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2021-06-23 4:09:08 PM  
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2021-06-23 4:30:21 PM  
Well there was that religious guy who told us the vax issue would clear out the stupid
 
2021-06-23 4:40:07 PM  
Same thing is about to happen where I work.  These are people that have been "mandated" to have flu shots, TB tests, etc once a year for a long while but suddenly this is a bridge too far for them?
 
2021-06-23 4:40:12 PM  
Those same 153 employees were part of a class action lawsuit they realized they didn't have a chance in hell of winning.

The hospital wasted no time telling them get the vaccine, quit or be fired after it was dismissed.
 
2021-06-23 4:56:34 PM  

HallsOfMandos: Same thing is about to happen where I work.  These are people that have been "mandated" to have flu shots, TB tests, etc once a year for a long while but suddenly this is a bridge too far for them?


There is a technicality at play. TECHNICALLY the covid vaccine is not "approved". It was an emergency measure.

It's stupid, but it's the fig leaf the antivaxxers use to sound SLIGHTLY less stupid.
 
2021-06-23 5:12:40 PM  
Oh calm down.  It's not like they work in a Florida IT department.
 
2021-06-23 5:13:52 PM  

hardinparamedic: Those same 153 employees were part of a class action lawsuit they realized they didn't have a chance in hell of winning.

The hospital wasted no time telling them get the vaccine, quit or be fired after it was dismissed.


Also it's in a "rIgHt To WoRk" State.  Too bad.  So sad.
 
2021-06-23 5:14:51 PM  
Sounds like a great opportunity for someone who wants to get into the health care industry. Open positions anybody?
 
2021-06-23 5:14:54 PM  
Stigginat to the Libs by not getting stiggened? That don't make no sense.
 
2021-06-23 5:15:29 PM  
Houston has the largest med center in the world so this is a tiny amount to discuss.

Still its amazing that 150 people would willingly lose their jobs just to suck Trumps lumpy cock.

I think its hee-haw-larious that these yokels keep punching themselves in the face to please their master while he lounges in his mansion and doesnt even notice them.
 
2021-06-23 5:17:11 PM  
Well, that's an easy screening for competency...
 
2021-06-23 5:17:52 PM  

dothemath: I think its hee-haw-larious that these yokels keep punching themselves in the face to please their master while he lounges in his mansion and doesnt even notice them.


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"come on back ya'll"
 
2021-06-23 5:18:11 PM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Sounds like a great opportunity for someone who wants to get into the health care industry. Open positions anybody?


That's like seeing all the help wanted signs at a restaurant. You start to wonder why there is never a glut of applications.

But Houston does pay more than nowhere Wisconsin clinic, so I may be wrong about this particular hospital.
 
2021-06-23 5:18:14 PM  
They'll find jobs quickly. There's always some poorly run nursing home somewhere willing to take a hospital's nurse rejects.
 
2021-06-23 5:18:28 PM  
That sounds like a place that's hiring if anyone needs a job in that line of work and is vaccinated.
 
2021-06-23 5:19:01 PM  

wildsnowllama: Also it's in a "rIgHt To WoRk" State.  Too bad.  So sad.


I can only hope that, at some point during this, they realized the leopards had eaten their faces.
 
2021-06-23 5:19:01 PM  
I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.
 
2021-06-23 5:19:05 PM  
Take that, libby libs!
 
2021-06-23 5:20:40 PM  
Pull their farking licenses
 
2021-06-23 5:20:41 PM  
This kind of thing might be the ONLY ray of hope today, given the UN climate report leak. I mean ... what are we at in terms of percentages? A good 20-30% who just outright refuse to get vaccinated? Maybe the delta variant wipes 'em all out and the rest of us will have an easier time doing what needs to be done.
 
2021-06-23 5:20:52 PM  
This is unfortunate in that the medical system seems to be constantly understaffed. Hopefully these are the same staff who unplug ventilators to charge their iPhone.
 
2021-06-23 5:20:54 PM  

Heamer: I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.


RainDawg: Take that, libby libs!



Ill get the lights.
 
2021-06-23 5:22:28 PM  
In the words of the people that used my tanking powers on a few MMOS...

KTHXBYE
 
2021-06-23 5:22:34 PM  
[finding out intensifies...]
 
2021-06-23 5:22:38 PM  
The comment section is all just "this is bad because the vaccine is experimental". So that must be the Fox News talking point as of late.
 
