Will YOU be shopping on Thanksgiving Day?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sunny Side Up, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    More & more retail & grocery stores are staying open on Thanksgiving Day. It seems a shame to me. Why can't they give their employees a break on this important national holiday? It's a sure bet the top executives of these corporations are enjoying the day at home with their families, yet they have their lowest-paid employees out working for them.

    Some stores even have special sales that are good only on Thanksgiving Day, to lure more customers into their stores. I know that for some folks shopping together with their family is an enjoyable holiday tradition, and perhaps there are some who only see certain family members on Thanksgiving Day. But why should some families be torn apart in order to allow other families more togetherness? Couldn't they find other things to do together that didn't affect other families?

    Is this happening everywhere or just in/near the big cities? One of our big grocery chains, Publix, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. I always make it a point to phone their corporate office to thank them for doing this. Even though we don't have anyone in the family who works there I still appreciate this store's policy and think it sends a good message to the community.

    If there's anything I might need to purchase on Thanksgiving Day I will try to do without, or borrow from a neighbor. I don't want to vote with my dollars for a business staying open on this holiday.
    [​IMG] My husband has to work at WalMart from 10-7 on Thanksgiving Day. [​IMG] There goes his celebration. We are having dinner with our church and cannot expect them to change their schedule just for us.
  2. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon

    Every where around here will be closed. You cant even buy a gallon of milk on thanksgiving. You may be able to find a few things at the one gas station and one mom and pop store. But I wouldnt bet money on it.

    Might be shopping the day after though.. That is is the paycheck is big enough.
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I avoid the stores at all costs between Thanksgiving and New Years. If I have to go to Walmart (only place around here to get stuff other than groceries) I wait and go at night or first thing at 7am before the crowds hit. I will only go if there is something I need really on sale.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Quote:I work the same shift that day. Tell him to have a Happy Thanksgiving and that Wal-Mart workers everywhere are thinking of their families along with him!
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] We'll send happy thoughts your way too [​IMG] [​IMG] Did you work Thanksgiving last year? If so, was it very busy? And what were people buying? Necessities or gifts? This is Mister's first year with WalMart & I think this stinks. In times past I've worked in restaurants that stayed open on Thanksgiving Day and everyone had to work, but were given shorter 4-hour shifts. That way no one was too terribly inconvenienced and everyone had time for a meal with their families. But a 10-7 shift? It's either Thanksgiving breakfast or extremely late dinner. And Mister, more than anyone else in the family, loves his Thanksgiving turkey dinner... [​IMG]
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  6. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    No. I never shop holidays. I think stores should close and give employees time with their families. If most people would not shop, they would close.

    I rarely shop Sundays too, for the same reason.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! [​IMG]
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Heck NO!!!! Family time here.
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I agree....if everyone would stay home then the workers would get a day off. I don't even like to buy anything on Sundays either. I wish it would go back to where the stores were closed on Sundays again.
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I've had animal related jobs in the past where I had to work on certain holidays. Since my family usually just celebrates holidays by ourselves, we would usually just celebrate a day before or after the actual holiday. I know that's not feasible for a lot of people, but it worked for us. Nowhere says you have to celebrate on the day of the holiday! Mostly our holidays consist of just being together as a family.
  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Quote:Thanks for the reminder, I agree. For a while I was trying to make that my policy, but lately in my effort to save $$$ by eliminating extra trips to town I've been running errands after church. But if you think that Sunday should be a day of rest, you shouldn't expect others to work for you on that day.

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