It is official, Thanksgiving has been hijacked by retail. The one holiday without any baggage is being mauled by the seduction of a super sale on stuff you don't need.
I saw my schedule for Thursday and Friday. I start at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and will work until 8:00 am Friday.
15 hours straight.
I will leave the house at 4:00 p.m. to get to the store by 5:00 p.m. We will set the ad for the day and open the doors at 6:00 p.m.
Six of us will work all night, five more from 5-10 and then they will come back on Friday. The rest will work from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday. Why?
We work right next to Best Buy and they are opening at, you guessed it, 6:00 p.m.
So when you sit at the table pouring over the ads, mapping out your strategy, think about it for a moment.
You will be tired and mad you didn't get what you thought needed but didn't. Huge credit card bills in the mail next month.
You gave in, and now you will pay.
Mad Men must be very proud.