I’m officially “temporarily laid off”. I’m a bartender/server in NYC. I knew this was going to be a scary time for the service industry, but I am in full panic mode now. #coronavirus #COVIDー19 #SocialDistancing #laidoff
— Heather Polchin (@heatherpolchin) March 15, 2020
As a bartender, I was shocked at the amount of people out and about like nothing was going on. Several older customers came in, shook hands with each other and laughed as if it couldn't happen to them.
— Jeffrey Razler (@FakeJeffRaz) March 15, 2020
I'm feeling terribly jealous of those able to frame self-isolation as a cozy retreat. My husband is a bartender who is going to be out of work soon. I'm going to be trying to singlehandedly support a family of four in New York City as a freelance copywriter. I feel sick.
— Lindsey Trout Hughes (@lindseythughes) March 13, 2020
I’m a bartender here in NYC, and have no idea how I’m going to get by
— tytyistooshort 🌹 (@tytyistooshort) March 16, 2020
Obviously this affects employees beyond NYC given the ban of limiting all restaurants to takeout/delivery enforced today by @NYGovCuomo. As a single mother who works full time as a server&bartender, this news was crushing although necessary. Praying resources are made available. https://t.co/lmuAjCC0NM
— Mary C (@MaryPopsBottles) March 16, 2020
I was a bartender in NYC during 9/11, and I've never forgotten the kindness of the good tipper. We're all ordering our whole lives for delivery in the coming weeks– please be as generous as you can with those folks working these jobs.
— Robin Reed (@rreed) March 16, 2020
as a nyc bartender, i’m glad that bars and restaurants shut down! it was the right thing to do! and i’m also terrified, not sure if my upcoming last paycheck will cover next month’s rent, not sure when i’ll bring in any more money.
— keely (@keelytaylor) March 16, 2020
— hopeful-pilot (@PilotHopeful) March 16, 2020
I’m a bartender in NY. After I get paid for last week, that’s it until we reopen or there’s some kind of service industry relief bill or something.
This is going to suck.
— Steven J. Dermody ❄️ (@StevenJDermody) March 16, 2020
i’m a musicians and can’t play shows anymore because we can’t have gatherings of more than 50 ppl in NY.
i’m a bartender and can’t serve drinks anymore because bars are closed.
i no longer have an income.
any plans for the state to have financial relief for ppl like me?
— phage (@clubmoss) March 16, 2020