This is the fourth in a series of stories of people losing their jobs in the medical profession because they have declined to take the required Covid-19 vaccination. In this edition, Must Read Alaska has compiled several stories from workers out of the huge volume of personal stories sent to MRAK. The names of these healthcare workers are being kept confidential because they fear reprisal. More stories will be included in future editions of this series as it continues this week.
Hospital support worker: We are hearing a lot about doctors and nurses in the medical field that will be affected by the vaccine mandates coming down. There are vastly more support workers in the medical field that will be disproportionately affected by these mandates. Many of the support workers make considerably less than doctors and nurses with many less options to fall back on. We are feeling a greater pressure of being forced into getting an experimental drug or losing our livelihoods than any other in the medical field.
No one should be in this situation is America. Thank you for listening.
Worried Spouse: Recently my wife was forced to resign from her front desk position at an Anchorage medical office because she would not be vaccinated for Covid. No accommodations whatsoever were offered to her to keep her employed. She was clearly being punished for not submitting to the far more ‘knowledgeable’ doctor who claimed there was NO RISK in being vaxxed. Ironically, three weeks ago one of the clinic’s patient’s, middle-aged mother died the day after receiving her vaccination.
My wife is now seeking employment and we are facing financial hardship because of these people with Marxist views masquerading as a noble individual.
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Nurse: The article listed your email as a way for medical workers to get their story out. I’ll want to say vaccinating or not is no longer about the vaccine and is now a matter of choosing to preserve my freedom.
My wife and I are currently residents of Louisiana and have been planning to relocate to Alaska. We will make the move soon. We are both 20-year nurses with irreplaceable amounts of critical nursing experience, we are both leaders in our field.
A new graduate cannot begin to know what we know or achieve what we can. My wife resigned two weeks ago facing “vaccinate or you’re fired” mandates. We both have been neck deep working Covid units etc. since day one. Much of that time in the beginning we worked with Covid patients without even a mask.
Now we are disposable, and I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with the medical industry for supporting such nonsense. After all the highly infectious patients we’ve cared for over the years and suddenly our processes and precautions aren’t good enough.
I am the director of nursing at a local psychiatric hospital in my town. I have experience in nearly every area from ER to acute psychiatry. I am also facing Biden’s mandate in the next 75 days.
My workplace desperately does not want to lose me and will allow me any loophole that may exist once we see what the regulations say. That said, I fully intend to quit and enjoy a few years of extremely early retirement in Alaska and just wait and see what happens next.
I guess my point is Alaska will soon be crippled by the decision to fire critical frontline staff in a nursing shortage compounded by a pandemic compounded by nurses burning out. Once the Lower 48 begins to have even a small percentage of us leave over the next days to come, Alaska won’t have a chance at getting enough travel nurses to keep a float. As short as we have all been for a decade and now when we are at our shortest, this country allows the president to run off the only people showing up.
To top it off we make sure we extend the critical shortage by decades by schools deciding to expel the already low enrollment of student nurses that actual signed up.
If America decides to embrace freedom above fear or if enough people die in the parking lots of Alaska’s hospitals, ya’ll just say the word and we will consider coming out of the woods and back to saving lives again. The thing about nursing is that it’s stressful, so when you push a nurse with a tyrannical mandate, it takes about 3 seconds for them to switch gears and start looking forward to being forced into retiring 20 years early.
Good luck, America.
Worried Spouse: My husband works on base as a federal employee and he’s been told if he doesn’t get the jab by November 22, he will lose his job. I’m hoping you have an attorney or idea how he can keep his job and not get the toxic jab. Fingers crossed! Thank you in advance.
Covid survivor: I might lose my job working at the hospital. I asked for medical exemption due to having natural immunity to Covid . My doctor told me that I don’t have to get it. I heard that they’re not accepting that reason for an exemption since it’s not CDC medical contraindication. I haven’t heard personally yet that it’s denied, but I would not be surprised if it is.
