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Should Businesses Be Open on Labor Day?

Some businesses like TD Bank and Stop&Shop will operate during normal businesses hours on Sept. 3.

For most, Labor Day will mean a day off work, a backyard barbecue, or a final trip with the family down the shore. But for some, Labor day will be business as usual.

TD Bank, Stop & Shop, and ShopRite are just some of the businesses that will open for their regular Monday hours, while countless others will open for just a few hours.

TD Bank describes itself as America's most convenient bank and states that operating under a normal schedule on Labor Day fulfills their promise to customers.

"Unlike most banks that are closed, TD Bank stores will be open normal business hours for all of your banking needs. TD Bank delivers on its promise of having longer hours than any other bank," the release states.

Labor Day is a federal holiday instituted 130 years ago in honor of the working class, according to the Department of Labor website. It was designed to give hard workers, who might not otherwise have time off, a day of their own.

What do you think? Should businesses close on Labor Day? Or is the convenience of them opening for the day just too, well, convenient? Tell us in the comments below.

Anthony T. September 02, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I wasn't looking for your sympathy, because I am not in such a position. Simply put: what is good for some is good for all, as far as I am concerned.
Anthony T. September 02, 2012 at 02:09 PM
When I was young, there were few stores open on any holiday, even the local delis. I notice more and more stores open lately on such holidays as Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving. Like you say, its just a matter of time. It will happen.
BrianaStar September 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Greed. I work a private sector job in textile manufacturing and importing. I work Memorial day and Labor day every year and every year it irks me more and more. My bosses are not American and have made it clear that American customs and traditions are not an interest of theirs. Funny that America is the land in which their bread is buttered. There is no sanctity in anything when it involves money.
marylou September 02, 2012 at 02:52 PM
My son's will have to work on Labor Day because this is hios company's busy season.He knew this when he was hired.But,he gets enough paid time off around Thanksgiving,Christmas and other holidays to make up for it.
Bagodoughnuts September 02, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Only drug stores and liquor stores! You have to feel good to feel good!

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