The Northerner

A grocery deliverer’s first-hand experience with COVID-19

Corinne Byrne works for Shipt, a food delivery service.

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

It’s interesting that the very jobs many consider to be worthless are the ones that are deemed essential during a pandemic. The countless times I’ve overheard people demean employees at Walmart, McDonald’s, anywhere where a college degree isn’t necessary to be employed didn’t prepare me fo...

‘Scared and tired’: My story of working during a pandemic

Noël Waltz works at a grocery store.

Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor

May 8, 2020

It was my first day back to work after NKU moved to virtual courses and the quarantine was announced. A woman with neatly styled brown hair and a pearl bracelet comes through my check out line. I scan her groceries and, expectedly she asks, “How are you?”  It felt strange hearing such a familiar phra...

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