So…I quit my job over a mask directive

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It’s been almost a year since we’ve had a mask mandate in our town and over a  year since many people just didn’t bother wearing them into stores, etc.

After Christmas we had a small spike in the number of Wuhan virus cases due to Omnicron. I look at the daily active case numbers and after Christmas they were under 5% of our total state population. Now over a month later the active cases are below 2% of our total population.

At my work facility, there was 7 people (out of under 15) who were diagnosed with the Wuhan virus during/after Christmas. Those infected started coming back to work in January and they were directed (as per our employer’s Covid workplace directive) to wear a mask for five days. The director of our facility issued a new directive (as they are empowered to do so) four days after many of the previously infected started returning: Wear a mask when 1) In a public area, 2) speaking with the public and 3) having close contact with a co-worker.

The day after I received verbal notification of this new “mask directive,” I saw several of the facility’s employees not wearing their masks when in a public area. I also saw the director of the facility (who issued this new mask directive) speaking at a table with a fellow employee (who had just returned from having the Wuhan virus) and neither of the were wearing a mask.

Of course, I was wearing mask my mask as per the director’s new directive.

I stated to my boss that I would appreciate it if there was some consistency in the enforcement of this new mask directive. Especially with the one issuing the directive. That director could at least follow their own rules. My boss told me to speak to the director about my concerns. I said I would on Monday as this transpired on the late Friday afternoon.

On Monday, I sure did get a surprise after my complaint on Friday afternoon!

Before I could report my concerns to the facility director, my boss tells me they spoke to the director who informed them that my boss has the authority to issue their own mask directive!

My boss proceeds to tell me that they can’t afford to be out sick for 5 to 10 days and since I cannot do their job, I need to wear a mask to protect my boss. My boss has to walk through my office to leave our area so I can’t expose the boss to the virus.

Here’s the kicker my boss told me: I should not concern myself with what others are doing/not doing regarding masks. They are adults and can make their own choices. Employees will face the consequences during their next performance review. My boss told me I need to “CYA” and wear my mask.

My boss also told me that the director and employee whom I caught sitting together maskless had to have a conversation and didn’t have time to grab their masks.

How’s that for science?

The following Monday I gave my two weeks’ notice. I’ve been wearing my mask every day since then as no one has verbally communicated to me that the directive has been rescinded. Others have not been consistently wearing their masks, including my boss.

Friday is my last day and I have my exit interview with HR tomorrow. My job is only part time and I’m quite comfortable with my decision. I’m done playing the mask game.

DCG

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DrE
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DrE
9 months ago

In other words, for your boss and the director, the rules don’t apply to them. So typical of the Democrats that they are.

Brian Heinz
Brian Heinz
9 months ago
Reply to  DrE

It’s been there MO since the communist took over the party. Rules for thee not me.

Jen
Jen
9 months ago

It’s also more than control…..it’s about depopulation. If more had know that we might not be where we are now. See the Georgia Guidestones. .

TrailDust
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9 months ago
Reply to  Jen

The Georgia Guidestones seemed senseless when I first saw them. Now they seem to be the globalists’ ten commandments, written by the finger of man. Awful.

Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet
9 months ago

The really sad thing is, now there are a bunch of blue states getting ready to drop their mask mandates – Illinois is ine of them, effective at the end of this month – BUT – as of now, kids in school still have to wear them – doesn’t matter if they’re much less susceptible to catching a cold than others.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

Control, control, control…

Gracie Storvika
Gracie Storvika
9 months ago

I am left bewildered by the craziness I see all around. Very good choice to quit this crap job, if they cannot administer the rules equally.

TrailDust
Editor
9 months ago

We are in a world full of petty tyrants right now. Proud of you.

TrailDust
Editor
9 months ago

My wife refused to accept the vax, and lost her (remote) job. My sister in law, a nurse who treated countless covid patients, lost her job for refusing to be vaccinated. The newly elected mayor of Boston has imposed new mask and vax mandates, with a number of other Massachusetts towns following.

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truckjunkie
truckjunkie
9 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Because–WESAYSO

Gracie Storvika
Gracie Storvika
9 months ago
Reply to  DCG

The fact that no one needs a vax to do a REMOTE job just shows this has nothing to do with public health legislation and everything to do with making sure that the sheeple do as they are told!!!

Brian Heinz
Brian Heinz
9 months ago

Take this job and shove it You don’t control me any more. Should be the the work place battle cry.