Career Calling

November 23, 2013

Working on Thanksgiving

Laura Clawson of Daily Kos contrasts retail stores that will be open on Thanksgiving and those that won’t.  She quotes statements by an executive from Costco, who says that his company respects its employees, and an executive from Walmart, who says something about employees being excited to work on a “high energy day.”

While I think the companies are wrong to be open on this day, we as consumers bear guilt for this circumstance.  If consumers valued the holiday over bargains, the stores would not be open.  Corporations may be vile in their love of profit, but we are too often complicit in beating up our fellow workers.

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