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  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Flarne wrote: »
    Apparently some shops over here are having Black Friday sales.

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving. Noone has the day off. It's just a regular damn friday.

    Why would they think this is a good idea?

    Presumably because of online retailers picking it up.

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    Same reason I heard that some Canadian shops are going to do a thing (I think. I half remember the CBC mentioning it last week). Because money.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Capitalism.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Hm for this month's elementary school visit (wish I got to go more often) they want me to teach ABCs. Always a tricky topic compared to what I normally aim for which is stuff like animals, colors, parts of the body, etc. I teach 1st and 2nd grader students only when I go to elementary and the 26 data points that the alphabet represents is a pretty daunting task for a 45 minute class that I won't see for another couple months.

    Oh well, my visiting elementary schools is less about them learning English and more them associating English with fun and being comfortable around foreigners.

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  • number13number13 Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm in the early stages of an 11pm-9am shift, then a 4pm-1am shift. Love Black Friday.

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  • number13number13 Registered User regular
    (No, I don't.)

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  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    Today my city has some night shopping event where most stores are open until 21.
    Today is also apparently some kind of buy nothing day which confuses me about as much as earth hour or that thing where you aren't supposed to refuel your car one specific day.
    And today is also black Friday.

    What a clusterfuck, I'm happy I don't work in retail but I need to give my moms a ride to the big city and there's gonna be so much fucking traffic today :(

  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    Surprisingly I've never ran into bad traffic on Black Friday. And I've had to drive to two different Best Buys for work before. The parking lots on the other hand are a nightmare.

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    Black Friday has never been a thing here.

    Boxing Day, on the other hand: madness. At best buy, the whole lot is filled, and people are parking on the grassy/snowy hills beside the driveway. Also on the driveway, but scootched as far onto the shoulder as possible and also blocking in the hill people. At this particular one, it shares a driveway and a streetlight with a plaza and people barely give enough space for the intersection and one lane of traffic on the driveway, parking all the way back into the plaza.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    The wife has just departed for her portion of Black Friday.

    Lush doesn't actually do Black Friday so it's actually just a day she has to go in at three in the God damn morning cause the mall opened at midnight.

  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    presumably she will also have to deal with unreasonable or crazy people who will get angry about stuff in her store not being discounted?

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Fyndir wrote: »
    presumably she will also have to deal with unreasonable or crazy people who will get angry about stuff in her store not being discounted?

    P much.

    LaOs
  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    It was so cold tonight that my legs are sore from shivering. It was quiet, though, so I can't complain. Much.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    Flarne wrote: »
    Apparently some shops over here are having Black Friday sales.

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving. Noone has the day off. It's just a regular damn friday.

    Why would they think this is a good idea?

    In Canada we do the same damned thing. Started last year, or maybe the year before. It's puzzling.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    Same reason I heard that some Canadian shops are going to do a thing (I think. I half remember the CBC mentioning it last week). Because money.

    Honestly, I played soccer with a teammate tonight who told me they had people lined up for Red Thursday. WTF?!

  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    I assume red is for blood? Isn't that what the holiday season is all about: trampling your fellow man?

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    Red Thursday

    I am going to a meeting soon.

    When I come back

    I want this to not have happened.

    Erin The Red
  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    Same reason I heard that some Canadian shops are going to do a thing (I think. I half remember the CBC mentioning it last week). Because money.

    Honestly, I played soccer with a teammate tonight who told me they had people lined up for Red Thursday. WTF?!

    What in the blue blazes is Red Thursday?

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    Sounds like socialism to me.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    I'm guessing someone thought of this idea while throwing cards into a hat.

    Looked at the cards and realized that they also had RED cards and should probably find a way to capitalize on that.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    So is Red Thursday the new name for Thanksgiving? It certainly has more of a Bruce-Willis-movie feel to it.

  • FishmanFishman Drink up, me hearties, Yo Ho! Registered User regular
    God damn useless fucking day.

    It started with a reporter having called to get a statement from our side of a claim that we might be denying thousands in entitlements owing to a software bug. My software bug. In a completely nonsensical and technically improbable manner. Unless, you know, the clients in question were using the computer in a lightning storm or during a solar flare or in an unshielded particle accelerator or some similarly electronically unstable location.

    But it comes via the fucking media so off we go to investigate it, you know, dropping all those real problems needing assistance and investigation of claims coming in via the actual helpdesk and the like to chase after this wild goose which is probably just some snot-nosed 19 year old trying to cover for the fact he didn't put an application in on time.


    And that was really only the first couple of hours. It really only got worse from there.

    One of those days where you wonder why I bothered even going in at all.

