Should I quit my bestbuy job cuz of black friday?

  • 143 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

I am pretty sure I have another job lined up, it's about a 90% chance I get it. Working bestbuy. part time. They want me to come in on thanksgiving at 4:30, work till like 1:30 am, go home for 7 hours, come back and work another like 9 hours on black friday. I think I am just going to quit. I do feel kind of bad for doing it right before black friday, but on the other hand I am so disgusted they are making us work thanksgiving AND GIVING NO BONUS or double time it makes me not feel bad for quitting. What do you guys think?

#2 Posted by thegerg (14858 posts) -

1-They're not making you do anything.

2-You should make up your own mind, like a big boy.

#3 Posted by deeliman (2389 posts) -

If you don't need the money, than sure, why not? But you should give them 2-4 weeks notice if you're quitting, so that they can hire someone to replace you. You always want to leave a job on a good note, so that they can be a good reference for a future job. Never burn any bridges.

#4 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

If I tell them I'm not working Black Friday they will fire me on the spot. I'm just a seasonal worker. I usually just make the dates connect on my resume anyways. Most places don't check them. I think I am going to quit. For some reason I just felt kind of bad for doing it. See when I got hired they told me I may have to come in at like midnight on thanksgiving, then two weeks ago they told me it would be at 4:30 pm.

#5 Posted by Jimn_tonic (819 posts) -

best buy is terrible in terms of employment opportunities. since you're seasonal, you boss probably wouldn't give you a reference. I've never walked out of a job, so i'm not gonna tell you to do it, but you also don't need me to tell you that you aren't leaving much behind.

#6 Posted by ad1x2 (5505 posts) -

Don't confuse pretty sure with guaranteed. It would suck if you quit Best Buy because you think you have another job lined up only to end up being wrong and unemployed during the holiday season. It's only one day, I'm sure you can suck it up and drink an energy drink to keep yourself going.

#7 Edited by lamprey263 (23152 posts) -

You should quit right when the doors open and run and get the cheap stuff before the mob gets it.

#8 Posted by TwistedShade (3151 posts) -

Wait you're a seasonal worker at Bestbuy and you're mad they want you to come in on the holidays?

#9 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) -

@TwistedShade said:

Wait you're a seasonal worker at Bestbuy and you're mad they want you to come in on the holidays?

This. I'm puzzled at your reaction to this. Just work the shift.

#10 Posted by klusps (10381 posts) -

Just deal with it or give them a 2 week notice before quitting.

#11 Edited by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

@TwistedShade said:

Wait you're a seasonal worker at Bestbuy and you're mad they want you to come in on the holidays?

Not exactly. When I got hired the hiring manager said I Would probably be coming in at midnight black friday. Then two weeks ago it was changed to Thanksgiving day. Up until then no one thought they would be coming in at 4:30 on Thanksgiving day. Either they were doing the ole bait and switch to get people to take the position or he just didn't know. This was like October 1st. So far it's been a gravy job, got some discounts. I think at this point though the job will turn into a nightmare. Even after BF it will be a really crappy job. Just thinking now is probably a good time to bolt. Just something about making their employees work Thanksgiving day is sick.

#12 Posted by Evdne971 (223 posts) -

If they give you crap pay for the long hours your about to work, then Best Buy gets what they paid for, a non loyal employee that's not getting payed what he deserves.

If Best Buy doesn't give you what's fair, then Best Buy should expect and suck it up if an employee doesn't want to work hours like those. If you don't mind working there then go into "grind mode" which is working like a slave for a short time, strictly for the money

I'm a teenager working at a daycare, they pay crappy for the work I do, in return I show up late, I don't wear the uniform.

I give them what they pay for.

And don't feel bad if you quit, this is a corporation that makes millions, they'll have no problem replacing you.

#13 Posted by Serraph105 (27821 posts) -

Wait you're a seasonal worker at Bestbuy and you're mad they want you to come in on the holidays?

Personally I'm of the opinion that making people work on Thanksgiving is bs.

Honestly tc I would call in sick that day and just see what happens rather than making it 100% certain that you can't put this job on your resume. Or you could simply put up with it and go in to work so you can make certain that you can keep it on your resume.

