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How Happy Are Retail Workers? Consider PayScale’s Survey

We know that jobs in retailing can entail odd hours, lower pay than other industries, and dealing with disgruntled customers. So how happy are retail workers — especially during this busy holiday season? According to PayScale, two factors to consider … Continue reading

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How Costco Keeps on Clicking

Costco is one of the world’s master retailers with a unique strategic approach. It has a no-frills, deep-discount philosophy — yet, it still treats its employees really well (as we have reported before). In recognition of Costco’s prowess, the company is … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Customer Service Issues

As we reported recently, McDonald’s has been working hard to stimulate sales growth. However, it has some serious customer service problems to address. According to Martha C. White, writing for NBCNews.com: “When it comes to service, McDonald’s customers just aren’t lovin’ it. The … Continue reading

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