A Look Into Our Senior Workforce – Renee Myers


Note: This is the final part of the series.

As we continue to move on day by day throughout this pandemic, many have started to wonder, “When will this end?” That couldn’t be more prevalent, than within our seniors. Memories that can never be regained. Prom, field trips, and induction ceremonies, all gone in the blink of an eye, creating immense amounts of free time to spend with family or on new hobbies, or one would think.

Here at The High Post, we contacted five senior workers who have worked during the pandemic with the same 15 questions. Each student will have their own separate article. Questions range from personal life to job life. As always, thank you to all essential workers. We couldn’t do it without you.

Senior: Renee Myers

Q: Where is your place of employment?

Renee: Burger King.


Q: What is your job title, and what does it entail?

R: Team Leader. I set an example for the regular crew, make sure that everything is getting done, and help the managers keep everything going smoothly during my shift.


Q: How long have you worked there?

R: For about 3 years.


Q: What do you like and dislike about your job?

R: I enjoy the people I work with and the flexible hours however I dislike dealing with rude customers and all the cleaning that needs done every shift.


Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your workplace?

R: For several weeks we were out of many of our items, our hours have changed, customers can no longer eat in, and everyone has to wear masks and gloves at all times.


Q: How has the transition to online classes affected you?

R: It has been a little hard to stay motivated, but overall I’ve enjoyed the family time.


Q: Do you have more free time than you did before? If so, what are you doing for fun?

R: I do have some more freetime. I’ve learned how to do resin art and have spent plenty of time doing color guard.


Q: Did you have to get a different job due to the pandemic?

R: No.


Q: Are you getting more or less hours?

R: I have actually gotten more since I didn’t have to be at school.


Q: How do you feel that the pandemic has prepared you for the future?

R: I feel like the virus has taught me that things are going to be uncontrollable in life, but that’s okay.


Q: Has COVID-19 affected any of your friendships/relationships?

R: I feel like our relationships are still strong and I can’t wait to see them all again.


Q: Have you been required to get tested for COVID-19 by your employer?

R: No, although they check do my temperature every shift.


Q: Do you know/work with anyone who had COVID-19? If so, did it affect your relationship with them in any way?

R: No.


Q: What’s one word of advice you have for future seniors?

R: Don’t procrastinate and don’t take for granted the time you have. You may not have it when you need it


Q: Pineapple on pizza?

R: Unpopular opinion: Definitely.