With the news today came an announcement from Macy's, the
national department store chain, that it is closing several of
its "under-performing" branches. Years ago I worked in one of
those stores—it was owned by the Dayton family then—where
I toiled in the sub-basement "Moving the Merch" for a
near-minimum wage. Christmas was hectic with: long hours,
Saturdays, and even a Sunday, until the rush was over. One year
management sprang for treats and a holiday party: cake and coffee.
It was mighty big of them (although we did have to punch out)
especially in that the party was held in our work area- so as
to make us feel right at home.
Why we didn't murder them all on that day I'll never know.