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Simon Malls-Menlo Park Mall : Remain Closed on Thanksgiving Day or Open at 2AM on Black Friday, Not Open Both Days!

Simon Malls-Menlo Park Mall : Remain Closed on Thanksgiving Day or Open at 2AM on Black Friday, Not Open Both Days!

    1. Anthony Rivera
    2. Petition by

      Anthony Rivera

      somerset, NJ

I among many others work in Menlo Park Mall, and mall employees schedules are very sporadic and unpredictable making our life very difficult to schedule and keep stable at times. Mall employees encompass all demographics from struggling college students, single parents, struggling individuals barely making ends meet, young adults, seniors that need to work but shouldn’t have to. The fact that we may not even be granted the same relaxation or be able to spend a National Holiday that gives thanks for our families with our family is absolutely and indubitably absurd! There are so many people that already travel far to get to work, so they will have to leave even earlier, or may have to wake up from sleeping through Thanksgiving dinner because they have to work. The Menlo Park Mall owned by Simon Malls want to open at 8PM on Thanksgiving day meaning the people who travel far will have to leave their barely existent holiday meal earlier than ever. This 8PM mall opening on Thanksgiving is one step closer to the freedom hard working people who ALL have families or friends who are family to losing freedom, love, and enjoyment of family that Federal Holidays merit every other citizen and erasing the norms that are a quality of life. Employees will not see family they may not have seen in months or even years, others will not be able to enjoy a holiday that just helps them relax because they don’t have many chances to, others will have time taken away from a child. In addition to store employees like myself, I thought about the mall maintenance employees who on regularly scheduled days still arrive hours earlier than others and also most times I notice mall maintenance employees working from the morning to the closing hours of the day. The custodial staff in my eyes deserves that time to be home because a lot of times I think the value of these peoples work can easily be overlooked. The few holidays that grant Mall employees the ability to enjoy a day away from work should not be jeopardized or completely relinquished by corporate greed, because quite frankly while the corporate employee is relaxing with their family we will be suffering from a slap in the face. This petition I strongly believe will help serve as a reminder of the importance of holidays, time with family or friends, and that quality of life for every person should never be taxed, devalued or not considered. Please help us maintain the dignity of Thanksgiving and the reason we give thanks because I love my family and though I am not working on Thanksgiving Day knowing that the mall is open and people are being forced to work is very unsettling and i am sure this will resonate with others as it has in me!

To:
Open at 2AM on Black Friday(seemingly more reasonable) or Remain Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. David Simon CEO of Simon Prop Group Greedy Bloodsucker

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer
      Simon's board wrongfully denied CEO pay vote, lawyers argue

      Simon Property Group Inc. directors improperly refused to let shareholders vote on changes to the real-estate company's executive-compensation plan that resulted in a $120 million stock award to CEO David Simon, investors' lawyers argued.

    3. Al Jazeera America Interview

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer
    4. VVVVery Interesting News for us "Thanksgiving Soldiers"!!!

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer

      I just received vvvvery interesting news that I will post within the next 24 Hours. Last nights taping of Al Jazeera America was amazing!! Thanks again for supporting this petition and SHARING it to encourage its growth!!!

    5. Al Jazeera America Taping

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer

      I was called to do a taping on the Al-Jazeera America show, search the show online and you will be able to find the channel your local provider airs it on. I was also thinking for those of us who have off on Thanksgiving day WE SHOULD ALL BAKE SOMETHING FOR OUR LOCAL FIRE FIGHTERS OR POLICE! Thoughts, and suggestions welcome!!!! Thanks again for your support for trying give some people their thanksgiving back!

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. Another interview!!!!

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer

      thanks again for support and were hitting them with another punch!!!

    8. Interviews going Strong

      Anthony Rivera
      Petition Organizer

      I have been interviewed by quite a few news stations and a few radio stations so I am trying to deliver some punches to Simon Malls. Thank You everyone who took time to leave reason, support and any messages on here and SHARED THIS WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW! One of the best gifts WE CAN GIVE OTHERS IS TO ENJOY TIME AWAY FROM WORK WITH FAMILY!

    9. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara O'Neill MARGATE, FL
      • 23 days ago

      Corporate retailers are constantly infinging on employee's family time for a profit. Stop it!!

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    • Helen Homer POLK, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      I feel family time is more important. People will still shop, but time spent with family should be encouraged.

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    • Josh Murphy BLUE POINT, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • 5 months ago

      It's so wrong for stores to be open on an American Holiday were we should be relaxing spending time with family. Not being concerned with dealing with work and stupid people that feel they have to shop. I work for Best buy on Long Island and I had to leave my family and try to make it a point to rush dinner because I had to be there at 5:30 p.m. When that's when we are usually in the middle of dinner. It's un-American and wrong why should people in Corrprut and District managers be able to enjoy the Holiday and the Employees are forced to work.. We are getting away from Family values and Traditions, We need to start becoming more like Italy where it's against the law for a business to be open on any Holiday and on Sundays.

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    • Kathleen Wimbish KINGWOOD, TX
      • 5 months ago

      National Day of Thanksgiving

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    • BARBARA MARTIN JACKSON, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      CAN'T THE OPTION BE FOR EVERYONE, EVEN OUT OF AREA EMPLOYEE OPPORTUNITIES

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