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Workers Sign Petition Against Working for Retailers on Thanksgiving

presentsIf you work in retail on the side from your media gig, chances are you may be fuming about having to work tomorrow. Or you may be completely excited to earn time-and-a-half.

In any event, according to The New York Post, disgruntled workers at various stores like Target, Macy’s and Kmart have organized petitions garnering thousands of signatures. For instance, as of yesterday afternoon, a Target employee got more than 100,000 signatures to indicate they were against Target’s plans to open on Thanksgiving. Read more

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Survey Shows Nearly 20 Percent of Workers Will Spend Thanksgiving With Colleagues

Turkey Day2Sure, you’ve probably heard about the expression “work family” and with Thanksgiving almost here, it couldn’t be closer to the truth.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, almost one in five workers plan to celebrate the holiday with colleagues.  Read more

Three Ways to Express Gratitude on the Job

thank youIt’s that time of year again! As you aim for a light day at work with turkey on the mind, you probably have gratitude on the brain as well.

According to our friends at OfficeTeam, there are a few ways to give thanks on the job.

1. Simply thank people verbally. How fantastic do you feel when someone turns to you and says, “Thank you?” Like a million bucks, right? The beauty of it is it’s free and easy for you to do as well. If you’re at a staff meeting or company event, Robert Hosking, executive director at OfficeTeam, suggests tying the acknowledgment “back to specific actions so people know exactly what they did right.” Read more

New Survey Reveals One in Five Workers Will Spend Thanksgiving With Colleagues

turkeyIf you have Thanksgiving on the brain, you’re not alone. But if you plan on spending the holiday with colleagues instead of family, you’re not alone either.

And it’s not always by choice — it pretty much boils down to whether or not you have to work.

A new CareerBuilder survey reveals almost one out of five workers plan to celebrate with colleagues although nearly one out of 10 survey participants indicate they would only spend the holiday with colleagues if they weren’t working. Approximately 91 percent prefer to spend giving thanks with their own families. Read more

New Survey Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of Workforce Will Spend Thanksgiving With Co-Workers

As everyone gears up for Thanksgiving, it turns out co-workers are beginning to feel a lot more like family these days.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, almost one in five employees plan to spend the holiday with co-workers. When broken down by region, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington DC have the highest percentage of people indicating they’ll spend the day with colleagues.

Results varied slightly by age as well. The 18 – 24 and 25 to 33 demographic has the highest percentage of respondents indicating they’ll break bread (or in this case, turkey) with colleagues at 24 percent.

Numbers dipped slightly for 35-44 and 55+ to 18 percent while the lowest percentage bottoms out at 15 percent for the 45-54 age group. Read more