I got the call shortly after finishing my casual shift where I was told that for the forseeable future I won’t have any shifts beginning immediately. They don’t know how long, and they don’t know if they’ll recover from the bills they’ll continue to pay while we’re closed.
As a casual worker I don’t have access to sick pay or time in lieu. I have worked the same roster for nearly 6 months, and picked up extra shifts frequently and as often as I could.
Living paycheck to paycheck I don’t know how I’m going to afford my medications in a few weeks let alone the doctor’s appointments.