Black Thursday at Borders


“It took a little longer than employees thought, but the expected cuts in the store workforce at Borders began last week in what employees on various blogs are calling ‘Black Thursday.’ The number of cuts is unclear, and the retailer had only a vague response when asked for clarification of how many jobs were eliminated.”

Vague or not the meaning is clear: more bad news for the mega-chain bookstore.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →