Add Macy’s to the list of retailers kicking off “Black Friday” and Thanksgiving Thursday.
Macy’s will open the doors at most of its 800 namesake department stores at 8 p.m. on Nov. 28. The company said the shift was voluntary for workers and that the move was “consistent with what many rivals are doing.
Traditionally, retailers have waited until Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving, to start their end-of-the-year push for sales.
U.S. retailers have extended their hours on Black Friday, so named because it’s when most stores go into the black, in recent years to get a jump on the holiday season sales.Many retailers, including Macy’s, reported disappointing second-quarter sales, pressuring them to try to make up those sales during the holiday season.
Macy’s opened most of its stores at midnight in 2011 and 2012 to kick off Black Friday sales.
It’s the first time Macy’s has been open on Thanksgiving.
Fuck this shit. This is another example of our oppression at the hands of the man. How long until these temples of capitalism decide to open on Christmas? You know it will happen. It’s only a matter of time.
It’s our own fault. We’ve been brainwashed into thinking it’s cool to shop on a holiday. This is the one true non secular, non political holiday we have. We ought to be home eating, drinking and arguing with our in-laws.
You don’t need all of the shit you’re going to buy and neither do the people you are going to give gifts to.
You’re a part of the downfall if you go to the Mall on Thanksgiving. You’re an asshole for making the employees go to work.
What’s one day? My God, are the C Level rubes at Macy’s so damn money hungry that they can’t go one day without being open? I call bullshit. These few hours will only make employees grumpy. It won’t help profits.
But where’s the backlash? There is none of course because we are all so brainwashed. We are automatons for the Brotherhood of Darkness.
This only makes me hate the holidays more than I already do. I can’t wait for January!