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Your Opinion on the Target, WalMart, (Other Bigbox Retailer Here) Thanksgiving Protests

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thank god I'm going into managerial work

whenever you're on the bottom of the totem pole (i.e. sales associate at Target) you're going to get fuged in the ass when it comes to scheduling.

"Congratulations, you're hired! Oh, by the way, say goodbye to all of your holidays at home, we're your family now"

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thanksgiving day and black friday sales, as well as "big box retailers" in general, encapsulate much of what is wrong with america so i'm ok with the protests

Part of me is extremely peeved that I received the email asking for my support for the petition because my first reaction was, "Where was change.org and online petitions when I was working slave jobs from 18-25 or so and was asked to work holidays away from my family?"

What makes these employees anymore deserving to have these holidays off then ones who didn't have the ability to make petitions just 5 years ago?

congratulations, you have bought into corporate propaganda. yes, be mad at those willing to actually take a stand while you were "working slave jobs from 18-25 or so and were asked to work holidays away from your family" rather than the people who made you do it in the first place.

"where was the government when i was a child laborer from 8 or so? what makes these kids anymore deserving of a childhood devoid of 60 hour work weeks in textile mills than those who didn't have a national child labor committee just 5 years ago?" said great grandpa proudiddy

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Honestly Christmas shopping could wait one more day. Stupid reason to keep people away from their family.

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Lots of folks work on holidays besides big box employees and you dont see them whining about it.

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how come nobody protested 20 years ago when.........

it was only Convenience stores and Chinese restaurants open on turkey day?

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I'm really torn.

I don't think the retailers should open but I also think that if you took a job with them you should have known that you'd be working holidays so STFU and go to work.

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You gotta know your industry, and ALL forms of business are being asked to do more, including things nobody would have considered 10 years ago.

If you're in retail you should know you're going to get screwed around holidays. My buddy has been at Guitar Center since day one in Matthews and even though he doesn't like working every holiday he always says "that's retail".

I do feel a little sorry for them, but if you're working retail you need that job much more than they need you. Tis life...

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when I was 17 and didn't really need to work, I quit Kmart during the holidays. It didn't take long to get sick of that ish.

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My son has to be at work at 3AM Friday morning, work till 11 AM, then back at 4PM and work til close (Rack Room Shoes). He's 17 and I hope he realizes that making good grades will free him from retail hell.

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While I agree that we simply work to much in the US (I also lived overseas where places closed at 5:00 or even earlier at random) I also think that if you are a sales associate at Wal-Mart you don't have much leg to stand on.

Love or hate Wal-MArt they have provided a segment of jobs that didn't exist before.

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