While most auto glass repair and replacement companies will likely be closed Thanksgiving day, several have opted to let their employees choose whether or not to take off Black Friday.
Jeremy Driscoll, owner of JRD Auto Glass in Austin, Texas, says his company will be closed Thursday through Sunday, unless any employees want to pick up extra hours; then, by all means, they are welcome to.
“We like to use the days we’re closed for time with the family. I think we all kind of compartmentalize what we do from a philanthropic point of view during the holidays.” Driscoll says. “But working those days [the office is closed] is all voluntary. We do have one employee who wants to pick up extra office hours, but it’s not a mandatory thing for any of our employees.”
And Josh Bradley, owner of Clear Choice Auto Glass in Boiling Springs, S.C., agrees.
“I leave it open to my employees for the day after Thanksgiving. If they want to be off then they can,” Bradley explains. “We typically won’t schedule many jobs on that day. This year I have one installer working as me and another employee will be off.”
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Window Tint & Class will be open as usual on Black Friday, says Emily Ellison, the company’s owner. The company will be closed on Thanksgiving, however.