Should stores start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving?

  • It is more convenient and may help workers

    There is such a huge argument surrounding this topic, with too many people stating too extreme opinions. If stores want to remain open on Thanksgiving, that's fine. It's more convenient for people who need to run out to buy some more stuffing or a turkey for that night. If a worker has a debt deadline and the only way to meet it is by working on Thanksgiving, so be it. Stores remaining open on Thanksgiving is convenient for shoppers and beneficial for workers.

  • More time at home, with different operating hours!

    Yes, they should if they insist on being open on Thanksgiving they should stay open extra late on Wednesday night into Thursday about noon, then close from 12 pm-6 pm. This gives the workers time to be with their families and friends. Then open back up after 9PM. If a grocery store is open until 5 or 6pm why can't these stores be the same way. Kmart has a good plan they open at 6AM and close from 2-6 and then reopen at 7 I believe. There are some people who really wouldn't mind working on Thanksgiving due to the fact they have no family. They need the money, and don't mind the over time. Companies should offer a bonus plus holiday pay for these people. It should be up to the individual person if they want to work it or not. People need to realize that currently that jobs are hard to come by and some of these people have been unemployed for a year or more. They might need this money to catch up on their bills big time They really don't mind some people. I think if anything the news is blowing this out of proportion to a degree.

  • Everyone needs to quit whining.

    When you take a job in retail, you know ahead of time that you will probably have to work some holidays. It's a part of the job. Especially if you are a seasonal worker hired specifically to work the entire holiday season. Why is this such a big surprise to people? If you are so strongly opposed to working holidays, find a different career path. I worked my fair share of retail positions and have missed some family holidays due to work. Did I like it? No, but I understood it was part of the job that I chose to take. It's like if bartenders/servers suddenly complaining that they have to stay at work until three in the morning and have to work weekends. Yes, that sucks, but it's part of the job they chose. Also, if your family is going to fall apart like everyone claiming Black Thursday is going to do to everyone in America because certain employees have to work, you should really reevaluate your family values. Come on people. And if it's really that big of a deal to attend the big family meal, celebrate it the next day you don't have to work. Thursday is just a day of the week. It isn't what makes thanksgiving special.
    I will happily go shopping on thanksgiving with my family and not feel one ounce of shame.

  • Everyone Has Their Rights

    I think that it's a good idea for stores to be open. It is your choice whether or not you want to get trampled. No one you to go out shopping. Some people don't always have family to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving with. They are just trying to get some Christmas shopping done anyway so it shouldn't matter if stores are open. Plus stores are getting more money and people want them open so they should be open

  • Last minute things

    Stores should be open because if you need last minute things then you should be able to go and buy them. Plus it is your choice whether or not you want to go shopping or not. You no one else should control your choice but you. Don't let it happen.

  • Hell to the yes!

    It is the customers choice whether stores should be open. If you work on thanksgiving boo hoo, people want stores open and so they should be. People are just trying to catch a deal. I don't mind people getting hit over an item, whoever wins the battle gets the item.

  • Well, why not?

    Although it practically ruins everything, stores should have the freedom to say that they are discounting all their goods and prices to a low on a day of thanks. Stores can have the ability to announce their awesome deals on a day where most people would stay at home even though Black Friday is supposed to be on Friday and not on Thursday, it would just be that most people wouldn't show up. It may not be fair to the workers but they are allowed the freedom to deny work and to stay at home because it is their right and their choice. They can choose to work if they have to but they can just screw the system. For those people who decide to shop anyway, they can be those who don't celebrate Thanksgiving or just celebrate it on the Friday. Why? Because they can. They can simply party and shove food into their mouths on practically any day. They can celebrate the holiday on Friday such as how anyone could celebrate the Fourth of July on January because they can. They can shoot off fireworks any day just how people can feast and invite their bros and families on Thanksgiving on a day not what people would normally celebrate the holiday because they had to go out shopping on the day before Thanksgiving because they were out shopping for whatever legitimate reason they had for going on a day where sales where down and full of discounts all because the stores can do whatever they want to do.

  • Yes yes yes

    I think stores should be open because if you forgot or need more o something the store is open. And the people that dont celebrate thanksgiving can work that day. And if you wanna celebrate you could any other day.Plus you could work in the morning and the afternoon be with your family.

  • Yes, its their choice

    If stores can get enough employees to work and want to stay open on thanksgiving, then let them. If you are against it then just boycott the store, but you may need to get gas or snacks while traveling which requires a gas station to be open which is still a store.