#14 Posted by Serraph105 (27821 posts) -

I am pretty sure I have another job lined up, it's about a 90% chance I get it. Working bestbuy. part time. They want me to come in on thanksgiving at 4:30, work till like 1:30 am, go home for 7 hours, come back and work another like 9 hours on black friday. I think I am just going to quit. I do feel kind of bad for doing it right before black friday, but on the other hand I am so disgusted they are making us work thanksgiving AND GIVING NO BONUS or double time it makes me not feel bad for quitting. What do you guys think?

I've come to the expectation that I will never get a new job. It's gotten to the point where I'm not even excited when I walk in for an interview.

#15 Edited by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@Serraph105: They can't make anyone work on Thanksgiving.

#16 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

#17 Posted by Star67 (3455 posts) -

I used to work at Best Buy and yes that shift does suck, but I got paid Holiday pay for working it. At least for the hours on Thanksgiving. So Im not sure why you aren't. But look at it this way.....you're getting paid minimum wage or just a little above it....those jobs are a dime a dozen and you could easily find another one.

#19 Edited by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

I can infer two things from this post:

1. You have never actually worked in a retail job.

2. You're an asshole.

Anyway, to TC: I'm in the exact same boat you are, except replace "Best Buy" with Target. My advice: Don't walk out. In addition to looking like a dick to them, they'll never hire you ever again if you don't give two weeks' notice. Like someone else here said: don't burn bridges.

#20 Posted by XenoLair (4755 posts) -

Right now you are a slave and are being exploited. Walk out of there and don't even tell anyone.

#21 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

@huggybear1020 said:

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

I can infer two things from this post:

1. You have never actually worked in a retail job.

2. You're an asshole.

Anyway, to TC: I'm in the exact same boat you are, except replace "Best Buy" with Target. My advice: Don't walk out. In addition to looking like a dick to them, they'll never hire you ever again if you don't give two weeks' notice. Like someone else here said: don't burn bridges.

1. Actually, I worked at H-E-B (big retail chain in Texas), Taco Bell, and McDonald's, but thanks for making bone-headed assumptions. But that was back in my younger years when I was still going to school.

2. Is flaming now okay on gamespot? People used to get suspended/banned for that kind of crap.

#22 Posted by playmynutz (5981 posts) -

I have worked retail black Fridays for four years. Don't quit because your new employment could call your old manager and find out you are a quiter

#23 Posted by Serraph105 (27821 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Serraph105: They can't make anyone work on Thanksgiving.

you are correct that they cannot literally make you come in and work for them, but they might as well be doing so when they threaten to take away your source of income if you do not do so.

Next time you make an argument try not pretending to be ignorant about what is at stake for those who simply don't show up to work on principle.

#24 Posted by Serraph105 (27821 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@huggybear1020 said:

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

I can infer two things from this post:

1. You have never actually worked in a retail job.

2. You're an asshole.

Anyway, to TC: I'm in the exact same boat you are, except replace "Best Buy" with Target. My advice: Don't walk out. In addition to looking like a dick to them, they'll never hire you ever again if you don't give two weeks' notice. Like someone else here said: don't burn bridges.

1. Actually, I worked at H-E-B (big retail chain in Texas), Taco Bell, and McDonald's, but thanks for making bone-headed assumptions. But that was back in my younger years when I was still going to school.

2. Is flaming now okay on gamespot? People used to get suspended/banned for that kind of crap.

you mean back a few years ago when it was tradition to let your employees have Thanksgiving day off like a normal holiday? I'm going with Makhaidos second assumption of you in that case.

#25 Posted by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@Serraph105: I fully understand what is at stake. Still, no one is being forced to do anything.

#26 Edited by iHarlequin (1789 posts) -

I don't know, TC. You should have just said 'No.' when they told you you'd have to come in at 4:30 PM on Thanksgiving day, if that was your issue - boat's sailed by now. If you have nothing legally binding you to stay there until a specific date, ditching it is entirely up to:

a) your relationship with your superiors and co-workers. Don't expect them to see you in good light if you just ditch them with a day's notice.

b) you having work in retail as your final goal. Your experience at BestBuy probably won't matter much to your future employers if you're doing office work or something unrelated to retail, but if you intend to continue with that type of job you might want to consider the consequences.

c) How safe you are on never having to work there again.

I've always left my jobs with a month or more of notice, or whatever compromise I reached with the employer -- I've also never heard of them calling previous employers for reference. Up to you.

