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Every day, Sekure’s team speaks to thousands of American small business owners, and each day, our team shares sometimes touching, sometimes witty, and often memorable anecdotes and experiences they have had with the men and women we at Sekure are proud to support.
As the owner of a cat with a chronic illness, I am no stranger to my veterinarian. We were lucky that throughout the pandemic Big Moose, my cat, did not have any serious flare up of his illness. That said, I still got to see how our vet practice navigated lockdown measures while still providing necessary care, medicine, and products to their clients every time I had to head to the clinic to buy Big Moose’s specially prescribed food. It was clear during those interactions that the pandemic has not impacted the dedication these professionals have to their career, as well as to their clients and their owners.
With the Delta variant throwing a wrench into reopening plans, it looks like “back to normal” and “back to the office” won’t be happening any time soon. So we thought we’d throw together some stats on remote work so you can take the pulse of employee sentiment in the U.S. (and impress your colleagues at the water cooler, of course). Here we go.
The hospitality industry has been facing huge challenges since the beginning of the pandemic. While restaurants relied on curbside pickup and delivery, the extended duration of lockdown measures threatened the survival of many small and medium-sized restaurants. The loss of revenue and the decrease in staff available-- and wanting-- to work have forced many restaurants to scale back their service hours or close their doors permanently.
About a year ago, the switch broke on my desk lamp. I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but the top half of the casing cracked off, exposing all the components inside. I discovered that I could still make the lamp work by turning the dial, and using a hair clip to manually connect the two metal parts to complete the electrical circuit – voila! Let there be light!