We almost can’t believe that we have to say this, but if you’re a week post-op from open-heart surgery, don’t join the mob on a Black Friday. One of the ladies from this story risked it for holiday deals, but she paid for it in a big way after another lady started getting violent.
The negative effects were immediate and memorable. Amazingly, the lady who did the deed was actually able to get away and pay for her items.
The Gentleman Cookie Thief
This cookie vendor had the poor misfortune of being in a clever thief's sights. The guy must have been a former worker for the company and probably a manager of some kind at that since not everyone could stumble their way into being able to take all the money. The employee was busy and overworked and made a bad mistake.
The story continues to say that this thief ended up stealing over ten thousand dollars from various locations. That's a lot of dough. Sadly, even bigger companies can't let this kind of mistake go, and a number of employees were fired.
Letting the Fists Fly Over a Dress
There's a little bit of editorializing going on in this story, but it still stands out in a store that for the most part is calm and collected, even on Black Friday. The way the story is written, it seems like the store as a whole was pretty quiet, so having two little ladies battle over a dress so early in the morning is even more memorable. It wasn't a huge mob, it was just two of them.
Surely there are more dresses to purchase? Entitled seems a bit mean, but it's hard for us to discard the world entirely after all these Black Friday stories.
Shopping After Surgery
The backstory to this tale is that the employee had just had shoulder surgery, but still had to work on Black Friday. The retail worker had to handle the most dangerous department of Black Friday shopping without even the use of both arms and suffered for it.
All that for some free CD-Rs? People, those things are barely worth it if the store is paying YOU! This must have been some time ago, back when data transfer used a little more hardware and a little less cloud software.
I'm Trying, I Swear
For some reason, lots of people use Black Friday as a chance to return stuff. They're already there shopping for cheap stuff, might as well get a little bit back, right? But with all those people in the store, help is thin.
This employee had to explain to the supervisors that he or she wasn't Superman, and thus had a hard time moving and working at the speed of light. We know supervisors are under just as much stress, but sometimes they do need to recognize when things aren't the worker's faults.