Backed into a Corner

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Dawna Lentz was a brand new, part-time employee at a Quiznos in Seattle when things started to fall apart at the franchise. First, the owners skipped town. Then, most of the other fifteen workers quit. With no way to pay anyone, they started running out of ingredients - like bread. Pretty soon Dawna was running the place almost by herself, scavenging to keep the franchise open. She's the one who wrote this sign. This and other stories about what people do when their options start to run out.

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Ira Glass