This is an autobiographical sketch that takes place during a five year period during which the writer was employed at an unnamed big box store. The author had previously worked as a teacher, or as a mental health counselor. Due to the Great Recession and a move to a rural location, the author was unable to procure employment in those careers. This autobiographical sketch is a satirical account of those years working at the big box store. The author lampoons the work environment, employees, and customers of the store.
About the Author
Tara Boxman was born in the dusty plains of New Mexico and grew up in Texas. She went to college at Our Lady of the Lake University and majored in English. She spent some years teaching English as a second language in Japan and later in Thailand. During the Great Recession she was unable to find work even with graduate work in counseling from Seton Hall University, and she began working at a big box store for some years until she went back to school to study nursing, which is what she is doing now. She had traveled extensively throughout Asia, and speaks Japanese.