REI CEO Saw 'Some Tears' Over Black Friday Decision

REI CEO Saw 'Some Tears' Over Black Friday Decision Jerry Stritzke explains his company's decision to offer employees a paid holiday for one the biggest shopping days of the year.
1:06 | 10/27/15

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Team came and it is a crazy idea closing stores and as a car seat idea of getting people outside it's something we're really passion about again just in my enemy is an opportunity to. There are associates and get him outside doing what they have to do but also. Who encourage our members join us is paid holidays you know we actually. It doesn't work many people rely on on their jobs and incomes important that we wanted to get outside and so I did obtain someone to get outside with a loved ones in the outdoors just. Pretty Cyprus we NASA tourist tour manager's first and actually Austin plotted I have to say some of them. Aggressive very long tenure envoys sense of them have probably in return for twenty years and there are some tears actually. You know they'd be. Dean and retail and the opportunity axis oh Thursday Friday with your family that's pretty special. Yeah it's a big day ambience a top candidate for us we will we'll missile sales. I really do believe that as. Cooperative. I mean really authentic about what's important to us and our values. Is the right thing to do think we do the right thing on the long term networks.

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