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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   402 Washington State transportation workers leaving because of vaccine mandate, although probably not very quickly considering all the ferries out of service   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2021-10-20 2:46:49 PM  
I look forward to reading the eight job postings the WSDOT will use to address those 402 open positions.
 
2021-10-20 2:49:14 PM  
If two more quit, maybe they'll all disappear.
 
2021-10-20 3:00:17 PM  
Run, don't walk, you plague-rattin' pieces of shiat.
 
2021-10-20 3:03:07 PM  
The worst people are leaving, both in performance and personality.

This is a good thing. You'd never get rid of these turds otherwise.
 
2021-10-20 3:03:49 PM  
I'm glad they're in favor of keeping the plague rates away from the public.
 
2021-10-20 3:04:21 PM  
Job creators out here creating jobs for people who aren't farkwits.  Good on ya, job creators.
 
2021-10-20 3:04:31 PM  
Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!
 
2021-10-20 3:06:17 PM  
Well, don't let the turnstile hit you in the ass on the way out.
 
2021-10-20 3:06:30 PM  

Miss Stein: I look forward to reading the eight job postings the WSDOT will use to address those 402 open positions.


I have a friend whose apartment number is 404. I make a "I couldn't find your place" joke basically every time I go to see him. I don't think he finds it funny. I don't care.
 
2021-10-20 3:07:55 PM  

waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!


So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.
 
2021-10-20 3:08:20 PM  
A quick Google suggests that Washington State DOT employs over 6,800 people. 402 is a little under 6%.

Interesting how our supposedly "liberal media" keeps running these kinds of stories without providing any context as to just how few people are really a problem.

So just keep in mind, we're actually talking about a small number of people, some of which are retirements. That's not really out of line with annual turnover - and is much lower than annual turnover for many organizations. WAY lower than the turnover for most companies I've worked for.

By the time all is said and done many of those 402 will end up vaccinated and not fired. And a few will yeet themselves into worse jobs and some of those will yeet themselves right into the grave.

They're dead ends. Human skin tags, and we're better off without them.
 
2021-10-20 3:10:22 PM  
Good, so many job for quality decent people are opening up.
Thanks, free market!
 
2021-10-20 3:11:17 PM  

Miss Stein: I look forward to reading the eight job postings the WSDOT will use to address those 402 open positions.


Why would they need more than 1 for each type of job?
 
2021-10-20 3:15:28 PM  

waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.


Wax, you talking to yourself again?
 
2021-10-20 3:18:46 PM  
More than 400 state transportation workers are leaving their jobs

Wake me up when we get to "have left".
 
2021-10-20 3:19:09 PM  
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2021-10-20 3:19:20 PM  

waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.


Wow. Got love law and order types who don't actually respect power or the law. Clearly the law is for everyone else. I hope this ends this they are any different that the criminals they see as animals.  JFC
 
2021-10-20 3:19:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: By the time all is said and done many of those 402 will end up vaccinated and not fired


Are you seeing something different from what TFA said, because TFA describes these people as separated already.
 
2021-10-20 3:21:36 PM  
I like how the article undermines its position at the end
 
2021-10-20 3:22:14 PM  

mongbiohazard: A quick Google suggests that Washington State DOT employs over 6,800 people. 402 is a little under 6%.

Interesting how our supposedly "liberal media" keeps running these kinds of stories without providing any context as to just how few people are really a problem.

So just keep in mind, we're actually talking about a small number of people, some of which are retirements. That's not really out of line with annual turnover - and is much lower than annual turnover for many organizations. WAY lower than the turnover for most companies I've worked for.

By the time all is said and done many of those 402 will end up vaccinated and not fired. And a few will yeet themselves into worse jobs and some of those will yeet themselves right into the grave.

They're dead ends. Human skin tags, and we're better off without them.


😆 🤣 😂  yeah let's focus on how media sensational.  🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 not the we should no long act so high and mighty over criminals. This pandemic proves people obey until they disagree.  Not because their different.
JFC.
 
2021-10-20 3:22:15 PM  
The intent was to provide a more consistent level of service after weeks of unplanned sailing cancelations for the lack of crew.

Wait, ferries have sails now?
 
2021-10-20 3:22:15 PM  
Funny how it was ok when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers. I don't recall planes falling out of the sky in the turbulence wake of that event.
 
2021-10-20 3:22:56 PM  

waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!


You don't want them to "explain"...trust me.

