As our economy ebbs and flows with the times, the “need” for the big-box style stores has continually come into question. Companies try to cut costs in whatever ways they can and in the end, the advantage of the physical store (the knowledgeable employee) becomes the first thing to go. With an ever-growing web-presence it will be interesting (and possibly very, very sad) to see how this will translate into the work-force.

And on that note…HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!! Be sure to eat lots of nutricious CANDY to help you forget about job-loss! :-D