What comes to mind when you think of a Thanksgiving Day Celebration?
Family? Food? Football? Those are, of course, the most common associations.
But with companies vying for a chunk of that sweet, sweet holiday spending, Thanksgiving has devolved into something more like Black Friday Eve, putting millions of workers on the clock instead of with their families.
Amid the chaos of the season, it can be easy to forget that the folks helping us are people, too. People who would almost certainly rather be eating with their families than feeding our voracious cconsumer appetites on Thanksgiving Day.
A growing movement wants to save Thanksgiving by pressuring companies to close for the holiday. What about you? Support or Oppose?
But what will the employees regard such a propose?
Many interviewees have said that during the holidays they and their coworkers often had to choose between their economic security and their families. It’s the choice between paying bills and maintaining employment and being with family and friends.
Of couse, some of them seem to be compassion and also wish to spend their holidays with families. And about the protest, they hope it to be more peaceful.
Surly, there’re also some voices that they don’t mind working holidays, but hope shoppers to bear in mind the sacrifice they make to be there for them.
In the end, no matter what your position is on this issue, firstly, enjoy the holiday; secondly, just as what the holiday conveys on its meaning, extend your thanks to those people, families, friends, colleagues and even those who provide services to you, anytime, anywhere.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. What idea comes to your mind?