Thread regarding Lenovo layoffs

Lenovo Announces Vaccine Mandate

As a contractor to the Federal Government, the NA Site Committee has decided we must comply with this Executive Order. Given the continued disruption caused by the pandemic and similar policies enacted by major US employers, Lenovo is requiring all US-based personnel (employees and contractors) to be fully vaccinated. As a result, by January 4, 2022, all US employees and contractors must provide proof that they have received their final dose of an approved vaccine. Employees who cannot receive the vaccination due to medical or religious reasons may request an accommodation for this employment requirement. More details on Lenovo’s Vaccine Policy and the process to upload proof of vaccination or request an accommodation will be shared next week.

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Japan's government doesn't hate its own people. The current United States regime does.

Not as much as the previous one hated us. 45 was a psychopath who cared about one thing and one thing alone: Gaining power - just like Lenovo management.

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Post ID: @18vkm+1dMSwoUP

I assume the 99.99% is your opinion and not fact

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Post ID: @14eba+1dMSwoUP
  1. 99% compliance with employees either proving they are vaccinated or medically/religiously exempt.

those who did resign, a number that barely registers and would be no different to most weeks of the year.

meanwhile open positions to hire runs into many hundreds.

keep calling it wrong doom mongers.

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Post ID: @13jwu+1dMSwoUP

Does anyone know how many people we lost on Jan 5th?

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Post ID: @Varl+1dMSwoUP

Honest question: How many of you are refusing to report vaccination status just to get laid off and get out of here? I assume there's going to be a severance? (I left a while ago)

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Post ID: @Uriv+1dMSwoUP

Maybe Lenovo and other companies should take a lesson here.

Japan’s ministry of health states: “Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided.”

“Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent.”

Finally, they clearly state: “Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.”

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Post ID: @xtiy+1dMSwoUP

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.”
– Albert Camus

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Post ID: @uiva+1dMSwoUP

@tkma+1dMSwoUP

You and all the other folks here are so courageous to stand up to tyranny and not get vaxxed. And now you’re getting axed instead. And you have the absolute lack of brain power to not see the irony and cuss someone out. Lenovo’s better off without you.

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Post ID: @umxz+1dMSwoUP

... ... well merry christmas everybody! and god bless us, every one; even mr. scrooge!

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Post ID: @tuwy+1dMSwoUP
  • "You have NO idea what any of us are going through"

Not trolling - I'd seriously like to understand why some of you are taking the stance that you are. Is all this over the fear of a governmental slippery slope with mandates? I've heard this mandate being compared to WW II-era Germany; It's not even close. I honestly don't get it.

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Post ID: @sdmp+1dMSwoUP

To all the vax-pushing insensitive na-i turds trying to hijack this thread.....please go troll somewhere else. You are not wanted here and you’re adding absolutely no value to the discussion. You have NO idea what any of us are going through, so please leave us the fu-k alone!!

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Post ID: @shhv+1dMSwoUP
  • "600 Patriots"

Really?! A worldwide pandemic that still isn't completely under control, and you're upset over a company asking you for proof that you're doing your part to not contributing to the spread of the virus? I don't like the premise of anything "mandated" - by a company or government, but can't you see this is extenuating circumstances?

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Post ID: @szgo+1dMSwoUP

There comes a time when children need to be made to endure a slight inconvenience for the greater good

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Post ID: @sawg+1dMSwoUP

why is this specific vaccine some big deal and not all the others? if this is the hill you would die on, please do. big tough patriots... hah, more like cultist zombies. hopefully you will win the herman cain award like so many before you. sad that you may take others with you.

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Post ID: @stsu+1dMSwoUP

"In my department, only 70% have uploaded vaccine data or submitted exemptions. Any estimates on how many get terminated?"

600 Patriots who have guts?

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Post ID: @rhli+1dMSwoUP

In my department, only 70% have uploaded vaccine data or submitted exemptions. Any estimates on how many get terminated?

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Post ID: @rtob+1dMSwoUP
  • This company used to be a good place to work, but not since this Na-i-based Mandate
  • got implemented.

Seriously? Lenovo has been a sh!t place to work for years! It didn't just become sh!t with the mandate!

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Post ID: @rwou+1dMSwoUP

Despite the Federal Judge stopping the execution of this Exec order of the vaccine mandate, Lenovo is going ahead with it. These Brandon Mandates are illegal and should be stopped from being implemented. Also if you notice this vaccine policy of Lenovo's applies only to the US, not to Canada or any other GEO Lenovo operates in. This company used to be a good place to work, but not since this Na-i-based Mandate got implemented.

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Post ID: @rdyz+1dMSwoUP
Post ID: @qkqo+1dMSwoUP
I asked the vaccine team about this and they gave me a ridiculous response. They say they are aware of ongoing litigation and this policy remains a company policy.

