I’m not much of an activist by any means, but I think that if I have a blog and I have a platform in which to state my case and opinion on things, by golly I’m going to take that opportunity to tell all of my followers that I think you should all boycott Black Thursday tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s a federal holiday. It is, for many people, one of only two days in the entire year that they are guaranteed to have off of work – that is until corporate greed took over a few years ago, and stores started opening on Thanksgiving day to start their sales and money making a little bit early.
To me, it’s despicable. I read here that Kmart employees were not allowed to ask for Thanksgiving off from work, and if they were scheduled to work they would risk losing their job if they did not show up.
Well, guess what? Tomorrow my family is eating Thanksgiving lunch instead of Thanksgiving dinner, because my father is a general manager of a big corporate store, and he has no choice but to go to work tomorrow.
I hardly see my dad, we hardly ever have the whole family together now that my sister is in college and it’s hard to be together for very long on holidays because I share Elise with her dad.
It’s about greed, at it’s core. And I don’t think you should do it.
Thanksgiving should be a time when hard workers get a well deserved break and a good meal to eat before a football game.
My dad doesn’t get to watch football with us this year. 🙁
I know, it’s not like I’m telling you you shouldn’t buy diamonds because kids are getting their arms chopped off in Africa… No one is dying here. I just want to be with my dad on Thanksgiving. And there are MILLIONS of American families – the hardest working with the fewest breaks – who are going to have their families broken up and apart, because rich bastard wanted to get richer.
Consider the families who don’t get the chance of having a holiday tomorrow. Don’t go shopping.