Q: If someone payed you $16-20 an hour to wait in line for 13 hours worth it, on Thanskgiving day, would you do it?

Icrisp1
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Imagine that's a lot of money, but on Thanksgving Day Is It worth it?
Icrisp1 (rep: 451) posted Nov 17, 2011
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omegafemale
If cash up front, heck YES! ;)
omegafemale (rep: 210k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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horrorfreakshow
tax free?
horrorfreakshow (rep: 2.01k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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melyndab72
most definitely if cash upfront! my kids would understand if we did dinner late or the next day! :)
melyndab72 (noob) posted Nov 17, 2011
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helloamy1977
Not on Thanksgiving but the day after maybe if it was a nice day out ....and I often think about people waiting in line for things. Some people wait for 10 hrs to get something that is saving them $100 which is $10 an hour which is not worth it depending on what type of work they do. Maybe if they work at a fast food restaurant for $7 an hr it might be worth it to wait in line. I would just put in more hours at my job instead of standing in line for a long time.
helloamy1977 (rep: 2.53k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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arsiel
Yes as long as it's over 35 degrees out and not raining or snowing. Cash would be nice too :)
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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jdswirsky
Nope. Family comes first.
jdswirsky (rep: 3.56k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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nimrodboy3
dude..that is some good money!
nimrodboy3 (rep: 67.9k) posted Nov 17, 2011
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lsquared003
I'd definitely do it!!!
lsquared003 (rep: 5) posted Nov 18, 2011
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kffight3r
no way! totally not worth it unless you are in HS/college or dont have an office job. $20/hr is certainly an immaterial opportunity cost or as we say in banking, a rounding error.
kffight3r (rep: 711) posted Nov 18, 2011
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DiscoQueen
Naw, I don't think so. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so I have to say no, I wouldn't do it. Now would I do it for a child who's parent could not, I would do it in a heart beat and take NO money! Happy Thanksgiving.
DiscoQueen (rep: 12.1k) posted Nov 18, 2011
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dealspl.us User
I will take a chair and a portable tv so I can watch football. So yes, I would do it :)
Anonymous posted Nov 18, 2011
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Icrisp1
I would if I was hanging with friends and had plenty of food with me. Also what about giving me a thumps up come on lol
Icrisp1 (rep: 451) posted Nov 20, 2011
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snypin04
I am doing this in Minnesota this year. Last year I waited outside of target for their main tv deal for 8 hours and it was -10 degrees out. This year I'm broke so put an ad on craigslist to wait in line for someone... I love black Friday even if I can't afford to buy anything. Might as well make some money! :]
snypin04 (rep: 1.36k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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omegafemale
exactly! all reasons are valid - I come from a "factory shift-work" family. It NEVER shuts down ("cept for power outages). We celebrate on Saturdays occasionally (like this year) - the DAY does not matter when you're with Family. ;)
omegafemale (rep: 210k) posted Nov 21, 2011
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omegafemale
http://youtu.be/QP7_5mQA0PU

Kenny Chesney - Shiftwork Music Video
omegafemale (rep: 210k) posted Nov 21, 2011
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