Last Black Friday I worked, I was 7ish months pregnant. They had me working midnight til 8am, but they put me behind the jewelry counter, where there was no sale.
I literally did nothing the whole shift but watch people fight and bitch. I think I only rang up three people with 1-5 items throughout that shift.
I was pretty pissed that I had to cut my dinner short to catch a few Z's just to stand there, but now... I realize I was pretty lucky.
My first Black Friday... good god, I thought I was going to die. Worked 3pm-3am the whole time with only 2-3 hours of training on the cash register. And only one break! Don't think I got out of bed for the rest of the weekend.
This year I am doing all my Christmas shopping online, and will only venture into a store for food on a Wednesday morning at like 5am.