Unpopular opinion time: I can’t stand Black Friday. After working in retail for so long I think it’s a disgusting tradition that makes Thanksgiving about shoving as much food as stomachs can hold then running out to buy a bunch of stuff. A lot of which isn’t even on that good of a sale. Sure some stuff is a great value but then you buy more because you have more money because you spent less on the sale item. I was driving home tonight and went past the mall. Last year I worked black friday. At midnight there was still plenty of parking. This year at 9:30 PM EST there were lines of cars just circling for spots. I just don’t get it.
Edit: I also think retail employees should get hazard pay/holiday pay/time and a half (whichever applies) for working Black Friday. I’ve heard of workers being punch or hit because they told a customer they were out of an item.