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What Is It Like To Work At A Supermarket Right Now?

What's it like to work on the front lines during a pandemic?

Most of the world is currently doing the right thing by social distancing, self-isolating, or quarantining themselves because of the coronavirus.


But grocery store employees (and many other people!) don't have that luxury. They're essential workers, making sure the rest of us stay safe and fed. So, if you work at a grocery store, we want to hear from you.

We previously featured real-life pictures and stories from health care workers who are currently on the front lines. This time, we want to highlight the essential workers at supermarkets. Whether you're a cashier, in the warehouse, part of the custodial staff, or someone else in between, we want to see your pictures and hear your stories.

Maybe you have a picture about some of the new precautions your store is taking to make sure everyone stays safe during the pandemic.

Perhaps you have a picture and story about how stressful and chaotic it is to work in the warehouse right now., Twitter: @halfvirginmarry

Has your entire day turned into a back-and-forth of you stocking shelves of toilet paper and hand sanitizer? Or has your store run out of them completely, making your job extra stressful?

Maybe you took a picture that captures how selfish or wild some patrons are being, like this one who decided to panic-buy all of the ground beef in Trader Joe's.

Spencer Althouse

FYI: Panic-buying is the exact opposite of what anyone should be doing right now.

Or maybe you have a picture that shows just how creative you're getting on the job.

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If you work at a market or grocery store, we want to hear from you. Use the dropbox below to upload your pictures and tell us your stories about what it's like to be working during this pandemic.

Your response may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video.