The so called 'essential workers' have been some of the hardest hit by the virus. I have basically stayed at home for most of the time.Last year I was a fit and fairly healthy (at least to my knowledge) 37 year old, I wasn’t even visiting supermarkets, let alone work at them.
I have sold a ton of gearMy accountant suggested I apply for unemployment because I could. I did look into it, but it was a pain.
It's a very American attitude, this moral resentment that working people aren't working hard enough for you.
As someone married to a hospital worker who has worked pretty much nonstop over the past 18 months under very risky conditions, I'd say that resentment in the US has many facets and layers right now.
Jeez you guys. Hope everyone's handling it OK. Hospital staff need to get veteran's benefits when this is all over.My partner is an ICU nurse and has been at the sharp end of Covid since day one, 1.5 years ago now.
It is very tough on many levels (physical and mental). The only resentment she has is towards the steady stream of unvaccinated patients (mostly middle aged men) who keep coming through the door.
Do you think it's because society in general sees these groups as being used to struggling financially/ not having a stable income at the best of times and therefore don't require the support that "normal" workers do? (Not saying I agree with this- just asking a genuine question).But then so can furloughed office workers and car assembly plant workers. They all got financial support. Why self employed actors, musicians, guitar techs, and lighting company workers were deemed less worthy I don't know.
I would think that the majority of public assumes all musicians live in mansions and drive exotic cars. That's what gets projected anymore as "made it". I dont think the majority has any idea that being a musician doesnt necessarily mean financial stability. I also dont think they have any idea how many working musicians there really are.Do you think it's because society in general sees these groups as being used to struggling financially