Costco, BJ’s Would Rather Have Their Employees Spend Thanksgiving At Home

This year, everyone from Kmart to Macy’s to Staples will be celebrating the time-honored tradition of ruining Thanksgiving by throwing open their doors early to shoppers eager to flee the company of their families in favor of door-buster deals on junk the stores are desperate to get rid of. But some retailers simply refuse to get into the spirit of Black Thursday and won’t open until — get this — the day after Thanksgiving.

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].”

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  1. Duds331 says:

    Only fair to also mention Sam’s Club will not be open on Thanksgiving.

    • CzarChasm says:

      Shhhh we can’t mention Sam’s, they are owned by Wal-Mart, who is pure evil and makes employees work on Thanksgiving.

  2. Ronnie says:

    Good for these companies and their employees. I’m guessing the freaks who plunder all of the stores open Thursday evening will just end the night/morning lining up in front of CostCo waiting for them to open their doors. It will give them a chance to catch their breath and think about how lucky they were to get a new release Blu-Ray DVD for $8…or maybe ponder what is wrong with them as a human being.

  3. Pacer says:

    I love Costco even more.

  4. Saber says:

    Their employees earn a living wage, they give them benefits, and now this? Major kudos to you, CostCo, for showing up all those other companies who said it couldn’t be done! Bravo!