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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, i won't work for one either... but that's because they don't pay anywhere near enough for me to commit my time to them.... not because of their business operations or any perceived ethics violations ( I don't believe its bad managerial ethics to have employees work holidays, unless you specifically tell them they don't have to beforehand and make them work anyways).
    For me it was only about my ability to climb the ranks and make a difference or be depended on - I didn't want to be so expendable that my needs would be looked over quickly and I'd be easily replaced.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    For me it was only about my ability to climb the ranks and make a difference or be depended on - I didn't want to be so expendable that my needs would be looked over quickly and I'd be easily replaced.
    a completely understandable and viable concern...

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Hopefully the private sector working class is reaching a point where enough is enough...maybe they are getting fed up with pay that is stagnant the continual TAKING of benefits, hours and life from them for more profit and ceo bonus and maybe they will start taking a stand. They should all unionize and please dont tell me they will all go out of business...some will and good riddance...the strong ones will survive and make even more money "SELLING" their goods to guess who ? the working class who buys the lionshare of everything.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It's not expected that suddenly a number of stores will decide to open on Midnight, Thanksgiving Day, for heaven's sake...working their employees all through the night. Have a little compassion, for God's sake. I owned my own business. It didn't take too long for me to figure out that when my employees were happy (and that might include their feeling they were just a bit overpaid), my profits went up.

    Cheapskate.
    I work nights 7 days a month. It's not going to kill you. I've had jobs in the past where you were expected to come in and work all night doing inventory. (for minimum wage).

    Most retail employee's do or should know that you are going to have to work extra hours during the holiday season.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I wonder if these whiners realize that millions of people all across the country work on Thanksgiving.


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    Some Target employees are hoping the giant retailer will rethink its plan to open stores at midnight on Black Friday. They claim the early opening will take many workers away from their families for a big part of Thanksgiving.

    Define 'some'.

    That's really the only word that matters in your failed attack thread.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    So - we stayed up 'til 1:00am . . . I woke up at 9:00. I was so nice to stay up and sleep in. Some of the kids are still asleep. There's so much food I don't have to cook for days.

    I'll have to leave the house to buy cat-litter which sucks - gas station's getting the money on that. . . and then I'll come home and do a bunch of gaming.

    All those insane shoppers can have Black Friday
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Who in their right mind goes shopping at midnight? Was there really public demand for this apparent trend? It seems to me that the whole "Black Friday" thing is stirred up by retailers to drag even more money out of the ignorant.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Who in their right mind goes shopping at midnight? Was there really public demand for this apparent trend? It seems to me that the whole "Black Friday" thing is stirred up by retailers to drag even more money out of the ignorant.
    I've always thought it stupid - but this year it's worse. There are actually commercials ABOUT shopping on Black Friday. Yeah - absolutely stirred by retailers and a lot of people are willing to go along.

    More women than men, though - as I've noticed all such commercials are geared towards women.

    When did women become the shopping fiends like this. At least if they're shopping on BF they're not spending as much money - but to me that's just not worth it.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I work nights 7 days a month. It's not going to kill you. I've had jobs in the past where you were expected to come in and work all night doing inventory. (for minimum wage).

    Most retail employee's do or should know that you are going to have to work extra hours during the holiday season.
    In some orgs, the only guaranteed days off are T-Day and Christmas. It's not right to expect employees to give up these days. I'd think that those who are single and have no nearby family would want to seize the opportunity to be paid at least time-and-a-half and work while others with family enjoyed that family day.

    Maybe it's time for us to do that carpe diem thing for just a lousy 24 hours. I mean, "Black Thursday" it is now? Really? As individuals we can't stop spending money for 24 hours? Big-box orgs can't turn down the profit, I suppose, but we can choose not to pitch a tent outside Best Buy.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock
    On those occasions when they make me work on holidays, I get 2½ times my normal rate of pay.
    All the union jobs I've ever been around this is standard compensation for all paid holidays.

    (in reality you're only getting 1 1/2 time extra pay because you're getting a regular day's pay anyway, whether you work or not)
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