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    the one who knows

    My wife is having to work at Beall's, (a smallish Florida regional department store chain that mostly caters to senior citizens) from 8PM on Thanksgiving night until 5AM the next morning.  

    All so people can get their Skechers shoes at half off?

    I'm not sure why some of these smaller retailers do this.  It seems like they are trying to get a boost in short-term sales but if their business isn't that great to begin with keeping the stores open all of these excessive hours and having workers come in just wastes money that could be better spent elsewhere.

    (In case you're wondering, they tried the overnight thing a couple of years ago, staying open from 7am on "Black Friday" until 7am the following Sunday and workers on the overnight shifts said the store was dead once the "door buster" sales were over each day, so workers were basically just standing around in the empty stores all night with very few customers to wait on).

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