Holiday shopping can be very stressful.
But this season, a decision by the national retailer Target has made it the bullseye of a lot of criticism.
announced on Oct. 28 that all stores would open at midnight on Nov. 25, "to provide shoppers with a jumpstart on unbeatable Black Friday deals." This didn't sit well with some employees because they'd have to enter work several hours earlier than usual and at least one Anthony Hardwick, of Nebraska, went public with his dissatisfaction.
"And it’s not just employees who are angry," Hardwick said about the nearly 91,000 people who've signed an online petition on Change.org. "Customers have signed onto my campaign as well, and many are starting their own petitions. Clearly, the retail giants have gone too far."
Some other major have not followed suit. For example, J.C. Penney will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.
“We wanted to give our associates Thanksgiving Day to spend with their families," said Bill Gentner, senior vice president for marketing at J.C. Penney, in an interview with the New York Times.
What do you think?