Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day to give thanks, gather with family, and chow down 3 million calories – and that is exactly how it was until just a few years back when corporate America realized you had the day off of work, money to spend, and a desire to trample over people to save a few bucks on a TV. So retailers started sneaking Black Friday into Thursday because fuck their employees, ‘Murica, capitalism and all that.
Of course, high level executives don’t care. They still get the day off to ski in Aspen or relax in the Hamptons all while the little people surviving on minimum wage with no benefits eat Thanksgiving dinner at 7am so they can go in to work their shift at WalMart. But hey, that could mean extra sales which could mean a bigger bonus for the execs – hey, maybe enough to move that vacation next year to Ibiza!
Luckily, one store is holding out. Costco announced that once again their Black Friday deals won’t begin until Friday.
“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” a Costco (COST) spokesman told the website Think Progress. “Nothing more complicated than that.”