We all work in retail and we all knew that working on Black Friday was mandatory.
I really don't know of any household/family/anything that has their dinner at 9pm on Thanksgiving, so it's not as if this is cutting it short. Sure, it's interrupting time I could be spending with my family but we work in retail and that is curse of working in retail.
I'm just glad I open and get that extra three hours of shift differential and time and a half and work for a 8 hour shift and can sleep peacefully in the arms of my fiancee when he gets home from his unfortunate shift at a retail store.
You clearly don't travel 3 hours to get to Thanksgiving dinner. So yes, in that case, dinner and family time is cut very short. And as for peaceful sleep? I dunno....8 hours and then back to work in 9 hours for another 8 hours? I dunno how peaceful that sleep is going to feel in between.
The petition has already gotten over 118,000 signatures. Now if people actually boycotted going to the store at 9pm something might actually change.