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Jul 28, 2009 12:01 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Career advice for challenging times in a new book

Jul 28, 2009 12:01 PM

Company policy at Macy’s prohibited staffers from taking toys out of their packaging, but Mr. Blacker threw that rule to the wind. Instead, he took all of the toys out of their packaging, dumped them into a bin in the middle of the store, and made a sign that read “Special Price $2.79.” The toys sold like hotcakes, he said.

“We sold out of them and I didn’t get fired,” Mr. Blacker said. “I got promoted.”

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