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Expect More From Your Neighborhood Bougie Retailer

Desiring common courtesy is not sour grapes.

Recently, I interviewed for a job at a local health food store. I’m a vitamin clerk at a large grocer, a former college teacher making a teenager’s wage with no upward mobility.

The store was clean and friendly, the walls covered with employee art. They close at 7:00 pm to give…



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Lee G. Hornbrook

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