Businesses are closed, and that means everyone's belts are tightening.
Today is Thursday, March 19, 2020.
My fiance has to fire someone tomorrow as their advertising agency, which is hospitality focused, is losing clients. He was just promoted to a management position a few weeks ago. I can't tell you how proud I am to see him persevering in this time. He cares so much for his team, and letting one of them go is so hard for him, but the orders are coming from above.
I told him that I know this is tough, but that I'm proud of how he stepped into this role directly before such a large-scale event and is showing what he's capable of as a leader.
So far, at work (from home), I have updated three of Legacy's web pages to reflect new operating hours and have written yet another press release. Rather than hopping on to write at midnight again, I'm sitting here at 2:30 PM. There is still yet time for things to change. I am currently waiting on a call from the Transgender Education Network of Texas, in which we will discuss mental health for the LGBTQ+ community during this time. I will produce a blog for Legacy's website from this conversation.
As I write, Alfre has sent me a text that his company's two largest clients are scheduling a meeting with them. He believes they will be shutting down restaurants and pulling advertisements, and he's worried about what that means for job security.