As tensions caused by the lockdown fatigue continue to rise, more and more people unleash their frustration on service workers. One of the victims does not wish to stay silent anymore.
Samantha Clark, a retail worker from Modesto, California, has launched a support group on Facebook after being physically abused by a female customer. The woman went to the store during Clark’s shift, looking to buy a specific product that was not in stock. When Clark tried to explain that to the customer, she hit her in the face and stormed off.
“I was shook. I was definitely in shock. I still can’t wrap my mind around that somebody would actually hit me over something like this. It escalated so quickly. It was so fast,” Clark said to Fox Baltimore.
The consequences of the incident were posted on social media by her. Some other shop workers from the different parts of the country notice that and started sharing their stories. It turned out that a lot of shop staff people suffer from the attacks of aggressive customers. So, she created a Facebook page about the topic. This has become a great idea for the mutual support of shop workers during difficult times. The page is popular today, and it grows constantly.
“It’s amazing actually,” said Clark in her Fox interview “I can’t even believe how well we’re all coming together. How understanding [the group members] are. The stories they’re sharing as well. It really makes us feel like we’re part of something here.”
Meanwhile, the Modesto Police Department is looking for the woman who attacked Clark on May 20th.
The police continue to search for the attacker and ask for help in identifying the person on social networks. Anonymity and rewards are guaranteed.