I'm an essential worker. I interact and cash out 10k people a year. I'm swimming in Covid-19 germs at my cash register eight hours a day, four days a week. I cash out 25 customers per hour, not including additional members of said customers. That's a shiteload of people. Knock on wood I've not gotten sick.
My company is a private company and refuses to enforce the mask mandate and enforce social distancing from their employees and customers in the store and in my line. It's basically a free for all. I'm surprised I've not contracted the virus already. If I do I'm suing the heck out of my employer and I won't be the only one.
Unless you give local authorities permission to fine customers or fine people who flaunt the law by not wearing a mask nor social distancing (while shopping in stores) the mask mandate is USELESS. It's a waste of my time as an essential worker. Unless you force companies like the one I work for to refuse service to people for not wearing a mask, you're NOT protecting the most vulnerable and you really could care less about workers like me.
Please don't loose your nerve on this issue. It's no different than when we were trying to get people to wear a seatbelt in cars and motor vehicles. They came up with a slogan that said "Click it or Ticket" here in NC. My slogan would be, "Mask it, cover it, but don't leave it bare."
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