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Walmart Makes it Official: Thanksgiving Is Dead (1 Viewer)

mad sweeney said:
wadegarrett said:
I've no interest in ever shopping on any day duringafter Thanksgiving weekend. Way too much hassle for me.
Yep. ^ This. Consumerism, inadequacy issues, and "first world problems," all wrapped up with a pretty little bow.

I just marvel (and feel sad) at how people's lives and priorities are SO far out of whack that they would camp out for hours outside some big-box retailer, just to save X percent on some piece of crap that they probably don't even need. Amazing how things/possessions have replaced just about everything that is truly important in our society.
I have two flat screen televisions now, so I'm part of the problem too I guess. I didn't buy the second one on a holiday though.

 
Andy Dufresne said:
I think they're doing this because Black Friday was causing more of a black eye for retailers than it was worth.

People getting trampled rushing the store. Fighting in line. I think retailers are saying "no thanks", let's have the herd shepherded through the doors in a more orderly fashion.
Why not pull it the other day.....run a weekend long bonzana of sales that goes from Black Fri: 6.AM all the way to Cyber Monday 12P.M.?

To me, having stores closed on Thanksgiving is a traditional nicety.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.
I plan to cyber everything if possible. I am a huge fan of Amazon.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.
You have an actual brick and mortar Amazon where you live? That's ####### amazing!Schlzm

 
NCCommish said:
Well I try to do my part. I refuse to so much as visit the grocery store on those two days. It would take an actual emergency to get me to go buy something. But I am just one guy doesn't count for much.
If it makes you feel better, there's at least two of us.

 
I can't believe there are actually human beings out there bothered enough about this to start online petitions. :loco: People are so ####ing crazy.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.
You have an actual brick and mortar Amazon where you live? That's ####### amazing!Schlzm
No, just figured some turd would come along with a better site than Amazon to buy stuff so I included all of them with an emphasis on Amazon ;)

-MOP

 
17seconds said:
NutterButter said:
Mr. Cross said:
You people know I didn't write that article right? How about you make it Black Wednesday and you can shop then. I can't believe how willing everybody is to give up two paid days off of work. Or is it somebody elses problem, for now, since you don't work retail?
Who's giving up anything? Those people are hourly. They don't get paid if the store is closed.
I think you meant to say they make double time and a half.
Not very likely in retail.Most would be double time 8 hrs paid holiday and the 8 hrs you worked.

 
For those of you planning on not going to Walmart or any other store on Thanksgiving in order to show your support of those individuals being forced to work on that day, that's very noble of you (not just those in this thread but all of those posting on FB and starting petitions). The question is how committed are you to the cause of not wanting folks to work on the holiday so they can spend it with their loved ones?

- Will you not venture outside your house to visit relatives so you don't have to stop at a gas station to get fuel, or travel on the highways so you don't have to utilize the tolls?

- Will you disconnect from the internet to support those individuals working at the seemingly infinite number of websites that support those sites?

- Will you not watch football on the television in support of those individuals that need to work at the game and at the network in order to televise those games? For that matter, will you turn off the television altogether to support the even larger mass of individuals keeping the programming running on the hundreds of networks?

- Will you unplug all devices that utilize electricity to support those individuals working at the various power plants?

- Will you refrain from using any water in your home for cooking, showering, etc in order to support those individuals working at the various water refinement plants?

- WIll you hold your bowels for the day in order to support those individuals working at the sewer plant?

- How about not contacting the fire or emergency services on this day just so they can stay home with their families?

The list can go on and on - acting as if it's some grave injustice that some folks in retail have to work on a holiday is an insult to all of those individuals that have to work on that same holiday (and all other holidays as well) of which you have no issue whatsoever utilizing those services (either directly or indirectly).

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
For those of you planning on not going to Walmart or any other store on Thanksgiving in order to show your support of those individuals being forced to work on that day, that's very noble of you (not just those in this thread but all of those posting on FB and starting petitions). The question is how committed are you to the cause of not wanting folks to work on the holiday so they can spend it with their loved ones?

- Will you not venture outside your house to visit relatives so you don't have to stop at a gas station to get fuel, or travel on the highways so you don't have to utilize the tolls?

