How I Get By
How I Get By: One Weekend at the Mall During an Eerily Quiet Holiday Season
"Maybe if you're worried about social distancing, you shouldn't be out shopping at the mall."
How I Get By: One Weekend as a Professional Santa in a Pandemic
This year, 47-year-old 'Santa Bryan' is keeping kids at a safe distance with the help of plexiglass barriers and lots of cleaning spray.
How I Get By: Three Days as an ER Vet During the Pandemic
"We don't like separating these babies from their parents, but I’ve seen some unintended benefits; one is people aren’t as upset about wait times."
How I Get By: Four Days in the Life of a Nursing Home Aide During COVID-19
One woman recounts swimming upstream against an irregular work schedule and uncaring bosses while doing laundry for the elderly amid COVID-19.
3 Days as an Indoor Server at a Private Social Club in NYC
Pushy guests, itchy masks, and acting dreams collide for one man waiting tables in Manhattan.
How I Get By: Four Days as an IRL Teacher During COVID
A third grade teacher puts on a brave face for her students—and resents the system putting her health at risk.
How I Get By: Five Days As a Cannabis Distributor During COVID
From Paris Hilton’s birthday party to anonymous dispensary runs.
I See Some of NYC's Sickest COVID Patients. This Is What My Day Is Like
When you’re not there, it’s hard to understand the difference between “we’re doing everything we can and it’s not working,” and “we’re giving up.”
'It's Pretty Scary': A Day in the Life of a Medical Weed Delivery Guy
"We were keeping track of which counties coronavirus was in, so we could make decisions about where not to stop for gas."
How I Get By: A Day in the Life of a Delivery Guy During Coronavirus Panic
"I thought I'd be getting fat-ass tips. I'm not getting fat-ass tips."
How I Get By: A Month in the Life of a Walmart Employee
A Walmart cashier talks about managing work and multiple health problems while trying to get around without a car.
How I Get By: Two Weeks in the Life of a Target Employee
The 23-year-old is trying to be responsible. During the last semester, he worked nights five days a week at Target. On his days off, he went to class.