Generally school is only three days for the week, and often workplaces are only open for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. If they are open on Friday, it's usually pretty quiet where you work since most people have taken the day off, like the week between Christmas and New Year's. Of course, that doesn't count in retail!
Stores should not be allowed to open on Thanksgiving, period. The greed of corporate America never fails.
It's a great week to relax before the whirlwind of the Christmas season! So have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :)