Not even an hour after writing the post fed up Healthcare worker I was let go.
Terminated, as you will.
Everything as I knew it, ripped away.
Just like that.
I tried to hold it together as I sat in the room. I could barely make eye contact.
My heart was ripped right out. This just isn’t right.
I sat there. In a room full of people. Desperate to be free from this fuckery. Why isn’t there another way?
Why is this mandatory, why am I losing my job? My means to live? The benefits?
Why for the last couple of weeks did my coworkers turn their backs to me?
I am not beneath you. I am with you. I am you.
I always took pride in my work ethic. That’s who I was. A hardworker.
Now I’m unemployed.
I stand by my words. I will not be forced to do something I inherently disagree with.
I will not cower in the name of science. Because let’s get real it’s not.
I will not freely give away that which was fought for with lives over the decades and I will not be swayed into believing that their truth should be mine.
Healthcare, where I have worked and contributed for a decade, is no longer allowing me to be essential.
All over something we don’t even know the repercussions of.
You were good to me
Until you weren’t.
You taught me lessons I needed, you molded me into something so beautiful. You gave me so many experiences that I will forever cherish.
I will be standing with all of you. I will be cheering you all on.
But I’ve got some new things to be tended to.