But, but … retail workers!

That puts the Walmart Black Friday strikes in perspective, doesn’t it? Here is some more perspective:

Bingo. That is how pitiful and shameful the entitlement mentality has become.

As always, we stand in solidarity with our brave soldiers. We are forever in your debt.

  • http://battleofourtimes.com/ BeEtLjOoZ

    I would just like to add too that Paper Carriers work every day of the year unless they arrange for someone to take over their route. (At least that was how it was for me the last time I tossed a paper.)

    • Alex Pelton

      Yeah that’s the same. Sorry I hate being rude, I know your post was well intentioned and I get your point, but being in the desert during the holidays is like nothing else.

      • waltzingmtilda

        Was this comment necessary? If you get his point, then why the comment? He’s not detracting from our service members or equating being a paper carrier to being in the military…he’s merely pointing out that some people are proud to work at the jobs they have regardless of holidays, etc.

        I kind of think you don’t hate being rude.

        • http://battleofourtimes.com/ BeEtLjOoZ

          Thank you!

      • http://battleofourtimes.com/ BeEtLjOoZ

        Yeah sure I was saying it was the same. See I can do sarcasm too. What was you’re point? Since you clearly understood MY point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    i’ll take working on a holiday over looking for work on a holiday any day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    I’m proud to see the 101st represent on Thanksgiving (my Dad was stationed at Ft. Campbell for eight years). As proud as I am of the military and all they do, I would like to add policemen, firemen, EMT’s and all hospital personnel who work on holidays as well.

    • Jer

      My Dad was stationed there and I was born there, +1

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

        Both my younger sisters were born there. I’m the oddball since I was born at Ft. Benning. :-)

        • Mapache

          I might have been conceived there……where is this post going?

  • http://twitter.com/Kramerica3 Cosmo

    There was no black Friday Walmart strike. It was a non-story. There were paid union agitators in a few cities. Walmart employees did not participate. Why is this a story?

    • Elaine

      My store had NO protestors at all. I asked a few employees and they said they loved their jobs? haha

  • Timothy Powell

    And hats off to our law enforcement officers, fire fighters and paramedics who also work 24x7x365.

  • Rob

    I work for a chain that, thankfully, only opened at midnight on Black Friday. (I lucked out with a 7am-5pm shift) The utter nonsense of stores opening as early as 8pm ON Thanksgiving is rubbish and unkind to any employee who has a family that they want to spend Thanksgiving with.

    While I do not agree that Unions are the answer (they haven’t been since the 50’s) nor this “Walk-out” demonstration (Which just screws over the employees who can’t afford to quit their job) but an agreement between retail giants have to be made. The only reason they keep jumping the gun is because it attracts more customers, increases sales, and shares go up.

    That’s why Wal-Mart can fling around “best black Friday ever” even in our failed economy, they siphoned customers from other stores by depriving their employees of a thanksgiving. (8pm opening means employees were at the store at 5pm. AKA “Dinner time”)

    If the stores would agree to 5am and no sooner instead of trying to one-up each other it wouldn’t hurt sales across the board but would just diminish those who keep edging closer and closer to taking over Thanksgiving and stop financially “punishing” those companies who want to let their employees enjoy their holiday and time with family.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    And don’t forget the truckers who are moving the freight to keep the stores, gas stations, & other business’s functioning so that people can enjoy their time off. at least the walmart employees can go home to their families after a days work, rather then spend the Holiday alone in a sleeper cab.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Thank you, Ken. I am a driver that worked on Thanksgiving though I did have turkey at the Petro in Las Vegas. I will be home for Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/TeacherMan66 eric t

    I was stationed at Ft. Campbell for a total of 6 years with the 5th SFG(A). I still live in the area. My two oldest children were born there. I have no sympathy for whiners who talk about how they “must” work on Thanksgiving. Two differences: 1) You *always* have a choice to work or not, 2) You’re not in the military and ordered to distant places to serve your nation. So shut yer pie hole.

  • Alex Pelton

    I remember thanksgiving in Iraq. Hot Dogs and Haji Pepsi. Woooohoooo. Wal Mart crybabies.

  • Alex Pelton

    I went to combat with these guys. They really don’t mess around.

  • http://twitter.com/SouthernGirl270 Southern Girl

    Nurses and some Doctors and Nurse aides work 24/7…. Patients are not left alone in the hospital or Nursing Home …..

    • LordElrond09

      As a healthcare worker, I appreciate that but sincerely, no one has to suffer the way our military does. I wouldn’t compare me working in a nice cushy stateside hospital to sleeping in the dirt and sand with people shooting at me on my worst day. Thank GOD for the military and our brave armed forces

  • LordElrond09

    To the guys in the 101st. I’m grateful to God and you that you work everyday. I’d fire everyone in the government and triple your salary if I could

  • http://twitter.com/wstonestreet Wayne Stonestreet

    Hey folks, don’t lump all Walmart associates in with the troublemakers. Many of those folks are just as conservative as you and are hardworking members of their communities.

  • Anastasiagirl

    Salute our Military
    And..the small business owners trying to create jobs under this oppressive regime.
    They are working 24/7 to keep the doors open.

  • Mapache

    Understand about the soldiers but I think that Thanksgiving might be one of those few days a year when maybe, stores should not be open. I will not shop on Thanksgiving. I hope all those people who spent the day shopping reflect on what they lost as much as what they gained.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    I’m a Wal-Mart associate and a HUGE BoB fan. I cried like a baby when Richard Winters died. What I do is not important. What our servicemen/service women are doing is VERY important. God bless them all!