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COVID-19 Student Interviews - McGee, Brittany

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

 

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creator
Zaelke, Caroline
McGee, Brittany
date
2020-09-17T14:15:26Z
2020-09-17T14:15:26Z
2020-07-07
2020-09-17 (issued)
description
Brittany McGee is the Owner and Head Chef of The Humble Bee Shoppe and Bakery in Winston-Salem. McGee's situation as a local business owner is unique because she does not have other full-time employees besides herself, so she did not have to worry about paying salaries. In this interview, she discusses "pivoting" her business model to include online preordering and delivery and notes that her business model continues to change as the customers' needs do. She reflects on how her long-term plans for her business have changed, how she's been able to get in touch with her intuition and values, and how the pandemic has given her the opportunity to rest and then become more creative. Although, as an incredibly small establishment, it is difficult for her to comment on support from the local government, she notes gratitude for the local business community in Winston-Salem and how many of them have collaborated together and helped one another during the outbreak. She seeks to embrace the perspective of a job as a "service," rather than "work."
format
audio/mp5
Oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/97010
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Office of Civic and Community Engagement (RG22.6)
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subject
Coronavirus infections--History--Sources
COVID-19 (Disease)--History--Sources
Wake Forest University--History--Sources
COVID-19 Student Interviews
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Winston-Salem (N.C)
Small business
Bakers and bakeries
title
COVID-19 Student Interviews - McGee, Brittany
type
Sound

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