Contact Us

Target Employees Fight Back Against Working on Thanksgiving

Spencer Platt, Getty Images

On Tuesday, we talked about some major retailers who were opening their stores on Thanksgiving night. Now, it seems like some employees are trying to fight against the decision.


A Target employee in Omaha, Nebraska started a online petition that asks the retailer to not open their stores at midnight Thanksgiving night. Instead, the petition asks Target to open at 5 AM on Black Friday. To date, the petition have received almost 100,000 signatures all over the U.S.

It’s a nice try, and 100,000 signatures is pretty impressive, but it probably won’t work. For one thing, their request for Target to open at 5 AM would be totally unreasonable for the retailer. Everyone else is opening their doors at midnight or earlier, Target’s just trying to follow suit. I can’t imagine them opening their doors at such a (relatively) late time just to suit their employees better.

Don’t get me wrong, I still feel for the employees who have to work Thanksgiving night, and I still think it’s ridiculous for the stores to be open just because some folks want to go shopping earlier than everyone else. I’m just saying this petition probably won’t get very far. If Target takes any kind of action to change their opening time, I will be very surprised.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.