My work was shut down because of covid-19 a few days ago. I, like many others cannot access centerlink because the site is overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of unemployed workers. The bar I work at has promised to subsidise my wage ontop of centerlink earnings, but with a crashed system theres no telling when I can lodge a claim. They are also a small buisness and will struggle to fulfill their promise while closed and without immediate support from the government. Everything is very up in air at the moment, my housing, my income and ultimately my saftey. It’s a strange time to be alive at the moment and I hope these stories shed some light on communities that are feeling the strain of an already malnourished industry. For those who deal with food and beverage handling, the irony is not lost on us. Thankyou hospo voice for providing us a platform to share our stories.