Friday, November 16, 2012

Black Thursday

This year, Walmart, Toys R Us, Kmart, and Sears are all opening their doors at 8 pm Thursday. Together with Target, that's two to four hours before they kicked things off last year
Reached for comment, Target spokesperson Molly Snyder told NBC News: "Targets opening time was carefully evaluated with our guests, team and the business in mind. Across the country, team member preferences were considered in creating our store staffing schedules. Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest of the year, and we appreciate our Target teams flexibility on this weekend and throughout the holiday season
Synder told NBC News that Target employees always receive time-and-a-half pay for working national holidays. Workers clocking hours during Thanksgiving and Black Friday also receive additional pay bonuses, she said. Only one-third of Target's workforce is scheduled to work on Thanksgiving.
We have heard from many stores that they had more team members volunteer to work than they had available shifts," Snyder said.

Is this really necessary?

Thanksgiving used to be a time of holiday
A time of coming together as a family and enjoying one another company.
Times change though and that sweet and nostalgic memory is gone.
A few decades back the day after became BLACK FRIDAY and now it is bleeding over into Thanksgiving itself.
For those outside of the retail community they are told that this term, BLACK FRIDAY, means that today is the day that the retail outlet gets out of the red and into the black.
As someone who has worked more than his fair share of BLACK FRIDAY’s from inside of the trenches, that is bullshit.
It is just some marketing ploy to steer any negative connotations away from the day.
This is a dark and dismal day where everyone who wants to save 2 bucks converges on a local retail outlet like locusts and act like the rude, selfish herd mentality humans that makes up all the worst traits of society.
It’s a bad, bad day.
After leaving retail I wanted to see what this day was like from “the other side”
After fighting the crowds and traffic for hours and hours I was left with a final decision.

It’s a bad, bad day.

Now, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, stores are opening earlier and earlier
In the article Target exclaims that they have had more people request to work that day then they have shifts for.
Gee I wonder why.
Could it possibly be that each person is in such dire need of the money that they are willing to forgo quality time with their families just to have the chance at making a few extra bucks?
That can’t be it, can it?
It’s gotta be a strong desire to see the multi-billion dollar company grow and thrive.
Maybe it’s a sense of duty and wanting to help out their fellow man in purchasing the last ipod on the sales floor.

Nah I think it’s the cash thing.

I swear the only thing that is going to save the human race from itself is an apocalypse.

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