I am old enough to recall when there was no gas, no grocery, nothing on Sundays, EVRY WEEK. As another FReeper said, life was better then.
What happened to us trumpeting ‘family values.’ And yeah...I do support the workers at Walmart not working TONIGHT!
There are a lot of crazy things going on in this world and if people want to pull their families back together? Tell big bad WalMart...not today thank you for respecting my time with family...
Ya’ll a bunch of scrooges and grinches. What good is capitalism without family? And stuff the oh...troops, doctors, firemen stuff...critical necessary ....and I think if you asked some troops...they'd say they are fighting for TRADITIONAL Thanksgiving, they are not there for Walmart, best buy, or macy's....
Personally I think many here on FR who say ...tough-- too bad, somebody else will do your job...you are evil and I rebuke you.
We’re REALISTS that actually understand how the world works and HAS worked for a long time. Do you actually think just because a store is closed today means nobody is working? Do you think those displays that’ll be on the floor tomorrow put themselves up?
The fact of the matter is retail workers have worked Thanksgiving forever. The only thing that’s changed is which employees show up when.
And none of this precludes family. People that are stuck working today schedule around it. I’ve had Thanksgiving dinner with my sister-in-law the nurse on Friday or even Saturday before. The family that wants to get together will find the time, the family that doesn’t find the time was probably not getting together anyway.
“Traditional” Thanksgiving includes people working, you just never bothered to notice before. A “traditional” Cowboys football game is happening right now, that’s people working. A “traditional” Lions game happened earlier, people working. A “traditional” parade preceded that, people working. People work on Thanksgiving, not just critical infrastructure people, regular people. Some people like it, often times these jobs offer shift differential, and if it’s a tipping industry holiday customers tend to trip pretty well. All of this might have happened before without you interacting with them or thinking through the implications, but there they were, on the job, for probably your entire life.
...I do support the workers at Walmart not working TONIGHT!
Don’t know about your area, but my WalMart is open 24/7 so many employees work at night.
I was at my local WM this morning and their were NO protesters. I heard one of the Managers saying to workers that they had many volunteers who would work today and Friday.
The vast majority of WM workers like their jobs, benefits and profit sharing and want nothing to do with the labor unions, who only want to get more dues to support socialism/communism.