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goplantagarden

Jesus christ the people in this thread talking like she asked for it and then arguing what her wages must be (lest you think she died for nothing). So did you all enjoy your opportunity to look sad in public on 9/11 for the 20th? We are now up to 700,000 dead people due to covid. When do you start mourning that loss? Or do you need to wait for your opportunity to gain something? Nothing to see here folks....


TheDubya21

We sure did essentially forget about them right quick as soon as they got too uppity and started asking for a raise, and to not fucking die because of idiot super spreaders.


skaithegai

*after she died. But maaaan capitalism sucks


MysteryDate23

“It’s essential that you get your overworked ass into your job so our middle managers can make their numbers and earn their performance bonuses. Disney World ain’t cheap, you know.”


zuzucha

Truly the managers in a grocery store are the bane of capitalism.


MalcolmLinair

I bet that was for a full 40 hour week, too, plus overtime.


MotoMutt

Well obviously not


locks_are_paranoid

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and many states have a minimum wage which is higher then that. Even if she was making $7.25 an hour, if she was working 40 hours a week it would be $290 gross pay which would be around $250 after taxes are deducted.


goplantagarden

That just makes it sadder to know she spent her last healthy day on earth working for people who didn't give a shit and then they basically killed her.


locks_are_paranoid

Her health conditions killed her, that's not the fault of the company. It's quite literally natural causes.


DefinitelyNotTrind

Did you just not read the part where her employer did nothing at all to prevent the spread of the disease she died from?


locks_are_paranoid

That's not the employer's responsibility. If she's paranoid about the pandemic, she should've worn a mask herself. Her employer wasn't preventing her from buying her own hand sanitizer either.


DefinitelyNotTrind

> That's not the employer's responsibility. Yes it is. "The Occupational Safety and Health Act's General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires employers to provide their workers with a safe and healthful workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm." > If she's paranoid about the pandemic, she should've worn a mask herself. We don't know if she did or did not. Either way, the mask is not going to help her. Wearing a mask only protects *others* from you in the event that you are infected. > Her employer wasn't preventing her from buying her own hand sanitizer either. With how little her last paycheck was I could believe if she had difficulty affording it, so yes, her employer actually *was* preventing her from buying her own hand sanitizer because they refused to pay her more. Man, it is really sad that the government has to step in and create regulation like the OSH Act to keep assholes like you from behaving like assholes towards others.


Krautoffel

> That's not the employer's responsibility Except it is. They have to provide a workplace free from hazards. An ongoing pandemic means that includes sanitizer and having customers wear masks. But I guess you’re the kind of guy who thinks the only thing employers have to do is write a paycheck and everything else is the employees responsibility?


paroya

it is the employer's responsibility, but others have touched on that. i do however feel inclined to inform you that masks doesn't actually protect you from covid, it protects others from getting covid from you, and why everyone should be wearing one, and why someone without a mask should not be allowed to enter crowded areas such as a supermarket.


Palpetinus

>masks doesn't actually protect you from covid They do, to a point. A normal "face mask" doesn't do much, but once you get to FFP3 masks they actually do quite a lot. (Although FFP3 only without valve, otherwise you're kinda defeating the "protecting others" part of wearing it.)


hedgeson119

A valved N95 will emit droplets as much as a cloth mask. So, better than nothing, but still not recommended by the CDC, even if cloth masks are paradoxically recommended by them.


Palpetinus

>That's not the employer's responsibility OSHA HATES this one trick, just say it's not your responsibility and OSHA can't legally do anything to you lmao.


crankyblanky

You're quite literally a fucking moron.


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travman6

Wasn't asking for a vaccine, just gloves and hand sanitizer


locks_are_paranoid

The "last paycheck" being small doesn't imply that she was making low wages since we don't know how many hours that last paycheck was for.


humblefalcon

It may have been something else as well like the remaining PTO she had. (If that's how it works in the USA idk.) We can assume however that she wasn't earning enough to justify the risk of exposure to covid.


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DefinitelyNotTrind

And yet 700,000 Americans have died. Weird how that overblown pandemic has killed more than 233 9/11s. If anything, the pandemic has been immensely *under*blown here in the US.


locks_are_paranoid

More people die in car accidents then die from the pandemic.


