Here are some of the newest Black Friday Fight Videos from this morning. Many folks are uploading old scenes on Youtube and saying they are new so it makes it really confusing, (and I've recognized fights I've seen before) but these videos appear to be from this year.
In this video, a group of cops bring in merchandise and keep the zombie shoppers at bay.
CNN report from this morning.
Black Friday Shoppers get spoofed by a man with a megaphone.
From Jack10dean:Oh look, Walmart Employees are given free Thanksgiving Day meals.
UPDATED - this is not at all Walmarts as some workers have reached out and said this didn't happen at their store. One employee said their meal was catered by Bob Evans and they tweeted a pic. Looks quite delicious:
Perhaps the trashy Turkey Day meal was from a Walmart run by a cheap store manager on a budget(we all know these kinds of things are usually decided by store managers).... or maybe the whole thing is an internet hoax? (which wouldn't surprise me at all) The original poster on Reddit said they were posting the pic for a friend who did not want to be identified.
I worked Walmart during their Black Friday sale. I was in Customer Service. First, I had to miss Thanksgiving with my family because we had to be at the store. Big woop, nobody was there and we spent time just talking and looking through magazines and making up shit to do.
I had to work the next day at my usual 3-11 shift and that's when the shit hit the fan.
My first Black Friday was hectic, but I went in early and got off early so I didn't have to deal with it.
My second Black Friday goes down in the annals of my Black Friday stories. Due to a clusterfuck of CSMs and people calling off. I went in with the usual, "Hey, at least today will go fast," attitude. But then the people at the service desk called off.
What's worse, I was manning the service desk by myself. And some of those impulsive shoppers from the morning, actually, a lot of them, were returning these impulse buys from the morning. TV's and a lot of games and movies and other stuff we were selling.
Well, the problem with the Black Friday stuff is that they had it tagged black friday in the system so it wasn't supposed to come up at all for purchase before hand in case it ended up on the floor early. Unfortunately, that also meant that once Black Friday happened, some of the things never got unlisted and so came up as not for sale. Meaning they had to get a manager override for it.
Well guess what? That same system is at the service desk. Meaning, that person who wanted to return this item, I had to get a manager override for it, which could take minutes.
This isn't the worst problem. The worst problem is that due to people calling off, there was a five hour stretch where I was by myself at the service desk. And the supervisors came over and was like, "Your service desk line is out the door!"
I'm like, "YOU THINK????"
Then, because we had to have electronics approve all electronic returns (had to make sure everything was included), I had pretty much a long line of people waiting for electronics to have half a second to run to the front of the store to look through stuff. Plus, nobody from the departments came to pick up their returns, so I had a whole FUN TIME of trying to play tetris with returns and I ran out of room at one point for everything.
At the end of the day we're supposed to clean up the rest of the returns and the claims. I'm required to finish up customers so it was well toward 12:00 at night by that point. I calmly looked back at everything, laughed and went back to clock out. I didn't even get in trouble for it; the managers understood.