- Will you disconnect from the internet to support those individuals working at the seemingly infinite number of websites that support those sites?

- Will you not watch football on the television in support of those individuals that need to work at the game and at the network in order to televise those games? For that matter, will you turn off the television altogether to support the even larger mass of individuals keeping the programming running on the hundreds of networks?

- Will you unplug all devices that utilize electricity to support those individuals working at the various power plants?

- Will you refrain from using any water in your home for cooking, showering, etc in order to support those individuals working at the various water refinement plants?

- WIll you hold your bowels for the day in order to support those individuals working at the sewer plant?

- How about not contacting the fire or emergency services on this day just so they can stay home with their families?

The list can go on and on - acting as if it's some grave injustice that some folks in retail have to work on a holiday is an insult to all of those individuals that have to work on that same holiday (and all other holidays as well) of which you have no issue whatsoever utilizing those services (either directly or indirectly).

Happy Thanksgiving!
If you can't see the difference between the need for most the services you mentioned above (electric, sewer, emergency services, etc), and the need for stuff from Wal Mart, I feel badly for you.

 
For those of you planning on not going to Walmart or any other store on Thanksgiving in order to show your support of those individuals being forced to work on that day, that's very noble of you (not just those in this thread but all of those posting on FB and starting petitions). The question is how committed are you to the cause of not wanting folks to work on the holiday so they can spend it with their loved ones?

- Will you not venture outside your house to visit relatives so you don't have to stop at a gas station to get fuel, or travel on the highways so you don't have to utilize the tolls?

- Will you disconnect from the internet to support those individuals working at the seemingly infinite number of websites that support those sites?

- Will you not watch football on the television in support of those individuals that need to work at the game and at the network in order to televise those games? For that matter, will you turn off the television altogether to support the even larger mass of individuals keeping the programming running on the hundreds of networks?

- Will you unplug all devices that utilize electricity to support those individuals working at the various power plants?

- Will you refrain from using any water in your home for cooking, showering, etc in order to support those individuals working at the various water refinement plants?

- WIll you hold your bowels for the day in order to support those individuals working at the sewer plant?

- How about not contacting the fire or emergency services on this day just so they can stay home with their families?

The list can go on and on - acting as if it's some grave injustice that some folks in retail have to work on a holiday is an insult to all of those individuals that have to work on that same holiday (and all other holidays as well) of which you have no issue whatsoever utilizing those services (either directly or indirectly).

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm just going to do whatever I want on thanksgiving and give a #### what anybody else does.

 
For those of you planning on not going to Walmart or any other store on Thanksgiving in order to show your support of those individuals being forced to work on that day, that's very noble of you (not just those in this thread but all of those posting on FB and starting petitions). The question is how committed are you to the cause of not wanting folks to work on the holiday so they can spend it with their loved ones?

- Will you not venture outside your house to visit relatives so you don't have to stop at a gas station to get fuel, or travel on the highways so you don't have to utilize the tolls?

- Will you disconnect from the internet to support those individuals working at the seemingly infinite number of websites that support those sites?

- Will you not watch football on the television in support of those individuals that need to work at the game and at the network in order to televise those games? For that matter, will you turn off the television altogether to support the even larger mass of individuals keeping the programming running on the hundreds of networks?

- Will you unplug all devices that utilize electricity to support those individuals working at the various power plants?

- Will you refrain from using any water in your home for cooking, showering, etc in order to support those individuals working at the various water refinement plants?

- WIll you hold your bowels for the day in order to support those individuals working at the sewer plant?

- How about not contacting the fire or emergency services on this day just so they can stay home with their families?

The list can go on and on - acting as if it's some grave injustice that some folks in retail have to work on a holiday is an insult to all of those individuals that have to work on that same holiday (and all other holidays as well) of which you have no issue whatsoever utilizing those services (either directly or indirectly).

