Erratic schedules a part of life for L.A. retail workers

Sometimes there’s too much work, other times there’s not enough. At $12 an hour, if she doesn’t get more hours this week, she’ll have made only $96 before taxes. “I don’t think people realize working for retail can be this difficult,” said Castro, whose sister is an organizer for LAANE. “I would like to go back to school … but it’s not possible with the hours I get.”