Employment Benefits For Temporary Personnel

When you are in earnest about acquiring a temporary job to compliment your existing pay, you will have reduced hours of availableness. For instance, you are capable to work only just after your regular career. This will bear upon your capableness to get more part-time jobs. If possible, make your free days as flexibly as you are able to. Let us say that you are currently a student that would like to make your Friday nights available, in addition to your Saturdays for recovery through the partying last night. While having occupations in store or food, there are basic work hours and shifts. It truly is time for you to decide now whether or not you would like to get spare time or a job.

Employment agencies are in truth of value when you are anticipating a particular job that suits your concern, your skills and your qualification. This is because many people feel that they’re put in the wrong job even with the right academic degree. If you are looking for a special job profile, a big boost in your salary, then a job in a particular place you want to stay, all you have to do is confer with with an employment agency and they will start hunting the exact job for you. There is this specific agency called unitemp.net or Unitemp temporary personnel which has been in the employment agency business enterprise since 1969. They are a team of experts in the field of employment related work. Whether you are searching for impermanent job or a regular job, they have it all. All you have to do is visit their website, drop in your resume, and mention your requirements. Then harmonising your qualifications, skills and your desired job profile, they will get you a list of jobs just appropriate for you.

This place is just not only valuable for potential employees but even employers. For them, they will hire skilled and qualified employees who will assist well in their organisation. For these employees, this will for sure be an effectual as well as a cost-effective way of employing great natural endowment in their businesses and organizations.

66 thoughts on “Employment Benefits For Temporary Personnel

  1. I got a temporary job at home depot for 10.55/ hr. I forgot to ask how many hours I can get…..any idea on what the avg number of hours I would get? Why does drug testing have to be completed within 24hours of the job offer?

  2. I started a temporary job about a month ago and it was only promised to last until June 30 because of budget cuts. Is it bad etiquette to interview for permanent positions at other organizations so far in advance of my end date? Would it be in bad taste to leave my temporary position early to accept a permanent one? I love the staff and environment I work in but I am a single mom and need stability financially.

  3. A year ago I had a temporary job working for a sports event management company at a golf tournament in Scotland. I enjoyed it very much, and gained a lot of valuable experience. I got the job through a friend who knew someone by volunteering in previous years, who referred us on to the management company.This year however the company has restructured and they no longer need me. Any ideas how I could get back into this area of work?

  4. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  5. I’m working the state fair and i want to see if my employer has to at least pay minimum or does a temporary job like this not qualify.

  6. I am very recently unemployed from a company that I worked for many years. If I go to a temporary employment agency to get a job, and later the job does not work out (either the job is very short lived, or they don’t like me, me don’t like them, etc), does that disqualify me from collecting unemployment benefits?

    And is it correct that I have up to 1 year to file unemployment benefits from my previous lay off?

    Thank you.

  7. I did a lot of temporary work back in the 1990’s and I’ve done a couple of temporary jobs recently. I’m just wondering how I might land a job working at a temporary employment agency. The recruiters there apparently have full time jobs finding jobs for other people.

  8. I’ve never been on unemployment and hate the idea, but I am going to be moving to Ohio soon and it have applied for over 100 jobs. I have a college degree and a great resume, but the only call backs I’ve gotten are for temporary jobs and I have turned them down b/c I hate the idea of being without a job once it’s finished.
    If I take one of these jobs and am unable to get another job right away, would I be eligible for unemployment during the time between jobs?
    Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

  9. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  10. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  11. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  12. The job I’m being offered is only *temporary*. I’m worried that once it ends and I reapply for unemployment they’ll go by the duration of my last job and not the years I spent just before it. Right now my benefits will last for about a year.

    Should I stay unemployed? Am I taking a risk by accepting a temporary job? Is it safe to take the job then return to my original unemployment benefits? Virginia has been giving me 3-4 different stories.

  13. I am moving to a new town and need a temporary job for a few weeks until i get my CNA, then i will be working as a CNA. what would be the best way of stating that in an application?

  14. I did a lot of temporary work back in the 1990’s and I’ve done a couple of temporary jobs recently. I’m just wondering how I might land a job working at a temporary employment agency. The recruiters there apparently have full time jobs finding jobs for other people.

  15. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  16. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  17. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  18. I am currently going to college 3 days per week and I get £30 per week. I would like a job for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays if possible. How can I get a temporary job until I can find myself a long term part time job and how quickly can I get one?

