Target Responds To Workers Who Don't Want To Work Thanksgiving Night

Earlier this week, we wrote about how one Target employee had started a petition asking the retailer to cancel its plans to open at midnight after Thanksgiving. And even though the petition now has more than 100,000 names, Target is shrugging it off because that employee wasn’t scheduled to work that night anyway.

In response to the petition, Target released the following statement:

The team member you are referencing is not now, and has never been, scheduled to work on Thanksgiving or Black Friday at Target. Our understanding is that this team member also works full-time for another retailer. In early November, he informed his Target managers that he was scheduled to work at his other job on Black Friday and indicated that he needed the day off from Target. We honored that request.

Target does our best to work around the schedules of all of our team members, making every effort to accommodate their requests. Target will offer holiday pay to all hourly team members who work on Thanksgiving Day.

Target Responds To Petition Against Midnight Opening [CBSlocal.com]