Posted On: Tuesday - December 21st 2021 7:09PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Scams  Kung Flu Stupidity
This post is a correction of Peak Stupidity's 2 week-old post The Booster Shot Scam. In fact, it turns out that that previous post was erroneous in its main point. That point was the people were arranging their Kung Flu booster shots in a manner to guarantee them something like a week of paid time off. Well, that's true ... in a way ...
I worked with a another fairly young guy (mid-to-late-20s) who has taken the vaccine and a booster shot. In this case, his wife had been required to due to her teaching job, and this guy went with the flow. I'm not at all endorsing this sort of thing, mind you, but that's not the story. He told me that he had gotten a paycheck that was not to his liking, i.e., it didn't seem to add up. During the pay period, he had taken that booster shot to get a couple of paid days off.
Oops, nope. This guy is no dumbass, but he had also been under the impression that he would get this time off paid. What it is, is that this sick "occurrence", as its called, is not counted for any kind of discipline for people making way too many sick calls. But, at the very bottom of the memo, it says that this time off will not be paid. Yes, it is in fine print.
I can't think of any words more descriptive of, and appropriate to, how I feel about this news than those of American sage Nelson Muntz:
See, people indeed WERE arranging their Kung Flu booster shots in a manner to guarantee them something like a week of paid time off. as I stated in that previous post. However, they haven't been reading the fine print! They won't get it!