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2020-10This picture will forever remind me of the whirlwind that has been 2020 and the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was early spring when COVID-19 became the epicenter of our lives. Almost overnight our political and social routines and our private and public lives were turned around for the sake of the health and security of the world. The suddenness and severity of the pandemic disrupted every facet of daily life. For me, that upset was most noticeable at work. As a Starbucks barista I was considered an essential worker. Business never wavered even as weekly changes to store operations threw everyone, worker and customer alike, for a loop. Our response to the pandemic became a sort of partnership between us and them as we faced the barrage of changes and disruptions to our lives against the familiar and unwavering backdrop of our coffee shop community. A community bound together by the consistency of the want and need for a good cup of coffee and a friendly face. We became baristas on a mission to keep our corner of the world from crumbling. The people in these pictures are my coworkers and my friends. We have all proudly donned the green apron for five or more years. We have helped shape our coffee shop community into what it is and taken the reins to make it the best in can be no matter the chaos that stirs on the outside. Some might say that in our current climate the “measure of a man” comes down to the way in which he or she has handled these unprecedented times. I dare to say that there is a whole lot more to measure when we respond collectively, for the betterment of everyone. It can be big or small, obvious or anonymous, as long as we do it together.
2020-10I started a new job in February 2020. Not even a month later my work life completely changed. I do not know what my workplace is like outside of COVID. Not to mention, I do not know what any of my coworkers look like without a mask on! I sleep all day when I am not at work, which is very unhealthy, and I have little to no human interaction when my work day is over. On the bright side, I did start seeing someone who has changed my life.
2020-08-23This screenshot is a routine "how are you?" text I got from one of my coworkers. She is a mother figure at work, and always made sure to check on me and keep me updated on work drama, updates, and just positive thoughts. She knew I was bored and made it a point to have a conversation with me almost every day. I was so bored because I was a lucky case and barely had any symptoms. I'm a healthy, twenty-two year old who caught it after taking a trip to Iowa to visit some friends. The whole group had it and it varied on the severity, but no one was affected too badly; although, one girl did lose her sense of taste for three weeks. My boyfriend and I were holed up for nearly two and a half weeks, due to waiting for negative test results for job-return purposes. While my boyfriend had symptoms that kept him in bed for a week, I simply lost my taste, had a stuffy nose, and minor body aches. I was very lucky because I could barley tell I was sick, and after 3-4 days everything cleared up except my sense of taste, which lasted a week. I will always be thankful that I didn't experience a bad case and that all my friend were okay after.
2020-09-20Dilbert has been releasing comics throughout the pandemic with most of the characters wearing face masks. This comic is blatantly about them.