Lovecomps
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March 16th, 2020 at 11:59:54 AM permalink
I have a friend who works in a hospital and told me the following:

If you come in with the virus then you report it, get paid for not working, keep your mortgage, etc. While I'd definitely say that this a good thing if you come in with a broken leg then to bad..no special benefits for you.
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TigerWu
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March 16th, 2020 at 12:05:15 PM permalink
A broken leg won't kill someone else.
rxwine
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March 16th, 2020 at 12:21:08 PM permalink
If you come in with this same virus this time next year, no one is going to do anything for you like that, because it will be assumed you didn't opt to take the vaccine.

Right now, we're all in the same boat.
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March 16th, 2020 at 12:30:20 PM permalink
That policy seems like a good idea to me. There are things like sick leave and unemployment for the broken leg.
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billryan
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March 16th, 2020 at 12:30:53 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I have a friend who works in a hospital and told me the following:

If you come in with the virus then you report it, get paid for not working, keep your mortgage, etc. While I'd definitely say that this a good thing if you come in with a broken leg then to bad..no special benefits for you.



Someone is not telling the truth.
onenickelmiracle
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:41:25 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Someone is not telling the truth.



I met someone last night who said he was an EMT and he was tested for COVID19 every time he came to the hospital.
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Calder
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March 16th, 2020 at 2:47:49 PM permalink
Tested for the virus, or had his temperature taken?
onenickelmiracle
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March 16th, 2020 at 2:49:39 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

Tested for the virus, or had his temperature taken?

He said he kept testing negative, so the virus.
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onenickelmiracle
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March 16th, 2020 at 2:51:49 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I have a friend who works in a hospital and told me the following:

If you come in with the virus then you report it, get paid for not working, keep your mortgage, etc. While I'd definitely say that this a good thing if you come in with a broken leg then to bad..no special benefits for you.

People who did this would be found out and probably get it later. I know it's not true per se, once you have it, you have it, because you can catch it again. It's a virus our bodies aren't well at getting rid of, people can read it themselves.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
TomG
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March 16th, 2020 at 2:58:32 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I have a friend who works in a hospital and told me the following:

If you come in with the virus then you report it, get paid for not working, keep your mortgage, etc. While I'd definitely say that this a good thing if you come in with a broken leg then to bad..no special benefits for you.



There are very few workplaces that are offering paid time off for this illness, but do not offer any other paid time off benefits. I would be willing to bet that this hospital is not in that extreme minority. Even if this hospital gives zero paid time off benefits for any other sickness or personal reason, they still need to comply with FMLA (assuming an American hospital). From what I've heard coronavirus quarantines are around two weeks. If someone would be unable to keep their mortgage due to taking two weeks off from work, most people would see the main problem as being that they bought something they couldn't afford.

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