Black Friday, the craziest day in retail comes the day after Thanksgiving. It happens earlier and earlier and grows more each year. People line up outside with tents and chairs for hours just to be the first people in the store. There are videos all over the internet of stampedes of people running through malls, shoving people and fighting over things such as flat screen televisions. We have some Black Friday tips and insight to help you avoid these pitfalls and Karen slip ups.
Can Black Friday hurt your career?
Something that starts out so harmless can actually be harmful to your career. The morning after Black Friday there are always videos of people fighting each other on the news. They spread around the internet and wind up on TV. Your boss could be sitting down watching the morning news when she sees you on TV tackling someone else over the most popular Christmas toy. Your boss may think twice about you as an employee after seeing this behavior. If you are looking for a job this 'caught on camera' event is one that could be a deciding factor on whether you get the job or the person you are up against.
How can you avoid having a 'Karen' moment on Black Friday?
- Stay away from overly crowded areas
- Be aware of your surroundings
- If things start to get hostile, leave the area
- Do not engage in aggressive behavior
What do you do if you have a 'Karen' moment?
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