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  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    Most of the media is made up of silly geese. Like really silly. I think I mentioned the time they asked if a rather large fire had smoke and flames. Yes, now I have actual work to do like trying to monitor command and answering any requests they need.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Well we know there's no smoke without fire

    But I don't think we've ever truly clarified whether or not there's fire without flames.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I hope I can get a wifi connection at work

    so I can download a new 3DS game and have something to do all day besides sit

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    I made it.

    Black Friday sucked so hard though, but not for the reasons I expected.

    From 2 to 7 there were a total of 9 customers.

    I have no idea how I managed to stay awake.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Isoldae wrote: »
    I made it.

    Black Friday sucked so hard though, but not for the reasons I expected.

    From 2 to 7 there were a total of 9 customers.

    I have no idea how I managed to stay awake.

    So how much do you estimate that cost your company, including advertising? :D

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Sitting outside a store. We're advertising for their black Friday.

    God bless Earl Grey.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Isoldae wrote: »
    I made it.

    Black Friday sucked so hard though, but not for the reasons I expected.

    From 2 to 7 there were a total of 9 customers.

    I have no idea how I managed to stay awake.

    So how much do you estimate that cost your company, including advertising? :D

    I went to the nearby mall around seven and it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. I dunno if I missed the rush or what.

  • GriswoldGriswold (a superset of all possible mathematics) (his body disintegrated)Registered User regular
    At work for 12 hours today, but it's not a retail job. Also, almost no one is here. Could be worse.

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  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    Out of about 250 people that work on my floor approximately 20 are here today. It is going to be very hard for me to be motivated enough to get anything done. Also they better let me go home early since the accounting department got today off.

  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    Out of the several hundred if not thousand of people who work here approximately 50 are here today. The building is actually colder due to the lack of body heat. I insisted the chill was from the lack of officers blowing hot air. I'm plenty motivated to get things done, the problem is that there is nothing TO get done as nobody is at work.

    Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.
  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Decomposey wrote: »
    Out of the several hundred if not thousand of people who work here approximately 50 are here today. The building is actually colder due to the lack of body heat. I insisted the chill was from the lack of officers blowing hot air. I'm plenty motivated to get things done, the problem is that there is nothing TO get done as nobody is at work.
    Build a fire.

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  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    Decomposey wrote: »
    Out of the several hundred if not thousand of people who work here approximately 50 are here today. The building is actually colder due to the lack of body heat. I insisted the chill was from the lack of officers blowing hot air. I'm plenty motivated to get things done, the problem is that there is nothing TO get done as nobody is at work.
    Build a fire.

    Fires cause smoke, and smoke is only authorized in a little glass walled shack 100 ft from the building. It's even colder there.

    Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.
  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    Well hello. I evidently won the employee of the month award for my team due to a lot of technical reporting I've been doing. That goes nicely with the employee of the month award I got for my organization a couple of months ago. Not bad for six months in the department.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Decomposey wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Decomposey wrote: »
    Out of the several hundred if not thousand of people who work here approximately 50 are here today. The building is actually colder due to the lack of body heat. I insisted the chill was from the lack of officers blowing hot air. I'm plenty motivated to get things done, the problem is that there is nothing TO get done as nobody is at work.
    Build a fire.

    Fires cause smoke, and smoke is only authorized in a little glass walled shack 100 ft from the building. It's even colder there.

    Set the gazebo on fire. There will be no witnesses but it will be clear that next time you fifty should be released.

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    LaOs wrote: »
    Flarne wrote: »
    Apparently some shops over here are having Black Friday sales.

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving. Noone has the day off. It's just a regular damn friday.

    Why would they think this is a good idea?

    In Canada we do the same damned thing. Started last year, or maybe the year before. It's puzzling.

    The reason why we have those sales in Canada are because the vast majority of Canadians live within driving distance of the U.S. border, and as a whole we generally reallly like to travel to the states to do our shopping.
    Canadian retailers don't like that, and I'm guessing it's really hurting their bottom line, so they try and offer sales and deals to tempt people to stay here and shop.
    They're never as good.

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    @Barcardi I watch the film, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, it was VERY useful, thank you so much! Its given me lots to put into my designs : D

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Update on prior complaint: my boss is going to loan me the company laptop so I can work more in the evenings/weekends. Thrilling!

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  • jeffinvajeffinva Koogler coming this summerRegistered User regular
    I'm a "senior network engineer", though I do very little work with WAN. My boss keeps piling responsibilities on me and placing me on-call for other groups furing the evening. I was about to complain when I got a surprise raise out of the blue, along with some kind of "market adjustment", which I assume deals with local cost of living and inflation. It was $2,300 USD for the adjustment, plus a $1,400 raise.

    So I am biting my tongue for now. But still, I feel overwhelmed at times.

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