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Door Buster or Family Buster

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We are asking that retail stores honor the tradition of American holidays by not opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving and Christmas to allow their employees to have these days off. The undersigned are committed to not shopping on the holidays as a charitable effort to our friends and families who are forced to work on these days and to encourage the giants of the service industry to allow their employees these days off. Five years ago stores opened at 5am with exciting door buster deals on Black Friday for their loyal customers. Three years ago began the midnight madness tradition. Now doors are opening on the holidays themselves. While shoppers enjoy these discount days, the employees who have to stock shelves, handle our cash, and clean our retail messes have been forgotten. Even worse, they're being forced to sacrifice their own quality time with their families. At this rate, what we now loosely acknowledge as holidays (Holy Days) will be non-existent in a matter of years. There will be no special times for families to unite, no time to make the trip home for the struggling college student who's already only making minimum wage for 15-31 hours a week (they can't get 32 hours because then they'll be entitled to benefits). Let's face it, it's not the CEOs who are ditching their annual holiday dinner to stock shelves so that customers can save an additional 20% on a cashmere sweater that will still be on sale tomorrow. It's not the president of these corporations sacrificing memories with loved ones to manage mile long lines of consumers trying to get a flat screen TV for the "season's lowest price". It's not the vice presidents of these companies passing out tickets to eager customers trying to get a price-slashed HP laptop. It's the struggling college student who hasn't been home in three months and is just trying to make his family proud. It's the mother who picked up a part time gig to help buy the gifts her children wrote on their Christmas list to Santa. It's the over worked and underpaid associate who has to mediate customers fighting over the last iPod, clean up a mess made by privileged shoppers with no regard for simple housekeeping and ultimately miss out on enjoying time with the extended family who just flew in. Capitalism should not trump family values. The companies that were built around the family structure are now dissolving the ties that bind. Please show your support for family above money by signing below.

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