I know you think you are helping people by trying to get everyone to close on holidays, but it isn’t necessarily everyone’s best choice or preference.
It might be the right thing for you … but what about me?
What about the people next door? Are they just like you? Same holidays? Same available choices? Same kind of family?
When you promote a work ban on holidays, consider that many folks don’t have families. These are people who are grateful to be working.
Moreover, there are many individuals and families who count on the extra money they can earn by working holidays.
Not everyone is equally enthusiastic or sentimental about traditional celebrations. There are plenty of people for whom Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Columbus Day are non-starters.
Not everyone has someplace to go and a warm, fuzzy family to share with. It’s wonderful to be grateful for what we have.
It’s also good to be mindful that not everyone is equally or similarly blessed … and not everyone celebrates the same holidays.
And. Even those who celebrate the same holidays do not necessarily celebrate them the same way you do or on the same dates.