11/27/2013 by syrbal-labrys
I don’t shop on “Black Friday” — and the discounts do not entice me. I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But I do appreciate that this holiday is a sort of “last line” for a lot of American families. It is the holiday not so commercialized: just get together, cook, eat, watch parades and football and pumpkin pie yourselves into a long winter’s nap! Seriously, there is much to love about that — thus here, we do it in October because we can’t wait till November’s end!
But as some stores have decided to jump the gun for the Christmas shopping season and be open ON Thanksgiving, even the shopaholics in tents seem to think being open at o’dark thirty on Thursday is a sucky idea. But onward K-Mart goes, now trying to sooth outraged shoppers by saying only “seasonal” workers will be used to open the store that day. Oh, yeah, that is SO much fucking better, you corporate asshats.
Hire folks SO downed in the miserable economy that seasonal part time work is the best they can get and then tell them to work on the only day they might have to enjoy a bit of time with THEIR families. Yeah, much better. Not. I have an idea for you Knuckleheads in the home office; if you want to be open on Thanksgiving Day, get off your own overpaid asses and staff your miserable, drafty, look-like-tax-write-offs-for-Sears stores your own damned selves. The only work I approve on on Thanksgiving? Staffing soup kitchens feeding turkey, potatoes and gravy to the people you 1% assholes have already screwed over to the max!