Black Friday Death

After my post about Black Friday madness I woke up to find a serious note: a Wal-mart employee in Valley Stream was killed by a stampede of people shopping during Black Friday.

We all do our part in contributing to the insanity and if the retailers would make the events last just a while longer it could save such trouble. It’s all a Catch-22. If you increase the hours of the sale then not as many people will come shop for goods and then the day would no longer be Black Friday. It would just be another sale event.

I don’t care what retailers end up doing—no amount of money justifies the death of a human being. That is absolute insanity

And if companies like Wal-Mart know that their employees are going to be facing unusual volume, they should take security measures prior to the day. But then again Wal-Mart is rated as one of the worst companies to work for so I can’t imagine them having this sort of insight.

I sincerely am sorry that a person actually died because of a sale.

1 Comment so far

  1. Melissa (nyc_melissa) on November 29th, 2008 @ 11:03 pm

    I was just out on LI and my family mentioned that story to me as well – I was shocked! It’s horrible, despicable behavior… by EVERYONE involved.

    Oh and to make matters worse, while I was there my parents neighbor stopped by and mentioned that the pregnant woman that was injured in the stampede lost her baby. So, 2 people had to die just because of a stupid sale.

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