This Week's Common Courtesy TV This Week: Ever been
blindsided by a business closure? Ever felt the frustration
of being left in the lurch, with little warning or compensation?
On this episode of Common Courtesy TV, we walk with LaQuana
Santiago, a singer and former employee of Zoie's, a once-thriving
business in St. Petersburg, FL, that closed its doors unexpectedly.
Together, we unravel his experiences, the low points, his resilience,
and the lessons learned from the abrupt end of Zoie's.
Cast your mind to the moment you find out your source of livelihood
is being pulled out from under your feet, without warning. LaQuana
felt this sting firsthand, and he paints a vivid picture of
the emotional turmoil, the financial anxiety, and the harsh
reality many employees face when businesses fold up abruptly.
We delve into the nuances of the distressing impact on his colleagues,
their collective anger at the lack of warning, the final paychecks,
and the insincere consolation prizes. The conversation captures
the ripple effect these closures have on the community, emphasizing
the importance of businesses providing their employees adequate
notice and pay.
But we're not all gloom and doom. LaQuana's journey didn't end
with Zoie's. He took his misfortune, turned it on its head,
and built something incredible. His resilience shines through
as he shares about his new food venture, Qlicious. From
soul foods to carnival foods, he's got it all cooking. This
episode is a poignant testament to the resilience of the human
spirit. It's a must-listen for anyone dealing with the aftermath
of business closures and looking for inspiration on how to bounce