Based on the Q&A session, I anticipated that would be Lenovo's position, even if the Federal Mandate were dropped or blocked. Businesses can still implement their own policies in the absence of a government mandate. You can fight it, but I doubt Lenovo will change their position unless an impactful amount of people say No. Then you would see their position change. Money talks.
I am vaccinated and soon to be "boosted", but I am 100% against a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

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Post ID: @qlet+1dMSwoUP

I asked the vaccine team about this and they gave me a ridiculous response. They say they are aware of ongoing litigation and this policy remains a company policy. It is not “ongoing litigation”. It was a court order!!!!

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Post ID: @qkqo+1dMSwoUP

Federal judge block's Biden EO mandate for federal contractors nationwide.
https://nationalfile.com/bidens-vaccine-mandate-federal-contractors-blocked-across-nation/

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Post ID: @pgnn+1dMSwoUP

Clarity's tone sounds like they're another "woke" Millennial that thinks their opinion is the only one that matters and anyone who disagrees is stupid.

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Post ID: @bdzn+1dMSwoUP

This has nothing to do with a vaccine mandate or the federal government. It has EVERYTHING to do with a potential cut to the workforce without any cost to the business. Watch the tail wag the dog, folks. You are all arguing about HIPPA, the efficacy of a vaccine or the mortality of a vaccine None of that matters. This is just another hidden layoff, where the employer does not need to pay severance or report the action to the government or media. Wake up.

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Post ID: @brsl+1dMSwoUP

@6adp+1dMSwoUP

If it’s serious, and a medical doctor can articulate it, why wouldn’t Lenovo accept it? But if you’re worried about a vaccine causing autism… well that’s another thing entirely.

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Post ID: @6riw+1dMSwoUP

Now you imagine yourself having a history of serious reactions to vaccines, and knowing there’s no way in he-l your employer will approve your exemption request. Try to be respectful like the site rules say. This post is not for you, so go troll somewhere else.

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Post ID: @6adp+1dMSwoUP

@5nwy+1dMSwoUP

Affected by this announcement? You’re acting as if you are being let go for no reason. You have ample notice to get vaccinated. You don’t want to. You know the consequences. Why do you need support? Imagine being told, if you don’t do this free, low risk thing there is a severe consequence. And then you opt for the severe consequence - and then ask for sympathy. Take your snowflake d-mb a-s elsewhere

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Post ID: @5ear+1dMSwoUP

It’d be nice for those affected by this announcement to have a space free from insults and judgement so we can support each other through this difficult time. The name-calling on this post is not helping anyone

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Post ID: @5nwy+1dMSwoUP

Do any of you anti-vaxxers have kids in public school? Perhaps you're going to protest the government-enforced seat-belt laws next?

Like the two posts (@5psm+1dMSwoUP , @5vsh+1dMSwoUP) said, it's your right to refuse, but it's within Lenovo's right to terminate you. Most of the US is at-will employment. You can get fired for just about anything except race, religion, se-ual orientation, or anything else a lawyer might actually be interested in defending.

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Post ID: @5xzq+1dMSwoUP

@5vsh+1dMSwoUP

The content of your post is good, delivery is not so good. The reality is folks, if you are vehemently opposed to the vaccine that is absolutely your choice. The US is great because you can make the choices you want. But even as kids we had to deal with consequences for all our choices guys cmon. If you choose to not take the vaccine, you choose to risk your employment with Lenovo. That much was clear on today’s call. At least now we know for sure and don’t have to speculate on this site!

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Post ID: @5psm+1dMSwoUP

Y’all stop being a bunch of babies and get the jab already. Either that or stand up for your beliefs and take the bullet! Say it with me “no vaccine, no job!”

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Post ID: @5vsh+1dMSwoUP

The latest lawsuit is good news, but I doubt it will stop these crazies. Today’s call was pretty scary

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Post ID: @5ukl+1dMSwoUP

A lawsuit has been brought against Biden's EO of mandates for military, federal employees and civilian contractors, which Lenovo falls under.
https://lc.org/newsroom/details/101521-military-federal-employees-and-civilian-contractors-sue-biden

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Post ID: @4qqs+1dMSwoUP
@ltr+1dMSwoUP: People like you are the reason Covid-19 hasn't been eradicated yet.
Get the vaccine. It's been out for over a year. It works.

Eradicated? Stop spreading misinformation!
The ONLY human virus ever to be eradicated to date is Smallpox. Sars-Cov-2 has already mutated and will be seasonal like the flu.
Eradicated??

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Post ID: @4bje+1dMSwoUP

“People like you are the reason Covid-19 hasn't been eradicated yet. Get the vaccine. It's been out for over a year. It works.”

I couldn’t agree more. These people have every right to refuse to be vaccinated but be prepared to accept the consequences too. The rest of the civilized world would like to get back to normal and if these people losing their jobs is the result then so be it.

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Post ID: @4sii+1dMSwoUP
Don’t reply. It’s private medical information. It’s a HIPPA violation to request.

No, it is not a HIPPA violation if Lenovo asks for your medical records.

https://www.hhs.gov/answers/if-my-employer-requires-proof-of-my-covid-19-vaccination-status/index.html

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