2021-06-23 5:23:27 PM  

SpectroBoy: HallsOfMandos: Same thing is about to happen where I work.  These are people that have been "mandated" to have flu shots, TB tests, etc once a year for a long while but suddenly this is a bridge too far for them?

There is a technicality at play. TECHNICALLY the covid vaccine is not "approved". It was an emergency measure.

It's stupid, but it's the fig leaf the antivaxxers use to sound SLIGHTLY less stupid.


I went ahead and got it as soon as I was able to.  An mRNA vaccine's unintended consequences, and the long-term COVID fallout, are both unknowns.  But I'd rather take my chances with the mRNA than the COVID.

And considering we aren't testing for long-haul covid and children can't get the mRNA vaccines, there's no way hospital staff should be getting away with refusing the vaccine.  Go do something else for a living.
 
2021-06-23 5:24:27 PM  

Farkenhostile: That sounds like a place that's hiring if anyone needs a job in that line of work and is vaccinated.


The article said they have 25,000 employees. When your workforce is that large, you are ALWAYS hiring.
 
2021-06-23 5:24:47 PM  

kmgenesis23: This kind of thing might be the ONLY ray of hope today, given the UN climate report leak. I mean ... what are we at in terms of percentages? A good 20-30% who just outright refuse to get vaccinated? Maybe the delta variant wipes 'em all out and the rest of us will have an easier time doing what needs to be done.


the % vaccinated number is going to go up

one way or another
 
2021-06-23 5:27:12 PM  

Heamer: I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.


I know more than a few Trump haters that refuse to get vaccinated.  Sure, it's most Trump folks that are against the vaccine but stupidity is far from limited to Team Red.
 
2021-06-23 5:27:16 PM  

Heamer: I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.


I can promise you it was not 150 doctors.  Techs and nurses use their facebook accounts to help each other dodge the system and feel superior, so they seem like an elite group.  The critical thinking skills required for big decision making during heart surgery, for example, are not there.
 
2021-06-23 5:27:55 PM  

SpectroBoy: HallsOfMandos: Same thing is about to happen where I work.  These are people that have been "mandated" to have flu shots, TB tests, etc once a year for a long while but suddenly this is a bridge too far for them?

There is a technicality at play. TECHNICALLY the covid vaccine is not "approved". It was an emergency measure.

It's stupid, but it's the fig leaf the antivaxxers use to sound SLIGHTLY less stupid.


You mean the fig leaf they use to try to sound less stupid, yeah?
 
2021-06-23 5:29:21 PM  

wildsnowllama: hardinparamedic: Those same 153 employees were part of a class action lawsuit they realized they didn't have a chance in hell of winning.

The hospital wasted no time telling them get the vaccine, quit or be fired after it was dismissed.

Also it's in a "rIgHt To WoRk" State.  Too bad.  So sad.


If they had a union they could have bargained with the employer lmao.  Conservatives are so fark kking  dumb
 
2021-06-23 5:29:51 PM  

beakerxf: They'll find jobs quickly. There's always some poorly run nursing home somewhere willing to take a hospital's nurse rejects.


and not to mention all those new "urgent care" places that have been opening up like weeds on the side of the road...
 
2021-06-23 5:30:47 PM  

Heamer: I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.


Not all systems require continuing medical education. Even if they do require it, there's shoddy continuing medical education companies that will give you an hour's credit for spending 5 minutes reading a lame ass article.

I worked for a large physician group and some were better at keeping up on their education. The owners would weed out the lazy, intellectually incurious doctors, but with one year contracts it'd take a while. Plus, sometimes a warm body is needed to fill a hospital shift....
 
2021-06-23 5:31:21 PM  
To the 153 hospital employees who put their own selfish asses over their patients' health and safety
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2021-06-23 5:31:58 PM  

kmgenesis23: This kind of thing might be the ONLY ray of hope today, given the UN climate report leak. I mean ... what are we at in terms of percentages? A good 20-30% who just outright refuse to get vaccinated? Maybe the delta variant wipes 'em all out and the rest of us will have an easier time doing what needs to be done.


That's a 20-30% reduction in carbon emissions!
 
2021-06-23 5:32:31 PM  

SpectroBoy: HallsOfMandos: Same thing is about to happen where I work.  These are people that have been "mandated" to have flu shots, TB tests, etc once a year for a long while but suddenly this is a bridge too far for them?

