Plus, I hate that people have to work those times. I was listening to the Diane Rehm show today, and Ellen Davis, the Vice President of the National Retail Association insisted that the workers don’t mind, they like that they can work over night and then spend the next day with their families. What planet is she living on? Who wants to do Thanksgiving with family, then stay up all night, then do anything but sleep? When we live in a culture where people are fired for having bad attitudes, and a bad attitude roughly translates to complaining about anything at all, what else do you expect employees to say? “ Hey, how do you feel about working at midnight? And before you answer, don’t forget that there lots of unemployed people who would take your job in a heartbeat.” “I love the idea of coming in to work on Thanskgiving night!”
I guess I will still go, but probably not at midnight. Frankly, though, it is turning me off of the whole event. Even my mom and aunt are less excited than they have been in the past. I think reltailer’s may find this isn’t as good an idea as they thought. I know if we were to go at midnight, we would hit one place, and then we might not go the next morning. Usually, we go to 4 or 5 stores by lunch time! We’ll see what happens when we look over the ads.