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Old 11-17-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Consumers and labor have spoken, companies are listening and learning that if they want business, they have to behave in ways that will attract customers and not behave in ways that will deter customers.

That's not Big Brother. That's capitalism and democracy.

Yes, consumers have spoken and they continue to line up for holiday sales. That's why "dozens" may be closing on Thanksgiving, but many more (Kohl's, JCP, Macy's, Dicks, Bon Ton, Old Navy...to name a few) will be open with truncated hours for the "early birds." They sure won't be closed on Black Friday, either.

If people want to shop on Thanksgiving (we don't), that's their business. And many of those advertising that they're closed this year, will be advertising next year that they're open. After all, in the end, It's all about money, Money money money...

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Old 11-17-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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it is my right to have an opinion

have fun indulging in your materialistic desires on thanksgiving/black Friday with the rest of the sheeple.
Agreed ! And also to the poster you replied to: Tell the Man I said hi.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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Thank goodness they'll be closed. To get greedy Walmart to close its doors, start a hashtag " bleep walmart. "
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:33 PM
 
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Thank goodness they'll be closed. To get greedy Walmart to close its doors, start a hashtag " bleep walmart. "
Direct your anger at those going to the store.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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So the stores stay closed on Thanksgiving. No big deal really. Stores can be opened or closed, it is a business and it is their business, not anyone else's.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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So the stores stay closed on Thanksgiving. No big deal really. Stores can be opened or closed, it is a business and it is their business, not anyone else's.
It IS "the business" of American workers who are overworked and under compensated ...
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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So the stores stay closed on Thanksgiving. No big deal really. Stores can be opened or closed, it is a business and it is their business, not anyone else's.
Just like a strip club, gun shop, or porn bookstore near your kid's high school?
C'mon, there's respect and traditions that need to stand and not this freedom to do whatever I want parade. Perhaps family is just not at the top of your list.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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It IS "the business" of American workers who are overworked and under compensated ...
. . . and who will be losing out on overtime if stores close to make holiday fans feel good.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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. . . and who will be losing out on overtime if stores close to make holiday fans feel good.
So they do not get overtime for one day big deal you act like they never have any other opportunities to get overtime and I would say the people who actually want to work on that day are a lot less then the ones that do not. They will live not working one day.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Doesn't really matter to me. I shop online.

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Just like a strip club, gun shop, or porn bookstore near your kid's high school?
C'mon, there's respect and traditions that need to stand and not this freedom to do whatever I want parade. Perhaps family is just not at the top of your list.
Thanksgiving is an excuse to eat, drink, and watch football. There really isn't that much to it unless you want a historical review of the events that followed it. You know what...let's do it.

The Dark Historical Roots Of Our 'Thanksgiving' Lest We Forget...
https://mises.org/library/great-thanksgiving-hoax-1
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