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Retail Employees Like to Give Thanks, Too

Staff Editorial 

Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, but it has been culturally adopted into our national narrative as a day of reflection, gratitude, and time spent with family. Retail stores like Target, K-Mart, Walmart, and more have used this as a rationale to increase sales and stay competitive by opening at times ranging from 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning (K-Mart) to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening (Target) and having employees come in to work. As a result, multiple petitions have appeared on Change.org with employees like internet sensation Justin Mills in Selah, Washington, calling for Target to close on Thanksgiving and not open until Black Friday. This particular one has almost 88,000 signatures of support. Continue reading Retail Employees Like to Give Thanks, Too