I am extremely fortunate in the fact that I've been working from home during this Covid crisis. The company I work for (April 1st marked the start of year 18!) represents manufacturers that provide products to many hardware retail chains. So, while not on the font lines working in the actual store, my job is still a part of an "essential" sector.
I know several people personally who aren't as fortunate. I've done my best to reach out to each of them and offer any help and/or support I can. The same goes for anyone else online whom I happen to come across.
To someone who's unemployed or on furlough right now, I understand that they could think "It's easy for you to say such-and-such. YOU have a job!"
But lately, I've also had people actually berate me because I'm employed right now. And it's frustrating me. I'm becoming hesitant to reach out/respond. It's gotten to the point that when I do, I usually say something like: "I'm still employed at the moment and so I know it seems easy for me to say..."
I feel more and more I have to defend the fact I'm still employed. Is anyone else experiencing this?
All the best everyone...