Friday, October 1, 2021

WIRTW #598: the “Would you rather?” edition

As workplace vaccine mandates continue to dominate the headlines, employees continue to threaten to quit their jobs if forced to get jabbed as a condition of their employment.

Whether that threat is sincere or idle makes a huge difference to employers in the most difficult hiring and labor market of our lifetimes. If employees will really quit when faced with a vaccine mandate by their employers, then those employers need to think long and hard over whether to implement the mandate and risk creating job vacancies that they cannot fill.

Thus, over on my LinkedIn page, I've been running a short, one-question survey to determine employees' attitudes about vaccine mandates.

If your employer is mandating the Covid vaccine, would you rather get fired or get the shot?

Please click here to go to the survey and offer your opinion on this single, multiple-choice question. I'll share the results early next week.

Here are the best things I read online this past week that I think you should be reading, too.

With So Many People Quitting, Don’t Overlook Those Who Stay — via Harvard Business Review

Are workers willing to resign over vaccine mandates? — via

Nine reasons why it’s unlikely that any court will overturn your employer's mandatory vaccine policy. — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog

COVID can be Regarded as Disabled — via San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Long COVID: How to Manage Its Lingering Effects In The Workplace — via BeLabor The Point

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