#27 Posted by Serraph105 (27821 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Serraph105: I fully understand what is at stake. Still, no one is being forced to do anything.

how old are you? In adult world when you can't afford to lose your source of income you are largely forced to do things that you'd rather not due to responsibilities beyond your job. You can be a dick though and pretend such things don't exist.

#28 Posted by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@Serraph105: I'm 27, and I know that losing a job presents financial hardship. That's why us adults often CHOOSE to do things that we would rather not. Choosing to do something that you don't like to do is not the same as being forced to do it. Grow up, learn to take some responsibility for your own actions.

#29 Posted by Aljosa23 (24745 posts) -
#30 Edited by megagene (22993 posts) -

Work the damn shifts. Make your damn money.

#31 Edited by Iszdope (9656 posts) -

I think dat's racist.

#32 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2264 posts) -

I'll be working Thanksgiving too, and Christmas, but I at least get holiday pay. I tend to celebrate the holidays on the following weekend anyhow, but yeah, no holiday pay on Thanksgiving? Fuck that. Tell them you got plans, they can't force you to work on a national holiday. But I doubt you'll be able to wiggle out of doing black friday. At least you'll get a good nights sleep. That's my 2 cents.

#33 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

@huggybear1020 said:

@Makhaidos said:

@huggybear1020 said:

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

I can infer two things from this post:

1. You have never actually worked in a retail job.

2. You're an asshole.

Anyway, to TC: I'm in the exact same boat you are, except replace "Best Buy" with Target. My advice: Don't walk out. In addition to looking like a dick to them, they'll never hire you ever again if you don't give two weeks' notice. Like someone else here said: don't burn bridges.

1. Actually, I worked at H-E-B (big retail chain in Texas), Taco Bell, and McDonald's, but thanks for making bone-headed assumptions. But that was back in my younger years when I was still going to school.

2. Is flaming now okay on gamespot? People used to get suspended/banned for that kind of crap.

you mean back a few years ago when it was tradition to let your employees have Thanksgiving day off like a normal holiday? I'm going with Makhaidos second assumption of you in that case.

Funny you should mention that. I actually had to work a shift at McDonald's on Thanksgiving day, but thanks for calling me an asshole as well.

#34 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4118 posts) -

@huggybear1020 said:

You mean a retail business expects you to work when they are super busy and have lots of customers coming in? And they want to pay you for it too? How shocking and awful!

I can infer two things from this post:

1. You have never actually worked in a retail job.

2. You're an asshole.

Anyway, to TC: I'm in the exact same boat you are, except replace "Best Buy" with Target. My advice: Don't walk out. In addition to looking like a dick to them, they'll never hire you ever again if you don't give two weeks' notice. Like someone else here said: don't burn bridges.

Why is he an asshole? for pointing out the obvious? You can't just get the busiest day off because you don't want to work. That's not how the real world works. I work at a pizza place, and every employee has to work Halloween and during the Super Bowl, those being the 2 busiest days of the year. Nobody bitches about it, because that is to be expected.

Only kids think the world revolves around them and they can only work when they want. I've got a suggestion, grow up. If you don't like working there, quit instead of bitching about it.

#35 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

Got a job offer today. Quitting with no notice. Don't need the reference. I think what they are doing is disgusting and I hope more people do the same. This is total BS. Telling us at the last minute we have to work Thanksgiving, no holiday pay for Thanksgiving or Black Friday. If I got holiday pay I wouldn't have even looked for something else.

#37 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

I wonder how pissed they would get if I quit as soon as they opened the doors on thanksgiving day, then stayed and shopped. I wonder if they could kick me out?

#38 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4118 posts) -

Got a job offer today. Quitting with no notice. Don't need the reference. I think what they are doing is disgusting and I hope more people do the same. This is total BS. Telling us at the last minute we have to work Thanksgiving, no holiday pay for Thanksgiving or Black Friday. If I got holiday pay I wouldn't have even looked for something else.

Are you shitting me? Holiday pay? It's an entry level job! No entry level job gets holiday pay. If that is "disgusting" to you, well, you're in for a rude awakening.

#39 Posted by lonewolf604 (8517 posts) -

Come on man. You have to sacrifice once in a while. I have missed birthdays, family get togethers, worked holidays, worked on my birthdays, got no over time pay. Sometimes I even got treated better because the boss saw my hard work...I would just stay. If this continues I would quit.

