Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No Thanksgiving for Wal-Mart Employees

The nation's largest employer is going to be keeping their employees at work this Thanksgiving. Rather than shut down and give their people the day off to be with their families, Wal-Mart plans on avoiding the Black Friday chaos that led to an employee's death last year by staying open.

Now we'll see if other retailers try to follow suit to avoid handing Wal-Mart a monopoly and ruin Thanksgiving for millions more. Frankly I wish they'd just move back the open times, as they can't beat Wal-Mart without spending a crap load on labor, and open at a more reasonable hour like 8 a.m..

The other thing I'm curious about is how Wal-Mart plans on handling the crowds that form inside their building. While the crowds will be spread out more, there are sure to be incidents as people get into it over the latest cheap DVD player in the pile.

Here's a link to the article about Wal-Mart's plan.

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