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5 Things Black Friday Workers Really Wish You Knew


As an ode to our friends out there working in the trenches on Black Friday, I searched through the Reddit archives to find some of the best advice from those who are working or have worked on Black Friday. Everything from advice on standing in line to insights about beating on retail doors, and why it’s not socially acceptable, awaits you in this post.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many companies like REI, H&M, and GameStop have already set the example: their employees will be at home with their families instead of working black Friday sales. But what about the folks who weren’t afforded that luxury this year? Here are the best deadpan tips and words of advice from Reddit Black Friday workers across the Internetz.

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Seriously, You Are Not Saving Money.
“You’re not even saving any money. We just made new signs for the same prices we always have them.”Effieokay

If There’s a Line – You Need to Stay in It.
“If you get out of line and loose your place, go back to the end of the line. If you want to wig out, that’s fine, but I’m calling the police. And seriously, if you went to the trouble of getting in line BEFORE WE EVEN OPEN, you need to know what it is you want. I can’t spend 20 minutes discussing it with you. I’m female and barely five feet tall. I’m the Black Friday door opener.”Chtorrr

Stop Beating on the Door, Plz.
“Beating on the door won’t make us open it any faster for you. Also, blocking the entrance makes you a jerk.” – Teenytinytree

Nobody Is Forcing You to Shop Today.
“You don’t need to do this. If you all stayed home today, the world would be a better place.” Murderofcrows90

We Do Not Have to Put Things in Your Car. Like, at All.
“If you buy a trampoline, don’t ask me to put it in your Honda Civic. I will set it on the floor and walk away because company policy says I don’t have to mess with your car anyways.”Mr_rightnow

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