11-16-2013, 08:29 PM
I know that here in Canada, when places are open on a typical holiday, it is usually volunteer-only, and they get paid either 1.5x or 2x their regular wage. But I can't speak for America. We already had our Canadian thanksgiving weeks ago, and I believe stores were closed, except for Shopper's Drug Mart and all of their non-essentials (cosmetics, toiletries, etc.) were blocked off.
All I can say is that the people who do celebrate Thanksgiving with their families should either a) Try to do it on another day of the week, b) Book it off in advance or if they don't let you c) If you work in the morning, your family will understand if you can only come to dinner, and if you work in the evening, see about celebrating with a holiday breakfast.
Thanksgiving is a dying holiday. =/ It's sad, because it is supposed to be a day to be thankful for and be with family, but it seems to me like it's already dying out.