He had been working at his parent’s five and dime clothing store since he was 14.He convinced his mother to let him use the basement as a “bargain basement” type of store. After getting married and working hard at a factory, Leon had saved ,000 to start his own “Family Dollar” store. The company quickly expanded to South Carolina (1961), Georgia (1962) and Virginia (1965).They sold the cheapest possible items in the basement.
I wasn’t one store went to another store to help out and it was so far away I asked them that when I came back from my vacation if they could put me in a store closer to home.
The company expanded rapidly in the 60’s and had over 50 stores by 1969.
The company went public in 1970 and continued to expand rapidly.
I also noticed that their favorite cashier’s were allowed to have day shifts and I was still stuck on night shifts.
My general manager became so close with the cashiers that they would gossip and make jokes about myself and others whom they felt they did not like.
Part of being a closing manager is ensuring that all the money accounted for is correct…