Isn't that the general consesus around here? So here's my question why doesn't anybody care that movie theatre workers have to work holidays as well? Can't people just go see movies another day so they can be with their families?
And before anybody says anything my hubby is on call for thanksgiving this year. He was last year too and ended up working so yes, I know what its like.
I don't see it as cruel but I do think that managers need to take into consideration those that have young children at home and/or family coming in from out of state. Maybe have everyone work 2-4hr shifts instead of a regualar full day so that EVERYONE can be home with family. Also close early. Before I had my daughter I would volunteer to work split shifts so those with young kids could be home. I did this until my daughter was about 1.5 and could be more involved in what was going on. Generally I worked the grave shift anyhow so it didn't matter because she was asleep while I worked and stayed home with my mom.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days my hospital (veterinary) is closed. I work every other holiday throughout the year. I'm grateful to have those two days off, but I don't honestly see what the big deal is. I get that no one wants to be away from their families, but I knew when I took the job what would be expected of me.