the plague

employers are sick of the pandemic, and employees are paying the price

Four months into the pandemic in the U.S., employers increasingly are bringing employees back to the office, whether they want to return or not. And they aren’t making those decisions based on any public health milestones; rather, it appears to stem from plain old pandemic fatigue. Employers seem to be embracing the same magical thinking […]

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is my boss taking advantage of the pandemic?

A reader writes: I work for a small company (less than 25 staff). Like many companies, they slashed everyone’s salary by 30% at the beginning of this pandemic and laid off a few people. They’ve said that hopefully get things back to normal as soon as possible, and our pays would return to normal. A […]

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my coworker knowingly exposed me to COVID-19

A reader writes: I found out yesterday that the person who shares a desk cluster with me, who works five feet from me, tested positive for COVID-19. The thing that really pisses me off about it is that “Stacy” was very clearly showing symptoms and lying to everyone about it for the past two weeks, […]

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my delivery people aren’t following safety precautions

A reader writes: Throughout this pandemic, I’ve been relying on deliveries so that I can stay at home and help flatten the curve in my community. I’m so grateful to all the people who are working as delivery people to make this possible! But I’ve had several instances where my delivery person acted in a […]

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my office is reopening and I don’t feel safe going back

A reader writes: I’ve been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic, and my job, in general, has been understanding. They’ve been communicating to us that there isn’t a “hard date” that we’re expected back in the office, but recently they completely flipped that stance and now expect us all back at the […]

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