As a retail employee of 7 years, I am sure I am not the only one upset by the declared 8pm opening time on Thanksgiving Day. Please take a moment to sign and support this petition.
The following is a message that I personally sent to Simon Malls to express my concerns.
"As an employee of the local Simon Mall in my area, I wanted to share my dismay with the current hours that are supposedly set for Thanksgiving/Black Friday. What is Black Friday if the malls will be open 8pm on Thanksgiving Day? What possible gains will be made by opening 4 hours earlier when families are PROBABLY still spending their Thanksgiving together? Does it put an extra penny or two in the pockets of those higher up who don't have a worry in the world about working a holiday in their life? With my company, no one gets any sort of compensation for working a holiday. And I'm sure that applies to many more. Shouldn't malls, which are family friendly establishments, have good morals and standards that fully support the American family and their values? This is a time for families to come together and enjoy a meal. To catch up. To have fun. Why are mall employees any different? Being in retail for 7 years, working for said Simon mall, and I find this to be crossing the line. Whether it's due to Macy's or not, it probably won't hold. My store has a staff of 6. So basically you're asking all of us to therefore put in a 12+ hour day... Absolutely ridiculous. Re think your plans and how many people you are truly upsetting over this. Because I know for a fact that I'm not the only one."
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