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If this week's overload of nasty news about big retailers has you down, here's a little tonic for your Friday afternoon. One man, Chris Horst, has decided to make public a letter he wrote to Costco CEO Jim Sinegal and president Craig Jelinek to thank them for the many opportunities their business has afforded his special needs brother, Matthew. It's kind of a tear-jerker, too.
As Horst writes:
"When a Costco opened up in our neighborhood (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) in the late 90s; its reputation for treating its employees with dignity preceded it. Matthew applied immediately in hopes of joining the Costco team. A few short months later, Costco took a chance on him. Today, 11 years later, after several promotions, consistent pay increases and with a supportive team around him, Matthew has found his career. The very generous salary and benefits package allow him to enjoy life in a debt-free home in a great neighborhood, within walking distance of Costco.It just gets better from there; click here to read the entire thing.
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