by Friday at 10:40 am•
We are very grateful to be some of the few to have a job.
The few of us rehired, while grateful, are basically forced to work, because if we refuse the offer of work, we are ineligible for unemployment. We spend many hours in very close proximity to strangers who are not wearing masks and we are going above and beyond cleaning up after you, making sure that everything is sanitized, changing our gloves and washing our hands every 10 minutes so you have the safest visit possible. Going out to eat is not essential, nor is getting out of the house because you're, "so over this virus thing."
We go home every day scared to death that we might have caught it. Can't even imagine how hospital workers feel. We shower immediately when we get home, sanitize keys, phones, doorknobs, everything to try to stay safe. Not because we are doing anything important/ essential. But because you want to hang out with your friends. Many of whom are not in your bubble, which we know because you greet each other with hugs (wtf?!) while exclaiming, "omg, I haven't seen you in so long!"