my Latin is pretty rusty from high school, but I'd like to translate the phrase "Be grateful you have a job in a pandemic", as it was the feedback we received from my company's recent staff survey. Apologies for the word mangling, I'm guessing its something like

Numquid gratiam laboris pestilentia

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I hope this is sufficient: pestilentia serpente pro labore gratiam habeas 'Be grateful for the toiling while the disease is spreading.'

Hortatory subjunctive and ablative absolute are our friends.

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    Many thanks Tuomo!
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    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 0:16
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