As many of you know, I work one day per week out of the home as a pediatric Occupational therapy practitioner. I have loved this job for 13 years! Last year, due to the swine flu scare, they began mandating flu vaccine to all employees that work for the hospital I work for. I refused, as I don't believe they should force a vaccine on anyone. Finally, after talks with supervisors, etc., they finally told me that they didn't want to lose a good employee over this.
Well, this year, even though the swine flu issue turned out to be much less than what was predicted, my hospital is cracking down and stating that we must all be in 100% compliance and get the flu vaccine which is seasonal and H1N1 all in one shot this year. This year they are saying that we will be taken off the payroll if we do not comply. That's their version of saying they will fire us if we don't give in to forced vaccines, I guess. I have let them know that I have not changed my mind from last year. Will I be fired? Stay tuned to find out!
Old Dog, New Trick - We went to the Teach Them Diligently conference in NW Arkansas over the weekend. It's been several many years since we attended one, so we really needed it...
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