God these companies have no emotions or feelings. My boss once tried to fire me during Thanksgiving.
I’m glad he did not succeed.
Why didn’t your boss succeed?
Its sucks, but business is business. If employers started dodging holidays, there would be but a few days a year to let people go.
Maybe they just want to make sure that people don’t spend too much on the holidays. If they did it after the holidays and you charged up a storm to pay off later with a bonus or something you would be in worse shape. This way it gives you time to curtail your spending while giving you more time to shop for meaningful cheap gifts.
it’s because they don’t want to pay bonuses or other end of year perks, usually.