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How is your job handled on Black Friday?

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#1 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  



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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 5:35 am

I was wondering especially with this year how will your job work when it comes to BF?


Do you take the day off?


Do you say well may as well work this year since BF is likely to be online for the majority of it anyway?


I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do. Where I work is closed but I still may get some work done since the majority of what we want is likely to be available the days/weeks leading up to then online.

#2 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  



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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 7:38 am

It has always been a company holiday. A few years I was on call but other than that I have had it off.

#3 Brad  OFFLINE  



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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 8:55 am

I always wanted to take the day off by my boss won't ever let me. Something about it being the most important day of the year. I don't get it.

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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 9:49 am

Welllll, I have 2 jobs and will try and take my f/t job off, which is what I do every year... Target is job #2 and they are asking those of us who know how to do fulfillment to come in at midnight TG night to fill all the online orders they are anticipating will be made before the store opens... I will probably work it and then go back in for my regular evening shift on BF...

#5 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  



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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 11:31 am

I always wanted to take the day off by my boss won't ever let me. Something about it being the most important day of the year. I don't get it.

Man your boss sounds like a jerk. :sidesplit

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Posted Oct 16, 2020 - 1:08 pm

My current job (for 15 years), we are off Thursday and Friday (Wednesday too, this year!).  My previous job, I would take off on Friday once I had enough seniority that I could. Until then, I would BF shop then go to work.  Luckily, back then, the sales started early on Friday morning and we were done by 7:30 or so (and I was young enough to be able to handle getting up at 2:00 am and then working a full day after BF shopping.  :sidesplit ).

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Posted Oct 17, 2020 - 4:07 pm

I work at a school and am fortunate that we get both Thursday and Friday off.

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Posted Oct 17, 2020 - 5:21 pm

Black Friday is not a contracted holiday for us but we generally are given the day off. However, since we are still working from home I fully anticipate them saying if you want off, use your time. Taking off is not a problem for me; if we were in the office I would work a full day Monday and a half day Tuesday and be off the rest of the week. Since we are home, I am only working Monday and will be off the remainder of the week.

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Posted Oct 18, 2020 - 6:29 am

I love my job, and the work calendar! I will enjoy the day off before Thanksgiving and after, making it a much needed 5 day weekend! 

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Posted Oct 19, 2020 - 7:13 am

well last year we had 2 special zumba party classes on bf .  one EARLY to get people going. ad one later for after shopping and eating calorie burning.

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Posted Oct 19, 2020 - 6:05 pm

I am a part-time 911 dispatcher in our local county.  I had already asked for the day off and I just left it as is.  My friend and I were talking and we are still going to go shopping that day just to get out of the house and enjoy our day.  I am also off Thanksgiving, which really surprised me (but if they need me, I will go in).  I am working Christmas (as I have for the past 2 years) but am working a later shift.  We get double half time for working major holidays, which is why I don't mind.  

Edited by starbeck96, Oct 22, 2020 - 5:33 pm.

#12 colemandawn4905  OFFLINE  



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Posted Oct 20, 2020 - 6:03 pm

I’m off thanksgiving and the day after. Woohoo

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#13 mcwalker  OFFLINE  


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Posted Oct 20, 2020 - 9:46 pm

I always wanted to take the day off but my boss won't ever let me. Something about it being the most important day of the year. I don't get it.

I'll bet he even makes you work past midnight!  What a Scrooge!


As a consolation, you can take January, February, and March off next year.   :)

Edited by mcwalker, Oct 20, 2020 - 9:46 pm.

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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 2:07 pm

No holidays for me in the world of healthcare.....however, Friday is a normal day off for me and I’ve been fortunate enough to not be scheduled to work Thanksgiving and/or Black Friday for the past several years.  This is such a weird and awful year for healthcare workers that I have no hopes for this year as far as being off on any of the big 3 holidays.  Time will tell once our schedule gets posted for that block of time.   

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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 3:56 pm

We always Thanksgiving off and I usually try to flex Friday Morning. This year since ALL my plans have been cancelled and I've got to use PTO I think I'm doing a half day Wednesday and Friday off just too maximize time off. Similar with Christmas and New Years. Think I'm only getting away with it because of how much time off I have accrued, usually they ask us to pick one of the holidays off.

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