The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

Sandy effect retail jobs employment
Sandy effect retail jobs employment

It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages.

They include New Jersey resident Adriana Saavedra, whose car was flooded, along with her Jersey City home, causing more than $5,000 in damage to furniture and other belongings. (The photo above shows just one example of the damage that occurred in that city.) The storm also forced her employer to shut its doors for five days, time during which Saavedra would have normally worked and been paid.