Covid and the Working Class Citizen

These have been the most awkward and challenging months of 2020. While in the middle of a pandemic there are still people risking their lives daily working in various industries that are considered essential to make sure that we have our necessities. Even though  lot of people are quarantining these individuals have never spent a day in quarantine. Have you ever sat and thought of the impact that this experience has on those that have been working since day one?

Everyone’s life has changed and been effected in some way or fashion because of this virus and many are having a hard time mentally getting through because they work but don’t have the normal outlets they were used to. A lot of the after work “go to”s have either been closed because they aren’t essential or have significantly reduced capacity not to mention the risk now that we take in actually going to these places.

So how on earth are they coping with these changes? They have to work because of their obligations to their families and the fear of actually losing what they have obtained over the years. So not only do they have the normal stress of working but the added stress of the precautions they have to take to not catch the virus for fear of missing income necessary for their livelihood.

My heart goes out to them because some have either a very small savings or no savings at all and the money they are making is exhausted on their essentials with almost nothing to spare. These are those that work in grocery stores, manufacturing companies, shipping and receiving companies, and a host of other industries. Life is far from normal for anyone but its stressful on all in so many different ways.

My hope is that you may think of the sacrifice that he/she makes to deliver the service that they deliver to you. We’re all dealing with this pandemic differently and with so many different experiences it’s easy to over look someone elses’ experience. It’s easy to be selfish for fear of exhausting your resources-time, energy, focus-on the things that will leave you completely empty however by changing your perspective of how you see them it’ll help you to see them how God sees them, valuable.




Published by Amber Johnson

I love writing and believe that it's therapeutic to me particularly poetry because I can really play with different techniques. I also love to share inspirational writings including food for thought and just odd ideas in my head but mainly poetry.

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