It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line.
So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last... Read More »
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy expanded at a slow to moderate pace over the past two months in most areas of the country, but overall hiring was weak, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.
Modest improvement in all but one of the Fed's 12 banking districts suggests... Read More »
Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Read More »
It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »
By Justin Thompson
Thanksgiving. A time to look back and celebrate good health with family, friends and Lady Gaga. But apparently some cannot get enough of those they spend their days with and plan on partaking in cornucopias of food with co-workers. A new CareerBuilder survey found that 19 percent of... Read More »
By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Count your blessings, then get to work.
That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier.... Read More »
For the retail industry, Black Friday officially kicks off the holiday sales season. The day after Thanksgiving typically features heavily discounted prices on popular merchandise that drives many consumers to wait in line for hours before stores open in the hope of landing a bargain.
The tactic has been so... Read More »