Regarding the Nov. 23 front-page article “Turkey takes a back seat to bargains as retailers open earlier than ever”:

I find it difficult to feel sorry for the retail employees who think their Thanksgiving has been taken from them because they have to work on the holiday. I work in a hotel, and we never close. And of the countless other employees who don’t necessarily get holidays off, police and firefighters come first to mind.

Michelle Harris-Shields, Lexington, Ky.