I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

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Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail shop on Black Friday? Here are firsthand experiences: