driving 8 hours to spend time with my grandchildren on Thanksgiving, I would be totally offended if several of them rushed through dinner to go shopping. That's all

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:28 PM

13. By Thanksgiving day

I've been cooking for 2 days already and the LAST thing I want to do is shop. Ughh!

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

17. I work for a little retail store.

 

We'll be open because people still need things on Thanksgiving -- forgotten ingredients, more beverages for unexpected guests, a turkey pan, or whatever else pops up unexpectedly on a busy day of visiting and preparing a feast. Everyone working the shift will be a volunteer, usually so they have an excuse to get out of the cooking at home.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:03 PM

23. You found out my secret...

By "working" I avoid much of the stress of dealing with the cooking/cleaning/stuff that comes with thanksgiving.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

19. I'm all done with my shopping

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:57 PM

20. of course christians will not be shopping on T-Day right? being that it is an attack and all nt

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:53 PM

22. Will it be called "Black Thursday", then? nt

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