Happy Thanksgiving!
If you can't see the difference between the need for most the services you mentioned above (electric, sewer, emergency services, etc), and the need for stuff from Wal Mart, I feel badly for you.
So those with a particular type of job should be able to spend the holiday with their family as opposed to others. Got it. Looks like it's me who should feel badly for you in that case.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.
I plan to cyber everything if possible. I am a huge fan of Amazon.
Same here. I haven't done my holiday shopping in an actual store in probably 5-6 years. And Amazon Prime just makes it all the better.

In fact, now that I think about it... apart from groceries and things I need at-the-moment, I pretty much buy everything through Amazon.

 
The local TV announcers acted like it was a big deal therefore it must be a big deal.

Why does anyone go anywhere but Amazon or online to shop? I will get into 3 fights with cashiers, clerks, and customers, I just avoid it.
I plan to cyber everything if possible. I am a huge fan of Amazon.
Same here. I haven't done my holiday shopping in an actual store in probably 5-6 years. And Amazon Prime just makes it all the better.

In fact, now that I think about it... apart from groceries and things I need at-the-moment, I pretty much buy everything through Amazon.
Last year, I had the idea to have all of my gifts shipped via Prime to my destination for Christmas ahead of time. My Christmas shopping was literally about 30 minutes of clicking buttons on Amazon, and everything was already there when I arrived, shipped free. It was great.

 
This thread proves why Europeans think Americans are so stupid. Too much time is spent at the office, a week vacation is the max for just about everybody, and you're too stupid to take just a couple of days a year off from buying knick-knacks.

Of course they hate us now too thanks to Obama's NSA & drone strikes that have killed thousands of innocent women and children. That's a whole other thread though.

 
I'd rather eat Roseanne Barr's box than go shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.

I don't need to fight with millions of consumers to find a an awesome deal on a product that will be discontinued on 1/1, when I can go find an adequate deal on a Tuesday night in the middle of December.

 
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As I posted in a previous thread on this topic...

:shrug:

Lots of jobs require people to work holidays. My local supermarket is open on almost every big holiday, for at least a portion of the day. Lifeguards are required to work on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Referees, chain gangs, ticket takers, hot dog vendors, parking garage workers, etc. are all required to work the big Thanksgiving football games that we love so much. IT professionals are often required to work three day weekends to do conversions or upgrades during downtime.

Why are we mad about this particular one?
 
Just like how everyone used to be off for Veterans Day when I was a kid that just isn't the case any more. It started with retail. It spread to everywhere else but banks. Even a lot of schools aren't off for it any more. Seems like Thanksgiving is next.
Cut the ####.

 
Just make the Indians work these shifts. Then we'll give them small pox. Rather than calling this the end of thanksgiving, it can be a return to its roots.

 
As I posted in a previous thread on this topic...

:shrug:

Lots of jobs require people to work holidays. My local supermarket is open on almost every big holiday, for at least a portion of the day. Lifeguards are required to work on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Referees, chain gangs, ticket takers, hot dog vendors, parking garage workers, etc. are all required to work the big Thanksgiving football games that we love so much. IT professionals are often required to work three day weekends to do conversions or upgrades during downtime.

Why are we mad about this particular one?
Because this change is happening now.

Emergency, essential personnel, docs, nurses, firemen, police, military, realize that holiday work is a term of service. Ditto those that sign up for life guarding. Thanksgiving football is also an established tradition.

This is a new trend and I rarely meet anyone outward excited by it. Retail is the most common occupation in America. You're taking about fragments of employees and looking at a much broader and substantial change for people that will see little, financially, for their surrendering of a holiday that was considered pretty untouchable based on its secular status

 
As I posted in a previous thread on this topic...

:shrug:

Lots of jobs require people to work holidays. My local supermarket is open on almost every big holiday, for at least a portion of the day. Lifeguards are required to work on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Referees, chain gangs, ticket takers, hot dog vendors, parking garage workers, etc. are all required to work the big Thanksgiving football games that we love so much. IT professionals are often required to work three day weekends to do conversions or upgrades during downtime.

Why are we mad about this particular one?
Because this change is happening now.

Emergency, essential personnel, docs, nurses, firemen, police, military, realize that holiday work is a term of service. Ditto those that sign up for life guarding. Thanksgiving football is also an established tradition.

