My Boss Spread COVID-19 Intentionally

Posted by blueraven @blueraven, Nov 14, 2020

My very stubborn boss in his late 60’s developed all of the symptoms of Covid and did nothing about it. He refused to wear a mask and refused to get tested but instead hoped it would run its course. His business is in a major financial bind and he refuses to close, even if forced to do so. I started showing symptoms 8 days later so I immediately got tested and stayed home until my results surface. They were positive. We work very closely together in a high-volume customer walk in type business. My concern is, he gave me the virus, several of our employees and not to mention the hundreds of customers that we come in contact everyday. I wear my mask religiously and wash my hands constantly. What am I to do with a stubborn, negligent man such as this? Shall I call the health department? After I recovered from Covid I was ready to return to work. He then tells me he doesn’t need me right now because he can’t afford to pay me because he’s in such debt and business is slow. There are a lot of wrongs here and I feel like I need to make them right. This is the type of man who breaks all the rules, has no respect or consideration for anyone but himself. I need to do something. He may have recovered from the virus but the fact that he subjected so many to it including myself is something I can’t forget nor forgive.

@blueraven. I'm so sorry your boss was so ignorant. Not only did he gave you covid, now you lost your job. Did he ever apologize to you? Did anybody in your work got infected too, or any of the customers? He is so irresponsible. I think you should report him to the health authorities. But it's your decision. I hope you are feeling well now. Take care.

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@blueraven Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a community of people with a variety of health conditions, who support each other on our journeys by sharing our experiences.

I am so sorry to hear that you and others have suffered at the hands of your employer. It was precisely this kind of situation that led to passing many Covid specific rules for health and unemployment. At a minimum, I suggest you apply for unemployment, specifically citing Covid as the reason, and contact the "contact tracing" staff of you local or state health department. They may be seeing an outbreak and need to know its source.

I also noticed that you posted under hearing loss that you have hearing loss related to Covid. I urge you to see a doctor soon – it is SOMETIMES possible to reverse the loss by treating the underlying inflammation, but timing is important.

Good luck as you heal and deal with these frustrating issues.
Sue

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@sueinmn

@blueraven Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a community of people with a variety of health conditions, who support each other on our journeys by sharing our experiences.

I am so sorry to hear that you and others have suffered at the hands of your employer. It was precisely this kind of situation that led to passing many Covid specific rules for health and unemployment. At a minimum, I suggest you apply for unemployment, specifically citing Covid as the reason, and contact the "contact tracing" staff of you local or state health department. They may be seeing an outbreak and need to know its source.

I also noticed that you posted under hearing loss that you have hearing loss related to Covid. I urge you to see a doctor soon – it is SOMETIMES possible to reverse the loss by treating the underlying inflammation, but timing is important.

Good luck as you heal and deal with these frustrating issues.
Sue

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Thank you so much for your reply and your wonderful input! I will do all of the following and Pronto. Thank you so much again:)

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@mayofeb2020

@blueraven. I'm so sorry your boss was so ignorant. Not only did he gave you covid, now you lost your job. Did he ever apologize to you? Did anybody in your work got infected too, or any of the customers? He is so irresponsible. I think you should report him to the health authorities. But it's your decision. I hope you are feeling well now. Take care.

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Thank you so much for your response. No he did not apologize but instead he chuckled like he found it amusing. This man is a monster and I need to report him. He doesn’t understand the magnitude of what he did, but he shall soon learn!

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Hello Blueraven. My daughter quit her job because of a very similar boss. He is a covid-denier, and made fun of my daughter every day because she was trying to be cautious. She worked for a cleaning company that would send out 'crews' of people in the same automobile to cleaning locations. My daughter insisted on driving herself separately as to not be exposed to potential covid carriers. Her boss would not stop insisting that she ride with the crew. She quit with my blessing and now lives with me. I would rather have her here safe than out there with covid surging. I have a pet sitting business and she has been helping me with that. I am wishing you the best in your employment situation. Have you filed for unemployment?

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@blueraven Yes report to your local health department for they keep a record of contact tracing.

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@windwalker

Hello Blueraven. My daughter quit her job because of a very similar boss. He is a covid-denier, and made fun of my daughter every day because she was trying to be cautious. She worked for a cleaning company that would send out 'crews' of people in the same automobile to cleaning locations. My daughter insisted on driving herself separately as to not be exposed to potential covid carriers. Her boss would not stop insisting that she ride with the crew. She quit with my blessing and now lives with me. I would rather have her here safe than out there with covid surging. I have a pet sitting business and she has been helping me with that. I am wishing you the best in your employment situation. Have you filed for unemployment?

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Thank you so much for responding:). I am so sorry your daughter had to go through that, but I’m grateful she has you, a wonderful caring mother:) People don’t realize there are horrifying, negligent people that exist in this world, more than I care to number. I’m at the point I fear them more than the virus. Thank you again and stay safe to you and your family:)

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@marjou

@blueraven Yes report to your local health department for they keep a record of contact tracing.

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That is good to know, they keep records of contact tracing. Thank you so much:))

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@blueraven

Thank you so much for responding:). I am so sorry your daughter had to go through that, but I’m grateful she has you, a wonderful caring mother:) People don’t realize there are horrifying, negligent people that exist in this world, more than I care to number. I’m at the point I fear them more than the virus. Thank you again and stay safe to you and your family:)

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Blueraven, I hear you loud and clear on fearing some folks more than the virus.

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