  • Open for heath

    What if someone in your family got sick on thanksgiving and theye
    needed medisin but nothing was open . I mean come on whats next no hospitles open . So nothing will be opennot gas stashoins or anything
    you can have family time on a sunday not just thankgiving you can have
    have family time some other time

  • Let's not allow Black Friday to interfere with what we're thankful for.

    My mom went to Black Friday two years ago, and she witnessed two fights and three arrests. Black Friday can turn people insane for 50% off iPhone 5s. Thanksgiving is the time to spend with your family and relatives, not waiting out in the cold for the store doors to open.

  • Thanksgiving is about Giving... Not Taking

    Big name stores such as Walmart, Macy's, and Target are staying open on Thanksgiving to make some extra money. Thanksgiving should be about spending time with family, not about making a profit. Many holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Presidents Day have become very commercialized to the point where people are forgetting the true meaning of the holiday. Some people may argue that stores should be open on Thanksgiving so that parents can go out and get presents for their kids for Christmas. However, spending quality time with your child and making lasting memories will stick with them far longer than an iPhone 6.

  • Families needs to have a day off from work!

    Not only it's good that families gets together the stores that does not let employees to have a day off gets bad reputation. The stores that actually open on Thanksgiving will only get 11% of Americans that go shopping on Thanksgiving. So the store is losing a little of money from all the people who are staying home and not going shopping. Therefore there is not really a good reason to open on Thanksgiving.

  • Have you ever once stopped to think?

    So most of the arguments for Thanksgiving Shopping are that the employees cannot spend time with families. Lets clear some things up, shall we?

    1) When you are hired into retail then you know you will working a holiday or two. Seasonal workers are hired to work ON the holidays. It is simply a fact of those jobs.

    2) You need to remember that these stores are also losing extra money if they are paying 1.5 normal pay, even if they do not sell that much.

    3) Some people (seasonal workers mainly) may want to work these holidays to add more income.

    4) What if you do not have family? Shopping can be a great way to be around people and kill a lot of time.

    5) What if you work later on Friday? This Thursday shopping can easily allow those people to get some deals.

    And there we have why stores should be open on Thanksgiving.

  • Think about the workers

    Everyone of the people that said yes sounds very selfish. "What if you need something last minute?" "The customers want the stores to be open so they should." This is all wrong and society has changed for the worse. Workers do not have the choice to work on Thanksgiving Day. Workers should get the day off just like everyone else that doesn't work in retail does. Some people have relatives that live out of state and come to visit for the holidays. Why should the workers miss enjoying time with their family? The selfishness has to stop. Please think for others once in a while and put yourself in their shoes. Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with the ones most dear to you and workers are stuck serving selfish people.

  • Poor retail workers

    We need to start a strong protest against these stores, I bet you the CEO of these companies are at home enjoying their families while those sweet workers spend their thanksgiving with co workers...Stop the Madness let these people enjoy One day with family and friends without being stressed out

  • Retail needs to be closed on thanksgiving

    Stores should be closed on Thanksgiving especially clothing stores, there is nothing THAT YOU OR I NEED, That is more important than family, that you can't wait one more day to buy. That shirt or dress will be the same price the next day, and guess what the sales are better at the end of august or 2 weeks before Christmas then they are on BLACK FRIDAY OR THANKSGIVING DAY, wise up public, tell the stores NO YOU WILL NOT SHOP ON THANKSGIVING DAY. STAY HOME, If you don't have family, rent a movie, go for a walk, a drive, just don't shop.

  • Thanksgiving will be ruined.

    My last Thanksgiving was cancelled. My sister, who works at Target, had to work much of Thanksgiving, so we tried to reschedule it, but with the holiday season as hectic as it is, we ended up never having it. Some may argue that the employee gets paid time and a half for working on a holiday, but many employees have no choice one way or another about whether they are going to work this day. I vow to never shop at Target for as long as I live for anything, ever.

  • Family, national holiday, day off

    It's a time for family and that includes store employees!!!! Really you don't need to start the madness until Friday. Besides there is nothing you really NEED! Just because you want to get your shopping on? Maybe you should think of all the employees who want to spend time with there families!

  • It is called Black Friday for a reason!

    I love Black Friday shopping, but it is called Black Friday for a reason. Black Friday shopping should not interfere with celebrating of what I am thankful for. If stores have sales on Friday ONLY more people will come. Sales on Friday ONLY will give more stores time to prepare and be ready for the crazy shopper to come. Black Friday stick to Friday ONLY!

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