‘Heartbreaking’: Unvaccinated food services director to be suspended from 22-year job at Cambridge LTC
There is exactly one heartbreaking thing going on here, and it’s not that this woman might lose her job. It’s that there are people this selfish and thickheaded working with the sick and vulnerable.
Yes, I am being harsh. No, I do not care. I’m long past done listening to the personal choice crowd. They are dumb. I know this because not a one of them can explain how allowing a highly contagious yet increasingly preventable disease to mutate into something even worse, filling up hospitals with a group made up almost exclusively of themselves to the point that those needing emergency care, transplants or cancer treatment can’t get the help that they need is a decision that impacts only one person. Their attitude is maddening at the best of times, but it’s even worse when they work in a setting where people who can’t necessarily fend for themselves are depending on them for safety and care.
I have no time for this what am I gonna do next oh god it’s so unfair bellyaching. You made your personal choice, lady. You figure it out. Apparently there are worker shortages everywhere, at least if you listen to some of those whiny business types that nobody wants to be exploited by anymore. Use some of your free time to check into that. You’ll be fine, at least until the COVID fairy comes to visit.
“It’s a lot of pressure, right? Like, to make a personal health choice for yourself and to know that you’re going to be losing your job,” Parsons said.
She noted she’s not against the vaccine and believes it is a personal choice to get it. Despite the consequences, she’s not going to get the vaccine.
“I feel at this time, the vaccine is still at its early stages of research. We don’t know the long-term effects,” Parsons said.
“We, as Canadians, have the right to refuse being part of an experiment. In this particular case, no one would be held liable. So, if we had an adverse reaction, we’re on our own.”
What worries Parsons is how long she’ll be on leave. Unable to collect unemployment, she and her husband may eventually feel the financial strain. She said many other people across the province will be that position as well, including her co-workers.
“I am fearful it will cause distress, increased mental health and suicides rates,” she said.
“We’re more than just replaceable. We take pride in our job. We show up every day. We do what’s best for the residents and just to be kind of thrown out the door in a matter of a short period of time when you spend your whole life there, it’s heartbreaking.”