While most of the country is chilling out at home during this social distancing phase, the “essential” workers of America are out risking it all on the daily to continue keeping our society stable (or something like that).
While we should be giving big thanks to those that are continuing to go out and work hard for us despite the pandemic, all of us stuck at home could only wish to be in their shoes and make some money again. Don’t worry, though, because as sweet as it may seem to be one of the “essentials,” a lot of them sure wish they were out of their shoes and in their homes, too.
While we may be jealous of each other’s “essential” or “non-essential” status and stressed out by the Rona, we should at least search for something to unite around and laugh our problems away together to. Luckily, there’s memes for that.
If you enjoyed the comedy of the quarantine memes, sit back and enjoy the best “essential worker” memes on the internet right now!
1. How TF Are You An Essential Worker?!
Ice cream mascots just might be the most essential workers we have out here. Don’t even start to question their importance to society!
The government really sat in their meeting and said, “you know what, people like barbers aren’t at all important to the public. What this country really needs to maintain its infrastructure are some damn restaurant mascots!”
For real though, this essential worker meme is a perfect example of just how non-essential some of the so called “essentials” look while they’re at work.
2. My Name Is Essential, And You Are?
Essential workers are kind of like the star bellied Sneetches from that Dr. Suess book. Hear me out.
A handful of essential workers and the entire US government sure seem to believe that the “essentials” are the best and most important people in America. Anything from a bonus in pay to a simple document deeming them an “essential worker” is the star on their bellies that certifies them as a hero to us all.
Just look at Spongebob flaunt his badge of honor in this essential worker meme. He’s important, he’s special, and he wants you to know all about it.
3. Wait A Minute…?
Man, oh man, the benefits of being an “essential worker” are just too real.
Some of us are receiving bonuses for our heroic efforts to keep our world spinning.
Others are seeing a temporary raise in their wage for risking it all during a pandemic to put in hours on the job.
The essentials that are most special, however, they get something greater than all of that: a document with their name on it stating that they are indeed an “essential worker.”
Do you know how one-of-a-kind you have to be to get your very own letter of essential certification?
4. Essential Workers Are F**king Legends
Alright, this essential worker meme is hands down my most favorite on the list because it’s the flex of all flexes.
This is what every “essential worker” is going to get to tell their kids and their kid’s kids several years down the line. When they’re all in school researching the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 they’re going to come to them asking what it was like and what they did.
And they’ll say they still went to work like G’s cause they were f**king essential.
Their kids will forever revere them as a f**king legend after that story.
5. Its Just A Fever, Bro
Most of us normal, “non-essential” citizens take our temperatures and can read off numbers on the thermometer to determine whether or not we have a fever.
This essential worker meme shows the results that every “essential worker” get whenever they’re checking their temp.
6. Rule Books For Essential Businesses Are Becoming Outdated By The Hour
Essential businesses are having to drastically change the way they operate from a sanitary standpoint during the coronavirus epidemic.
No face-to-face contact, no physical contact, having to wash your hands every so often, having to wash frequently touched surfaces or touch points every so often.
Seemingly every day a new rule is introduced and the rule book of yesterday becomes outdated. By later in the afternoon, a new policy will be in place and new guidelines will have to be discussed with the employees. Rules and company policies are changing so rapidly essential workers don’t even know what a normal day on the job is anymore.
This essential worker meme wonderfully illustrates the chaos they’re all going through.
7. Essential Workers Are Just So Special
Essential workers just have a special glow. The sun shines bright on them while the storm clouds dump raindrops over our non-essential heads.
Being called essential is going to be one of the greatest compliments you can ever receive moving forward, mark my words.
8. Because We Needed At Least One Office Meme
If you’re significant other isn’t an essential worker and has to sit at home all day while you’re out taking the risk to rake in the dough, don’t give them such a hard time about it.
I mean, it’s not their fault that they aren’t specially qualified to work during a global emergency like you are. Cut them some slack.
9. Just A Friendly Reminder Of How TF You Are An Essential Worker
Look, we’ve already addressed the reason why America needs ice cream mascots to keep the country’s wheels churning on during the shutdown. No one else can play the role of a Culver’s ice cream cone like you can, my essential friend. You were born to save the world in this costume.
10. We Know You’re Jealous
Anyone who has ever gone to work has wanted to go home the from very minute they walk through the door to clock in. Just imagine how the essential workers feel knowing all the non-essentials get to rest and relax at home for a few weeks more.
To all of the essential workers out there powering through this difficult time, we thank you and salute you. From all the doctors to the all the ice cream mascots and everyone in between, you have no idea how much you all mean to us!