I think Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday. It's secular, not religious. It's really just a time to say "thank you and I appreciate you " to family and friends. A chance to take a day to reflect. With no presents. I think it's a great holiday.
But not everyone celebrates it like I do. If they want to work, or they want to shop, that is their choice.
And I admit I will be watching football tomorrow, thankful that a large number of people have given up their holiday to entertain me. I do hope they are able to use Friday as an alternative
I was just chatting with someone whose celebration got moved from Thurs to Fri because his mom decided she wanted to come visit them Fri, not Thurs. It will still be a joyful event for them; and luckily they were able to make the schedule change.
It's really not about a specific day. It's about taking A day to say "thanks, family, friends, neighbors, whatever" - let's reflect on what good things we do have (even if we have many sorrows) and be glad we survived another year and think about those who didn't.
ps - I admit, I do feel sorry for jehovah's witnesses who refuse to celebrate this holiday because it's "government imposed". Of course that is totally their choice; but I hope they find another time to be with friends/families in a relaxed sort of way.
Whether holiday pay should be more than OT pay - that can be debated. But if businesses want employees to be happy working holidays, they would be wise to pay extra. And if the govt mandated it, it would mean every employee wouldn't need to negotiate it. Oh, if only there were more unions!
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