UFCW 1006A member Patrick Pilch, who works at No Frills, is one of the winners of our Share Your Pandemic Story contest!
Here is Patrick's story:
"The pandemic has disrupted lives around the country.
Countless restrictions have been put in place, many have lost their jobs, and people have been instructed to change the way they socialize.
This has understandably been devastating to many individuals. As a No Frills worker, I was considered essential, and had to keep working through these unsettled times.
Aside from minor setbacks like supply chain hiccups and social distancing regulations, work has become a place where life still feels normal.
We see our coworkers everyday in person at our store, complete our assigned duties and work together to keep a large store running efficiently. Even though the world and its rules seem to be changing daily, our jobs remain relatively stable.
It is a blessing in disguise that we can retain a sense of normalcy in our lives while others have lost so much over the last year and a half."