Apple Store Thanksgiving? No, Says Tim Cook
Aside from the company’s anchor retail locations, like New York City’s 5th Avenue store, which are open 365 days a year, Turkey Day 2013 won’t be an Apple Store Thanksgiving. That is, the great majority of US stores will be closed and workers will be home snarfing turkey n’ pumpkin pie.
Which, quite honestly, is where we all should be.
ifoAppleStore, which earlier rumored that many if not most Apple Stores would be open on Thanksgiving, is now reporting that Tim Cook said, “No,” to an Apple Store Thanksgiving. He insisted that stores and their employees should have the day off.
On Wednesday morning over the objections of the Market Directors, Apple CEO Tim Cook cancelled the plan to keep several stores open on Thanksgiving. Cook’s specific objection was that it’s important for Apple retail employees to be with their families on the holiday.
Whereas rank and file Apple Store employees would get time-and-a-half for working on Thanksgiving, the company’s retail market directors wanted to open on Turkey Day in order to double-down on holiday bonuses, which could add significantly to their $400,000 base salaries.
Tim Cook said, “No,” to that, which is something to be thankful for. Of course, Apple will be open on Black Friday, but that’s a different holiday entirely, which deserves its own celebration.
Here’s hoping Walmart, Kmart, Toys R Us, Target and others hear that message and choose not to open next year. Be sure do your part by staying home…
What’s your take?