By  on October 29, 2012

“Twelve million unemployed in this country. People should consider themselves lucky to have jobs.”

So offered a WWD colleague imagining the general mind-set of corporate America regarding its workforce. He made the remark in a meeting on Friday, a daily sit-down during which we review the day’s paper and discuss the next day’s tentative lineup. The trigger topic was Lord & Taylor’s decision to open for business on Thanksgiving Day. This led to a hearty discussion on the pros and cons of hawking high-end merch on probably the most widely celebrated of U.S. holidays.

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