ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Gretchen Timmons took a job with Costco Wholesale Corp. to earn money while attending Portland State University. She never expected it would turn into a career, she told SN. “I was a business major because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, and I thought business would be easily transferable to different career choices,” she recalled. She took a job at one of Costco's Portland, Ore., warehouses that involved driving a forklift — “very manual work,” she noted — and ...
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