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Fri Apr 9, 2021, 12:52 PM

Check out this reporting from Tucson, reporter fact checked nothing.

Business struggles to stay staffed: ‘I am losing employees to the state of Arizona because they are offering something that I cannot’

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) -Even as Arizona fully reopens, some employers are having a hard time hiring.

The calls keep coming in at Avid Home Care near Prince Road and I-10. Seniors and those living with disabilities are seeking caregivers to help them stay in their homes, however, help is limited.

“We’ve continued to get more calls during the pandemic, we are protecting the most vulnerable population from this virus,” said owner Vanessa McCally. “I turned two people down today. I had to say no because I didn’t have enough people to help them.”

McCally opened Avid Home Care six years ago. The family-run business typically employs about 50 people, but now, they are down to 21 workers.

It’s not a competition, I am losing employees to the state of Arizona because they are offering something that I cannot,” McCally said. “We were short on caregivers already, this was a blow we did not need.”

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In her first five years of business, McCally says three people filed for unemployment, but none of them paid out. This past year, McCally says she has had 27 claims and all received unemployment benefits.

https://www.kold.com/2021/04/08/business-struggles-stay-staffed-i-am-losing-employees-state-arizona-because-they-are-offering-something-that-i-cannot/

AZ DES said they don't give benefits to people who quit, so this person fired 27 people without cause and is complaining that they are receiving unemployment benefits.

Did she apply for a PPP loan? We don't know because the "reporter" didn't ask.

Did the "reporter" ask for verification that the owners somehow burned thru 27 employees in a single year? We don't know.

What's the employers UI rating? We don't know.

This station should be embarrassed at this quality of reporting, but they don't care obviously, they want to promote right wing talking points.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 01:20 PM

1. And it does sound suspect that they fired 27 people...that's quite a few and a pretty bad

employment history w/ people they have hired. And you're right, that they leaned way way to the right side of the fence is discussing this issue and not reflecting both sides of an issue as they should have.

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Fri Apr 9, 2021, 01:40 PM

2. More likely they didn't provide protection for their employees

...treated them as fungible "contract providers", or micro-managed them to hell and back because businesses just can't trust today's lazy employees.

The employees may have rightfully proved that the business wasn't doing enough to protect them from COVID and they were able to show cause for not going back after their hours were reduced to effective lay-off levels.


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