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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:03 PM
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6. I've never participated in "Black Friday"
Why fight the crowds?

I usually wake up late on Friday, reheat some left over thanksgiving dinner, crack open a beer and watch college football.
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  -Target employees protest Black Friday midnight opening monmouth  Nov-16-11 03:40 PM   #0 
  - People who hit a store at 7 am to shop need to get a life.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 03:44 PM   #1 
  - Like the yard sale scavengers. n/t  BadgerKid   Nov-16-11 03:58 PM   #4 
  - Lol! I made two of them wait  sammytko   Nov-16-11 05:11 PM   #30 
  - I do mine at 10AM.  Xithras   Nov-16-11 04:44 PM   #19 
  - Then apparently I have no life...  WillParkinson   Nov-19-11 04:24 AM   #77 
  - Oh boy....  bighughdiehl   Nov-16-11 03:44 PM   #2 
  - The crazy shopping routines hit the entire holiday season for people  hedgehog   Nov-16-11 03:48 PM   #3 
  - Occupy Black Friday!  meow2u3   Nov-16-11 03:58 PM   #5 
  - I've never participated in "Black Friday"  Cali_Democrat   Nov-16-11 04:03 PM   #6 
  - That's my Black Friday routine as well  rjj621   Nov-16-11 04:26 PM   #13 
  - Yep  SnohoDem   Nov-17-11 11:25 PM   #47 
  - oh yeah  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 07:30 AM   #56 
  - Never done it, never will.  CanonRay   Nov-18-11 07:38 AM   #61 
  - They're getting holiday pay!  gratuitous   Nov-16-11 04:05 PM   # 
  - Couldn't say it better  malaise   Nov-16-11 04:42 PM   #18 
  - Odds are they are all part-timers with about 15 hours scheduled per week...  joeybee12   Nov-16-11 04:46 PM   #21 
     - While in retail, I never received "holiday pay" either.  Dawson Leery   Nov-16-11 04:49 PM   #23 
        - I also never got holiday pay at a job I had at a hotel...  joeybee12   Nov-16-11 05:13 PM   #31 
  - We never shop on Black Friday.  Dawson Leery   Nov-16-11 04:05 PM   #7 
  - not worth it to me, either--  la la   Nov-16-11 04:13 PM   #9 
  - Messed up.  ellisonz   Nov-16-11 04:05 PM   #8 
  - Back in 1999-2000 we had empty stores and no sales.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 04:15 PM   #10 
  - some of those comments are really irritating  dana_b   Nov-16-11 04:18 PM   #11 
  - The commenters on the Post are the same every day. They hate  monmouth   Nov-16-11 04:33 PM   #16 
  - Disgusting, isn't it?  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-16-11 04:52 PM   #25 
  - I get annoyed at those comments also  rjj621   Nov-16-11 05:00 PM   #28 
  - The saddest thing is  ForgoTheConsequence   Nov-17-11 06:24 PM   #41 
  - The Employees Should Have Unionized.....  rsmith6621   Nov-16-11 04:24 PM   #12 
  - There's the right answer  Major Nikon   Nov-17-11 11:36 PM   #52 
     - My Dad worked for AA....no union...  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 07:35 AM   #59 
        - Here's another way of looking at it  Major Nikon   Nov-18-11 05:00 PM   #63 
        - Well, if one accepts a non-union job offer,  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:29 PM   #64 
           - Even those positions benefit from unions  Major Nikon   Nov-18-11 09:48 PM   #69 
              - Interesting....  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:51 PM   #73 
        - Torn? In what way? Does it mean part of you is against unions?  CreekDog   Nov-19-11 11:17 PM   #81 
  - I guess this clears it up once and for all.  DenverDad   Nov-16-11 04:26 PM   #14 
  - What can you do, when you have a Hyundai payment due?  Romulox   Nov-16-11 04:28 PM   #15 
  - It's Not Fair!!  SoCalMusicLover   Nov-16-11 04:39 PM   #17 
  - Ridiculous  supernova   Nov-16-11 04:46 PM   #20 
  - I don't get why that happened  lbrtbell   Nov-16-11 05:02 PM   #29 
     - I guess time was needed to change all the prices on the shelves and in the computers.  Incitatus   Nov-17-11 11:23 PM   #46 
