Retail workers, low-wage heroes of the pandemic, brace for Black Friday crowds during COVID-19 surge
Upstairs at the 4th Avenue Target in Sacramento, there are at least 15 pallets filled exclusively with flat-screen TVs. To at least one worker, it’s a troubling sign of a potentially chaotic Black Friday this year.
“That means everyone who wants those TVs all are going to swarm the store to have them,” said the employee, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
“I was so mad,” she continued. “I feel like plowing through them. Had they toppled, they would go like dominoes, and what are they going to do, fire me?”