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Tue Sep 7, 2021, 01:35 PM

Its working folks

Slowly, but surely. I had two adult grandchildren who refused vaccination even though other family members were vulnerable. Today, I learned they both got their first shot! Why? Because they'd lose their jobs!!!!! Getting people in their pocketbooks is working. Yea!

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Reply Its working folks (Original post)
snowybirdie Sep 7 OP
Budi Sep 7 #1
SheltieLover Sep 7 #2
redstatebluegirl Sep 7 #3
Roc2020 Sep 8 #36
littlemissmartypants Sep 7 #4
KS Toronado Sep 7 #5
Captain Zero Sep 8 #29
MOMFUDSKI Sep 7 #6
Lonestarblue Sep 7 #7
patricia92243 Sep 7 #8
soldierant Sep 7 #9
Scottie Mom Sep 7 #10
mrsadm Sep 7 #15
calimary Sep 7 #11
DownriverDem Sep 7 #12
Maru Kitteh Sep 7 #13
FakeNoose Sep 7 #14
2Gingersnaps Sep 8 #37
yourmovemonkey Sep 7 #16
DownriverDem Sep 7 #21
ShazzieB Sep 7 #17
progressoid Sep 7 #18
snowybirdie Sep 7 #19
Rhiannon12866 Sep 7 #27
Farmer-Rick Sep 7 #20
Rebl2 Sep 7 #26
Farmer-Rick Sep 8 #31
halfulglas Sep 8 #33
lindysalsagal Sep 7 #22
Lasher Sep 7 #23
Cha Sep 7 #24
OldBaldy1701E Sep 7 #25
TexasBushwhacker Sep 7 #28
Celerity Sep 8 #30
bullwinkle428 Sep 8 #32
LaMouffette Sep 8 #34
BlueIdaho Sep 8 #35

Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 01:36 PM

1. K & R "one small step for man..." Congrats on the Leap!!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 01:47 PM

2. Yaaaaaay!

So glad to hear!



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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 01:55 PM

3. Employers requiring it is the silver bullet.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 12:37 PM

36. yeah. Should not have to take

losing a job or money to do the sensible thing though.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 02:20 PM

4. Excellent news, snowybirdie! "Softly, softly catchee monkey." ❤

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 02:23 PM

5. Any time you hit someone in their pocketbook, they'll pay attention.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 02:44 AM

29. Have a relative who's company offered $50 for vax

All employees started turning in their vax cards, or going out to get their vax.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 02:38 PM

6. A friend's daughter works

for a cruise line designing the ships. Makes big bucks. Anti-vax all the way until they said time to start working at the office again and, oh by the way, you WILL be vaxxed or you can walk. She RAN to get her first vax. lol SIMPLE

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 02:39 PM

7. Another doctor in Florida announced that she will no longer see unvaccinated patients in person.

I wish more doctors would do this. And more employers. It’s time to reward backward thinking and political actions of refusing to get vaccinated with more consequences. And no religious exceptions—this is a public health crisis causing death.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 02:57 PM

8. No jab, no job will get it done.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:05 PM

9. While I'm delighted they got vaccinated,

the story still reminds me of the dude whose wife got lung caner from his second hand smoke...but he didn't quit smoking...until the dog got lung cancer.

If I were one of those vulnerable family members ....

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:05 PM

10. This weekend, I had company from Las Vegas.

The wife is fully vaccinated. The husband is not. The husband is black. This couple are long time friends and in their early 50s -- I'm old enough to be the mother of either or both of them.

Well, husband and I had a long talk -- and he and I discussed the medical experiments that had been done on blacks and other persons of color. I told him he meant so much to me -- and their daughter is expecting their second grandbaby in a few months. We kept talking and...

Well, he is getting vaccinated!!!!!!!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:07 PM

15. You helped him change his mind, good for you!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:21 PM

11. Some good news! I'll take every bit of it that I can get!

Thanks, snowybirdie! Stuff like this is what helps me make it through glum times.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:23 PM

12. Yep

Losing your job is all that seems to work. Also businesses not letting you in works too.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:25 PM

13. How fucking sad is it that we've raised generations who care only for themselves?

So, saving YOU from exposure was not enough to concern them, but a stupid paycheck? Something literally expendable that comes and goes throughout one's life? CAN'T BE MISSING A SINGLE DOLLAR OF THAT!

I would refuse to see the little self-absorbed little shits, myself.


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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 03:27 PM

14. Yes I've been saying this since summer started

It has to be the employers that drive it - get the vaccine or you're laid off. Don't bother applying here for a job unless you're already vaccinated. There has to be insurance liability if nothing else. What company wants to take the risk of their employees infecting customers or even other employees?



I'm glad to hear that your grandchildren are doing it.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:31 PM

37. Delta Airlines is asking

for something like a $200 fee for anti-vaxxers for their insurance and a weekly Covid test. The insurance charge is a great idea, imagine the tab for a hospital stay!! Talk about hitting the most vulnerable!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:11 PM

16. I have a coworker who's decided to quit over the company's new policy

He's young, so he'll probably be fine. Un-vaccinated employees are required to be tested weekly now in our onsite clinic, and mask policies are being strictly enforced again. Our company's in house health clinic was also administering the vaccine. It was convenient, easy, and free.
I just don't understand it. In every other way he's an exceptional worker. He's motivated, smart and super nice.
But if you bring up Covid with him, he just starts parroting all of the conspiracy BS... and freedumb.

