Friday, November 29, 2013
Now that Thanksgiving Day has passed, and the crazy, often violent shopping maelstrom of "Black Friday" is upon us, it's worth saying "thanks" to those companies that put the Thanksgiving holiday for their employees above their profits. Unlike corporate predators like Walmart, K-Mart and Target, there were many large store chains that closed on Thanksgiving in order to say "thanks" to their employees, who could spend the holiday with family, rather than feeding the corporate register. Costco, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, Radio Shack, Marshall's, and Patagonia are a few of the corporate good guys that closed for Thanksgiving. Hopefully, the stores that remained open will have second thoughts next year, but probably only if there's not a profit to be made.