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    Posted: Nov 12 2012 at 10:22pm
about working on Thanksgiving Day? or should they just suck it up and work like the rest of us that work holidays (plus nights and weekends)?
(from change.org)

My name is Casey, and I'm a proud Target employee. But I just found out that Target might take away Thanksgiving dinner with my family.

This Thanksgiving, Target could open earlier than ever, with Black Friday shopping starting as early as 9pm on Thanksgiving night. I love my job, and for the past six years have gotten stellar reviews from my supervisors. But I can't even request time off -- it's mandatory for all Target employees to work Black Friday hours, even though it means some people start as early as 8pm on Thanksgiving!

This policy is irresponsible and doesn't give me -- or consumers who want to take advantage of sales -- a chance to enjoy Thanksgiving.

I started a petition on Change.org because Target needs to give Thanksgiving back to its employees by not opening on Thanksgiving. Sign my petition by clicking here.

I moved to California from the East Coast for a teaching certificate Master's program. That means I've been working two jobs just to make ends meet, even when I was going to school full time. I've been looking forward to Thanksgiving as not just a day off, but the only time I'll get all year to see my family.

I know Target won't be happy because I'm speaking out, but that's how important it is for me and my fellow Target employees to spend Thanksgiving relaxing with our loved ones.

Last year, another Target employee started a petition on Change.org asking them to open later for Black Friday that got a lot of attention. I hope that by calling out Target again they will pay attention and push back opening times at stores across the country.

Click here to sign my petition asking Target to save Thanksgiving for both employees and customers by opening later for holiday sales.

Thank you for your support.

Casey St. Clair
Corona, California




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I work at a hospital and I'm working on Thanksgiving. But then again, I do get paid extra for working that day.
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They need to rotate holidays like they do at other places.
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business is business is business
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my momma works in health care and might be working. stfu and suck it up.
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they doing it earlier and earlier though. 9pm is a prime time to be with your family.


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do they get time and a half? i mean, i know it sucks but the holidays are not mandatory that everyone has to observe. i agree with rotate the holidays to allow people to take off. there are quite a few professions who have to work on holidays.
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Stupid, imo.
But it's your job.
Request some time off or rotate.

I ended up working every holiday because we were open 24/7 even though no one is gonna come in on Christmas Eve.
But holiday pay = $$
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I'm in healthcare and I have to work my regular shift but I do get paid for 16 hours plus time and a half for those 16 hours so I'm good.. I did want to be with my family but I get to see them Christmas..

I do understand how they feel but they know its part of their job..
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Life goes on. Holiday or not
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