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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:39 PM Aug 2021

Covid surge and a new job. [View all]

Reason this with me. I am sitting in a small office Friday with 3 people, in a small room that holds about 36 people (3 per cubicle, 2 or 3 per office) all having to wear masks but the whole job is talking on the phone, expelling breathe. I am sitting in this office with two others, door closed. The gal that is training me, while wearing a mask, though some times pulling down and speaking out or readjusting and touching everything tells me.... I do not have a vaccination. As a matter of fact, I have been trying to get covid for the last year an half.
Small office, door shut for 8 hours listening to her answering calls and helping customers trying to get info on covid testing sites and vaccination, and ya, other health issues. 8 hours in a small room, no ventilation telling me she is trying to get covid.

I mean, I get I have to go back to work. I get UI can't be forever. We have morgue trucks pulling into hospitals to refrigerate the dead because too many dying and being overwhelmed in funeral homes.

What do I do with that? A year and half, not seeing boys, not going out, doing all the things I need to do to not get covid cause I doubt my lungs could handle it, though the rest of me is healthy and weight on my side, though blood type not on my side.

I cannot talk to the 30 something young boss having only just been hired. Who knows? He might not have been vacc'ed either and think it his right. Just where do I put this and walk into the office tomorrow?

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Covid surge and a new job. [View all] LizBeth Aug 2021 OP
Get Out!! aeromanKC Aug 2021 #1
I am an old woman. Not so easy to get those jobs, even though I have the knowledge and experience. LizBeth Aug 2021 #4
Get another shot right away. My husband was in the same situation only no one was wearing masks. Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #19
Right you are. LizBeth Aug 2021 #22
That is what my husband is going to do...We are between a rock and a hard place. We need to Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #23
I wish that I had some helpful, realistic advice for you. What you described is niyad Aug 2021 #2
Friday, I kinda let it go as it stewed in my brain. Having a weekend and listening to people dying. LizBeth Aug 2021 #3
Sending vibes for the correct, SAFE situation for you. niyad Aug 2021 #5
Thank you niyad. LizBeth Aug 2021 #6
You are vaccinated I assume Farmer-Rick Aug 2021 #7
Right. I certainly hate bringing in drama first handful of days at a new job, before they know me. LizBeth Aug 2021 #8
Blood type is a myth. Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #9
That is good to hear, though not front and center in brain. Lol LizBeth Aug 2021 #12
Why has she been trying to get covid for a year and a half? LisaL Aug 2021 #10
I have heard young people say this and ya, bizarre. It is like she is saying it to a 60 yr old LizBeth Aug 2021 #11
I'm wondering the same thing. Who would try to get Covid? I'm assuming she isn't a hermit, so she liberal_mama Aug 2021 #13
They are just stupid. This young woman, low 30's is well aware of issues. She has to be rw LizBeth Aug 2021 #15
The environment is not safe. LuckyCharms Aug 2021 #14
That was my thought when it first hit me the situation I walked into. LizBeth Aug 2021 #16
LizBeth... LuckyCharms Aug 2021 #17
My own advocate. That is for sure. I tend to put that to the side, too often. Ty LizBeth Aug 2021 #20
I've been so hoping you had a new job, brer cat Aug 2021 #18
Ya, a mess and yea, I have a job that hits about all I need per se with schedule, pay and I get to LizBeth Aug 2021 #21
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