Car enthusiast and Victoria Court CEO Angie King has announced that she has to close some branches and let go of employees due to the affliction coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has given.
At the moment, accommodation facilities are only allowed to cater guests who have specific reasons. This includes stranded passengers, health workers, frontliners, repatriated OFWs, etc.
In a video sent to employees, King addressed Victoria Court’s crisis as well as the “life-changing decision” she has come to.
Below is her statement:
“To my dearest employees, it deeply saddens me to have to record this video. As many of you know by now, we are facing unprecedented times in this world. This COVID virus has really decimated all facets of life. As much as I have been trying to extend a helping hand to each and every one of you over these past few months. It is with a heavy heart that I now have to make a life-changing decision that will affect us all.
Over the next few weeks, I don’t think that hotel and motel operations will be able to produce the same results as how we used to. It is time that we face the facts and be honest, and try to prepare for what’s coming. Even though we have been accepting OFWs, BPOs, and maritime crew. It is still not enough for the business to sustain itself, and take care of all of us. We all have to go into survival mode. It is better for us to prepare for this now, rather than ignore it.
Over the next few weeks, we will be preparing your retirement and retrenchment packages, so that you will have some funds to survive over the next few months. Please don’t think that we have come to this decision lightly. It was a great difficulty. I want to let you know that we value, all your hard work and loyalty, that you have given during my management. And I really wish there was another way to go about this.
For now, I have to advise you to please look for another job to support yourself and your family during these tough times. And when the business does reopen again, you’ll be the first ones that we call back. I want to say please, stay safe, stay healthy, stay hopeful. I want to wish everyone the best of luck. This is your CEO signing out.”
Despite losing a source of income, the employees have expressed that they understand the situation given that they have observed themselves how the number of customers have dropped amid the pandemic.
Aside from being part of the Victoria Court family business, King is also famous for being a gearhead. She knows a thing or two about the automobile industry and can maneuver them impressively.
Photo Source: Instagram/angiemeadking