While it seems like everyone in the world is getting the fricking Coronavirus these days, it also looks as though nobody is getting regular old coughs and colds. As a matter of fact, so few people are coming down with those thanks to all the masks and the distancing and the not being around people that a lozenge factory on Prince Edward Island just laid off 30 workers. Talk about a no win situation. You can either lose your job because everyone is sick, or you can lose it because no one is.
“Cold and cough season is almost non-existent this year, which has resulted in a decline of our lozenge business for the first two quarters of 2021,” Scott Spencer, president and chief operating officer of Island Abbey Foods, said in a statement to CBC News.
“While we have seen substantial gains with our digital retail strategy, it does not replace the volume we projected in anticipation of a regular cold and cough season. Therefore, unfortunately, we’ve made the difficult decision to eliminate 30 temporary positions from our production operation.