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Tue Sep 28, 2021, 11:42 PM

North Carolina hospital network fires around 175 staffers for not getting vaccinated

Source: MSN/NBC

A large North Carolina hospital network says that it has fired nearly 200 workers for failing to take a Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr. David H. Priest, chief for safety for Novant Health, said at a Tuesday press briefing that roughly 175 staffers did not comply with their vaccine mandate deadline.

"By doing that, by not getting vaccinated, they voluntarily resign," Priest said.

The departures will not impact staffing at the hospital system of over 35,000 employees, Priest said, because the hospital has been using temporary staff for the duration of the pandemic to make up for shortages from staff falling ill with Covid.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/north-carolina-hospital-network-fires-around-175-staffers-for-not-getting-vaccinated/ar-AAOVUZf



David Priest was quoted as saying they "voluntarily resigned". That they were "fired" was MSN/NBC's wording, from my reading of the article.

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Reply North Carolina hospital network fires around 175 staffers for not getting vaccinated (Original post)
cadoman Sep 28 OP
former9thward Sep 28 #1
ColinC Sep 29 #2
former9thward Sep 29 #3
ColinC Sep 29 #4
samnsara Sep 29 #17
Cryptoad Sep 29 #5
NurseJackie Sep 29 #9
marble falls Oct 1 #19
mwooldri Sep 29 #6
bucolic_frolic Sep 29 #7
marble falls Oct 1 #20
johnthewoodworker Sep 29 #8
NurseJackie Sep 29 #11
The Jungle 1 Sep 29 #10
Farmer-Rick Sep 29 #12
Random Boomer Sep 29 #15
Farmer-Rick Sep 29 #18
marble falls Oct 1 #21
twodogsbarking Sep 29 #13
yaesu Sep 29 #14
Paladin Sep 29 #16

Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 11:50 PM

1. Priest is a member of management.

He is using the term "voluntarily resigned" in an attempt to contest unemployment. It won't work. They were fired.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:02 AM

2. Still, I think being fired for not vaxxing is an automatic disqualification from UI

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Response to ColinC (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:08 AM

3. Totally depends on the state.

Some states yes, some states no. There have been no rulings yet.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:13 AM

4. North Carolina says no, apparently.

ABC11 reached out to the North Carolina Division of Employment Security Commission (DES) on how it is handling claims involving the COVID-19 vaccine and received the following response:

"People who are fired or quit their jobs because they refuse to follow their employer's vaccine requirement should not expect to receive unemployment benefits. Every claim is different, and the Division of Employment Security determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis by considering the facts and circumstances of the claim."


https://abc11.com/covid-vaccine-unemployment-mandate-19/10940880/

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Response to ColinC (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 01:12 PM

17. it is here in our state

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:49 AM

5. They were not "fired"

they had to resign,,,,, funny how teh M$M always word so as put the Liberal in a bad light.........

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:11 AM

9. I don't see either as being negative. Honestly... FIRING them outright is a big positive (IMHO.)

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:25 AM

19. I agree, call it what anyone wants to call it: fired, resigned etc, they had to go.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 03:59 AM

6. And those 175 staffers will have a hard time getting a similar job elsewhere..

I don't know of any health provider of any significant size (in NC) that doesn't have a vaccine requirement. Cone Health (my wife's employer), Wake Forest Baptist, UNC, Duke... all require vaccinations including Covid.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:24 AM

7. They never believed the paychecks would stop

Do they have replacements? I could see there is a downside.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:26 AM

20. 175 out of 35,000 employees? Will they even be missed?

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 06:19 AM

8. I'm sure some of the unvaccinated are Republican/Nazis who are happy to lose their jobs

and become martyrs.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:12 AM

11. Coming soon to a Herman Cain award webpage near you.

These modern-day Typhoid-Mary's need to be... well... gone.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:11 AM

10. Good!

No unemployment for these ass-hats either. They decided to not obey the rules of the private company. They are on their own.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:39 AM

12. That's about 0.5 percent of the hospital network's employees

Probably most of those fired unvaccinated were planning an exit anyway.

So, what it comes down to is that only 0.5 percent are the bathsh*t crazy Trump worshipers. They are the lunatics and racist who are the natural constituency of the GOP and Trump. All the rest of the idiots who vote for the GOP are feeding into lies and manipulation.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:47 AM

15. You're leaving out an important attribute of that group

They are also ultra-right Evangelicals. They quite literally worship Trump, but they mix all of their anti-vaxx sentiments with "the Lord will protect me" nonsense.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 06:31 PM

18. Oh yeah

You're right.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:30 AM

21. The way the good Lord protected me was by having people capable of making vaccines ...

... I thank G*d for the vaccine, leaders like Biden/Harris and Dr Fauci and the CDC.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:05 AM

13. None of this is any good.

None of it.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:15 AM

14. Maybe they can work at my local pizza shop who keeps running a help wanted ad with the following

"We do NOT require a Covid Vaccination- in fact we will not even ask you if you are."

this saddens me as I have been getting their pizza for decades but I live in a 99.9% repuke area.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:59 AM

16. Glad to hear it. (nt)

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