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• 24 percent will give employees a Thanksgiving gift; 22 percent will pay double time to shift workers.

• 16 percent will schedule Thanksgiving shifts for security employees, 15 percent will schedule shifts for maintenance employees.

• 9 percent will have professional staff on hand for Thanksgiving Day, 5 percent will have production staff on hand.

Source: A Bloomberg BNA survey of 628 manufacturers, nonprofits and other employers conducted Sept. 10 to 23 and released Monday.

Caterwaul and polite applause to jharper@washingtontimes.com.