By: Jillian Wilson
For retail workers at North Park Mall, the chaos of Black Friday didn't end at closing time. Employees worked around the clock cleaning up.
"It looked like laundry day. Our store was pretty torn up. It's back to business now, so we're ready for another busy day today," says Jenni Harksen, Merchandise Execution Leader, JC Penny.
People rushed into JC Penny at 6 am Friday morning. For workers at Younkers, their store opened at midnight Thursday night.
"As you can imagine any black Friday is pretty chaotic, but it was organized chaos as we like to call it, so it was very, very busy," says Trecie Bolton, Younkers Manager.
After an exhausting twenty one hour day, retail workers say it's worth it.
Unfortunately, their keeping their lips sealed on how the day payed off.
"Now that I cannot say, but I can say we did exceed our plan," says Bolton.
But Black Friday is just the beginning. Store managers already have a game plan for the busy weekends leading up to Christmas.
"We'll continue to finesse it, but we are actually unloading a truck today, so we're getting all the new goods on the floor," says Bolton.