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Anonymous Coward (OP)
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01/12/2022 12:27 PM
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Everyone has to do things to support their family and survive, I get that. But life is short, Op. Do you really want to spend your days working for a company that shows “ZERO care or concern” for your welfare? Take it as a sign that it’s time to move on and find a better place.
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Yes, like I replied to another well informed member. This has shown the true colors of the company. I cannot express the gratitude and positive feelings I feel towards the majority of this community’s responses. Even the sarcasm is somewhat welcome, I need the laughs!
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I’m not even sure a Florida company will be able to do ANYTHING regarding the osha mandate…

It is a fine, punishable up to 5k for each infraction.

YOU CANNOT ASK SOMEONE FOR THEIR VACCINE STATUS IN FLORIDA.

Just report the company, or post the company here and I will report them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78914227


So this guy supposedly has brains, cuz he's a "rock star" in his company, allbeit self-described, and he's here on GLP, so he knows all this stuff, because one would think he can use the search bar to research what to do before he started whinging, so CALL BULLSHIT.

Also, anytime you travel on public transportation in the winter, you're bound to be exposed to catching a cold, which is what it sounds like he has, your own immune system either deals with it or not.

All that being said, you have to be an idiot to let them jab the testing swab when there are saliva tests available.

So for this ana many other reasons, the bottom line is he is not a rock star and the company is trying to get rid of him using this ploy.

There's always that angle you know.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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01/12/2022 12:30 PM
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Take the HR person to a remote closet and have a little, "Chat", Hire a person to take pics of their children and show them the photos, it is called fear and intimidation and it works. The caveat is you have to have the balls to follow through.
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This individual does not believe in traditional procreation with a female so there is that.
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01/12/2022 12:32 PM
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You must quit. It's the only way.
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01/12/2022 12:35 PM
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I’m not even sure a Florida company will be able to do ANYTHING regarding the osha mandate…

It is a fine, punishable up to 5k for each infraction.

YOU CANNOT ASK SOMEONE FOR THEIR VACCINE STATUS IN FLORIDA.

Just report the company, or post the company here and I will report them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78914227


So this guy supposedly has brains, cuz he's a "rock star" in his company, allbeit self-described, and he's here on GLP, so he knows all this stuff, because one would think he can use the search bar to research what to do before he started whinging, so CALL BULLSHIT.

Also, anytime you travel on public transportation in the winter, you're bound to be exposed to catching a cold, which is what it sounds like he has, your own immune system either deals with it or not.

All that being said, you have to be an idiot to let them jab the testing swab when there are saliva tests available.

So for this ana many other reasons, the bottom line is he is not a rock star and the company is trying to get rid of him using this ploy.

There's always that angle you know.
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Nice try. Drive my installation vehicle to the site. Was instructed to test or turn around an hour into the three hour drive. Needed a “fast response” test. You can have a differing opinion but everything I stated is accurate and factual. I am not whining, I am exposing another example of the fraud and hypocrisy surrounding this. Most of the responses here are positive and beneficial, anyone who wants to be a hater should refrain from posting because we don’t need your negative energy in here.
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01/12/2022 12:47 PM
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I’m not even sure a Florida company will be able to do ANYTHING regarding the osha mandate…

It is a fine, punishable up to 5k for each infraction.

YOU CANNOT ASK SOMEONE FOR THEIR VACCINE STATUS IN FLORIDA.

Just report the company, or post the company here and I will report them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78914227


Please check back here the next couple of days. If this turns ugly, I will definitely post the company name and info. I trust that this community here has my back, thank all of you for your suggestions and support.
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No you won't. If you were ever going to give out a company name, you'd have done it already. What kind of job can you have there that you can remain so uninformed about the way your own state works? Do you never have to find information in the kind of job you do?

I'm sorry if I've got it totally wrong but you're coming off as a bit of a psychic vampire, which I found immediately irritating. Like you're feeding off the emotional responses from concerned listeners here who are far more generous with their energy than you are with yours, because you don't seem too upset about this situation! You seem more lazy than distraught. (maybe you're just stoned, in order to relax?)

You want people to step and fetch for you, to bring you information you should already have obtained for yourself. If your work story is not itself a fiction, this attitude might have more to do with the company's looking for excuses to dump you than any vax-covidian mania. If your occupation is important to you, whatever it be, it seems to me you should've had other prospects lined up at least a year ago because even a child could see that an already bad situation, with Sleepy Joe and Kameltoe in office, could only get worse with time!
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01/12/2022 02:00 PM
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Re: HR threatening me with “separation” over COVID testing
I’m not even sure a Florida company will be able to do ANYTHING regarding the osha mandate…

It is a fine, punishable up to 5k for each infraction.

YOU CANNOT ASK SOMEONE FOR THEIR VACCINE STATUS IN FLORIDA.