  - I wonder if any of these are the same people that decided not to unionize  NightWatcher   Nov-16-11 04:47 PM   #22 
  - When I was working those kind of jobs  WolverineDG   Nov-16-11 04:51 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-11 06:19 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-11 10:31 PM   #42 
  - Could be unsafe if they don't get enough sleep  Politicalboi   Nov-17-11 11:17 PM   #44 
  - My wife felt the same way, but the hospital wouldn't shut down for Christmas  joeglow3   Nov-18-11 12:08 AM   #53 
  - Well, then they'll have to do what everyone else who has ever had to balance  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 07:33 AM   #57 
     - Aren't there laws about how many hours one gets after one  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 07:37 AM   #60 
        - If Target is closed all day Thanksgiving & the employees don't report until 11 pm  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 09:35 PM   #65 
           - How about Walgreen's and other grocery stores that  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:45 PM   #68 
              - FFS, I'm not going to play "what about this? what about that?"  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 09:48 PM   #70 
              - okay...go to bed  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:49 PM   #72 
              - In my area most the grocery stores are union  dflprincess   Nov-18-11 10:57 PM   #75 
  - retail workers  FirstLight   Nov-17-11 11:27 PM   #50 
     - The OP states that Target is paying time & a half for Black Friday nt  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 07:34 AM   #58 
  - Wow, just wow.  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 07:29 AM   #55 
  - I speak frequently to a CVS employee  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 07:39 AM   #62 
     - Sucks for everyone who has to work on their birthday  WolverineDG   Nov-18-11 09:38 PM   #66 
        - I just wish she could work only 4 hours or so....but she has to work 8  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:43 PM   #67 
  - Consumers are as greedy as the corporations  Mimosa   Nov-16-11 04:58 PM   #26 
  - I love Black Friday, but not this year  Lady President   Nov-16-11 04:59 PM   #27 
  - I'm not sure I agree with "we don't have a choice"  rjj621   Nov-16-11 05:18 PM   #34 
  - Disagree with you  Lady President   Nov-16-11 06:48 PM   #38 
  - I think Best Buy is dumb  joeglow3   Nov-19-11 09:33 PM   #78 
  - I haven't set foot in a store on Black Friday in 7 years.  Initech   Nov-16-11 05:15 PM   #32 
  - One way to show solidarity and help them out  MedleyMisty   Nov-16-11 05:17 PM   #33 
  - + a Brazillion!  FirstLight   Nov-17-11 11:30 PM   #51 
  - Employees have a number of deceptive options:  sofa king   Nov-16-11 05:35 PM   #35 
  - There are people all over the country whose shift starts at midnight, even the  Obamanaut   Nov-16-11 05:37 PM   #36 
  - if that is your regular shift, fine, that is one thing....  Scout   Nov-16-11 06:02 PM   #37 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-11 06:23 PM   #40 
  - Walmart is opening here at 6:00pm...Thanksgiving night. n/t  Contrary1   Nov-17-11 10:34 PM   #43 
  - In Mass., some retailers are pissed that they can't be open ON Thanksgiving  Kat45   Nov-17-11 11:21 PM   #45 
  - I intend to boycott Black Friday. nt  tsuki   Nov-17-11 11:25 PM   #48 
  - It's pathetic.  Incitatus   Nov-17-11 11:27 PM   #49 
  - I've NEVER shopped on "black Friday" and NEVER will, I HATE crowds. nt  Raine   Nov-18-11 01:37 AM   #54 
  - I'm with ya.  blueamy66   Nov-18-11 09:48 PM   #71 
  - "If your personal life is getting in the way of your job...  bhikkhu   Nov-18-11 09:58 PM   #74 
  - One more thing....  blueamy66   Nov-19-11 03:47 AM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-19-11 09:39 PM   #79 
  - Who is going to be going shopping there a midnight?  treestar   Nov-19-11 11:02 PM   #80 
 

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