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Old 10-27-2015, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Dont have them/Never heard of them
REI is awesome. Have gotten nothing but consistently terrific customer service there, very good selection too.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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what is REI?
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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Cool.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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REI is a store like LL Bean, they sell camping things, clothes, backpacks, canoes, ski clothes, etc.

Good for them, and I am happy for their workers and their families. I wish the trend to open on Thanksgiving would die down (whoever said it was due to multiculturalism is wrong, it's corporate greed, period) too. We used to have fun pouring over circulars after T-Day dinner and making Christmas lists, now my niece scrambles though dinner so she can go shopping.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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Since when was black friday a holiday? Not working thanksgiving night does make sense. Not working on just a Friday does not make sense.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:34 AM
 
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I like the move. I have problems with retailers that open on Thanksgiving. I don't think any place should open before 8 am on Black Friday.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:39 AM
 
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Since when was black friday a holiday? Not working thanksgiving night does make sense. Not working on just a Friday does not make sense.
This is what I don't understand. Why are companies being pressured to close on Friday? It's not a holiday.

I get the pressure for Thanksgiving ... I don't agree with it, but I get it. IMO, there are plenty of people who need or want to work on Thanksgiving.

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Old 10-27-2015, 06:59 AM
 
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This is what I don't understand. Why are companies being pressured to close on Friday? It's not a holiday.

Iget the pressure for Thanksgiving ... I don't agree with it, but I get it. IMO, there are plenty of people who need or want to work on Thanksgiving.
They aren't being pressured to close on Black Friday, but making a statement to those companies who have employees coming in on Thanksgiving Day to work ridiculous overnight hours. The premise that the practice of doing so increases overall 4th Quarter revenue isn't valid given numbers shown thus far and is simply a way to appease shareholders into believing company leadership is "doing something". If the economy continues as it has with fewer that are unemployed the practice of these crazy hours will eventually cease as those looking for seasonal work are going to avoid employers who participate in it like the plague. Already where I live big box stores like Target and WalMart are having a hard time securing sufficient staffing, probably due to ridiculously long holiday store hours....among other things.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:04 AM
 
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They aren't being pressured to close on Black Friday, but making a statement to those companies who have employees coming in on Thanksgiving Day to work ridiculous overnight hours. The premise that the practice of doing so increases overall 4th Quarter revenue isn't valid given numbers shown thus far and is simply a way to appease shareholders into believing company leadership is "doing something". If the economy continues as it has with fewer that are unemployed the practice of these crazy hours will eventually cease as those looking for seasonal work are going to avoid employers who participate in it like the plague. Already where I live big box stores like Target and WalMart are having a hard time securing sufficient staffing, probably due to ridiculously long holiday store hours....among other things.
Night work is a reality of a huge amount of industries not just retail. This is the one time a year retail personnel can actually make some money. Sure I can understand resistance to being open Thanksgiving night but that does not mean shelves dont need to be stocked etc in preparation for a huge volume day by limited staffers. Considering the volume on black friday vs normal friday I am not convinced they are just 'doing something' these sales drive foot traffic in store and drive volume. Nor are the stores. Why go through the effort (and major costs) for no results?
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Great move. Sick of stores opening earlier and earlier, and people falling for it. I know we're a capitalist society, but geez. Few years ago it was 4am, then jumped to 1 am, then midnight, and now its as early as 3pm Thanksgiving day.

I wish someone could either regulate this, or people would have sense to sit and enjoy time with family, rather than fight traffic and stand in line at the big box for a tv.
No one is forcing you to participate...unless you work for someone who is trying to strong-arm you into on the holiday.

I stay far, far away from stores on 'Black Friday', there is nothing I want badly enough to participate in that freakshow.

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Stores around here started putting up Christmas trees in late September.
Yeah, takes the fun out of it. By the time the holiday actually rolls around, I'm tired of it and just want it to go away. They should wait until after T-day.

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what is REI?
Recreational Equipment Incorporated- sports, camping gear, etc.
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