Putting the words “Jewish” and “business” in the same article is bound to get some comments. Of course, we as a people have a reputation for being very savvy in the career world. But sometimes life is not that simple, and we are forced to face a dreadful loss: the closing of a business.
I know a little something about this. I have worked for two businesses which eventually closed. The first one, a small coffee shop, and the second, a furniture store. In both situations, the loss was not just financial, but the loss of a dream, the loss of a sense of identity, the loss of the owner’s purpose.
Business owners are not the only ones effected by a company closing. Of course, workers lose their job: but also, the people who sold products to that company, the people who provided services like cleaning or temporary help. When someone falls, we [Read more…]