1. In many retail businesses, the owner of the store also works on the holiday and is often part of the sales crew to cut down on overhead costs - so, in your example, the gander is working so all the little worker goslings must work too, if asked.
2. When I was working, it was a pain sometimes to work on a Friday - those long weekends were great - according to you, I should just be able to book off every Friday to satisfy my needs, not the needs of my employer.
3. Those businesses, government, etc. who give their employees the Friday off after Thanksgiving Day should be forced to haul their employees in and make them work because lots of other people work on that day - or do you consider the days after a holiday to be sacred, non-work allowed days?
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
and for the record, I'd settle for minimum wage if it were offered! Maybe I erred in the past when I used to holler "you think this kitchen is a restaurant?" so they probably thought it was a free soup kitchen BTW, I understand your Mom cooking meals all day long for her dear little boys!
2. Your second point doesn't apply because working Friday is not at all the same thing as working Thanksgiving.
3. No, that is not what I said at all. I clearly stated for those willing to say people in retail should work Thanksgiving and had the opinion they should suck it up, do they feel the same about themselves if their own place of business decided to open on Thanksgiving?
Big difference between friday and thanksgiving.
There is a huge difference between government jobs (fun to watch so many CONs point to the sacrificing government workers after spending an entire year blasting them as over paid and incompetent) and low wage service sector jobs. You really need Pizza Hut to be open?
Big difference between manning the ramparts of Freedom and a cash register so some dumb ass smuck can buy a can of corn, or pummel each other for one of three cheap TVs in stock.
Once upon a time most of us took the day off to be with family, now it is go-go commercialism.
What I am waiting for is the bracket creep, like there was in immigration. As long as the competition was for picking lettuce or mowing lawns most the middle class just shrugged- no skin off their nose. NOW as immigrants work up the skill ladder, more and more citizens sit up and squawk.
All well and good to snicker at the retail low end workers- until YOUR boss says no more holidays.