One million people work in "system-relevant" professions throughout Austria. 65% of them are women and most of them are migrants. These are professions with low pay and high psychological and physical stress. Whether elderly care, cashiers, child care, cleaning, or transportation, our system would collapse without these professions. Accordingly, there was much applause at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, their services are not recognized politically or socially, let alone fairly rewarded financially. With the book "Klatschen reicht nicht! – Systemheld*innen im Porträt" Luna Al-Mousli has portrayed, and Clara Berlinski illustrated those people who have been most challenged since the beginning of the pandemic and have now reached the edge of their capacities. They demand fundamental changes, recognition and upgrading: clapping alone is not enough!