Macy’s has reportedly decided to poll its employees on whether they’d be able to work on the evening of Nov. 28.
For those of you keeping score at home, that’s Thanksgiving night. Macy’s is asking whether its employees can work at 7:30 p.m. on the holiday—which in many households is prime napping time, wedged between first dinner/first dessert and second dinner/second dessert.
Of course, the intent is to get a jump on competitors for the Black Friday rush.
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first reported on the poll, which came from an unnamed tipster. Here’s one poll question:
The Thanksgiving Holiday is also a critical time and we are counting on you to help make it successful. Your store will open at 8 pm on Thursday, November 28th. We would like to know if you are able to work an opening shift beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 28th.
Which was followed by this caveat:
We will do our best to honor your preferences. Based on the needs of the business we may still need you to work an opening shift. Please be sure to review your schedule for any assigned shifts.
The tipster wasn’t exactly optimistic about having that evening off, and even predicted that Thanksgiving time off for retail employees may be going the way of the dodo.
But hey, at least Macy’s asked. Company reps told Consumerist
they have not released their Thanksgiving schedule yet.