Black Friday Rush: Should Stores Be Open on Thanksgiving? (Poll)

Target employee starts petition effort on Change.org.

More than 187,000 have signed a petition started by a Nebraska  employee on Change.org to "save Thanksgiving" by having Black Friday sales start at 5 a.m. rather than at midnight.

Anthony Hardwick said a midnight opening robs employees of time off with their families on Thanksgiving.

That started 26 other campaigns on Change.org to get , Best Buy, and other stores to change their midnight openings, said Benjamin Joffe-Walt, director of communications for Change.org.

What do you think? Take our poll – you can also explain your vote with a message in the "comments" box.

Debbie S. November 22, 2011 at 11:17 PM
We don't patronize ANY businesses on holidays - not even gas stations. Employees should be given those days OFF and we don't want to be a company's excuse to be open.
Jan Hightower-Woods November 23, 2011 at 12:04 AM
My daughter works for Target and she is one of the people that has to be there at 11:30 PM on Thanksgiving night until 8:00 AM...it is NOT within her normal hours and they WILL NOT be receiving any pay incentive either! It's ridiculous...why not wait until 5 or 6 in the AM? These stores are so greedy and no human compasion, it's all about the money!
Joe Earley November 24, 2011 at 01:30 AM
What about all the health care workers that have to work on Thanksgiving and every other holiday?? Should they be off too? Who will take care of all the sick and elderly? If stores want to be open then so be it. If you choose not to patronize them, then that is your choice. Be thankful America lets us have these choices.


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