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Retail Employees Fight "Black Friday Creep"


Business  (tags: business, ethics, Thanksgiving, Walmart, Target, retail sales, BlackFriday, news, society )

Cal
- 649 days ago - cnn.com
As it stands now, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sears and KMart will be the first large retail chains to open their doors for bargain hunters at 8 p.m. Many other chains are open Thanksgiving Day, but their Black Friday sales don't start until midnight or Friday m



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Carol H. (229)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:11 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

John S. (300)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:41 am
Noted, of course, if no one goes shopping the stores will not open.
 

Jessica S. (178)
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:25 am
Even before consumerist hysteria killed the holidays for me, I celebrated Thanksgiving and Buy Nothing Day by relaxing at home (with books, knitting, and absolutely NO TV!). Too bad Reverend Billy can't clone himself!
 

Christeen Anderson (469)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:54 pm
The almighty dollar isn't worth this.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:56 pm
Noted. No shopping at all for me on Black Friday, or Saturday...or Mon.
 

Kazue O. (14)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:34 pm
Wow! Incredible
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:10 pm
visited the site, and must say, there is no "free market," maybe there once was, but now the market run by the major conglomerates/corporations who manipolate the market all over the place, while keeping the myth of "free market" alive.
What does the comment about Reverend Billy have to do with this? BTW, I'm glad he can't clone himself, one is more than enough.
 

Veronica C. (43)
Friday November 16, 2012, 11:02 pm
It is wrong that people are shopping and working on Thanksgiving, even if they don't open til 8pm. It ruins the holiday. If people cared about letting the employees have the holiday, they wouldn't be lined up outside the stores, or in the stores that day. If the registers weren't ringing, the stores wouldn't be open. The herd of cattle running to electronics caused this.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 11:29 pm
Is anyone having a problem redeemimg butterfly credits???
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Friday November 16, 2012, 11:55 pm
Margie B., I had a problem earlier, for a long time, with my official credits sticking on a specific number and only flickering briefly to the correct number when I changed pages, and the site also read the 'stuck number' when I wanted to redeem them.

If it's anything like that, I'd suggest writing repeatedly to Care2 until it gets fixed, but you are right to collect a bunch of people having problems and get them all to write in.

I was actually thinking about starting a Care2 petition to Care2 for a while, lol, but finally it and a bunch of other issues all got fixed, after my getting to a point of writing in pretty much daily, so there might be a big backlog being worked through.


This is sad - people working at convenience stores have to expect to work holidays, but one would certainly expect better of other retail stores...


 

Michelle R. (5)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:18 pm
noted
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:26 pm
Noted.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:09 pm
I think it sucks to have sales on Memorial Day too! It's like going through the deceased's pockets to find lose change to spend at the mall. Someone died so you have the liberty to buy stuff on sale in a mall.
 

Don Schwarz (5)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:54 pm
The problem is us. The stores would not open if there were no customers.
 

Consuelo H. (0)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 6:13 am
walmart deserves what it gets because a lot of their employees need food stamps and medicaid. if you don't want to support the workers for a living wage then we will pay for their survival.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:12 am
noted & read
 
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