Tim Cook says Apple won't open more retail stores for Thanksgiving so workers can be with family

A number of retail giants have decided that Black Friday just doesn't have enough hours in the day, so they are going to be opening stores on Thansgiving. This includes big name retailers like Kmart, Macys, Sears, Target Toys R Us, and WalMart. Last year, Apple opened three of its stores on Thanksgiving, and marketing directors wanted to expand that plan, but Tim Cook is saying no...
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43 Comments

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Heck yeah, fat check rite there.

17. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I worked black friday once, and no amount of money is ever worth dealing with the jerkoffs that come out of the woodwork on that day. Which now that I have an actual engineering job our facilities are closed thursday and friday. Also, Christmas eve and day. So I don't ever want another hourly job.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

No longer in retail. Sleeping in on Friday. Going to love every minute of it. Lol

23. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Amen to that.

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

same here you're not the only one have to work those days. i have to work 6 DAYS straight

16. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I rarely say good things about Apple, but this is the right move. Regardless of what their retail partners do, ones that they have no control over. He should have closed the others that were already planned to be open though.

21. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I wonder if Tim is going to extend this courtesy to the sweat shop workers in China also?

30. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You can start by not buying anything made in China. Oh wait..too late :( Almost 100% of your PC parts are made in sweat shops in China. Shame on you..

36. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

what about the pc or mac that you are using?

39. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You missed his point...

22. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

lol he will make more money by closing on thanksgiving. Not about family about saving that day of wages.

24. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Sorry, ...BUT the APPLE gulags are always open 24/7/365 !!!!

40. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Regardless, it's giving people some time off.
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