Serena Marie was one of over three million Americans who filed for unemployment the week of March 15.
She was laid off from two jobs in the food and beverage industry in one day as part of closures mandated by the government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many people who were laid off, her prospects for employment in the near future are slim, as businesses remain shuttered for an unspecified period of time.
Facing down potentially months of bills with no income, Marie turned to her landlord to see if she could negotiate rent.
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On March 15th, 2020, I lost both of my jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
I was a bartender and server at two different restaurants in New York City and live off of a tipped minimum wage. Like thousands of others in the service industry, my jobs were eliminated as the city began to shut down amid a surging public health crisis.
When I began to hear about the virus, how quickly it spread, and the level of panic it was causing, I knew that it was going to affect business. At the beginning of that week, the business closures in Brooklyn …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life