Tuesday, August 03, 2021

"Living on the Brink": A family deals with sudden career destruction by the pandemic lockdowns


Davenport IA 1940s 

Living on the Brink: One Family’s Struggle to Survive the Pandemic” from the Washington Post, 13 minutes, Jan. 4, 2021.

This is a white couple with one son and a house in Arlington VA.  The husband worked as a stage hand, but that career disappeared in a blink with the lockdowns in 2020. The family will sell the house for cash and move closer to family near Chicago.  He will work as a carpenter again.  They will start over.

She has been working selling real estate for some commission income. She says "I could see this happen because of terrorism or cancer, but not for a virus." 

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