Transcript for Black Friday Sales on Thanksgiving Causes Employee Backlash
The backlash to black thursday. Holiday shopping blitz traditionally begins the day after thanksgiving, otherwise known as black friday. But some major retailers just announced they'll be opening their doors earlier than ever this shopping season on thanksgiving night, in fact and not everyone is taking the news well. Some employees are up in arms of giving up one of their favorite holidays. That's right. Store workers are saying enough is enough. Many have to come in so early they can't have dinners with their families. They're organizing and fighting back. Forget black friday. This year, many retailers are betting you'll want to start tackling your christmas list and possibly other shoppers as soon as you put down your pumpkin pie. Walmart, sears and k-mart will open with dong deals at 8:00 p.M. This thanksgiving day. While best buy, massy and kohl's will open at midnight. While some shoppers are gain -- relaxing. Instead of watching football we can be doing some shopping. Reporter: Others say, enough already americans are unique in the world because we celebrate thanksgiving day. But turning turkey day black has many store workers seeing red. I think everyone in america tend to want to celebrate. Reporter: Retailers are now asking their employees to save thanksgiving and stick with last year's opening time so they can have dinner with their families. Holiday shopping is expected to jump more than 4% this year. And competition is fierce. We're really excited about the 8:00 start date. Not only to be competitive but to beat our competitor's question. Still, the savviest business tactics may be taking the high road. Some stores, like nordstrom's win customers by not decking the halls early. Many are wondering how far or how low can stores go? Thanksgiving should be recognized as thanksgiving. It's likely all of the same deals that can be found on thanksgiving or black friday this year can also be found online. The only reason to hit the actual stores if you're worried about inventory running out or if you love the thrill of shopping. I'll be on my couch. In a food coma. Thank you. If you're drinking your morning coffee right now, we got
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