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  •  Can I still go catch a movie? (3+ / 0-)

    Thanksgiving night movies are a family tradition.

    We get what we want - or what we fail to refuse. - Muhammad Yunus

    by nightsweat on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:58:38 AM PST

    •  I think so. I mean ideally no one would have to (2+ / 0-)
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      work, but it is the big retailers that lead the way in eleminating this as a holiday for low wage workers.

      I will not shop on Thanksgiving nor before 10am on the following Friday out of solidarity with retail workers! Please do the same.

      by Something the Dog Said on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:00:53 AM PST

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    •  Tradition? or just selfish? (3+ / 0-)
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      Somebody has to work so you can watch a movie?

      This is the whole idea of this diary.  Workers just don't matter to consumers.   We are the invisible people.  It's not about where you go... it's about not considering the people who really have no option but work.  Most are not getting extra pay either.

      I've heard that Door Bustin is now considered a "family tradition".

      Take a walk around your neighborhood after dinner.  Helps burn off that turkey bomb.  :)

      "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

      by Damnit Janet on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:50:01 AM PST

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      •  Yes, someone has to work. (1+ / 0-)
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        And they'll get paid for it. I mean, if you extend the idea you're pushing, why should I ever shop on weekends or after 5:00pm or before 8:30am?  Some worker is going to have to cover those hours.

        I don't know about you, but I think our 24 hour society offers a lot to people that it didn't have when I was a kid and you had to go shopping and conduct personal business during those narrow hours.

        The problem is not the  demand, it's the way the employers are choosing to cover the demand.

        We get what we want - or what we fail to refuse. - Muhammad Yunus

        by nightsweat on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 12:25:42 PM PST

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    •  Messing up our family holiday (5+ / 0-)

      We have a young family member working at a movie theater who is missing Thanksgiving with family and may miss Christmas dinner as well (won't even find out schedule until close to the day).  First time any of the young uns has missed . . . probably would happen sooner or later but still kind of sad.  We usually go see a movie the day after Thanksgiving or over the weekend.   We have a fairly large extended family on both sides with kids home from college, etc. so setting aside at least one full day when everyone can just spend time together with family is important to us.

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