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"I'm waiting for the gendarmes": this shopkeeper refuses to draw the curtain with the reconfinement

2020-10-30T15:03:17.457Z

On this first day of reconfinement, Tiffany Toumi, beautician in the Bouches-du-Rhône, chose to maintain her activity, however “no.



She is ready to pay a fine and even "waits for the gendarmes".

Tiffany Toumi, beautician in the Bouches-du-Rhône, has decided to defy the ban and the closure imposed on “non-essential” businesses for four weeks, starting this Friday.

"We allow very large companies to operate with cases of Covid-19 and I, who am very small, who receive by appointment one client at a time, who have no cases among my employees, should I close?

What's the point?

»Thundered the young business manager.

At 32, Tiffany Toumi is the head of two beauty institutes, which have six beauticians, including her: in La Roque d'Antheron, for five years, and in Senas for two years in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

"The state has mismanaged the crisis and it would be up to us to pay?"

“In the coming weeks, people will start working from home, sometimes in an undeclared manner, and recover customers while I am closed, annoys the young woman.

There is no control.

"

She was able to rehire three people after the first confinement and succeeded in repaying her state guaranteed loan of 45,000 euros, but now fears seeing all her efforts reduced to nothing.

“I worked six days a week all summer, without seeing my children, to try to catch up with my number, she blurted out bitterly.

Who tells us that the closure will be limited to fifteen days or a month?

December is my biggest month of the year.

“She has also just ordered Christmas boxes and Advent calendars for several thousand euros that she does not know how to spend.

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"The state has mismanaged the crisis and it would be up to us to pay?

I do not agree, points the beautician.

What I am asking for is that small businesses with fewer than five employees, which are not clusters, can remain open.

Left to close on Saturdays or at 5 p.m.

"

On her two institutes despite a beautiful summer, Tiffany Toumi is 35% behind in her activity compared to 2019. In addition to her rents at 700 euros and insurance at 240 euros, she reimburses a loan of 1000 euros by months for the purchase of a machine and works.

If she admits that the cancellation of her salary and employer charges has "done her good", the business manager cannot imagine dropping her children off at nursery and school on Monday and then returning home.

“I refuse to close a month, she pleads.

Or we are given more money: 3000 euros in aid instead of the 1500 euros for the spring.

"

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