“It’s much better to work: staying within four walls, it kills!”
She who circulates in transport, goes to private individuals, says she is not afraid. At least not for her. “I’m afraid for others, she indicates. I turned down a couple because they are still 83 years old and they are more vulnerable than me. So I quit. “
Not easy to give up when she receives 900 to 1,200 euros per month for a rent of 600 euros in her apartment in Aubervilliers. And the Covid-19 has revealed the role of each and everyone. “We help relieve all this pressure during this period”, insists Farouzia *, who wants to keep her smile and her sense of hospitality at the checkout of the Parisian supermarket where she works.
“And yet it’s scary. We don’t know when we’re going to catch the disease and we come every day with fear in our stomachs.”
The first weeks of the epidemic, she and her colleagues had to work without a mask, for lack of one. “In the cash register, generally, it is practically all women, who stayed, who worked courageously. Until they fell ill one after the other.” Farouzia herself fell ill at the end of March. Since then, protections and masks have arrived. But even today, this mother limits cuddles to her two children when she returns home. For a year, she has been managing. Like the others, she said: “I find that women are always strong. I’m not saying that men are not strong, eh! But we faced, and even if there are problems in front, we have to go. “
As the world celebrates International Women’s Rights Day, Karima, like Farouzia, would like to see the recognition and thanks come to fruition. Karima wants to ask for a raise from the manager of the company that employs her. Farouzia is indignant against his management which modulated the Covid-19 bonus according to the hours of presence, including for those who fell ill and who touched less.
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