Just report the company, or post the company here and I will report them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78914227


Please check back here the next couple of days. If this turns ugly, I will definitely post the company name and info. I trust that this community here has my back, thank all of you for your suggestions and support.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78357678

No you won't. If you were ever going to give out a company name, you'd have done it already. What kind of job can you have there that you can remain so uninformed about the way your own state works? Do you never have to find information in the kind of job you do?

I'm sorry if I've got it totally wrong but you're coming off as a bit of a psychic vampire, which I found immediately irritating. Like you're feeding off the emotional responses from concerned listeners here who are far more generous with their energy than you are with yours, because you don't seem too upset about this situation! You seem more lazy than distraught. (maybe you're just stoned, in order to relax?)

Yes,

You want people to step and fetch for you, to bring you information you should already have obtained for yourself. If your work story is not itself a fiction, this attitude might have more to do with the company's looking for excuses to dump you than any vax-covidian mania. If your occupation is important to you, whatever it be, it seems to me you should've had other prospects lined up at least a year ago because even a child could see that an already bad situation, with Sleepy Joe and Kameltoe in office, could only get worse with time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80874870


Sorry, but are completely wrong and misguided regarding this post. I never asked anyone for anything, I simply thanked anyone who chimed in with potential solutions. I have been considering and investigating options for quite some time. This OSHA mandate was previously shot down I had hoped it was DOA. I shared my story to validate what others are going through as well and hopefully anyone reading this thread will benefit from it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but the hate coming to this thread is really showing the divide right now. It’s situation is what it is, and my situation is not unique. I have posted maybe three threads in 10 years so please don’t paint me as someone looking for attention or trying to jerk around this community. Not sure what else I can say other than you’re way off base with your assumptions.
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01/12/2022 02:03 PM
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And if the SCOTUS fails us Thursday and I am terminated I will name the company and contact information, you better believe it!
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01/12/2022 03:19 PM

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File a religious exemption for testing.
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This, I would do it to buy time.
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dude youre at least not being forced to to take the vaccine and given the option to test weekly. it is a no-brainer!
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Come on man.. The tests are just as bad or worse than the vax.. It is designed to destroy the olfactory nerves.
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this
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OP can you home PCR test? That can save a lot of hassle.
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This, and swap out the test Qtip w/their own Qtip if worried about what's on the home test Qtips.
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01/12/2022 03:45 PM
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Live and work in Florida. Obviously we have a strong leader as Governor who is supporting and protecting employees from vaccination damage. My HR department has been enforcing the OSHA mandate since last week which means I must provide a certified COVID test result each week at my expense to be able to work. I am a literal rock star with the owner and my team at this company for over 10 years. The customers that I have worked for have sent glowing emails and testimonials on my behalf. So basically I am being blacklisted now over refusing testing and threatened with “separation”. I caved in to testing last week as an out of town job had already been scheduled with per diem and paid hotel stay. Now I have a respiratory infection, wicked ear infection, and Laryngitis. Had to go to Urgent Care for drops snd antibiotics again at my expense and can’t be paid sick days because I’m not COVID tested this week! I have voiced my reasoning (including my wife’s heart condition) to avoid testing centers as obviously infected individuals are there putting us at risk. I tested negative and was perfectly healthy. 36 hours after testing I became sick with chest congestion and now full blown ear infection and Laryngitis. Coincidence? Hardly. Worked 77 hours last week while sick to complete the project and there has been ZERO empathy or care of my concerns, efforts, and now illness that THEIR policy has caused. Now I am threatened with termination. The SCOTUS had better decide Thursday according to law and the Constitution and not fake news and propaganda or I’m fucked……
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You're fucked for now, but trust when I say you'll be okay in the long run. My wife was "voluntarily terminated" on November 1st of last year. Top 2% of the Big Pharma company she worked for. The kicker - she was 100% remote with no end in sight for that status - still fired. We freaked, but didn't cave, gone through our mountain of shit since then and now she's being hired at a higher wage, 100% remote with a top 500 company, full benefits, etc.

