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Does anyone go to work AFTER BF early am hours?


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#1 floridasun5  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 4:57 am

I just started a new retail business and therefore, we will need to be open on Black Friday. Our store is not a store that will be doing anything special for BF, so we will just be opening normal store hours at about 10am, but Im wondering if anyone else has the problem of having to work later on in the morning of BF and how you do it? I just dont know about going out to shop at midnight until 5,6,7 am and then having to go straight to work. I think I'd be falling asleep at the counter LOL Anyone else have to do this? Any tips? How do you handle it?

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 5:14 am

If I work, it would be at like 11am or so. Probably 4-6 hours of work. I'm just hoping that I get that day off.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 5:43 am

I take a vacation day every year.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 5:46 am

the place I work is closed for the holidays. So I won't have to work.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 6:30 am

I used to just take the day off but now I will get it off every year because I work at a school :)

#6 dmmiller  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 9:21 am

I was going to if I had to.. but I just found out that we'll be off with pay that day!!! :)

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 9:32 am

Nope thankfully but I do have to rest for Dixie Stampede that day.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 9:38 am

It is mandatory that I work on Black Friday because it is one of our busiest days of the year. :(

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 9:57 am

I own my own retail business. I am lucky that we work by appointment only. I have scheduled my appointments for that Saturday, so I could have all of Black Friday off. My partner isn't into Black Friday so she is taking some appointments that day.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 11:44 am

I used to just take the day off but now I will get it off every year because I work at a school :)


Me too, I would take the day off if I worked in an office. I used to run a daycare and I would hire a substitute to come in for me that morning. I also could make it back to work by 8 am. I am good at BF shopping. 33 days to go.:eyepoppin

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 11:56 am

Nope, I work at a school.
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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 12:17 pm

I am after a new job, and I will be required to work Thanksgiving and the day after. Only six hours each day. I will have time to shop on BF and come home and take a nap before starting work at 1pm. I plan to be home in time to start work at 10am if I am needed. Last year was the first time I was out long on BF, and that was because I wasn't by myself. This year I will be, and only plan to go to two stores.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 1:27 pm

Year before last I sat outside Circuit City all night, then had to go to work Friday morning at 9:30. Last year and this year (and every year from now on) I just take a vacation day that day.

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 7:20 pm

I used to just take the day off but now I will get it off every year because I work at a school :)


Same here! Working at school is the GREATEST!!!:)

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 4:57 am

Every year, for the past 4 years, I work on BF starting at 4PM. I'm an assistant for a retail store and it is a required day and one of our busiest. I'm sure tired though.:fluffy:

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 5:35 am

My husband does. I am always off thanksgiving and BF. We'll hit the sale w/ the highest ticket item first. TV, computers, etc. We'll get those and my DH will take those items home and lock them in his man cave. I will go back in and look for the smaller items and then head off to the other sales.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 6:16 am

I've done it, having to be to work at 8...started out to be at the particular store at 5, was done by 7-7:30, got myself some breakfast, and went to work...glad I'm a sahm now, so I don't have to worry about it!

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 6:27 am

I take that day off every year...I need sleep after BF

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 6:29 am

I work for the schools here too. Just one of the perks I love working for the schools.

#20 mahalia52  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 7:26 am

I work for the government,we are closed BF...
Love 2 Shop:)

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 7:41 am

I currently get BF off paid because I request it a year in advance but for a few years I was at a place where I worked graves then went straight to the stores and back to work. Caffeine saved my butt thats all i can suggest.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 8:51 am

I am so thankful to be working for my state so that we get Turkey Day and BF off this year---and the weekend. I am also going to take off the day BEFORE Turkey Day to make it a 5 day weekend---I'm so excited!! :-)

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 9:23 am

I am off Wed, Thurs, and Friday, paid. I didn't realize so many people had to work that day!! I do remember working it as a teenager, when I worked at Shoney's. It was mandatory, because of the rush on the breakfast buffet.
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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 9:25 am

It is mandatory that I work on Black Friday because it is one of our busiest days of the year.

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Same here, but I plan on doing a late shift.

I'll probably be getting home around 7am, and there is no way I'll be able to function
if I have to open. Unless I fall asleep online and sleep a good 5-6 hours.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 9:29 am

I have worked 12 hour shift the past two years after BF but the two years before I had off. Now that I am a teacher, I get the day off every year!!!

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 12:03 pm

I usually work. My hours begin at 3 p.m., so my BF shopping is always done by then.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 12:33 pm

Nope - I work at a school too so I will enjoy my week off - We have a week off for Thanksgiving

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 1:08 pm

When I got hired I asked my employer if BF was considered a holiday. She wasn't sure but I convinced her it should be so we have the day off with pay. YEAH!!!!!

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 6:42 pm

I just got a new job, so I'll have to work. :yuck: Maybe there will be time for a few stops first. :yup:

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 9:38 pm

WHEN i was working its a required day if your scheduled to work. I always managed to get PTO because I asked for it 6 months in advance .. This year I am not working so Im going . Dh has that whole week off :D
Lovebears65 aka Cathie Shopping black Fri addiction .. :D is my problem :eyepoppin




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