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Commentary: I didn’t set out to be an essential worker

Usually grocery store workers hear “thank you” after helping someone find those hidden spices or something from the back. Now I’m greeted daily with “Thank you for helping everyone” during the current circumstances.

Essential workers deserve essential pay – every day

As essential grocery workers are spending their time ringing customers up, restocking the shelves and working through this pandemic, many of them have been receiving additional pay – sometimes called “hero pay” – to compensate for the health risks they have had to take on the job over the past weeks. 

AmazonFresh makes grocery shopping easy

People now have another way to buy groceries in the comfort of their own home in some parts of California, thanks to Amazon’s online grocery service AmazonFresh.

TVs weasel in to distract shoppers

Milk, pumpkin pie, paper towels, oranges and batteries mosey down the conveyor belt in the checkout line at Albertsons. Like in a sort of trance, all the shoppers are staring upward.

Customers can’t cope with clueless clerks

A week ago, my mom and I stopped at a small grocery store near my house. We placed the Granny Smith apples, gallons of milk and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (the real purpose of our late night shopping spree) on the conveyor belt and prepared to be ignored by the checker, an increasingly disturbing occurrence at most of these transactions.

Grocery strike ends

Supermarket employees across Southern California, including La Verne locations, went back to work Tuesday following a strike that lasted 141 days, but shoppers might be slow to respond.

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