Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

I’ve been following the debate on whether vaccine mandates will cause staffing shortages. Had a few tests done at the hospital this morning. Quietly asked the RN about the vaccine. She hasn’t gotten it, does not intend to. She’s with an “agency” which means she’s not part of the giant conglomerate health care provider and isn’t bound by their rules. She’s seen stuff, read stuff, she affirmed – strictly off the record and between her and me – that I’m not the only one with serious doubts. We’re not crazy no matter what they tell us.

I received excellent care from a non-corporate nurse, for which I am grateful and also amused. The regulation says any employer with more than 100 nurses must . . . oh, we’ve only got 90. Our sister (but completely independent) companies also have 90, each. And each nurse only works 29 hours for each company. They’re exempt. No vaccine. But excellent patient care. And the giant conglomerate can proudly announce their in-house staff is fully vaccinated with no staffing shortage.

Potemkin compliance all the way down. You watch, they’ll be ‘independent contractors’ next.

Joe Doakes

People underestimate the cost of widespread ignoring of laws because they are widely considered to be wrong, stupid, corrosive of freedom and the like.

It doesn’t end well. And it’s not the peoples fault.

21 thoughts on “Shortage?

  1. The less effective the vaccine is, the more they mandate vaccinations.
    This is a replay of the lockdowns of 20202, in a way.
    It’s the only tool they have, at this point, so they insist on using it, no matter if it is inneffective.
    We are ruled by fools.

  2. Interesting, JD. Potemkin compliance. I’ve never heard that before. Very good. Kinda falls off the tongue. And it fits.

    I also like the term Irish Democracy.

    Quiet, anonymous, and often complicitous, lawbreaking and disobedience may well be the historically preferred mode of political action for peasant and subaltern classes, for whom open defiance is too dangerous…

  3. I like that, too, jdm.

    Reminds me of a great line from John Ford’s “The Quiet Man”, an homage to his ancestral land of Ireland.

    “Tis a soft night. I think I’ll go down to the pub and talk a little treason.”

  4. The PRO act will fix that “independent” contractor thing. Just one more thing to force us all to work for Big Corp.

  5. How’s the campaign of mass civil disobedience against vaccine mandates going?


  6. Hey troll, read the comments in the latest post here. Kaiser is putting thousands on unpaid leave. But yeah, the mandates work.

    Hear from any NBA players lately troll?

  7. I dunno, maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s kinda creepy how happy the little fella appears to be to report that 400 people have been fired and quite probably will not be able to get unemployment insurance, which will possibly mean up to 400 families are ruined, may become destitute, possibly homeless.

  8. … think how much the little fella will be cheering when the unvaccinated are picked up and sent off to Covid Camps. From which they’ll never return because the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that did not protect the protected.

  9. “I dunno, maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s kinda creepy how happy the little fella appears to be…”

    Yeah, 10/10 that changes real quick when he’s forced into the basement for cover.

  10. Consider for a moment, every person that gets fired for not doing what Pedo Joe says effects a minimum of 10 people…

  11. AFSCME Council 5 does not support a vaccine mandate. Though we understand the importance of achieving as high
    a vaccination rate as possible, and we encourage all of our members to seek advice from their medical provider
    regarding receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine, we understand some people have personal, medical or religious reasons
    which factor into their individual decision and their decisions should be respected.

  12. How’s the campaign of mass civil disobedience against vaccine mandates going?

    The company [UAL] dismissed the notion that the vaccine requirement was deterring applicants for jobs at the air carrier.

    United received 700 applications for about 400 job postings last month at a Denver career fair. Similarly, it has received more than 20,000 applications for about 2,000 open positions for flight attendants, the spokesperson said.

  13. Whistling past the graveyard, Emery.
    700 applications for 400 open positions is miserable.
    You’ve never hired anyone, have you?
    The article leaves out valuable information that could help you judge whether or not United’s mandate was hurting their recruitment — for example typical open positions versus typical number of applicants pre-mandate.
    Also the 99% vax rate United gives for its US based employees is fishy. Getting 99% compliance for ANYTHING in a hot job market is an impossible task. I want to see the real numbers.
    The Reuters journo-bot lacks the curiosity one would expect from a “guardian of our democracy,” and as usual, Emery, your powers of analysis are crap. You find any old thing on the internet that tends to support whatever point you are trying to make and think that it is somehow meaningful. That is probably why you have been wrong about so many important things, as when you predicted the Brexit vote would fail, that Hillary would beat Trump in a landslide, and that the Mueller investigation would reveal proof that Trump colluded with Putin to steal the 2016 presidential election.

  14. The last time I was on a hiring committee was in 2016. The job required a BS in physics or engineering. We got 60 applicants. 47 were rejected on the weakness of their resumes (some did not meet minimum requirements stated in job posting). Of the 13 remaining, only ten responded to a request for a telephone interview. Of the ten we interviewed by telephone, we selected three to fly in for an in-person interview. One of the remaining applicants withdrew at that point, so of sixty applicants, we interviewed only 2 people.

  15. In Cali, Newsom has dictated that school children must be vaccinated, but not their teachers. This is literally anti-science. It is the opposite of science, brought to you by the democrats.

  16. Next thing you know, the government will require parents to send their children to school.

  17. Next thing you know, teachers will be responsible to their students’parents.

  18. It’s reassuring to conclude the anti-vaccine whack jobs and other assorted cretin are a tiny , but extremely noisy minority.

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