Two of the bigger grinches are Costco and BJ’s. Why aren’t these warehouse stores joining in all the holiday fun of luring shoppers and employees away from their turkey dinners? Apparently, they think their workers might want the day off.
“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” a Costco VP explains to Huffington Post. “Nothing more complicated than that.”
That sentiment was echoed by Laura Sen, the CEO of BJ’s, who told HuffPo, “Maybe call me old-fashioned, but I feel that it’s an easy decision to make [to stay closed on Thanksgiving].”