Mask making pays the rent


(KUSA)  A career switch during a pandemic wasn’t something Robin Mills had in mind, but life can make that decision for you when work stops, and something else pops up.

“Yeah I don’t know,” said Mills about what she would have done without her new job. “So it was kind of a scrambling and then it was like, ‘oh, well this will work.'” 

Mask making has turned into her temporary profession. 

She said it started as a way to help out health care workers, and when more people asked to buy her masks on the online community, NextDoor, Mills began charging $8 for each mask. 

Mills has two part-time jobs, does Tarot card readings and makes jewelry. 

Most of that work went away, and she said she couldn’t get unemployment benefits because of a complication in the automated system and overwhelmed phone lines. 


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