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Is anyone hearing rumors of possible vaccine mandates at Lenovo?

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Post ID: @OP+1cuI43Lk

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Mandatory vaccines happened and all you fools sat there claiming it wouldn’t. Maybe listen when the adults talk and get your heads out of your as--s.

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Post ID: @2xekb+1cuI43Lk

Mandatory vaccines will likely lead to lawsuits

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Post ID: @Kkmb+1cuI43Lk

Biden to announce requirement for employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines, impacting over 80 million workers https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-announce-employers-with-over-100-employees-to-mandate-vaccines-2021-9

Better start deciding which arm to get the poke in guys

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Post ID: @hyhg+1cuI43Lk

This drifts off the topic a bit, fair warning.

The pandemic has turned into an interesting sweet/sour thing for the management (assuming they care to be aware of it). They drank the whole "open office" Kool-Aid along with the Agile Kool-Aid - Lenovo management enjoys Kool-Aid, apparently. It was really all about jamming more works in less space, of course, rather than the lip service that was paid to increased efficiency, teamwork, etc.

They went from being in favor of remote work to being against it - the idea of having adding teams in different geos not seeming contrary to this attitude, apparently. Of course, again, it was about money.

Now we've been more than a year with only required lab workers being onsite with any regularity, and we're doing just fine. The vast majority of employees are people who spend their days doing email, being in meetings, and so on. They've been able to do their jobs remotely just fine, and saving the time and expense of commuting as well as enjoying the increased flexibility.

So when Lenovo management finally decides to have people back in the office, they are going to find that a large percentage of workers prefer working from home to being jammed into tight seating where everyone has to take calls while hearing the calls from all their neighbors.

The open office strategy is hated by everyone except two categories of people: 1. The people selling it (the equipment suppliers, advocate consultants, etc), and the management who have advocated it in the main interest of cost cutting and lesser interest of buzzword compliance. Everyone else hates it, full stop.

It will be interesting to see how things go. Of course, the management will never ever admit that open office was a terrible idea in the first place. Perhaps it will just die a quiet effective death.

The final thought is that the unpleasant aspects of open office are a useful gaslighting tool as well, as part of the slowly rising water of increasing workload. I'm sure they'd dearly love for more people to leave, in the interest of avoid severance costs.

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Post ID: @cpwt+1cuI43Lk

This whole website is an echo chamber for anti-Lenovo rhetoric. If everyone here spent their time finding a new job instead of complaining about their current one, they’d probably be a lot happier.

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Post ID: @9owv+1cuI43Lk

Please get vaccinated. It’s the Christian thing to do. Help your fellow man. Do it for the good of the group.

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Post ID: @9zmo+1cuI43Lk

How do you have antibodies already? Because you’ve had COVID? You can have multiple instances of COVID despite previously having the disease.

What gene therapy are you referring to? The current COVID vaccines on the market? I might suggest avoiding the gene therapy argument on mRNA vaccines since the likelihood of you consuming mRNA vaccines before in your lifetime is quite high. Google it.

Lastly, schools are able to prevent your from attending as a child if you are not appropriately vaccinated. And what argument is there beyond a child is entitled to education here in the US. A job is a privilege, not a right, and expect that privilege revoked if don’t abide by the requirements they set forth. If you’ve done your role remotely until now, and they require you to do it in office moving forward, your privilege has changed. If you are not amicable, you have the choice to not take advantage of that privilege. Fin.

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Post ID: @9sae+1cuI43Lk

One could argue that they haven’t worked onsite since March, 2020, and were able to manage their role remotely. By not allowing someone in the building based on vaccine status could be considered discrimination. What about safety concerns regarding hepatitis, HIV, and other communicable illnesses? If I were required to disclose my health status regarding a “non-vaccine”, then shouldn’t everyone have to share that their personal medical conditions are being treated? What about HIPPA? Some people aren’t able to take vaccines for various medical reasons, some have antibodies already, and don’t want to experiment with a gene therapy injection. They would have to fire me, and that would open a whole other proverbial can of worms.

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Post ID: @8fpm+1cuI43Lk

You’re welcome to google what US labor law states. Private property means Lenovo can let you into the building or chose not to let you. If they feel unvaccinated = unsafe and your job REQUIRES onsite work, I might start swallowing the vax pill now.

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Post ID: @8fhq+1cuI43Lk

Well if Lenovo makes the vaccine mandatory, as it is well within its legal right to do so in order to have individuals to the office, you’re getting the jab or giving away your job

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Post ID: @6vje+1cuI43Lk

Is that you, YY? I’ll get it if you say so.

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Post ID: @6evp+1cuI43Lk

Thanks for the vax advice even though no one asked

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Post ID: @6xyb+1cuI43Lk

No, but you should be getting the vaccine anyway…

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