Speakeasy forum: Discussion in another thread

by: Roger NC November 18, 2012 4:45 PM PST

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Discussion in another thread

by Roger NC Moderator - 11/18/12 4:45 PM

reminded me of the trend this year for several chains to open Black Friday sales at midnight Thursday night.

Given this isn't particularly relevant to the other discussion, I decided not to ask in that thread.

I understand the competition for customers, and the stores wouldn't do it if they don't expect the business. There have been internet rumors, probably only that, of some groups trying to set up employee boycotts Thursday night.

I can pretty well guess opinions from different directions as far as the employees having to work.

I'm interest in the opinions about the opening at midnight itself, the hardship or not on employees, not the right or need for the employees to work. I have to wonder about the safety issues too, people up all night and the next day driving on possibly the worse city traffic morning of the year. That applies to workers working all night and customers.

The buying public drives such decisions of course, so some might attribute some responsibility to society itself. I remember the films last year of in a few places people getting knocked down and trampled when the doors opened for the sales.

I don't think it's just the savings, there becomes a mind set in some that ends up feeding into a mob mentality. Why we do things in a mob that the individuals would never do is a huge question, but it happens.

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close