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Response to yourmovemonkey (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 05:45 PM

21. Our local weatherman

quit because of the vaccine mandate. He and the other news readers were working from home. Rather than come back to the studio he quit. His name is Ben Bailey. He'd been at WDIV 7 years.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:22 PM

17. Fantastic!

it's wonderful to see this working so well!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:24 PM

18. Yep

My nephew and his wife weren't vaxed but wife had to get the shot to save her job...as a NURSE!

So my nephew is also getting vaxed.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:37 PM

19. My granddaughter is also a nurse!

She and several colleagues had a huge FB argument with me saying they'd never get the shot! That was three weeks ago. Ha!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 07:55 PM

27. That's also happening at the local hospital here in New York, employees have to the end of the month

I have 2 friends who work there, one in the ER with psych patients and the other in the office - and they were both vaccinated last January, had to drive an hour downstate to a major hospital to get the Pfizer since the vaccine was not yet available locally - and anyone willing to do that was given a $100 bonus for their trouble.

But I know an older gentleman (mid 80s) who I see at local meetings. He said he wasn't getting vaccinated since his daughter who is a nurse wasn't getting it and he gets her medical advice from her! He said she'd sooner quit her job - well now she'll have no choice.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 04:52 PM

20. Well, we'll see

My stepdaughter and her husband (with 3 young girls) are rabid anti-vaxxers. They don't even get their girls their MMR.

The hubby makes good money at an on-line company. He doesn't do the computer stuff, he's more administrative. He is threatening to quit because they are going back into the office and require Covid-19 vaccines of all their in-office employees.

We'll see what happens......

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 07:18 PM

26. Hope they saved

a lot of money and can find health insurance.
Maybe insurance companies should require a person to get the Covid vaccine to get the health insurance a person is trying to buy.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:19 AM

31. Good point

It's easy for them to be anti-vaxxers their parents got the adults in that family all their shots. Except Covid of course.

It's only the children who are suffering from their stand. So far they have been lucky and have avoided all those diseases they have failed to vaccinate their kids for. So far they have had no consequences for their stupid ideas. I hope it's not the kids who will pay the price.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:55 AM

33. Insurance coverage should also be part of the equation.

Back in the '80s we were visiting friends in Germany and the arguments for laws requiring seat belts were being initiated here. Our German friends said that wasn't a problem there because the insurance companies there denied coverage (or at least paid less) for accidents if you didn't use your seat belts. I don't remember if that was just the coverage for the medical portion or what, but the financial consequences were still a driver there.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 06:01 PM

22. The class clown can't be seen as complying: he needs an excuse

She won't let me go out at recess, so I had to stop goofing. I had no choice.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 06:23 PM

23. This is the way I had it figured.

Get the shot or get out.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 07:03 PM

24. KR!!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 07:17 PM

25. At this point

I will take whatever works. Having said that, the thought that it was the threat of losing money as the deciding factor for any percentage of the population to do something so simple that will save the lives of the vast majority of the population (and was free to have done to boot) makes me want to puke. A lot.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:25 PM

28. Gym Jordan said vaccine mandates were "un-American"

Of course, your boss requiring you to do shit you don't want to do is as American as apple pie.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 03:18 AM

30. Gym Jordan is a serial rapist-enabling piece of dogshit, and an insurrectionist traitor

so there is that too

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:32 AM

32. I'm absolutely pissed off, as my employer (a huge multi-national that everyone

here would be familiar with) refuses to mandate vaccination for employees. We were given a $100 incentive this past spring to get vaccinated (which didn't affect me one bit, but was still happy to take the money), but beyond that, they're not doing squat to promote the idea.

Just a couple of weeks ago they shared some statistics in an online meeting. The current vaccination rate amongst employees is only 33%. Atrocious, as far as I'm concerned. The North American HQ is based in a state with one of the worst rates in the country. I guess they're just totally terrified that too many people would be willing to leave the company over this, but given what kind of judgment these kinds of people clearly have, they are the ones who shouldn't be making crucial decisions affecting the future of this company.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:45 AM

34. Meanwhile, here in Montana, Gov. Greg I-Body-Slammed-a-Reporter Gianforte has made it illegal

for employers, public or private, to require that their employees be vaccinated. Even hospitals!

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/montana-state-ban-vaccine-requirements-employees-79561146

HELENA, Mont. -- While many large companies across the U.S. have announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for their employees to return to work in-person, there is one state where such requirements are banned: Montana.

Under a new law passed by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature earlier this year, requiring vaccines as a condition for employment is deemed “discrimination” and a violation of the state’s human rights laws.


Personally, I feel like I'm being "discriminated against" for wanting to stay alive and healthy. And it scares me because this law will encourage anti-vaxxer crazies to move to Montana.

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #34)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 11:12 AM

35. See you in court assholes.

Funny how the GQP hates big government until they really want to flex their totalitarian muscles.

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