My daughter works for a big retailer. I have never been a fan of Black Friday, but ever since she started working at this department store, I have come to hate Black Friday and this store. That is because she always has to work a Black Friday shift and that shift always starts on Thanksgiving Day.
I feel like Black Friday has taken over Thanksgiving. This has always been a family holiday. It’s a special day when family comes together, sometimes from miles apart. She just shared her work schedule with me and she has to work from 4:30pm on Thanksgiving Day to 3:00am Black Friday. Isn’t that a terrible shift? I guess we’ll be eating earlier this year. Sigh. And that is not all! She has to work later that Friday, after she comes home and gets some sleep. She does get paid time and a half, but is that worth missing out on family time? She will barely get to see her sister who will be home from college or her grandma who will be visiting.
She also has to work a shift at her other job on Christmas Eve. Lame!
♥ I do not shop Black Friday, even online, because I like to keep Thanksgiving as a day for family togetherness at home, and I feel like supporting it in any way keeps encouraging big businesses to take their employees away from their families. Thanks for reading my little rant. I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. ♥