  19. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  20. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  21. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  22. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  23. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  24. Volt Technical Job Placement Services abruptly ended my contracted 5 month FT technical sppt. position. I was an iPhone tier 1 tech support agent at the Sacramento, CA call center of Apple, Inc. The job term was temporary from 9/2008 until 2/28/09 at the earliest (barring any cutbacks in workforce needs via Apple, Inc.) I became ill the week before Thanksgiving and was let off early from my shift. My doctor saw me immediately and I was told by him that I was not to go to work,along with many other restrictions, for the next scheduled workweek. He provided me w/ a personal note which he typed up & printed along w/ his contact info. @ KP in Elk Grove, CA for confirm. along w/ a medical note on a carbon triplicate form w/ diagnosis, no work order, restrictions, and possible changes in length of absence for extra treatment and/or job duty retrictions. I spoke with the Volt Administrative on site staff via phone and faxed forms, I also followed company protocol and phoned in each morning prior to shift start to lv. vm with required “call in” info. so that scheduling could account for my abscence. The Volt Administrator called me back and confirmed recept of medical docs. along with approval for absence.
    My dr. decided that I had to have further procedures to address the initial medical problem immediately, and provided me with another 7 day no work order. I faxed promptly to previous Admin. and confirmed receipt, called on site Volt administrator desk phone as well as previously provided mobile leaving vm’s, I also cont’d to call in ea. a.m. and leave reqd. absence vm w/ my employee info. to my surprise the afternoon before my first day back to work I received a phone mssg. to call in asap to my “new floor manager”. Alarmed, I quickly dialed the unfamiliar ph. # of a direct Apple employee who does not have anything to do with my job position, schedule, personnel files, etc. This Apple floor mngr. answered his mobile while working his shift and relayed that he had just picked up a mssg. from the Volt Administrator who was in another state hiring staff for another Apple, Inc. call center. He couldn’t tell me anything because he did not know, but he was notified that my contracted pstn. had been ended that morning. The Volt admin. had this manager do the job that was not his job, and basically let me go. I called the Volt administrator and was reasssured that medical leave HAD Not affected my job, that the employer had shifted workstaff needs and shifts as well as geolocation based on their fiscal report. Should I tell this medical stuff to the Unemployment claims examiner when they phone for investigfation of my UI claim? I did an employment verification call to
    Volt, I was told my start date, rate of pay, contract work begin and finsh dates ( 9/2008 to 12/2008), and that Volt still had me as ‘Active’ in status. Volt is not hiring for any immediate positions in my area, so i do qualify for unemployment. /what is the best way t o explain my claim reason/contract end reason?

  25. I’m working the state fair and i want to see if my employer has to at least pay minimum or does a temporary job like this not qualify.

  26. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  27. Volt Technical Job Placement Services abruptly ended my contracted 5 month FT technical sppt. position. I was an iPhone tier 1 tech support agent at the Sacramento, CA call center of Apple, Inc. The job term was temporary from 9/2008 until 2/28/09 at the earliest (barring any cutbacks in workforce needs via Apple, Inc.) I became ill the week before Thanksgiving and was let off early from my shift. My doctor saw me immediately and I was told by him that I was not to go to work,along with many other restrictions, for the next scheduled workweek. He provided me w/ a personal note which he typed up & printed along w/ his contact info. @ KP in Elk Grove, CA for confirm. along w/ a medical note on a carbon triplicate form w/ diagnosis, no work order, restrictions, and possible changes in length of absence for extra treatment and/or job duty retrictions. I spoke with the Volt Administrative on site staff via phone and faxed forms, I also followed company protocol and phoned in each morning prior to shift start to lv. vm with required “call in” info. so that scheduling could account for my abscence. The Volt Administrator called me back and confirmed recept of medical docs. along with approval for absence.
    My dr. decided that I had to have further procedures to address the initial medical problem immediately, and provided me with another 7 day no work order. I faxed promptly to previous Admin. and confirmed receipt, called on site Volt administrator desk phone as well as previously provided mobile leaving vm’s, I also cont’d to call in ea. a.m. and leave reqd. absence vm w/ my employee info. to my surprise the afternoon before my first day back to work I received a phone mssg. to call in asap to my “new floor manager”. Alarmed, I quickly dialed the unfamiliar ph. # of a direct Apple employee who does not have anything to do with my job position, schedule, personnel files, etc. This Apple floor mngr. answered his mobile while working his shift and relayed that he had just picked up a mssg. from the Volt Administrator who was in another state hiring staff for another Apple, Inc. call center. He couldn’t tell me anything because he did not know, but he was notified that my contracted pstn. had been ended that morning. The Volt admin. had this manager do the job that was not his job, and basically let me go. I called the Volt administrator and was reasssured that medical leave HAD Not affected my job, that the employer had shifted workstaff needs and shifts as well as geolocation based on their fiscal report. Should I tell this medical stuff to the Unemployment claims examiner when they phone for investigfation of my UI claim? I did an employment verification call to
    Volt, I was told my start date, rate of pay, contract work begin and finsh dates ( 9/2008 to 12/2008), and that Volt still had me as ‘Active’ in status. Volt is not hiring for any immediate positions in my area, so i do qualify for unemployment. /what is the best way t o explain my claim reason/contract end reason?

