Worst Retail Jobs In America

The New York Times has continued its expose of Apple's labor chain. Following its January report on horrific, and sometimes deadly, conditions at its Chinese factories, the paper last week turned its attention to a less obviously exploited workforce: the sales clerks and "geniuses" toiling in America's Apple stores.

The world's most valuable company, with a market valuation higher than than the GDP of Poland, which takes in more money per store square foot than any other retailer in the U.S., seems to be stiffing its staff, reports the Times. Peddlers of iPhones and iPads can sell as much as $3 million in merchandise annually. But these hourly workers earn an average of just $11.75 an hour, or less than $25,000 a year. With no commission.