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How is your job handled on Black Friday???


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#61 rsb7706  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 7, 2008 - 9:19 am

we get it off as part of the thanksgiving holiday but in other jobs i've had i've taken a vacation day! i've only had to work once and i went out shopping before work and talked someone into sharing my shift so i could leave early too!

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 6:43 am

We get it off as part of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Even if we didn't I would just use a vacation day. I usually try to save a week or more of vacation for Christmas so I can be home and not have to worry about anything. :)

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 7:29 am

I work at Walmart, everyone has to be there black friday.

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 9:37 am

We get a 4 day holiday for Thanksgiving... Thank goodness!

#65 mrn8  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 10:09 am

Our offices close for the weekend, starting on Thanksgiving day, so no worries here. At my old job, it was impossible to get out of work for that weekend unless you were a VP.

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 12:06 pm

We have to schedule a vacation day, which is very hard to do because it's a skeleton crew around here....so if they don't let me off I go shopping before work!

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 4:10 pm

i work for the plubic school so we have that day off to


Sorry...couldn't help it...my red pen was twitching! I work for the public school too...the pay may not be great, but I can save enough on Black Friday to make up for some of it!
I love the whole Black Friday Season!::yup:

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Posted Sep 10, 2008 - 7:59 am

I usually have to use a vacation day as I work in banking. I'm currently trying to get a new job and if I get that one I'm afraid that I'll be working Black Friday. But at least I'll have a good job so I'm not going to complain either lol. I've only missed one Black Friday in the past 8 or so years. From 96-2000 I worked at the local K-Mart here and was always working 12 hour days on Black Friday. I almost want to curl up in a fetal position when I think about my first two Black Friday's. The first one because I had NO IDEA at 16 how crazy people could be. Then for my second one we advertised we were going to have 30 Furby's scattered through the store like a treasure hunt. I was the person who unlocked the doors that day. We had to stand on a chair to get those automatic doors to work and flip a switch. I was up flipping the switch and when the doors opened I literally HUNG there for 3 minutes as people went flying under me trying to get in the store. Those insane people tore the store to shreds looking for the Furby's. Now I'm part of the Black Friday crowd - but after working in retail for 4 years - I try to act like somebody especially on BF when I know the employees are having the hardest day of work in their year.

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Posted Sep 10, 2008 - 10:11 am

I have the day off. I also get the last two weeks of the year off. I do have to take PTO or flex my time to hit the Target toy clearance sale in early January. It is SO worth it!
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Posted Sep 10, 2008 - 12:17 pm

I'm blessed - for the last 6 years or so, that day has become part of the Thanksgiving holiday. The day after Xmas is another matter...unless Xmas falls on a Thursday. Oh well, 1 outta 2 ain't bad. :smirk:

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Posted Sep 11, 2008 - 8:58 pm

I'm a massage therapist so I just mark my schedule out that day and just don't get paid. Usually I'm really busy that week anyway so I deserve a little break!
Black Friday is a full contact sport!:yup:

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Posted Sep 11, 2008 - 9:38 pm

I'm a sahm but dh works at a hospital so they never close. He works night shift so he won't have to go in until Friday night. On Thanksgiving Day, he has off every other year. On the years he works, he has to be there during the day so he's always home that night to stay with the kids so I can leave on my bf adventure, lol.
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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 2:13 am

Well I work for Wal-Mart Distrbution Center and the stores are all open on Thanksgiving but for the past 3 years that I have worked there we were always supposed to work on Thanksgiving but we have not so far and we only work Tues-Fri 10 hour shifts so they have made us come in on Monday and we have been paid OT and we were given Thanksgiving off with pay and I believe this year will be the same as years past but we usually don't find out until about a week before time but I never miss Bf cause I work 2nd shift but this year my vacation day is set in stone for Bf so no work for me on that day for the 1st time in a long time. (Plus working for the Dc I always get to load the Bf items on the trucks weeks in advance so I see things most people don't know about).

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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 5:04 am

I am considered an independent contractor, so basically I work for myself. I just don't schedule anything that day.

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 4:29 am

I used to work for a Sears Dealer Store until this summer. DATG was mandatory working. AND no extra pay, either. There was no calling in sick. I am so glad I am not working there this year, I am going SHOPPING! Woo Hoo!!! :cheesy:

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 7:08 am

BF is a paid holiday for us too. I'm taking a vacation day the day before Thanksgiving- so I'm making it a really long weekend. Now we had a choice this year for Christmas Eve-- we could either be off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day paid. BUT.....then we'd have to work the day after Christmas. Instead, they took a vote and it got changed to working until 1pm on Christmas Eve then being off the rest of the day w/ pay and then being paid and off for Christmas and the day after.

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 12:29 pm

We are supposed to be off, but last year I had to come in that afternoon and pay people out, but not this year. I plain to shop til I drop. My boss can handle it this year if needed.

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 12:44 pm

I get Black Friday off and paid for to. I worked number years in retail. I know I how crazy that day is.

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 12:48 pm

I am off on BF and can not wait

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Posted Sep 14, 2008 - 4:01 pm

I work retail.....so I am not going to have the whole day off......ESp. after last year when my boss came in at 7 am (I was outside Old Navy) and she forgot to lock the door when she went in, and loads of people followed her in. Oddly enough, I work at Hallmark and we don not even have BF deals.....rush and excitement shopping I guess! anyway, back to BF, I have asked to work the last shift so I can have the morning off, but knowing my boss she will give me the day off...she's cool that way.

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Posted Sep 15, 2008 - 2:20 pm

I will have to work thanksgiving, but part of the deal was, I get BF off and the weekend. I will never have to work Christmas though.

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Posted Sep 19, 2008 - 12:37 pm

Paid holiday off here! Only the bosses work on that day!

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 3:48 pm

I'm a librarian. We're always closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Yay for me!
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Posted Oct 1, 2008 - 5:02 am

Paid Holiday for me :) woohoo!

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Posted Oct 1, 2008 - 6:24 pm

I work for a child care and they consider the day after Thanksgiving a holiday. Thankfully my boss is a big BF fanatic so I know we will always be closed BF. It's probably the main reason I will never leave that job. I would be heartbroken if I had to work BF.

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 1:50 am

I always ask for the day off well in advance!!!:)

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 5:09 pm

Hubby is off and I am self employed (I make sure not to schedule anyone on Black Friday!!)

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 3:01 pm

I was working at our office but since Wed. I am now a SAHM so this year is not an issue!! In years past I always had Black Friday off and Christmas Eve off. Dh wants a happy wife so he gave those 2 days off always.:D

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 6:37 am

Have to burn a vacation day here.

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 2:15 pm

I've never worked on Black Friday but now that I am a SAHM my DH does my "job" while I shop. He also gets day after leftovers ready for everyone... gotta love him!




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