Vaccinated by choice: I am a licensed healthcare provider in the state of Alaska. I am vaccinated by choice and my workplace is not mandating the vaccine (they are however mandating weekly testing). I am against any and all mandates of the vaccine. I believe there are risks and benefits with the vaccine just as there are risks of being infected with COVID-19. Everyone should be able to make that decision on their own. I don’t know that I will be getting a booster shot even if it is recommended in the future.
Army Corps of Engineers employee: I will be losing my job as a contracting specialist with USACE sometime next month because I refuse to get any of the COVID vaccinations.
Southcentral Foundation employee: On Oct. 15, 2021 I will be terminated from my job for refusing the covid vaccine. I work for SCF assisting customer-owners with applying for Medicaid, Medicare, and food stamps. I don’t work directly with customers but my job is considered essential. It certainly is essential to me and my family.
I am not sure what else to say. If you have any questions for me please let me know.
Southcentral Foundation employee: I am an SCF employee who is losing my job because I refuse to get “vaccinated.”
Southcentral Foundation employee: As you can see [from attachments] I am losing my job at the same time that there is critical shortage of my profession am in in the region. I am currently writing an appeal (with more finesse). I do have other employment, for now, so it is not a critical loss, but I did greatly enjoy working in villages for the last 30 years. Right at this moment I am in a village with 25% COVID outbreak, and have given monoclonal antibody treatment emergently with many more scheduled today. But this is my last job, pending appeal. I am not vaccinated and do not fear COVID again.
Southcentral Foundation employee: Hi Ms Downing. I work for Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and am one of the many here losing my job on October 15th. It will be noted according to SCF as a VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION which is a lie from the pit of hell. This unconstitutional mandate is certainly not in accordance with SCF’s Mission, Vision, and Values..Their hypocrisy is disgraceful. I submitted 3 Religious Exemptions, all have been denied. Come the 15th of October I will begin researching how this mandate is connected to funding…I have no doubt money is involved…the root of all evil. Thank you so much for caring!
Southcentral Foundation employee: I work at Southcentral Foundation and will be losing my job of 13 years as a [job title deleted to protect employee] on Oct. 15 for not getting the Covid shot.
Hospital employee: I work at a hospital and may lose my job if the mandates go through. Right now we are required to test every two weeks or have the vaccine. Why aren’t places letting natural immunity be as good as a vaccine? What options do I have if the vaccine is mandated? Thank you
Credit union employee: Yes, I am probably going to lose my job. The company I work for, [Redacted] Credit Union, just announced that they will be complying with the mandate. They are going to let us know the details later.
I am beyond angry, worried, scared, disappointed and disgusted!
Federal contractor: In response to the question you asked, yes, as of right now, it appears that I may very well lose my job over the vaccine mandates.
I am a Federal contractor, and as you know, President Joe Biden has issued an executive order requiring all Federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated. So far, the only communications I have received (other than what the press is reporting) are a few vaguely worded statements that the organization that I contract to is starting to plan out how to comply with the mandates. The contracting company that I work for has not yet said anything about how they plan to comply with the mandates.
I will not submit to the vaccine requirement. I have heard far too many stories of adverse reactions, many debilitating, to take this vaccine at the present time. Given that the statistics and my own personal experience with illnesses suggest that I am not at significant risk of serious outcomes from Covid, I do not believe that, in my case, the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the risk.
Furthermore, regardless how many experts testify that the vaccines are “safe,” the truth is that the vaccines have not existed long enough to know what the long-term effects are. This is the first time an mRNA vaccine has ever been rolled out, and therefore, we can’t even make any educated guesses about long-term effects based upon similar vaccines already in use, because there aren’t any.
Therefore, if push really does come to shove, I will refuse the vaccine, and my employer will have to fire me, at which point, I will seek legal representation.
Ms. Downing, if you would be so kind, I would request that my name be withheld if you choose to quote any statements I make here, at least for the time being. If my employer decides to terminate my position with the company, I will have no qualms about speaking freely and openly, but for now, I would prefer to remain anonymous.
Have you lost your job because you won’t take the Covid-19 vaccine? Are you a medical professional? Send your information to [email protected] You will be kept anonymous.