OK, someone has to say it. How do you feel about other people saying your job is “not essential?” Really?!? Are Nurses, Police, and Microbiologists and Truck Drivers who bring food to the grocery stores the only ones who “Count”?
Lately, if you are not already working in one of those professions, it may seem as if you don’t matter, You are not “essential”. I say that’s wrong.
The world is a better place, for having Nurses, police, etc.—BUT—
Look at the next time your City had elections, and people running for office with commercials on TV—and be Aware—what do 95% of those commercials always make it a point to say?: (wait for it):…..
“Candidate Kathy Johnson is ENDORSED BY:
A) the local School board or teachers union
B) the Firefighters Union
C) the Nurses Union……….and there you have it! Haven’t you already seen this on TV last time? Always the same: Police, Nurses, Teachers, and Firefighters. Gawwwd, yes. As long as we’ve got those under-our-belt it’s as if nooooo one else matters! The rest of you just don’t count, or “measure up”. If you say they don’t really believe that, then I ask: then why make such a big deal out of this or that person having that endorsement to begin with, as if its some Diamond Ace-in-the-Hole card to play?
What about YOU? Are you a waitress? Admin. Assistant? Anything non-medical? Work in the Mall? Bus driver? Work at Staples or Target? Computer repair? Smartphone Salesperson? Furniture Sales? Cook in a restaurant? Don’t YOU matter, too? Did you go to work yesterday? No? Who decided? When will you go back? Who decides?–and will *that* person or persons be dependent on any gov’t check, loan or relief -for themselves?? If you are still waiting to return to work, when will you “Matter” again?
I saw someone carrying a sign on TV that said: Your fear doesn’t stop my Rights!” Amen to that.
We want safety, and we don’t want to be reckless, but we can’t wait around until someone can guarantee perfection, either, which wont happen anyway. We can never completely escape all risk. Life goes on.
The world is a better place by having people who can respond and help during emergencies. God Bless ’em. But they are not the only ones who are “Heroes” -or who matter! People have rights.