Inspired by the following Urban Dictionary word submission:
Also known as Thanksgiving. The process of greedy retailers moving their formerly Black Friday sales to late Thanksgiving night to sell their useless Christmas Junk.
These greedy money tycoons are using the customers as the premise of ruining one greatest American traditions by telling us we would rather stay up late and shop on the Holiday, than get up early early and shop the next day.
Requiring employees of said institutions to miss out on family gatherings and football, to go chase some corporate fatcat's almighty bottom line
Dad: Why are you crying honey, dinner was perfect.
Mom: I am crying cause Dan missed his first Thanksgiving dinner ever, cause that stupid money-grubbing corporation turned Black Friday into Black Thursday.
by Crimson X on Nov 21, 2011
tags: thanksgiving, turkey day, christmas shopping, green friday, stupid
As well as the latest retail controversy over department stores and other retail outlets [Target, Walmart, etc...] push to force workers to work basically overnight shifts and longer to start their Black Friday sales.
I have mixed feelings toward the retailers push for opening their stores earlier and earlier each year. On the one hand, if an employee doesn't work that day (loses a day from his or her regularly scheduled work week), most retailers and employers (I bet) in the US WON'T be paying them for the holiday off. So in this very weak economy, what retail employee can truly afford a dayoff without pay??
On the other hand, even if the person is getting time and a half (I'm cynical about the existence of this mythological beast, holiday pay), and he or she doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving or any national (religious based national holiday: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc...), the hours these retail stores are forcing their employees to work are insane.
So, a person can't refuse this forced shift, if he or she wants to keep his or her job. And if he or she celebrates this holiday, then his or her plans will be completely discombobulated due to the insane hours from this weekend long nationwide junk sale.
SO?? What do you think of the department stores (etc...)latest effor to push Black Friday sales to Thursday night (if not the entire day of Thanksgiving for some few cases)?