Low Wages, Cut Hours, Few Benefits: The Lopsided Rewards For Doing “Essential Work”
“The take-home pay is completely ludicrous for what we do.”
New from me: The scant rewards for being an essential worker during coronavirus. Many of them already earned close to minimum wage before the pandemic; now they’re also dealing with slashed hours as businesses wrestle with lockdowns.
The pandemic has served as another reminder that many of the workers who are most essential to our everyday lives are also paid the least