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22 November 2010 @ 01:02 pm
OHHHHH, Boy!  
If yesterday is any indication, we're going to get slaughtered after Black Friday. Yes, it's job security. Yes, I've heard it a million times. But when you're looking at a sea of people that are used to only having a moment *literally* to wait and the lines are eight deep and you've called for back-up and there's no one else there? Yeah. Not even Black Friday yet.

For my brothers- and sisters-in arms out there, I love you and we'll do this thing. We have to. But remember that we have each other's backs. Somewhere out there, there's a cashier or CS rep or backstock worker or maintenance worker just like you fighting to get it done. You're not alone. It's going to be a looooong month and eight days, but someone's out there slogging with you.

To all of you, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Because here it comes. And we'll make it.

On the Verge of: tiredtired
Tamannaswingandswirl on November 22nd, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)

/sends along coffee, alcohol, cookies, and a couple of soldier boys to manage the worst of the crowd/
Lois: LS :: Perry Lois Glompkalalanekent on November 22nd, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
I will happily take all of the above and try to share it around, too. This season is shaping up to be more insane than usual. *snuggles in and hides*
Obsessed fangirl: Lois and Clark - STM so closebabettew54 on November 22nd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, boy!! *hugs*
Lois: Lois :: Drama Llamakalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
More like "OH GOD!!!!"

XD ;)
saavikam77: Dean/Sam Seancesaavikam77 on November 22nd, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
*snugs you tight*

I haven't been in retail in a long time, but I remember it well. *shivers* You're a lot stronger than I ever was, hon, so I know you're gonna be fine.

*more bolstering snugs*
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
I just keep thinking, "Keep Calm and Keep Ficcing. All Will Be Well If You Drown Yourself In Fic."

Here's hoping the plan will work. *crosses fingers and prays*
the_scary_kitty: Green Teathe_scary_kitty on November 22nd, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight and sends a case of whiskey*
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
That will go lovely with the Stoli I'm stockpiling. Thanks, love! *kisses your cheek*
athenesolon: Lois and Kal-El Hugathenesolon on November 23rd, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Yikes... but yeah I remember it well but honestly my craziest days were actually working at a museum keeping the lines calm and happy while waiting to go into the biggest traveling exhibit the St. Louis Science Center had ever had up to that point. If you think Black Friday is bad try the three weeks AFTER Christmas at a large museum. It seems like everyone eschews their gifts in favor of getting out of the house for fear of going stir crazy or something.
Lois: LS :: Perry Lois Glompkalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I think it's just crazy everywhere this time of year. It's just that we get the stressed and impatient ones. And they HAVE NO TIME FOR YOU TOFOOLAROUNDWHYISTHISTAKINGSOLONGWHYWHYWHYWHY?!?!?!

Yeah. That. :)
nire135nire135 on November 23rd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I am so glad I don't work in retail anymore.
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
I really need to get out. The job market is so bad here that getting out just isn't an option right now.
Katt: DCU: Peacemaker - drugs his kidsxenokattz on November 23rd, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on November 23rd, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
A phrase was never more true. This is my sixth Black Friday in history and it never gets easier. SOOOO need to write professionally. Get out of this once and for all. *headdesk*