I was a newly casual staff member at a local pub, after leaving a social enterprise hospitality training organisation late last year, my work for five years teaching hospo to indigenous youth, for being burnt out. I was a regular at the pub and they offered reliable shifts, but covid has forced them to shut down. They originally state open but the elderly regulars and family oriented side of the pub made it irresponsible to stay open. They have said we are all rehired as soon as they can open, and have done the best they can, but our jobs are gone and our community is reeling. I can’t pay my rent without income, and I often consider whether it is rent or food.