Target employees are seeing red after the retailer announced they were opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, cutting into holiday time for workers. An online petition asking Target to not open on Thanksgiving has over 179,000 signatures, and the number continues to rise.
Thanksgiving, a time for family, togetherness, turkey ... and standing for hours to service the needs of the relentless hordes of shoppers seeking the last Furby and deeply-discounted HDTV.
Indeed, "Black Friday," which traditionally started in the pre-dawn hours of "Friday," has seen its hours pushed back in recent years so that stores start offering savings on the Thursday night before.
This year, Walmart, Toys 'R Us, Kmart, and Sears are all opening their doors at 8 pm. Together with Target, that's two to four hours before they kicked things off last year.
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