On 11/24/2011 1:13 PM, Andy wrote:
> Maybe if there's an urgency based on product availability I could
> understand. I do see "No Rainchecks" at Best Buy's website.
> I also feel bad for the employees having to work those early hours.
Back in the 70's, I was a manager at K-Mart. On Black Friday we would
have a 6 AM breakfast for all the employees... served by the managers.
We'd give away door prizes, etc and generally try to get everyone in a
good mood. The next week, on Saturday morning we would open the store
for "employee shopping" at 6 AM and give everyone a one time discount of
20% on everything, including sale items.... and Breakfast with Santa. Of
course, back then, we didn't open to the public until 9 AM... even on
For many years, I never took a day off between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I don't miss working retail... but I do miss some of those people.