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  • Jun 24, 2020 01:48 PM
    Last: 1yr
    I don't understand how they expect a "return to work" check is supposed to help those of us who were forced to work our " essential" jobs through this pandemic at reduced hours. Because we're still employed, we didn't qualify for unemployment, we haven't been handed unemployment benefits PLUS $600 each WEEK. We put ours and our families health and lives at risk daily so that goods and services would be readily available, however, got NOTHING extra or any help for doing so. My employer offered us a $300 bonus for working through the pandemic....and they taxed it. So I recieved and extra $168 once. So basically they paid the cost of my health insurance for ONE pay period. Thank you. But now instead of helping us all out, they want the second package to basically offer a check for people who go back to work only? How in tf does that help the rest of us get caught back up on our feet? Because the people who are getting rewarded for"returning" to work have had time to rest and haven't had to worry about commuting to work, or coming in contact with an infected person or dealt with any of the stressors us "essentials" have. But they get extra??? We don't? The government has failed me if this goes through like this and I don't know that I can continue to be proud to be an american anymore....