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Real life accounts from Arizonans working for the minimum wage and without paid sick leave.
He decided to ignore the doctor’s orders and went right back to work.
“It was always either paying bills, rent, or buying food.”
“I was stressed throughout my entire college experience, and at times worried more about paying my bills than my grades.”
“If you call in sick, you don’t have enough money for rent”
"You’re always tired, always stressed, thinking, 'if I don’t work, what will I do?'"
Her employer repeatedly said, with regard to the injury, “This is your problem; this is not my problem. I pay you to work.”
The day after Maria was released from the hospital, she worked an 11-hour day. She had a fever later that night.
"The first day of work after the surgery I was very tired and fatigued but I had no choice—I needed to go back to work, I needed that pay check at the end of the week."