Monday, November 24, 2014

Say NO to Early Thanksgiving Store Openings

The one thing I grew up with was a joy of the holiday season.  Even with the stress that comes with the holidays, it is still one moment of the year that I look forward to with anticipation.  I'm appalled at how the major retailers have put profits over people.  I think we should all say NO to early Thanksgiving store openings.

Yes, I realize that the stores see Black Friday as a way to make a profit and I realize that there is a lot of money made on this day.  However, is it not possible to value your employees enough so that they can spend time with their families?  I'm sure all of you retailers promote how much you are a family and how much you care about family values!  If you do, then why are profits more important?

We live in a world that we value people very little, but if we can stuff another dollar in our pockets at their expense, we don't seem to see a problem with this.  If we don't watch out, we will destroy the bedrock that business and corporations have been built upon.

Is it too much to ask to allow your employees to enjoy some time with family during the holidays?  There are 365 days a year for you to open your store.  In those 365 days, you can't find enough time to sell to your customers?  Let's not mention that greed and obsessive shopping habits are way out of control either!

I'm going to be highlighting the stores that stay closed on Thanksgiving and the ones that show no respect to their employees by opening early.  I'm sorry if any business out there doesn't appreciate that, but I'm rather tired of profits taking over the holidays.

Enough is enough and let's say NO to early Thanksgiving store openings.  The best way to voice your opinion is to to just not go shopping on Thanksgiving no matter how much these stores entice you.

There are far more important things in life than buying some product at a discount.  If you don't think so, find someone who only has a few days or months to live and see what matters to them.  I doubt they will care if they go out and get bargain deals on things they won't need!

Santa's Nice List:

  • Costco, BJ's, Sam's Clubs
  • Home Depot, Lowes
  • Dillard's, Nordstrom
  • Gamestop, DSW, Petco
  • Burlington Coat Factor, TJ Max, Marshalls

Santa's Naughty List

  • Macy's
  • Kohls
  • Sears
  • JC Penny
  • Walmart
  • Toys R Us
  • Kmart

Blog Post And Images (c) 11/1/14 by Don Shetterly

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