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Description: Joe Carcello has a great job. The 59-year-old has an annual salary of $52,700, gets five weeks of vacation a year, and is looking forward to retiring on the sizable nest egg in his 401(k), which his employer augments with matching funds. After 26 years at his company, he’s not worried about layoffs. In 2009, as the recession deepened, his bosses handed out raises. “I’m just grateful to come here to work every day,” he says.


Date: June 06, 2013


Questions for Discussions:

  • Explain Costco’s success from a managerial point of view?
  • Do you think more businesses will be drawn towards the way Costco does business or that Costco will eventually become more like the others?

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