Publix VP Ends Career Where He Started

LIGHTHOUSE POINT (CBSmiami/AP) — A Publix vice president who worked his way to the top ended his career where it began – as a bag boy.

When Bill Fauerbach retired last week, he decided he wanted to spend his last day on the job the same way he spent his first day.

Fauerbach, who worked for Publix for 47 years, started bagging groceries as a high school student at one of their stores in Lighthouse Point. On Friday, he returned to the store and happily chatted with customers as he made sure their bread didn’t get crushed by heavier items.

Publix surprised him by rolling out a green carpet where all the store’s district managers, along with Fauerbach’s sons lined up to cheer him on as he escorted the final customer to their car.

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