I’m not going.
I’m specifically not going because I think it’s somehow wrong to take a family holiday away from an entire segment of the population that makes somewhere in the neighborhood of $8 an hour.
More and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving evening.
It’s ridiculous enough that they want to open at 4 in the morning on Friday and that people sleep in minivans to be the first in the door to get a deal on a pair of fuzzy slippers made in China.
Retailers are saying, “People want to shop, we have to be there for them.”
I call bullshit.
The merchandise will be there the next day.
Their reasoning is that they can still have early dinner with their families and then come to work.
I used to work overnight. You can’t be up all day and then work all night. The body is not built that way. You need to sleep before you go to work for a full shift.
Some people say well, they should have chosen a better job.
This is what I have to say about that: we do not live in a time in which there are better jobs to choose.
I do understand that nurses and firefighters and police officers also have to work on holidays. However, running a cash register is not a life-saving function.
It’s all just ridiculous. I proclaim it so.