“The Bloomington megamall notified employees and tenants Wednesday morning that it is reversing course this year and will close down as many of its operations as possible on the holiday” (Kumar, 2016). One of the main reasons, to give their employees the opportunity to spend time with their families.
I have often felt bad for employees who had to wake up and drag themselves into stores early on Black Friday (or by 12 am), but the growing trend of opening earlier on Thanksgiving in my eyes is becoming more and more about greed than allowing those employees who prefer to give thanks with family (or not) to decide if they really care to be bothered. Unnecessary stress and anxiety, all for the “almighty dollar”. What’s your thoughts? Am I reading too much into this?
Kumar, K. (6th October, 2016). Star Tribune. Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving this year.