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    Dib's
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:38 am
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    Because only in America will people trample other people for sales after being thankful for what they already have.


    The following is not political or religious. It's about Corporate Greed.

    I plan to boycott ANY store that forces it's employees to work on Thanksgiving Day or Evening. This is nothing but Corporate Greed. I am sick and tired of families getting thrown to the dogs for the dollar.

    They are not opening Thanksgiving Day because of emergency surgery. Thank you Doctors, Nurses and Hospital Staff.

    They are not opening Thanksgiving Day because your house is on fire. Thank you Fire Department and 911 workers.

    They are not opening Thanksgiving Day because your loved ones were in a horiffic car accident. Thank you Police Department, Ambulance Personnel, and the Chopper Pilots who stand by "just in case".

    They are not opening Thanksgiving Day because they have nothing better to do, They are Standing Guard. Thank you Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.

    Thanks to the Air Lines for getting our famlies home, to the hotel workers who put the "extras" up for the evening, to the gas station personnel who are there so you can fill up or pick you up when you break down, to the Crisis Workers who will save a life tomorrow, to the Hospice worker who will hold a hand while another slips away.....I am thankful for each and every one of you. I know there are those I have forgotten, I thank you too. No disrespect intended.

    To the corporate CEO's who will be sitting around the dinner table with their loved ones while forcing their workers to leave theirs.......

    I hope your dinner is rancid as you have left a horrible taste in my mouth.
    Iron Bloomers
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:41 am
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    Being one of those in retail, I couldn't agree with you more. There are 3 holidays that I feel should be non-working for those in retail...Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas......one by one they have been taken away as 'Holidays'...all in the name of 'the bottom line'

    Well, Said Girlfriend! Well said!
    Dee514
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 am
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    Well said Dibs!
    K9 Owned
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:06 am
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    Perfectly expressed. It is imo just absurd that families cannot get 3 or 4 days off a year to spend time with their families for special holidays. Frankly, I'd be happy to go back to the stores being closed on Sundays. No one ever starved - we just knew to cover ourselves on Saturday.

    I for one will not be in the stores Thursday or Friday. For reasons that are 100% about marketing we now have Black Friday (and Thursday) here in Canada. Totally idiotic as our TG was more than a month ago. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Cookgirl
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:44 am
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    The consumers/shoppers are just as much to blame as the greedy corporations.


    Bring it on.


    Signed,

    CG
    Lightly Toasted
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:05 pm
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    Cookgirl wrote:
    The consumers/shoppers are just as much to blame as the greedy corporations.


    Bring it on.


    Signed,

    CG


    yep

    I know many people who have a tradition of going to movies on Thanksgiving, icon_eek.gif

    Me? No way. I keep hoping that people will boycott the theatres, too.......but ....alas.....no icon_confused.gif
    Molly53
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:36 pm
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    Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:48 pm
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    Not for "Black Thursday", but I was grateful one Thanksgiving when the drug store down the street was open.........because I couldn't find my electric knife. They had one in their housewares dept. We could have done without one, but if I'm the one carving the turkey, I really like to use one.

    Speaking of which - I'd better go find it!
    racrgal
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:22 pm
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    Well said. I don't shop on Thanksgiving or the entire weekend. Just too many crazy people. I passed Target yesterday on the way to Home Depot. There were people camped on the sidewalk! No sale is worth 2-3 days of my time. I am also pretty sure the children would survive if (fill in the blank of whatever the people think is worth camping out to purchase) is not under the tree this year.

    Sweetie has been on the road the last two Thanksgivings and Easters. I'm thrilled to have him home for turkey day this year. icon_biggrin.gif
    *Z*
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:47 pm
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    Cookgirl wrote:
    The consumers/shoppers are just as much to blame as the greedy corporations.


    Bring it on.


    Signed,

    CG


    exactly. If people weren't IN the stores, then the corporations wouldn't make any money and they wouldn't be open.
    Unfortunately (I have worked retail 16 years now) there will ALL kinds of people in the stores on Thanksgiving-not just the ones who "forgot" and ingredient or needed drain opener.
    We say that people come out to the stores so they don't HAVE to spend any time with their families. I mean WHY would they want to sit around and actually TALK to each other (heavy on the sarcasm)
    Iron Bloomers
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:53 pm
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    without opening a can of worms....I'll say it quietly....
    I would love to see the blue laws come back...where retailers were closed on Sundays & holidays.


    now I'll sneak back to the kitchen icon_rolleyes.gif
    Dib's
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:11 am
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    Iron Bloomers wrote:
    without opening a can of worms....I'll say it quietly....
    I would love to see the blue laws come back...where retailers were closed on Sundays & holidays.


    now I'll sneak back to the kitchen icon_rolleyes.gif


    That's the town I live in. Our grocery store is closed on sunday as well as every federal holiday. Our downtown core is closed on sunday's as well. Irritated the crap out of me at first, moving here from a massive area (D.C.) where everything is open 24/7. Once I got over the "want it now" issue I appreciate the fact that "people and famlies" count around here.
    Having a saturday "get it or shut it" grocery list helps too icon_lol.gif
    Cookgirl
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:06 am
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    ^I agree.


    Woke up, made a cup of coffee, checked my email. Received a message that Michaels Craft store is "open 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day".

    Sent them this response: "Shame on you Michaels for being open Thanksgiving Day!"

    I did my part. It's infinitesimal but I feel great! Who the bleep needs a flippin' hot glue gun at 11:00 at night???!!

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    Iron Bloomers
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:14 am
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    Cookgirl wrote:
    ^I agree.


    Woke up, made a cup of coffee, checked my email. Received a message that Michaels Craft store is "open 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day".

    Sent them this response: "Shame on you Michaels for being open Thanksgiving Day!"

    I did my part. It's infinitesimal but I feel great! Who the bleep needs a flippin' hot glue gun at 11:00 at night???!!

    icon_evil.gif


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    You Rock Girl! Love it!!!!!!!
    racrgal
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:27 pm
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    Iron Bloomers wrote:
    without opening a can of worms....I'll say it quietly....
    I would love to see the blue laws come back...where retailers were closed on Sundays & holidays.


    now I'll sneak back to the kitchen icon_rolleyes.gif


    AMEN and I'll join you in the kitchen. icon_biggrin.gif
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