Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fred Meijer dies. Relatedly, Meijer was my first employer.

I just read that Frederik Meijer, the chair of the Meijer retail chain that stretches across a cluster of five Midwestern states, has died at age 91.

When I was 16, I got a job working as a bagger at my local Meijer store. I moved to cashiering at 18 and stuck with Meijer into my early twenties. A big piece of my current work ethic is a product of those Meijer years. Here’s what I learned:

1. Capitalism disproportionately Read more