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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:05 PM

A dilemma ahead for too many people

Your boss calls you and says, we're back in business. Show up for work .

You live in a state that was not particularly efficient about setting boundaries or speedy at sending people into lockdown.

What do you do?

Schools are not going to reopen. Your daycare options may be limited.

If you are no show, and it's legal for the business to operate, you may be fired. If you are fired for cause (refusing to show up for work), you are not entitled to unemployment payments.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:08 PM

1. You say "dilemma", I say "catastrophe": let's call the whole thing off...

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:09 PM

2. If I were a doctor right now...

...I'd provide medical excuses to anyone who asked for them.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:09 PM

3. I'd go - can not afford not to get UI, or not work.

Figure safety circumstances would be similar, & even more stringent, than before we shut

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:12 PM

4. one thing about covid-19 is the amount of lawsuits coming over this exact thing.

 

that's when you know your country has been broken by the right and a media that will always give them ink.

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Response to Pillow talk (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:57 PM

7. For some reason that is not comforting

Those 289 trump judges are standing by. Ugh.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:15 PM

5. It is a decision people should not have to make.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:18 PM

6. Call your boss and tell him you're feeling a little better (the day before you're to show up)

Then stay up all night drinking and stroll into work looking lovely, w vomit on your shirt, and start projectile wet coughing.

He'll beg you to go home.

You've bought yourself enough time until the next nationwide shutdown in three weeks.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:07 PM

8. This is why lawyers are gonna make a killing (nt)

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:15 PM

9. You do the right thing

You stay home and protect your children and yourself. Itís a no brained.

Everyone who returns to work is very likely to die, including your boss. And they will all go home and infect their families too.

Many times doing the right thing is really tough, yet if you make the right choice itís an easy choice.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

12. Hyperbole doesn't help

This isn't the bubonic plague, not everyone is "likely to die."

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Response to Boomer (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:21 PM

13. The Bubonic Plague didn't kill everyone either

but no one knew if they would get it. With this pandemic we at least know that social isolation helps.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:36 PM

10. It's tough dilemma. But people have had to make decision - grocery stores, healthcare, truck drivers

police, undocumented workers who won't get any unemployment or stimulus check, drug stores, restaurants, farmers, researchers, plumbers, and a bunch more.

It's a tough decision and I hope businesses that do "reopen" do everything feasible to protect people who come to work. More importantly, I hope they don't pressure workers to return who really don't want to (although, there will always be subtle pressure).

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 11:07 AM

11. Even if you're not fired, if you're employer says "you can come to work if you want to"...

...that can be enough to stop you from receiving unemployment benefits.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:57 PM

14. I go

I've worked more than one place where we out-macho'd each other with who could come to work the sickest. I've shown to work so incredibly fucked up from the flu before ... Wife has already been exposed and had what was probably a mild case, at least we both assume we are asymptomatic carriers and isolate accordingly. I've been 104, throwing up, and driving a forklift before.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:00 PM

15. At least in Nevada the state has ruled that you are eligible for unemployment insurance if you

either have to stay home for child care purposes of if you have a legitimate fear that you could get covid-19 if you report for work. Of course this is not a perfect solution since most people will take a big pay cut if they have to go on unemployment. But it's a start and this should be the policy in all states.

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