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Off-Topic: When Will The Slavemasters Listen?

By Sbc12 @strongbychoice

Have you ever thought about when Thanksgiving went from this?

Courtesy: http://www.counter-currents.com/tag/thanksgiving/

Courtesy: http://www.counter-currents.com/tag/thanksgiving/

To this?

Courtesy: http://abcnews.go.com

Courtesy: http://abcnews.go.com

Now we know that in America, Thanksgiving is coming up.  Traditional Thanksgiving was about giving thanks to God for His multiple blessings, great home-cooked meals, football, laughter, and getting food coma after the meal.

Courtesy: http://www.bunniestudios.com

Courtesy: http://www.bunniestudios.com

Since my laptop has given up the ghost, I can only see so much news in a day because most of the time I am focusing on personal development.

Tonight I log on to Facebook and I see the picture badge showcasing this statement (click on the picture to go to their Facebook page):

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I share the page on my Timeline.  Then I started to think.

While I haven’t been brave enough to endure shopping on Thanksgiving, I honestly never thought about how the people who work on Thanksgiving. 

While I am a capitalist and believe in its tenets, I believe that businesses need to stay closed on Thanksgiving or Christmas (similar to the old Blue Laws).  The winter holidays need two focus points: God and family (a subject near and dear to my mother). If one doesn’t have family, at least allow the person to enjoy their day off .  The idea that corporations would do wise to grasp is people over profit than vice versa.

Courtesy: http://www.betternation.org

Courtesy: http://www.betternation.org

Now CEOs may say, “Wait, there is no way we are going to miss out on the biggest money-making week of the year?”

My response: “You hire the best advisors in the business and figure out a way to make profits and still build morale plus good will.”

Come to think about Black Friday doesn’t take companies out of the black and could this also be a marketing ploy?

I say to the corporations, “Treat your employees like family and you will have a strong and loyal workforce. Treat them like slaves and they will despise you. Besides, even Scrooge learned to listen, did not he not?

Corutesy: http://blogs.monashores.net

Courtesy: http://blogs.monashores.net

What are your thoughts on having people work on holidays?

Share your comments below.


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