After Chris Noble injured his back two years ago helping to unload a freight truck at the electronics store where he worked, the former college track athlete suffered docked wages, chronic back pain—and overwhelming stress.
Earning two-thirds his former salary through workman’s compensation checks that didn’t always come when they were supposed to, the Arlington Heights man felt the crush of the bleak economy. With a wife and two kids his cut wages were “just enough to buy groceries on sale.” His prospects for finding a new job seemed dim. read more
July 7, 2008