Hang in there. Hope you saved your pennies. If not, it might be harder, but you'll get through this.
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01/12/2022 07:58 PM
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Live and work in Florida. Obviously we have a strong leader as Governor who is supporting and protecting employees from vaccination damage. My HR department has been enforcing the OSHA mandate since last week which means I must provide a certified COVID test result each week at my expense to be able to work. I am a literal rock star with the owner and my team at this company for over 10 years. The customers that I have worked for have sent glowing emails and testimonials on my behalf. So basically I am being blacklisted now over refusing testing and threatened with “separation”. I caved in to testing last week as an out of town job had already been scheduled with per diem and paid hotel stay. Now I have a respiratory infection, wicked ear infection, and Laryngitis. Had to go to Urgent Care for drops snd antibiotics again at my expense and can’t be paid sick days because I’m not COVID tested this week! I have voiced my reasoning (including my wife’s heart condition) to avoid testing centers as obviously infected individuals are there putting us at risk. I tested negative and was perfectly healthy. 36 hours after testing I became sick with chest congestion and now full blown ear infection and Laryngitis. Coincidence? Hardly. Worked 77 hours last week while sick to complete the project and there has been ZERO empathy or care of my concerns, efforts, and now illness that THEIR policy has caused. Now I am threatened with termination. The SCOTUS had better decide Thursday according to law and the Constitution and not fake news and propaganda or I’m fucked……
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78357678


You're fucked for now, but trust when I say you'll be okay in the long run. My wife was "voluntarily terminated" on November 1st of last year. Top 2% of the Big Pharma company she worked for. The kicker - she was 100% remote with no end in sight for that status - still fired. We freaked, but didn't cave, gone through our mountain of shit since then and now she's being hired at a higher wage, 100% remote with a top 500 company, full benefits, etc.

Hang in there. Hope you saved your pennies. If not, it might be harder, but you'll get through this.
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Thanks man. I can get work no problem it is just the “throwing away” of my time and advancement here over this political nonsense. Nobody deserves this treatment. I appreciate your sentiment.
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01/12/2022 08:03 PM
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OP, once again, in Florida they CANNOT ask you about your vaccination status….

Just present them with the stature and then threaten them…

“I don’t know what to do”

REPORT THEM
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Yeah that'll teach em!

lmao
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OP can you home PCR test? That can save a lot of hassle.
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This, and swap out the test Qtip w/their own Qtip if worried about what's on the home test Qtips.
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dude youre at least not being forced to to take the vaccine and given the option to test weekly. it is a no-brainer!
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Come on man.. The tests are just as bad or worse than the vax.. It is designed to destroy the olfactory nerves.
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So do you think you got sick from the test or other sick people on line?

I imagine there’s plenty of other sick people which is why you would go and get tested.

Did the swab go deep? Did you feel anything in your nostril after?

Aren’t there approved tests you can do at home?
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Also OP, can you tell us the details about what’s the deal w the laws..

Your governor made it illegal to do this in the state of Florida, yet your company does it anyway?
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Also OP, can you tell us the details about what’s the deal w the laws..

Your governor made it illegal to do this in the state of Florida, yet your company does it anyway?
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Working on all that. Filing a religious exemption with a letter from my church as well. Statute doesn’t specifically mention testing but I am submitting it if the SCOTUS fails to fulfill its duty. Next step would be to file legal complaint with the state. There is a new division just for these type of cases. Possible fines levied against the company. Also could hire an attorney I suppose, last resort. Not letting this go.
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dude youre at least not being forced to to take the vaccine and given the option to test weekly. it is a no-brainer!
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Come on man.. The tests are just as bad or worse than the vax.. It is designed to destroy the olfactory nerves.
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So do you think you got sick from the test or other sick people on line?

I imagine there’s plenty of other sick people which is why you would go and get tested.

Did the swab go deep? Did you feel anything in your nostril after?

Aren’t there approved tests you can do at home?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80765211


Hard to say. The same individual was handling everyone and the small waiting area I’m sure was contaminated. Regardless I was fine prior and within 36 hours sick. If they refuse to pay me with my accrued PTO time I’m going to be furious.
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dude youre at least not being forced to to take the vaccine and given the option to test weekly. it is a no-brainer!
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Come on man.. The tests are just as bad or worse than the vax.. It is designed to destroy the olfactory nerves.
 Quoting: ThisSucks


So do you think you got sick from the test or other sick people on line?

I imagine there’s plenty of other sick people which is why you would go and get tested.

Did the swab go deep? Did you feel anything in your nostril after?

Aren’t there approved tests you can do at home?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80765211


And no, I insisted on the swab not going into nasal cavity. Told tester if it was, don’t bother, I’m leaving. She swabbed inside of nostrils.
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Show them this and ask them why they think it can't happen again.


4/20/2020

CDC’s Failed Coronavirus Tests Were Tainted With Coronavirus, Feds Confirm

A federal investigation found CDC researchers not following protocol.
As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus, federal officials have confirmed.
[link to arstechnica.com (secure)]

How are millions of people getting a virus, a variant, all at once? Because there are hundreds standing in lines all around the world waiting for that cotton swab to be stuck up into their nose. What's on that swab?

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Maybe these HR depts are now all gov run?
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dude youre at least not being forced to to take the vaccine and given the option to test weekly. it is a no-brainer!
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That swab has poisonous chemicals on it. You shove it up yours nose moron.

They want you DEAD! What do you not get about this?





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