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2021-10-20 3:23:52 PM  

fuzzybacchus: waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.

Wax, you talking to yourself again?


? I know who I am.
Too many people don't.  They think their upright citizens.  I call bull
 
2021-10-20 3:23:54 PM  

waxbeans: waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.

Wow. Got love law and order types who don't actually respect power or the law. Clearly the law is for everyone else. I hope this ends this they are any different that the criminals they see as animals.  JFC


Wat.
Are you having a discussion with yourself?
 
2021-10-20 3:25:15 PM  

guestguy: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

You don't want them to "explain"...trust me.

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2021-10-20 3:25:42 PM  

pdieten: mongbiohazard: By the time all is said and done many of those 402 will end up vaccinated and not fired

Are you seeing something different from what TFA said, because TFA describes these people as separated already.


Sorry, you're correct. The article was worded a little confusing - first said they were leaving, then a few sentences later said they already left.

My point remains, this is less than 6%. That's just..... turnover.
 
2021-10-20 3:26:15 PM  

patrick767: waxbeans: waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.

Wow. Got love law and order types who don't actually respect power or the law. Clearly the law is for everyone else. I hope this ends this they are any different that the criminals they see as animals.  JFC

Wat.
Are you having a discussion with yourself?


Not. At. All. Otherwise aren't you too?
 
2021-10-20 3:26:33 PM  

patrick767: waxbeans: waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.

Wow. Got love law and order types who don't actually respect power or the law. Clearly the law is for everyone else. I hope this ends this they are any different that the criminals they see as animals.  JFC

Wat.
Are you having a discussion with yourself?


Forgot to log into his alt
 
2021-10-20 3:27:12 PM  
Good. Good day, sir. Good riddance to you. Good bye. Nobody cares about you, you failures to society!
 
2021-10-20 3:29:07 PM  

encephlavator: Funny how it was ok when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers. I don't recall planes falling out of the sky in the turbulence wake of that event.


They brought in military ATC to fill in until the new crop were trained.
 
2021-10-20 3:29:41 PM  
I just don't get it.. These are the same people who have no issue with going to a Rite Aide and getting a flu shot by some minimum wage worker. And flu shots are mandatory at a lot of jobs.

But add "COVID" to it.. OMGZ MAH RIGHTZ!@@
 
2021-10-20 3:30:34 PM  
Wait until they start getting overdue/ final notice letters in their mailboxes.
 
2021-10-20 3:31:24 PM  

mongbiohazard: A quick Google suggests that Washington State DOT employs over 6,800 people. 402 is a little under 6%.

Interesting how our supposedly "liberal media" keeps running these kinds of stories without providing any context as to just how few people are really a problem.

So just keep in mind, we're actually talking about a small number of people, some of which are retirements. That's not really out of line with annual turnover - and is much lower than annual turnover for many organizations. WAY lower than the turnover for most companies I've worked for.

By the time all is said and done many of those 402 will end up vaccinated and not fired. And a few will yeet themselves into worse jobs and some of those will yeet themselves right into the grave.

They're dead ends. Human skin tags, and we're better off without them.


The media gets more engagement from more sensational stories, so stuff that implies that the vaccine mandates have gutted an entire workforce gets pushed over the raw facts showing that most people choose to get vaccinated and the ones that leave are a small fraction of the overall number that work there, added bonus of ignoring that some of the people leaving were retiring anyway.
 
2021-10-20 3:32:46 PM  
And nothing of value was lost
 
2021-10-20 3:36:07 PM  

Circusdog320: Wait until they start getting overdue/ final notice letters in their mailboxes.


That's gonna be 402 payment required warnings.
 
2021-10-20 3:37:17 PM  

Rucker10: The worst people are leaving, both in performance and personality.

This is a good thing. You'd never get rid of these turds otherwise.


Interviewer:  So, Mr. FreedomLoveGunFrenchFries, why did you leave your previous position as a (checks notes) Ferry Boat Captain?

Mr. FLGFF:  Muh freedoms were being impacted by an unlawful order by an illegitimate president!

Interviewer:  Thank you for your time.  The position has been filled.  Please don't apply here again.
 
2021-10-20 3:38:22 PM  
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2021-10-20 3:38:59 PM  

styckx: I just don't get it.. These are the same people who have no issue with going to a Rite Aide and getting a flu shot by some minimum wage worker. And flu shots are mandatory at a lot of jobs.

