Jessica is a manager at a D.C. – based coffee company, and also a student at school who graduates in two weeks. She is located in Washington, D.C. and is twenty-six years old.
“But I like to think that after this, everyone who’s been here will be just a better leader. Because we’ve all had to endure so much more.”
“It’s definitely – days seem harder than they should be a lot of times, yeah. And we have a lot of days where things feel really good. And then the next day, something else happens, or someone else quits, or a new order goes into place. And things just, like, get harder than they were. And you didn’t think that was possible. I would say like the first week of lay-offs that I was Rosslyn, I guarantee you I cried everyday in the cafe and to customers. But I like to think that after this, everyone who’s been here will be just a better leader. Because we’ve all had to endure so much more.”
“[I]f you go in thinking “Ugh, like, I’m so tired I don’t wanna be here,” the day will be harder just because there’s so many outside factors that are now making our job harder.”
“I mean, over the past month we’ve had a good amount of people who have left who weren’t originally laid off, and still left. And people who’ve come back and then left… It boils down to: people need to make the right decision for them. And there’s just too many outside factors now – fear being one of them – that like we can’t make someone make a decision anymore.”