Of all of the giant retail companies that hate families and Thanksgiving, K-Mart has really gone out of their way to be the biggest assholes of the bunch.
First, the company decided to open up for Black Friday at 6am on Thursday!! Then, they took things even further by posting notes like this in their stores:
Yes, the “needs of the business” top your stupid holiday and your stupid family!!!
The note (most likely written by someone who will be visited by 3 ghosts on Christmas Eve) was posted to the website Think Progress by someone who claimed to be an employee of an undisclosed K-Mart. And it was not the only one…
Amazing. “No time off requests”. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
K-Mart fired back with a statement:
Again, we reiterate that our stores do their very best to staff with seasonal associates and those who volunteer to work holidays. Seasonal associates are told upon hire of our holiday store hours and we make every effort to accommodate associate shift requests during this time. Associate schedules are posted, on average, two weeks in advance – including for holiday schedules. All associates are compensated time and a half pay for the hours they work on Thanksgiving Day. We continue to express deep appreciation in advance to all associates who will be working Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
See how nice they are, they post a schedule two weeks out and their minimum wage, part time staff is given time and a half pay – to deal with crap like this all day: