When K-Mart starts airing Christmas-themed ads as early as September, you know the holiday shopping frenzy has reached critical mass. So perhaps it's more surprising when retailers choose to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day rather than open up for pre-Black Friday business. That didn't keep Macy's employees from feeling blindsided when they were asked to take part in a poll gauging their willingness to work on Turkey Day.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Brown Thursday--all the sales days associated with Thanksgiving are starting to blend together into one big giant shopping-fest. It feels like the anxiety of getting the best deals has replaced the anxiety of roasting the perfect bird (and having to chat with your drunk uncle). Don't worry--we're here to help.