92-year-old McDonald's employee has no plans to slow down | Making enemies at work? Talk it out | Treat the job search like a marketing exercise
December 4, 2019
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92-year-old McDonald's employee has no plans to slow down
Ike Baker, who turned 92 last week, is a host at McDonald's, where he greets customers and ensures they have what they need. He has worked at a Dayton, Tenn., location for 21 years and says he hopes to work there "at least another 10 years."
WTVC-TV (Chattanooga, Tenn.) (11/29) 
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Making enemies at work? Talk it out
Work conflicts that go unaddressed can bring hard feelings and create enemies, Marlene Chism writes. Recognize your feelings and address the situation to avoid the pitfalls.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/2) 
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Treat the job search like a marketing exercise
Start the job search by focusing on your strengths and treat your resume like a marketing document instead of a bio, career coaches advise. Keep the big picture in focus and stress what you can do for the company.
Fast Company online (12/2) 
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Retailers on the Rise
How a pajama brand grew with help from Oprah
Softies President Tim Murphy was getting ready to pack up his samples at the end of a fruitless trade show when two scouts from O, Oprah Winfrey's magazine, turned up and started asking questions about his company's pajamas. Making Oprah's Favorite Things list that first year fueled the Minnesota-based company's takeoff, and growth has continued at the brand, which has landed on the list for the third time this year.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (tiered subscription model) (12/2) 
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Toys R Us dips its toe back into brick-and-mortar retail
Toys R Us dips its toe back into brick-and-mortar retail
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Toys R Us opened the first of two planned stores last week at the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J. New owner Tru Kids Brands, which acquired the iconic toy brand's assets last year, was also slated to open a location in Houston on Sunday.
NJ Advance Media (Morristown, N.J.) (11/27) 
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Noteworthy from NRF
Blain's Farm and Fleet CEO joins Student Program speaking lineup
Jane Blain Gilbertson, second generation owner and CEO of Blain's Farm and Fleet stores, will share how she grew her 65-year-old family business into a professionally managed organization at the NRF Foundation Student Program. Join the NRF Foundation Jan. 9-Jan. 12 in New York City to hear her speak. Register by Dec. 20.
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Meet the NRF Foundation Honors Host Committee
Every year at the NRF Foundation Honors we celebrate The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary. Some of these outstanding leaders are back to host our amazing event on Jan. 12. Meet our Host Committee.
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