Walmart Worker Jan Sullivan, Fired After Black Friday Fracas, Now Near Poverty


It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line.

So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last November when her employer of 22 years, Walmart Stores Inc., assigned her the task of stopping customers from leaving through the exit door at a branch in Bay Pines, Fla.