Enjoying Thanksgiving: Stores Close for the 2017 Holiday
Retail workers rejoice! It seems that amidst the growing retail madness in recent years, some more stores are actually closing for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. I caught site of a post by News 10 abc about a number of retailers announcing that they will in fact be closed on Thanksgiving this year.
There's a total of over 70 stores closing this year for Thanksgiving. Included in this list- Cabela's, DSW, H&M, Guitar Center, Home Depot, HomeGoods, Ikea, Sam's Club, Staples, TJ Maxx, and more. Get the full list of stores closing at BestBlackFriday.com.
In my other role as a nurse, I always expect to work holidays. Really, I don't know many first responders or healthcare workers who get holidays off. However, with those necessities aside, frankly I feel a holiday is a holiday! Why force people to work on a holiday simply so that people can indulge in retail therapy. I'm pretty sure that if stores are closed for a day, everyone will survive. Thanksgiving, a holiday in which we give thanks, seems to have become about materialism in the mainstream media as of late, and it's so nice to see stores reverting back to honoring a day off. Have you had to work on Thanksgiving? What are your thoughts?