Target: Thanksgiving Target
Target is finding itself to be a target — of an online petition asking it not to open its stores on Thanksgiving night. Over 200,000 people have signed the petition at Change.org asking the retail giant to give its employees a break and wait until the morning of Black Friday to open.
The petition — created by someone who claims to have worked for the retailer for six years — reads, “Target can take the high road and save Thanksgiving for employees like me and our families by saying no to ‘Thanksgiving Creep.’ Will you join me and ask Target to give Thanksgiving back to families and not open on Thanksgiving evening?”
Target isn’t the only retailer opening its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Walmart, Toys R Us, Kmart and Sears plan to do the same. Target says its employees will be getting time-and-a-half plus other bonuses. Does the extra pay make opening on Thanksgiving worth it? It doesn’t sound like it. At least not for the employees.