My store is a danger. First, we are in a state that requires everyone to wear facemasks, esp employees. But hardly any of them do. They take them right off as soon as they go into the training room, or as soon as their shift ends, or if there are no customers in the department will take their masks off. Actually, they don’t even care if there’s customers or not they just keep them around the neck like a necklace. Don’t they understand that they can get it from anyone that just because you’re an employee doesn’t mean that you’re immune? You’re more likely to infect each other than anyone else. None of the managers wear a mask, it’s usually around their necks too. Its embarrassing. They all talk loudly, and cough and sneeze openly. I’m afraid for myself. Even more afraid for one of my coworkers who survived cancer last year.
Second, is how much is broken. All of our equipment is just beat up and barely working, lightbulbs out everywhere including in the parking lot, top stock that is a disaster. A lot of people keep saying stuff but nothing seems to be happening.
Third, that’s how filthy everything is. The dust is as bad as it’s ever been, they always send the oldest and most fragile person in to clean the bathrooms, the break room is just a disgusting pigsty all the time. And nobody is sanitizing anything at all. Even if we wanted to, how could we with that stuff that eats through everything? That’s got to be dangerous too.
So it’s just getting to the point where I and many other associates feel completely unsafe and disgusted, and no matter what we say nothing gets done and when we do say anything, there’s a lot of retaliation.
I can’t quit this job because of the pandemic and an uncertain future. But I don’t wanna die because of this job either. What should I do?