I do hope I’m not coming off as not appreciating the hardships of these workers, the ridiculousness of their situation, or being argumentative.
I’m just attempting to add some context. When your earnings are down 50 to 99% it still hurts. Especially for those who are just starting their careers. And perhaps I’m a bit grumpy as a result
Another group to not forget are Nurses. Many work at multiple sites to get hours. With single site restrictions getting shifts is harder (particularly for the junior ones with less seniority). So yes they earn the same per hour, but they are mandated to less opportunities for hours.
Unfortunately while this is hard (not the article case, the ones I am mentioning) for those affected it’s what is necessary for now. And all are just doing their best to keep the system running and keep their patients as healthy as possible. Really a big concern is those patients who are not seeking help for their non COVID problems. They still need care, and it cant always wait indefinitely.
Stay Home. Flatten the curve and let’s all work together to get through this!