There is a technicality at play. TECHNICALLY the covid vaccine is not "approved". It was an emergency measure.

It's stupid, but it's the fig leaf the antivaxxers use to sound SLIGHTLY less stupid.


If only they could have voted in their own self interest for legislators who would do something about at will employment laws.

But that's ok. I'm sure they can feed their families on the stigginit platform they did vote for.
 
2021-06-23 5:32:51 PM  
The Catholic hospital will hire them.
 
2021-06-23 5:33:55 PM  

dothemath: Houston has the largest med center in the world so this is a tiny amount to discuss.

Still its amazing that 150 people would willingly lose their jobs just to suck Trumps lumpy cock.

I think its hee-haw-larious that these yokels keep punching themselves in the face to please their master while he lounges in his mansion and doesnt even notice them.


25,000. They have 25,000 employees. They just lost less than 1% of their workforce. That's nothing, and if anything I'm betting they rest of em are glad they expose themselves and got the fark out of there.
 
2021-06-23 5:33:57 PM  

Resin33: Farkenhostile: That sounds like a place that's hiring if anyone needs a job in that line of work and is vaccinated.

The article said they have 25,000 employees. When your workforce is that large, you are ALWAYS hiring.


Mainland China factories had an ongoing 30% employee turnover rate (and it approached 50% immediately following every Chinese New Year) when I was there a few years ago...and that was pre-COVID. Those were the busiest HR departments I've ever seen in my life!
 
2021-06-23 5:35:15 PM  
In the U.S. don't they get money if you fire them?   Wouldn't it be better to put them on a hiatus of some sort?
 
2021-06-23 5:35:37 PM  

Resin33: The comment section is all just "this is bad because the vaccine is experimental". So that must be the Fox News talking point as of late.


It's been a fairly popular talking point for several months.  However, until recently there were more popular talking points that consistently overshadowed it.

I guess the whole "shedding spike proteins" talking point didn't work out as well as they'd hoped.
 
2021-06-23 5:36:03 PM  

nanim: In the U.S. don't they get money if you fire them?   Wouldn't it be better to put them on a hiatus of some sort?


Nope. Employers are not required to give severance. They can just show you the door.
 
2021-06-23 5:36:47 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I know more than a few Trump haters that refuse to get vaccinated.  Sure, it's most Trump folks that are against the vaccine but stupidity is far from limited to Team Red.


I never specified a particular political affiliation in my post.
 
2021-06-23 5:37:12 PM  

Heamer: I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people in the healthcare industry, with access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, are refusing to get vaccinated.

Viruses don't care how you vote.


It's mostly CNA and support staff.  One of the other articles mentioned that less then 5% of those in the initial suspension were RN or DR.

Someone I know was fired as check in clerk at a chemotherapy center for refusing to keep her mask on back in November.
 
2021-06-23 5:37:35 PM  

foo monkey: kmgenesis23: This kind of thing might be the ONLY ray of hope today, given the UN climate report leak. I mean ... what are we at in terms of percentages? A good 20-30% who just outright refuse to get vaccinated? Maybe the delta variant wipes 'em all out and the rest of us will have an easier time doing what needs to be done.

That's a 20-30% reduction in carbon emissions!


Eventually, yes, but you may have a short-term increase in carbon emissions as you dispose of the bodies.
 
2021-06-23 5:37:56 PM  

foo monkey: kmgenesis23: This kind of thing might be the ONLY ray of hope today, given the UN climate report leak. I mean ... what are we at in terms of percentages? A good 20-30% who just outright refuse to get vaccinated? Maybe the delta variant wipes 'em all out and the rest of us will have an easier time doing what needs to be done.

That's a 20-30% reduction in carbon emissions!


These are the same people who "roll coal" so the percentage is higher
 
2021-06-23 5:38:03 PM  
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2021-06-23 5:38:03 PM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Sounds like a great opportunity for someone who wants to get into the health care industry. Open positions anybody?


As we get more folks vax'd I'm sure hospitals will become less (fewer?) busy. Administrators will have no problems reverting back to their pre covid under staffing ways.
 
2021-06-23 5:40:27 PM  

nanim: In the U.S. don't they get money if you fire them?   Wouldn't it be better to put them on a hiatus of some sort?


You don't get paid when you get fired
 
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