Unpatriotic or not?
Patti

Lincoln, NE

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Personally, I think retail stores that remain open on important national holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas are being unpatriotic. What do YOU think about this subject?

Stores that stay open on Christmas or Thanksgiving are forcing their employees to work or else risk losing a paycheck (permanently perhaps). Retail store workers are human beings with children and other family members.

Why should store employees lose precious family time together just so some large company with HQs in some other country where our national holidays don't matter can earn an extra day of revenue? Customers in the USA are celebrating on Thanksgiving and Christmas-- not shopping! We are a generous nation and we respect our national and religious holidays.

In Nebraska, a long shameful list of companies are bragging about staying open this Thanksgiving. I think shopping on "Black Friday" is great-- but please, give hardworking minimum wage workers a chance to build some precious family memories. Let stores get ready for Black Friday on the days right before Thanksgiving and then let them share a warm and happy time with their loved ones.

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