Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the huge retailers, it would appear Target employees are not as enthusiastic about the decision.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By Jeff Roberts Target corporate offices confirmed Monday that the nationwide retailer will open its doors for Black Friday at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, according to a prepared statement from Target Corporation. The decision comes in the wake of last week's announcement by Walmart to open its doors nationwide at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the monolithic retailers, it would appear Target employees are not quite as enthusiastic about the decision. Almost 192,000 people—as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday—have signed a petition on Change.org started by California-based Target employee Casey St. Clair calling on Target to “save Thanksgiving” and stick to a Friday opening time. St. Clair writes…
Volunteers sorted thousands of pounds of food for the needy as part of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on the Georgia Tech campus.
The ballroom of Georgia Tech's Student Center hit its capacity of 500 people Monday afternoon as eager volunteers helped organize boxes of food to feed 10,000 needy families in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. So many people showed up to volunteer that organizers from Hands On Atlanta had to turn some away. Others were sent off with boxes for neighborhood food drives. The food-packing "service summit" came at the end of a King Day celebration that included forums and a freedom rally. Most of the volunteers at the event came from Target, a corporate sponsor. Donna Stalter, Target store manager at Atlantic Station, pumped up everyone beforehand with the company cheer ("Gimme a T!") and a trivia game about King, then urged …