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Will you be out looking for bargains on Thanksgiving Day?

Peggy Beavers Genev– retired operations manager

“I like see employees have few national holidays off” said Peggy Beavers Genevretired operations manager

Peggy Beavers of Geneva – retired operations manager “I like to see employees have a few national holidays off,” said Peggy Beavers of Geneva, a retired operations manager for a global management consulting and technology services company. “From a perspective not related to the family, shopping helps our economy so I cannot fault the retailers. For myself, I try very hard to not go out on Black Friday with the rest of the world. I’ll do some online shopping,” Beavers said.

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Updated: December 19, 2012 12:40PM



“I like to see employees have a few national holidays off. From a perspective not related to the family, shopping helps our economy so I cannot fault the retailers. For myself, I try very hard to not go out on Black Friday with the rest of the world. I’ll do some online shopping.”

Peggy Beavers, Geneva,
retired operations manager

“It’s not fair for the employees to have to work on Thanksgiving Day — everyone needs to celebrate the holiday. It’s also not fair for the Black Friday crowd if they don’t go out on Thanksgiving. I do go out really early on Friday morning to shop.”

Kelly Rosenberg, St. Charles,
stay-at-home mother

“It is absolutely horrible for retailers to lure shoppers out on Thanksgiving Day. It is a time everyone should be at home with their family and thankful for what they have and not going out to spend money for more possessions. I prefer to stay home and relax with my family than go out shopping on Black Friday.”

Erin Donovan, North Aurora,
private music teacher

“There is no reason people necessarily need to leave the family on Thanksgiving Day to go shopping. The incentives are to save money, but at the same time it deters away from what could be a holiday family time if you are jumping in your car at 8 o’clock at night to get the new Tickle Me Elmo... I don’t think shopping on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday will have any relevance to the economy — it just moves the day you bought something on sale.”

Kevin Holmberg, Batavia, painting contractor

“It’s OK for retailers to open late on Thanksgiving Day after the family festivities are over. People can spend time with their families and go out to burn off the calories and not have to get up early the next day.”

Sue Fuentes, Aurora, teacher assistant

“Thanksgiving Day is one of the few holidays people in the retail world have the day off. I have a niece who will be working at 9 o’clock at night on Thanksgiving. The retailers should keep the shopping to Black Friday.”

Peg Lowder, Geneva,
downtown Geneva store manager



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