Losing your job through no fault of your own because a company has decided to close the location you work at or downsize its workforce to the right size can be a difficult thing. It can be even more confusing and difficult when it comes unexpectedly. So this gesture by GUESA USA, posted on Facebook, although seemingly small, could mean a big deal for the former employees and their families of Golden Corral in Sedalia.
When it comes to losing your job through no fault of your own, I know exactly how it feels. I work in radio and unfortunately the radio business has consolidated, merged, contracted and embraced new technology that has been making the industry a job loss for the last 20 or so years. So I’ve been part of these right-sized corporate layoffs, and it’s just a really shitty feeling to have a job one day and be out of a job the next.
How you pay your rent or mortgage, put food on the table, fill up your car, pay your bills all suddenly becomes a big problem. It can be difficult to find normality in those first few days. So I think this gesture from GUESA USA Investments, although seemingly a small gesture, is really a big deal.
GUESA USA is offering free meals to former employees of Sedalia’s Golden Corral and their families at their Sedalia Steak ‘N Shake or Dairy Queen restaurants from now through September 30, 2022.
The post to former employees of Golden Corral reads: “The GUESA family of companies would like to extend its condolences to all the hard-working people who have suddenly been forced to lose their jobs.” Until September 30, it offers former employees and their families every day a free meal in one of the GUESA restaurants here in Sedalia and concludes with it. “We understand how hard it can be to focus on yourself and your family while also worrying about today’s meal. Let us take that burden off you, at least for a while. We’re hoping for just a little bit of light in these times.”
It’s hard to provide for yourself and your family while worrying about all that comes with losing your job. Being able to take the family to Steak ‘N Shake or Dairy Queen and enjoy a meal together without worrying about how much it costs, or leaving GUESA USA to worry about looking around over the next few days Taking care of one of your family meals might just be the break you need to invest a few bucks on another immediate need. Or the bit of light that GUESA USA talks about in its message to the former employees of Golden Corral.
The GUESA USA Investments offer is valid from today through September 30, 2022. Proof of employment at Sedalia’s Golden Corral is required and GUESA USA encourages you to visit a manager on your first visit for full details of the offer.
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