survived working on black friday

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    Don't tell/ask me about bargains- don't wanna know about them- I'm just grateful it's done- for today.

    PS** I will verbally shoot anyone who gives me grief for bitching about it**:irked:
    'Nuff said.
     
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    Been there
     
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    when I was a student and worked in a [real] photo show, Christmas eve was our busiest day all year. there was no Black Friday.

    I can't even comprehend what you experience working on Black Friday. as nasty as a lot of people are, I'm surprised you didn't get injured on the job.

    I hope you last thru Christmas!
     
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    I think that it will help the economy if we make it Black Friday Week! and extend the stampedes from Thanksgiving throught the following Thursday.:biggrin1:.
     
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    OMG! worked in a outlet store in a huge Mall, people by the hundreds waiting outside the doors. It was a good 4 hours before any type of calm happened. I worked a shift to open starting at midnight and then went back in and worked 5 hours till the store closed and we counted the money. Thank god I have today off to catch up on my beauty sleep. I was starting to look like an old drag queen for a bit.
     
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    I've worked retail on Black Friday before. Actually, I wanted to THIS year - because I need a job! Not because I particularly love retail on Black Friday. :biggrin1: I applied for a few stores but didn't get any response.

    I'm now going to see if I can pick up (literally! :biggrin1:) a seasonal job with UPS.
     
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    Did any cowsumers get trampled by the herds this year?
     
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    They just discussed this on the local news last week. Because of the death in Long Island two years ago... Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
    and the subsequent law suit. Black Friday retailers are now stepping up security and crowd control measures. Hopefully that will never happen again it was such a sad event.
     
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    I tell you, I wouldn't have minded it so much, except my rotator cuff became more and more inflamed, and I couldn't even leave because I would have lost the holiday pay.
    Now this coming week, I gotta watch it, and if it acts up I gotta find an orthopedist in my area to look @ it.
     
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    Worked at Stern's department store (any of you in the NY metro area will remember it) in the men's department as a second job back in the late 70s, early 80s.

    I remember a reporter from the local newspaper interviewed my manager on Black Friday (we all worked 12 hour shifts that day), and he made reference to the movie "Animal House" with the insanity that prevailed. The store didn't like that and he was reprimanded.

    I have great respect for harassed store clerks having to work through the holiday season.
     
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    I worked Black Friday. It was possibly the slowest day I have ever had on my job.
     
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    The hell of it was waiting to go to scheduled lunch but wound up going 5.5 hrs into my shift-fuck it-it gave me 2.5 hrs left into my day. And my Rotator cuff is still giving me grief- I may hafta go see the orthopedist sooner than I thought.
     
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    High five~!
     
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    :laola::beerchug:
    Yeah, dig it- I don't have to elaborate on what a pissy work day it was.
     
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