But add "COVID" to it.. OMGZ MAH RIGHTZ!@@


I doubt these clowns get flu shots either.  After all, they all have FUNCTIONING IMMUNE SYSTEMZ!!!1!!
 
2021-10-20 3:40:05 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: encephlavator: Funny how it was ok when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers. I don't recall planes falling out of the sky in the turbulence wake of that event.

They brought in military ATC to fill in until the new crop were trained.


Which was all part of the plan.   The idea was to see if people would accept union busting.  They did, and the rest is history.
 
2021-10-20 3:41:36 PM  
402 out of how many total employees.  That doesn't sound like a large number for a state DOT.
 
2021-10-20 3:41:50 PM  

styckx: I just don't get it.. These are the same people who have no issue with going to a Rite Aide and getting a flu shot by some minimum wage worker. And flu shots are mandatory at a lot of jobs.

But add "COVID" to it.. OMGZ MAH RIGHTZ!@@


Facebook is the gangster movie of the 2020s.
People are getting the worst take.
 
2021-10-20 3:42:21 PM  

encephlavator: Funny how it was ok when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers. I don't recall planes falling out of the sky in the turbulence wake of that event


The strike and fallout thereof were disruptive. Kind of like how this ferry staffing issue is disruptive and not reliably being able to get service at restaurants is disruptive. That kind of thing will keep happening. The public reaction to it will determine how this moves forward. I'd be less worried but I don't always see where 21st century USA has much patience for inconvenience.
 
2021-10-20 3:43:12 PM  

Great_Milenko: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: encephlavator: Funny how it was ok when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers. I don't recall planes falling out of the sky in the turbulence wake of that event.

They brought in military ATC to fill in until the new crop were trained.

Which was all part of the plan.   The idea was to see if people would accept union busting.  They did, and the rest is history.


It had nothing to do with Union busting.  The ATC union actually supported Reagan in his bid for presidency.  Reagan was upholding federal law.
 
2021-10-20 3:43:31 PM  

Great_Milenko: styckx: I just don't get it.. These are the same people who have no issue with going to a Rite Aide and getting a flu shot by some minimum wage worker. And flu shots are mandatory at a lot of jobs.

But add "COVID" to it.. OMGZ MAH RIGHTZ!@@

I doubt these clowns get flu shots either.  After all, they all have FUNCTIONING IMMUNE SYSTEMZ!!!1!!


FWIW. I'm 44 and never had a flu shot. There is actual science behind your immune system gaining tolerance to the flu. I've also never had the flu.

COVID though. I had my two shots in January and got my 3rd shot booster a month ago. I typically don't enjoy the risk of having an ET tube shoved down my airway and a machine to keep me alive.

To each their own I guess.
 
2021-10-20 3:46:57 PM  

waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!


I know people that believe that everyone that's vaccinated will be dead within 5 years.  When I ask for sources on this information I get links to Facebook groups and Youtube channels.
 
2021-10-20 3:48:46 PM  

austerity101: Miss Stein: I look forward to reading the eight job postings the WSDOT will use to address those 402 open positions.

I have a friend whose apartment number is 404. I make a "I couldn't find your place" joke basically every time I go to see him. I don't think he finds it funny. I don't care.


Sounds like his sense of humor has something in common with his apartment number.
 
2021-10-20 3:49:49 PM  

waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!


oppositional defiance disorder

aka

childishness
 
2021-10-20 3:51:28 PM  

fuzzybacchus: waxbeans: waxbeans: Wait. This is bizarre.  People would not stay home during the pandemic because "money". But they will loss money to avoid vaccination. What in the actual fark. Explain yourselfs mother farkers!

So respecting law and authority is something you tell OTHERS to obey. But you active crap on? Well. I hope you this voids your standing.  Just stfu for the rest of time. Jfc.

Wax, you talking to yourself again?


😆😜🤔🤭🤫👨👩👧👧👨👨👦👨👧
 
2021-10-20 3:53:56 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It had nothing to do with Union busting.  The ATC union actually supported Reagan in his bid for presidency.  Reagan was upholding federal law.


lol... it wasn't about union busting? hahahahahahahahahaha.... oh wow.

Yes, the strike was illegal, and firing them all was also absolutely about union busting. The right wing line is really that it was just upholding the law and totally not about union busting? Wow. Can I interest you in a great deal on a bridge?

Reagan destroyed the ATC union and his hardball tactics hit business schools soon after. Private businesses were inspired by Reagan to bust unions themselves.
 
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