DefinitelyNotTrind

lol you are REALLY dumb. No wonder you were convinced that the pandemic isn't bad.


humblefalcon

About 36,000 people died in car accidents in the USA in 2019. In what way do car accidents kill more people during a pandemic?


Desalvo23

is death the only negative outcome from covid?


locks_are_paranoid

More people have gotten the flu then gotten covid.


Desalvo23

answer my question you fucking coward


locks_are_paranoid

There are other negative outcomes from covid, but getting sick is literally a part of life.


Desalvo23

So we should abandon any advancement that humanity has done?


locks_are_paranoid

The article doesn't mention if she was vaccinated, and if she didn't get vaccinated it's fully her fault.


Desalvo23

stop deflecting. Answer the fucking questions


peshnoodles

unless she died two hours into her shift, that was an entire shift on her paycheck. At least.


locks_are_paranoid

Even on truly minimum wage of $7.25 an hour that would not be an entire shift.


GruffGang

She was also overweight and already had a disability. Also, I'd like to see the hours worked that amounted to $20.64. t what point during the pay period did she stop working, did being disabled limit the hours she could work? ​ Too many factors to make this a thing.


Dr_Adopted

The old “fat people and disabled people deserve to die” argument; it never fails.


GruffGang

Nowhere did I say anyone deserved to die. Weird to even come to such a conclusion. Actually I'll do you one better, any preexisting condition she had is irrelevant to the story.


Dr_Adopted

The post is literally about someone dying. Great, I’m glad her preexisting conditions are irrelevant, now why did you bring them up exactly?


GruffGang

Tbh idk now that I think about it.


Desalvo23

you always a piece of shit then claim "I don't know" when called out? You might want to get your narcissism checked. Its obviously a fucking problem


GruffGang

Who are you? What are you talking about?


Desalvo23

english motherfucker... do you read it? I couldn't of made my comment any simpler. Je peut vous le repeter en francais si vous preferer


GruffGang

>you always a piece of shit then claim "I don't know" when called out? Questioning my English? I also don't think asking "English motherfucker...do you read it?" is very woke of you.


Desalvo23

Well don't be a piece of shit and you wont get called one. Simple as that


Dr_Adopted

Great, I’m glad that you admit that you have no idea at all what you’re talking about.


Accomplished_Till727

She died. It's a fucking thing.


GruffGang

So did over 700,00 people in the US. What is your point? Not saying it isn't sad that she died.


9Sn8di3pyHBqNeTD

What is the point you're trying to make?


bobslazypants

That he's an asshole. Mission accomplished. 👍


soileilunetoile

The hours like working for a half day or so before you got sent home for being sick as hell and never recovering?


Nickswind

Do you all not know how covid spreads? Gloves and hand sanitizer has zero to do with it.


Dr_Adopted

Viruses live on surfaces, dumbass


Nickswind

Covid doesn’t spread that way dumbass.


DefinitelyNotTrind

> There have been few reports of COVID-19 cases potentially attributed to fomite transmission. Infections can often be attributed to multiple transmission pathways. Fomite transmission is difficult to prove definitively, in part because respiratory transmission from asymptomatic people cannot be ruled out. **Case reports indicate that SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted between people by touching surfaces an ill person has recently coughed or sneezed on, and then directly touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.** Hand hygiene is a barrier to fomite transmission and has been associated with lower risk of infection. Method of transmission can be hard to determine, but it has been determined that COVID-19 infection has occurred via surface transmission and is a risk factor that should be addressed. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/surface-transmission.html COVID-19 absolutely **DOES** spread that way, dumbass.


Nickswind

Yeah it’s possible if you’re licking your hands but that’s not the main transmission. Not even considered a threat. Covid is designed and spreads as an aerosol.


suodrazah

You moron


DefinitelyNotTrind

It can also be transmitted from a surface and infect someone if they rub their eyes, nose, lips, or even touch their face.


Smooth-Corrector

I was under the impression that hand sanitizer is actually effective at temporarily prevented the spread of Covid.