News 12 Long Island - spoke to some people who said working on Thanksgiving is a great way to make some extra money. From the transit system to the police patrolling our streets, some say they are thankful for those working this holiday. Meanwhile, people who own coffee shops like Dunkin' Donuts say today is a boon to management and the employees. At the Hicksville train station, taxi driver Patricia Canas chose to work, saying that money was her driving force.