Heroes on the front line: Wendy Fubler, Rebecca Burgess
While most of us are safe at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, essential workers put their lives at risk to keep Bermuda going.
The Royal Gazette salutes these selfless men and women in hospitals, supermarkets, delivery vans, gas stations and other key services with our new series
国语高清videossexotvTwo pharmacy cashiers put their money where their mouth is every day as they step up to their cash tills despite the risk of Covid-19.
Wendy Fubler and Rebecca Burgess, cashiers and merchandisers at the Phoenix Stores, said they were on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus.
国语高清videossexotvDespite the risks involved, the two staff members at the Reid Street, Hamilton, store insisted they took great pleasure from giving an essential service to the public when needed most.
国语高清videossexotvMrs Fubler said: “All pharmacies are required to be open and it feels special because I’m giving back to my community by risking my life to be at work to serve the public.
国语高清videossexotv“I love helping out my community. I have always looked out for others. It’s in my nature I guess.”
国语高清videossexotvThe mother of two added that she had to be extra careful because, as an asthmatic, she is in a high-risk group.
Mrs Fubler explained: “I’m taking all the proper precautions and my doctor’s orders. I take my vitamins, eat better and exercise.”
国语高清videossexotvMrs Burgess said: “We are all at risk, but take proper precautions and do what is required of us as the frontline workers — wear masks, gloves and practise social-distancing.
国语高清videossexotv“I wash my hands and use hand sanitiser and I’m constantly wiping down the counters and making customers sanitise.”
国语高清videossexotvMrs Fubler added that the praise that she and her co workers get from the public for sticking to their vital jobs was inspiring.
She said: “We get a good bit of support from customers that are truly concerned for us. They tell us all the time.
国语高清videossexotv“People inspire us and show us their true concern by giving us positive energy daily, which reminds us why we come to work and it helps us push on through.”
However, she added that not all customers were prepared to stick to the strict Covid-19 pandemic regulations.
国语高清videossexotvMrs Burgess said: “The sad thing is, we get a good number of customers that surely don’t want to abide by the rules.
“They come in knowing that they have to wear a mask and have an attitude as soon as you say anything to them.”
Mrs Fubler added: “We as frontline essential workers go through so much more that people won’t believe and I’m representing all of them.
“I have seen so many times where we are trying to help or explain things to people and they curse us out.
国语高清videossexotv“We do not go to work for people to be rude, disrespectful and to be verbally abused.
国语高清videossexotv“There is not a day that goes by when this doesn’t happen to any one of us.”
国语高清videossexotvMrs Fubler said: “We take it. But at the end of the day it isn’t right.”
Mrs Fubler said members of the public should do whatever is needed to combat the spread of Covid-19.
She added: “We are all in this pandemic together, so let’s just follow the guidelines by protecting ourselves and doing what’s required.
Mrs Fubler told the country: “Bermuda, stay safe and if you have to go out, wear a mask and be nice and respectful to all essential workers.
“It is not easy, but we do it.”
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