With a number of stores announcing they’ll be open Thanksgiving Day this year, retailers are hoping to entice employees with a number of perks.
In fact, thanks to things like overtime pay, increased employee discounts, relaxed dress codes and even free turkey dinners, many workers are actually volunteering for Thanksgiving shifts.
Big box retailers that will be open on Thanksgiving include Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, Kmart, Toys R Us and Walmart. The decision has caused controversy among workers and consumers, many of whom feel it’s unfair to make people work on the holiday.
But despite widespread criticism, employees who opt (or are forced) to work on Thanksgiving will likely be plenty busy- almost 40% of shoppers say they plan to hit the stores November 28th.