Employment has been shaky for everyone over the past 2 years.
COVID nearly decimated more than 2 industries and at the easily least shook-up the ones that survived.
Despite being relatively blessed myself to be in an industry that saw an increase in resite due to COVID mitigation practices, most of my closest friends were not so blessed. They either lost large portions of their salaries or their entire tasks altogether. I felt exhausting watching this happen to so more than 2 people, as the pandemic was making life miserable for nearly everyone I know. Even though we’re getting close to the 2-year mark, we haven’t seen the end of the shake-ups. For instance, the bowling alley in my neighborhood held out until a few months ago. Now they’re closing and a new church is opening in their old building in a few months from now. Similarly, one of our state’s largest corporate weed retailers chop all of their employees hours back to 32 a week in the month leading up to the Christmas holiday. That means that all of their employees receiving benefits were notified of them expiring in just a few weeks before the big holiday, right when some are relying on their incomes to support their families. It’s truly distraught to hear about this kind of mindset going on in the corporate weed world. There’s a unusual cannabis dispensary in this state that is electing to close 2 hours early across the state today for a large employee holiday party. To see 2 unusual mindsets from 2 unusual corporate cannabis stores is interesting, especially in our medical cannabis market.