Coffee shop anxiety

I sometimes work at a coffee shop for family friends on the weekends. I worked this past Sunday to help out over worked owners and staff. A lot of the other staff members have decided not to come into work because they are too afraid of getting sick and not being able to support their family. I am usually a really friendly and happy person, always focused on customer service. But I found myself really anxious the entire shift and I felt angry at customers for coming in. This anxiety lingered with me for several days to the point where I had to lay in bed for the entire next day. Thank you to every single service worker right now. I hope that there is mental health support specifically for service workers right now.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 10, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Friends and family, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Other
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: --
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: Fear