Stores opening on Thanksgiving. What ...

Stores opening on Thanksgiving. What do you think about it?

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“Yum Chocolate!”

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#1 Nov 17, 2012
I hope that the employees get the time and half holiday pay at least. I think it is a shame personally that this will take time away for those who enjoy spending time with their families.

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#2 Nov 17, 2012
For well over 30 years I worked every Thanksgiving and most Christmases, as well as the other so-called celebratin' holidays. We were rewarded monetarily, but missing the Thanksgiving Meal and not getting to watch your kids Christmas Morning stunk. Luckily my family understood "Daddy has to work."

I won't even mention what being in the service does to your home life. When I was single I would 'stand the duty' for the married w/kids guys. They'd buy me the occasional 'sody-pop'.

You do what you gotta do......

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#3 Nov 17, 2012
Chatty Kathy wrote:
I hope that the employees get the time and half holiday pay at least. I think it is a shame personally that this will take time away for those who enjoy spending time with their families.
I doubt it Miss Chatty. Most of these stores limit employees hours to less than 40 making them part time...thus no benefits or overtime...wonderful what our government is doing for the working people of America.

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#4 Nov 17, 2012
... your a good man old sam the world needs a bunch more like you ...

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#5 Nov 17, 2012
Old Sam wrote:
For well over 30 years I worked every Thanksgiving and most Christmases, as well as the other so-called celebratin' holidays. We were rewarded monetarily, but missing the Thanksgiving Meal and not getting to watch your kids Christmas Morning stunk. Luckily my family understood "Daddy has to work."
I won't even mention what being in the service does to your home life. When I was single I would 'stand the duty' for the married w/kids guys. They'd buy me the occasional 'sody-pop'.
You do what you gotta do......
Thanks Sam! Great post!:)hugs!

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#6 Nov 17, 2012
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
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I doubt it Miss Chatty. Most of these stores limit employees hours to less than 40 making them part time...thus no benefits or overtime...wonderful what our government is doing for the working people of America.
I am sad to see them doing this. It is all about the money.:(

Hope you are doing well Enzo!hugs!

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#7 Nov 17, 2012
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
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I doubt it Miss Chatty. Most of these stores limit employees hours to less than 40 making them part time...thus no benefits or overtime...wonderful what our government is doing for the working people of America.
I'm working on Thanksgiving...I will be working for 5 hours...and getting paid for 9...I wouldn't work it...if I didn't need the money...I'm only working until 2...so I will still be able to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family...btw, I am Thankful just to have a job...sometimes it comes to that...:)

I'm also VERY Thankful to have a Wonderful husband and son...not to mention 2 sisters...1 CRAZY brother...and many neices and nephews...not bad...:)

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

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#8 Nov 17, 2012
Old Sam wrote:
For well over 30 years I worked every Thanksgiving and most Christmases, as well as the other so-called celebratin' holidays. We were rewarded monetarily, but missing the Thanksgiving Meal and not getting to watch your kids Christmas Morning stunk. Luckily my family understood "Daddy has to work."
I won't even mention what being in the service does to your home life. When I was single I would 'stand the duty' for the married w/kids guys. They'd buy me the occasional 'sody-pop'.
You do what you gotta do......
you nailed it Sam, you do what you gotta do....more people need to realize that, and follow through as you did.
Thanks Sam.

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

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#9 Nov 17, 2012
Any factory open 24/7 has to have holiday workers. Double time pay, yeah, I ate it up. It helped pay the bills. The family missed me but the factory limited holiday shifts to 6 hours, skeleton crew only so all could spend some time with their families. Thanks for bosses who understand.

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#10 Nov 17, 2012
Old Sam wrote:
For well over 30 years I worked every Thanksgiving and most Christmases, as well as the other so-called celebratin' holidays. We were rewarded monetarily, but missing the Thanksgiving Meal and not getting to watch your kids Christmas Morning stunk. Luckily my family understood "Daddy has to work."
I won't even mention what being in the service does to your home life. When I was single I would 'stand the duty' for the married w/kids guys. They'd buy me the occasional 'sody-pop'.
You do what you gotta do......
Sometimes mothers have to work as well...sad but true...it is what it is...

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#11 Nov 17, 2012
I am sad...I'm going to miss the Parade on television...the one in Philly.

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#12 Nov 18, 2012
Thank the Lord.
I usually run out of beer by the 3rd quarter of the Lions game.
Hoosier Hillbilly

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#13 Nov 18, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
... your a good man old sam the world needs a bunch more like you ...
He is, no doubt about it. But they don't make'm like him any longer
I don't know who broke the 'mold', but I do know of many reasons that caused it.

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#14 Nov 18, 2012
Marissa 2 wrote:
I am sad...I'm going to miss the Parade on television...the one in Philly.
really? i didnt know it wasnt going to go on.
actually it doesnt bother me, i dont really like parades. lol
good to see u back M, hope all is well with u..
:)

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#15 Nov 18, 2012
It's terrible that the corporations have lost their family values. They are more concerned with making a few $$$ than to allow their employees to spend Thanksgiving with their family. To me, the family is more important. I use to work at a hospital and of course sickness doesn't stop during holidays. That was before I had kids, I usually had seniority and got Christmas off. However, I had no kids at the time so I felt it was only fair to let a Mom be off with their child for Christmas morning. Its a time in that chimes life they can never get back.
I believe shopping can wait til Black Friday....let people spend time with their families!

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#16 Nov 18, 2012
Darn auto correct...not chimes..childs

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#17 Nov 18, 2012
skipper wrote:
Thank the Lord.
I usually run out of beer by the 3rd quarter of the Lions game.
we oedered extra and that won't happen again ...iw

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#18 Nov 18, 2012
PFfff wrote:
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really? i didnt know it wasnt going to go on.
actually it doesnt bother me, i dont really like parades. lol
good to see u back M, hope all is well with u..
:)
i usta to love parades until i got stuck walkin behind the elephants ...

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#19 Nov 19, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>i usta to love parades until i got stuck walkin behind the elephants ...
sorta like taking a ride on the horse buggie with Kramer?
lol

“I care more about my character”

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#20 Nov 19, 2012
I volunteered to work closing on Thanksgiving.
No one will be at home anyway, so why not.

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