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    Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    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.
    Target wants to open up earlier than ever — at 12:01 a.m. that night.
    CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod reports Target employee Seth Coleman would have to report to work at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving – too early for him.
    Coleman told CBS News, “All Americans should be able to break bread with loved ones and get a good night’s rest on Thanksgiving.”
    Coleman decided to fight back — delivering bagfuls of petitions with 190,000 signatures to Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday — a campaign started by another Target worker in Omaha, Neb.
    Anthony Hardwick, a petition drive organizer, said, “It’s grown exponentially. … It’s just absolutely exploded.”
    Target’s human resources director says workers should understand it’s a matter of staying competitive. Anahita Cameron said, “Our guests have expressed that they would prefer to kick off their holiday shopping experience right after the holiday celebrations, rather than getting up in the middle of the night.”
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    You'd actually think Target, and all the rest of them, could incentivize their employees with double or triple time...or offer the ones who work a bonus of X% of total sales for the store during their "strange hours." I'd think employees would be standing in line.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Coleman decided to fight back — delivering bagfuls of petitions with 190,000 signatures to Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday — a campaign started by another Target worker in Omaha, Neb.

    He probably drove all night to get there.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    My family is more important to me than being forced to work blitz hours at a store - quadrouple time wouldn't be enough to sucker me in.

    Others don't mind and that's fine - but people shouldn't have to ruin one of their few real holidays just because they have to earn a paycheck. businesses should respect that and not stomp on everyone's toes.

    It annoys me slightly that they value customers more than employees . . . even though the slogan is 'the customer is always right' it's just not always true and this is one of those situations where people - if they want to face blitz hours of shopping - should have to do so anyway. If it's inconvenient - then WHY do they do it?
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You'd actually think Target, and all the rest of them, could incentivize their employees with double or triple time...or offer the ones who work a bonus of X% of total sales for the store during their "strange hours." I'd think employees would be standing in line.
    Do firemen, police officers, doctors, airport workers and anyone else whose job does not stop just because its the holidays get double or triple time or a an extra bonus?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do firemen, police officers, doctors, airport workers and anyone else whose job does not stop just because its the holidays get double or triple time or a an extra bonus?
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do firemen, police officers, doctors, airport workers and anyone else whose job does not stop just because its the holidays get double or triple time or a an extra bonus?
    NYC municipal employees get time and a half of pay and an extra day of vacation time, if they work on a Federal holiday.

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post

    Others don't mind and that's fine - but people shouldn't have to ruin one of their few real holidays just because they have to earn a paycheck. businesses should respect that and not stomp on everyone's toes.
    Yeah all those poor doctors, policemen,firefighters, Airport workers and anyone else whose job doesn't stop because its the holidays shouldn't have one of their few real holidays ruined just because they want to earn a paycheck. The nerve of us tax payers, airport owners and businesses not respecting that and stomping on their toes.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes.
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    I heard of time and half but I never heard of double or triple pay for working holidays.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yeah all those poor doctors, policemen,firefighters, Airport workers and anyone else whose job doesn't stop because its the holidays shouldn't have one of their few real holidays ruined just because they want to earn a paycheck. The nerve of us tax payers, airport owners and businesses not respecting that and stomping on their toes.
    They are all well aware of what is required in their profession before they begin . . . my mother's office gives a cyclical 'off time' to employees which still permits everyone to have time off - just not all at the same time within the same year.

    My mother right now is in the Carolina's - it's her cycle year.
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