"Before the pandemic, I had finally balanced my work-life around my passions for music and writing after trying for many years. The pandemic took away my two part-time day jobs, one at a school and one at a chain of daycares (both companies seemed to take advantage of the situation to downsize), and venues stopped hiring musicians because the UCP prohibited singing, claiming it spreads Covid more than speaking, although scientific research suggests otherwise.
I am now a full-time security guard trying to pay off CERB debt, and I teach online atwww.alexandrawriterscentre.org. The bands I play with have shows again, but the lack of work-life balance is exhausting and hard on physical, mental, and emotional health." ~ Laurie Fuhr