This is quite a sore subject for me... stupid retail corporate greed...... but anywho... my vote is we will be opening at 9pm Thanksgiving night. 6am Friday sure would be nice though...
I didn't realize that 9pm opening for my store was a part of a test, I thought all Targets opened then. It was immensely busy, probably as busy if not busier than previous Black Friday's I've been apart of with that store. However, it just died between 1-5am. There were so many TMs and hardly any guests, and we ended up zoning the whole store, filling every possible hole and flexing endcaps, pretty much made the store perfect in a few hours. It's crazy to see what the store is capable of when there is payroll allotted.Ha. The Denver, CO test was a miserable failure last year. How much extra payroll was spent on the 9 pm opening? We will not be going before 9 pm. I also don't see them going back in time. The "logical" answer is 9 pm opening with A LOT more "deals." Perhaps hourly deals? It's pretty well known amongst STL's that we are not going to be any deeper into Thanksgiving day than we were last year.
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Boooo, it's almost time for 4th quarter isn't it? It would be so wasteful to open at or before 9pm. My store barely made sales on Black Friday; I don't think we were over by more than one grand. There's always that huge opening rush, but after that we're dead for another 5 or 6 hours... So much payroll wasted for hardly any profit. I'm going to hope they'll stay at 10pm (or go back to midnight pretty please?) but expect a 9pm opening.