#40 Edited by SolidSnake35 (58095 posts) -

My seasonal job required an 11 hour rest between shifts, so the people telling you to suck it up must think that getting shafted up the backside is ok.

#41 Posted by MrGeezer (56125 posts) -

@TwistedShade said:

Wait you're a seasonal worker at Bestbuy and you're mad they want you to come in on the holidays?

Personally I'm of the opinion that making people work on Thanksgiving is bs.

Honestly tc I would call in sick that day and just see what happens rather than making it 100% certain that you can't put this job on your resume. Or you could simply put up with it and go in to work so you can make certain that you can keep it on your resume.

What's gonna happen if he calls in that day (in addition to him possibly getting fired) is that it won't affect the company in a significant way at all. But it will affect the employees who have to cover his absence (either people getting called in on their day off, or people having to work twice as f***ing hard).

I've known people who did that kind of $hit. They'd be like, "this company sucks, I'm calling in sick today." Well, that's not f***ing over the company, that's f***ing over ME, aka the people exactly like the person who's calling in sick. Hey, I don't like the job either, but I have enough sympathy for the people in the same position as me to not make their job harder by ditching on them and then having them pick up my slack.

Then these same people who called in sick and ended up f***ing me over (and let's be clear...this is in cases where I knew for a fact that "calling in sick" meant "just not wanting to work that day") ask me to do a favor and pick up their shifts or give them a shift at some later date. And I'm like, "uh...hell no." Screw me over, and I'm not gonna be all that eager to do you a favor.

#42 Posted by Dogswithguns (10701 posts) -

I'm not recommend quitting just b/c of the Black Friday.. but it can't be as bad as my other job, working 7 hours strait, no breaks, no lunch, ever. get yelled at constantly. so, I quit.

#43 Edited by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

Come on man. You have to sacrifice once in a while. I have missed birthdays, family get togethers, worked holidays, worked on my birthdays, got no over time pay. Sometimes I even got treated better because the boss saw my hard work...I would just stay. If this continues I would quit.

Really? I have to sacrifice? The $hit pay I get, they treat me like $hit, I say f'em. You know when I took the job I didn't know it meant getting treated like crap. After almost every sale that walks my manager comes up and asks me why they didn't buy, and tells me some pushy $hit to say to the next customer. For the pay I get it's just not worth it. If they are jerks what do I care if I quit on them. Should be a lesson, treat your employees better and maybe they wouldn't quit on you. You are obviously brainwashed. Check out workers rights and minimum wages in places like Australia or Japan.

#44 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -

@chriscoolguy said:

Got a job offer today. Quitting with no notice. Don't need the reference. I think what they are doing is disgusting and I hope more people do the same. This is total BS. Telling us at the last minute we have to work Thanksgiving, no holiday pay for Thanksgiving or Black Friday. If I got holiday pay I wouldn't have even looked for something else.

Are you shitting me? Holiday pay? It's an entry level job! No entry level job gets holiday pay. If that is "disgusting" to you, well, you're in for a rude awakening.

OHH, Entry level job = you are a slave? F'that. Yes many entry level jobs get holiday pay. Try like every entry level call center job. Only in Amurica do the workers have no rights compared to places in Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. If you enjoy getting bent over by corporate amurica have at it bro. Not me. If they treat me that bad, just more reason to quit. I'm not sure what part of I got a better job offer you didn't get.

#45 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

My seasonal job required an 11 hour rest between shifts, so the people telling you to suck it up must think that getting shafted up the backside is ok.

11 hours? Oh you poor baby. That's every week for me Monday through Friday. Grow up.

#46 Edited by SirWander (5176 posts) -

yes

#47 Edited by Big_Bad_Sad (18243 posts) -

If future employees find out the reason you left then they might be less enthusiastic about taking you on. Be a man and just do the hours. If you're close to getting another job then its not going to be for much longer.

#48 Posted by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@XenoLair: Comparing working on Thanksgiving to slavery. Ignorant and disgusting.

#49 Edited by thegerg (14858 posts) -
#50 Posted by chriscoolguy (341 posts) -
@thegerg said:

@XenoLair: Comparing working on Thanksgiving to slavery. Ignorant and disgusting.

You can go work Thanksgiving somewhere, I'm not.