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  •  Would these places really be open (1+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z

    if there wasn't a demand for it? Just asking.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:46:59 PM PST

    •  Creating the demand (5+ / 0-)
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      Loge, fumie, Tonedevil, Tommye, Bronx59

      Gas stations are open because people are going places in their cars and might need gas. Stations don't create increased demand by offering 50% off gas on that one day, and then dragging in additional staff to meet the demand.

      I think it is better to close on a major holiday like Thanksgiving.

      If they're going to be open, they should pay a generous bonus--like double time or triple time--and ask for volunteers.

    •  I was working retail last fall (3+ / 0-)
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      roadbear, Tommye, wintergreen8694

      in one of the regional book/video store chains. It was a part-time, seasonal gig.

      They announced that their stores, for the first time in the chain's history, would open on Thanksgiving afternoon at 3 p.m.  

      They cited 'customer demand'.  Really? If they'd never been open on Tgiving before, how did they know there was 'customer demand' for it? Were people calling them in the weeks before the holiday, demanding they open? Were would-be customers showing up on Tgiving day and banging on the locked, darkened doors, demanding entrance to spend money?

      Not likely.  It was all BS to try and make a few more dollars.

      I worked that 3-8p.m. shift that day and it was no more or less busy than any other Thursday evening.

      Boycott the stores that are open on Tgiving.

      When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

      by wheeldog on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:15:30 PM PST

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