287: Backed Into A Corner

287: Backed Into A Corner

Apr 15, 2005
Stories about people who end up making choices they'd rather not make, when their options begin to run out. Sometimes this works out great; sometimes not so great.
  • Dawna Lentz was a new employee at Quiznos sub shop in Seattle when the franchise owners just gave up. They stopped buying supplies, stopped answering their phones. Soon, the restaurant began running out of staple ingredients, like cold cuts and bread. But Dawna needed the job. So she paid the other employees out of the cash register, and started scrounging to keep the place open. Shirleen Holt, a reporter for the Seattle Times, tells the story of how Dawna managed to stay afloat. (17 minutes)Food/Drinks/CookingJobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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