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Resist Black Friday's Siren Song

3 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Marketers use psychological tricks to get you to break your budget, but you don't have to give in.
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I've worked at Kohl's for 9 Black Fridays. I get my fair share of pushy customers, but my favorites are the people who make a day of it

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

MaryKate Murphy
MaryKate Murphy has worked every Black Friday at Kohl's for the last nine years.
Murphy said a lot has changed since the pandemic, but working on Black Fridays is always fun.
Lately, she's noticed shoppers focusing on products that are under $15 instead of big-ticket items.
This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with MaryKate Murphy, a Kohl's employee from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about working on Black Friday. It's been edited for length and clarity. I became a permanent employee at Kohl's eight years ago. One October, I started out as a seasonal worker, and...
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