What Really Happens on Black Friday at Walmart

By Armando Robles
November 25, 2014

The “Super Bowl of Retail” is just around the corner, and for the third straight season, I’m pumped to be playing a part. This year, I’m even more excited because I’ve been asked to share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what happens inside a typical Walmart on Black Friday.

And I get to do it on Twitter.

I’ll be taking over @WalmartHub to live-tweet throughout my shift from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET on Friday, November 28. I’ll start the night helping customers waiting for video games, then I’ll be helping others throughout the store, making sure they have the best Black Friday experience possible. We’ll have three major sales events during those eight hours, so there will be a lot of excitement and tons to share.

While I was in school in Puerto Rico, studying to become a registered nurse, I applied for a job at Walmart as a cashier to make some extra money. Something that I thought would be a temporary job has turned into something I love, especially on Black Friday. You see everything here, and you get to help customers. Making them happy makes me happy.

I’m excited to give you a unique view into the world of retail on the craziest, most awesome day of the year. I hope you’ll follow along.