This is a new trend and I rarely meet anyone outward excited by it. Retail is the most common occupation in America. You're taking about fragments of employees and looking at a much broader and substantial change for people that will see little, financially, for their surrendering of a holiday that was considered pretty untouchable based on its secular status
So, essentially, this is bad because change is bad? As long as worker A has been required to work holiday Z for more than N years, it's fine. When the first Thanksgiving NFL game was scheduled, should we have been upset about it? How many years is N, where we can begin saying "it's tradition" rather than "those #######s"?

 
Really its a dumb, and disingenuous, holiday. Better to get rid of it imo.
Shut your whore mouth.

Thanks giving is a great day of food, football, and family. Without any religious or nationalistic crap like most other holidays.
:shrug: Its a day for giving thanks to god for bestowing all of the wonderful gifts to our fine nation. After all, God does play favorites...
Thanksgiving used to be about that stuff, just like Christmas used to be about Jesus and St. Patrick's Day presumably used to be about some guy named Patrick.

Today, Thanksgiving is about a four-day weekend full of football, food, beer, friends and family.

 
I can't believe the nerve of Walmart to do this. I'm boycotting them unless the discounts are really big... then I'll be skipping pumpkin pie to get me a sweet new PS4

 
So it looks like the concensus is that we should just get rid of all paid holidays. Why should just "those people" have to work on holidays? We should all work.

Most of you people are a bunch of narcissistic loners that don't care about anybody else and don't have anybody that likes you enough to spend time with you on a holiday.

 
So it looks like the concensus is that we should just get rid of all paid holidays. Why should just "those people" have to work on holidays? We should all work.

Most of you people are a bunch of narcissistic loners that don't care about anybody else and don't have anybody that likes you enough to spend time with you on a holiday.
But wasn't it you, Frank Cross, who wanted your employees to be working on Christmas. You even fired a guy on Christmas Eve. You scrooge, you.

 
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Witz said:
For those of you planning on not going to Walmart or any other store on Thanksgiving in order to show your support of those individuals being forced to work on that day, that's very noble of you (not just those in this thread but all of those posting on FB and starting petitions). The question is how committed are you to the cause of not wanting folks to work on the holiday so they can spend it with their loved ones?

- Will you not venture outside your house to visit relatives so you don't have to stop at a gas station to get fuel, or travel on the highways so you don't have to utilize the tolls?

- Will you disconnect from the internet to support those individuals working at the seemingly infinite number of websites that support those sites?

- Will you not watch football on the television in support of those individuals that need to work at the game and at the network in order to televise those games? For that matter, will you turn off the television altogether to support the even larger mass of individuals keeping the programming running on the hundreds of networks?

- Will you unplug all devices that utilize electricity to support those individuals working at the various power plants?

- Will you refrain from using any water in your home for cooking, showering, etc in order to support those individuals working at the various water refinement plants?

- WIll you hold your bowels for the day in order to support those individuals working at the sewer plant?

- How about not contacting the fire or emergency services on this day just so they can stay home with their families?

The list can go on and on - acting as if it's some grave injustice that some folks in retail have to work on a holiday is an insult to all of those individuals that have to work on that same holiday (and all other holidays as well) of which you have no issue whatsoever utilizing those services (either directly or indirectly).

Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, clearly buying crap from Wal Mart is just as important as maintaining police and emergency services.

 
So it looks like the concensus is that we should just get rid of all paid holidays. Why should just "those people" have to work on holidays? We should all work.

Most of you people are a bunch of narcissistic loners that don't care about anybody else and don't have anybody that likes you enough to spend time with you on a holiday.
Well, that escalated quickly.

 
So it looks like the concensus is that we should just get rid of all paid holidays. Why should just "those people" have to work on holidays? We should all work.

Most of you people are a bunch of narcissistic loners that don't care about anybody else and don't have anybody that likes you enough to spend time with you on a holiday.
But wasn't it you, Frank Cross, who wanted your employees to be working on Christmas. You even fired a guy on Christmas Eve. You scrooge, you.
Did you fall asleep and miss the end of the movie? Maybe you should go rent the tape again and rewatch it.

 

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