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18 Groups Of People That Don't Necessarily Get A Day Off On Thanksgiving

You may feel sorry for retail workers that are being called to work this year, but they aren't all that special.

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1. Members of the Armed Forces

Defending our freedom means you can't take day off sometimes.
Via en.wikipedia.org

Defending our freedom means you can't take day off sometimes.

2. Firefighters

Somebody out there will set his or her turkey on fire... These guys will come to the rescue.
Via howtobecomeall.com

Somebody out there will set his or her turkey on fire... These guys will come to the rescue.

3. Police Officers

Keeping you safe 365 days a year.
Via roadblogusa.com

Keeping you safe 365 days a year.

4. Cinema Staffers

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest days of the year for movie releases.
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Thanksgiving is one of the biggest days of the year for movie releases.

5. Journalists

The news doesn't stop for turkey, best the journalists of the world can hope for is the otherwise dreaded slow news day.
Via the-styx.blogspot.com

The news doesn't stop for turkey, best the journalists of the world can hope for is the otherwise dreaded slow news day.

6. Everyone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

It takes a lot of people to move all the floats, balloons and bands through New York City.
Via impressivemagazine.com

It takes a lot of people to move all the floats, balloons and bands through New York City.

7. Restaurant Workers

People do eat out on Thanksgiving and that food has to come from somewhere.
Via mowse.blogspot.com

People do eat out on Thanksgiving and that food has to come from somewhere.

8. L.L. Bean Staff

L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport, Maine has been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1951 with just a handful of exceptions.
Via theforecaster.net

L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport, Maine has been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1951 with just a handful of exceptions.

9. Americans Abroad

You went to Canada to study business or you went to South Korea to teach English... It's not a holiday for you -- good luck cooking that turkey after work.
Via 5terreweddings.com

You went to Canada to study business or you went to South Korea to teach English... It's not a holiday for you -- good luck cooking that turkey after work.

10. The Detroit Lions

The Lions have played on Thanksgiving more than 70 times.
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The Lions have played on Thanksgiving more than 70 times.

11. The Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have played more than 40 Thanksgiving games.
Via bleacherreport.com

The Cowboys have played more than 40 Thanksgiving games.

12. Various Additional NFL Players

Somebody has to play the Lions and the Cowboys. This year, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders will all play on Thanksgiving.
Via smscs.com

Somebody has to play the Lions and the Cowboys. This year, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders will all play on Thanksgiving.

13. NFL Support Staff

Everyone from referees to concessioners to security guards have to show up to work.
Via zimbio.com

Everyone from referees to concessioners to security guards have to show up to work.

14. Medical Professionals

From paramedics to physicians, they are there in the event of medical crisis turkey or no turkey.
Via steosphere.wordpress.com

From paramedics to physicians, they are there in the event of medical crisis turkey or no turkey.

15. Big Box Store Employees

Retail employees, particularly those at big box stores, will work on Thanksgiving -- and the number of stores opening on Thanksgiving continues to rise.
Via fuckyeahkristenwiig.tumblr.com

Retail employees, particularly those at big box stores, will work on Thanksgiving -- and the number of stores opening on Thanksgiving continues to rise.

16. Airline Employees

Pilots, flight attendants, ground crews will all head into the office.
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Pilots, flight attendants, ground crews will all head into the office.

17. Farmers

Those cows don't feed themselves.
Via floridamilk.com

Those cows don't feed themselves.

18. Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Responders

In case of emergency, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.
Via salon.com

In case of emergency, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

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