RHUer Gamer Girl has informed us that her mall will be opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving for Black Friday sales. As I've previously ranted about on RHU, this is ALL because of MACY'S. They have the malls by their balls. Next year Macy's will open at 4pm, the year after that 2pm, the year after that 12pm.... In five years, all stores and malls will be open early on Thanksgiving Day. No psychic necessary.
From Gamer Girl:
Hello RHU! So we just got our mall hours. I thought y'all would appreciate the condescension dripping off the page. Here's what they should have said instead, at least it would have been sincere:
Dear stores and employees,
You don't get Thanksgiving. We open at 6pm because we're money grubbing assholes who only see profit and the bottom line... and the bottom line is: fuck you all! Also, while you *can* close between 1am and 6am, we don't really recommend that you do. Also, we're going to make it up to you by randomly closing early on New Years Day instead of opening late. Don't ask.
Happy Holidays, bitches!
At least then I'd be able say, props, they've embraced their greed and aren't hiding behind a facade of niceties. Don't misunderstand, I'd still be livid, but at least they'd be honest about their intentions. I refuse this year. I fucking refuse to work Thanksgiving or Black Friday or the day after Christmas. I don't get paid enough to put up with that bullshit, and frankly, I've done my time. Some of these newbies we recently hired can suck it and take the hit. Sorry, but I won't do it. Can't. Not this year.
Wishing all you RHUers good holiday pay and hours with the chance to enjoy being with your family and not enclosed in a windowless box helping hordes of demanding, petty, and angry shoppers.