  28. I’ve never been on unemployment and hate the idea, but I am going to be moving to Ohio soon and it have applied for over 100 jobs. I have a college degree and a great resume, but the only call backs I’ve gotten are for temporary jobs and I have turned them down b/c I hate the idea of being without a job once it’s finished.
    If I take one of these jobs and am unable to get another job right away, would I be eligible for unemployment during the time between jobs?
    Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

  29. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  30. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  31. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  32. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  33. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  34. I’m working the state fair and i want to see if my employer has to at least pay minimum or does a temporary job like this not qualify.

  35. I was laid off from a full time job and now am currently claiming unemployment, over $300 a week. If I were offered a temporary job that would only last one month, would it affect my unemployment rate when I started claiming again after getting laid off from that temporary job?
    I live in Ohio.

  36. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  37. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  38. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  39. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  40. I’m working the state fair and i want to see if my employer has to at least pay minimum or does a temporary job like this not qualify.

  41. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  42. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  43. I am very recently unemployed from a company that I worked for many years. If I go to a temporary employment agency to get a job, and later the job does not work out (either the job is very short lived, or they don’t like me, me don’t like them, etc), does that disqualify me from collecting unemployment benefits?

    And is it correct that I have up to 1 year to file unemployment benefits from my previous lay off?

    Thank you.

  44. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  45. Hi there,
    I’m planning to apply for working holiday visa by the end of November.
    After doing some search for the information i need , i learned something that shows it’s not a good time for backpackers like me who need temporary job to finance their travel around Australia.

    Is it true ? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  46. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  47. I’m working the state fair and i want to see if my employer has to at least pay minimum or does a temporary job like this not qualify.

  48. Volt Technical Job Placement Services abruptly ended my contracted 5 month FT technical sppt. position. I was an iPhone tier 1 tech support agent at the Sacramento, CA call center of Apple, Inc. The job term was temporary from 9/2008 until 2/28/09 at the earliest (barring any cutbacks in workforce needs via Apple, Inc.) I became ill the week before Thanksgiving and was let off early from my shift. My doctor saw me immediately and I was told by him that I was not to go to work,along with many other restrictions, for the next scheduled workweek. He provided me w/ a personal note which he typed up & printed along w/ his contact info. @ KP in Elk Grove, CA for confirm. along w/ a medical note on a carbon triplicate form w/ diagnosis, no work order, restrictions, and possible changes in length of absence for extra treatment and/or job duty retrictions. I spoke with the Volt Administrative on site staff via phone and faxed forms, I also followed company protocol and phoned in each morning prior to shift start to lv. vm with required “call in” info. so that scheduling could account for my abscence. The Volt Administrator called me back and confirmed recept of medical docs. along with approval for absence.
    My dr. decided that I had to have further procedures to address the initial medical problem immediately, and provided me with another 7 day no work order. I faxed promptly to previous Admin. and confirmed receipt, called on site Volt administrator desk phone as well as previously provided mobile leaving vm’s, I also cont’d to call in ea. a.m. and leave reqd. absence vm w/ my employee info. to my surprise the afternoon before my first day back to work I received a phone mssg. to call in asap to my “new floor manager”. Alarmed, I quickly dialed the unfamiliar ph. # of a direct Apple employee who does not have anything to do with my job position, schedule, personnel files, etc. This Apple floor mngr. answered his mobile while working his shift and relayed that he had just picked up a mssg. from the Volt Administrator who was in another state hiring staff for another Apple, Inc. call center. He couldn’t tell me anything because he did not know, but he was notified that my contracted pstn. had been ended that morning. The Volt admin. had this manager do the job that was not his job, and basically let me go. I called the Volt administrator and was reasssured that medical leave HAD Not affected my job, that the employer had shifted workstaff needs and shifts as well as geolocation based on their fiscal report. Should I tell this medical stuff to the Unemployment claims examiner when they phone for investigfation of my UI claim? I did an employment verification call to
    Volt, I was told my start date, rate of pay, contract work begin and finsh dates ( 9/2008 to 12/2008), and that Volt still had me as ‘Active’ in status. Volt is not hiring for any immediate positions in my area, so i do qualify for unemployment. /what is the best way t o explain my claim reason/contract end reason?

  49. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  50. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  51. I am very recently unemployed from a company that I worked for many years. If I go to a temporary employment agency to get a job, and later the job does not work out (either the job is very short lived, or they don’t like me, me don’t like them, etc), does that disqualify me from collecting unemployment benefits?

    And is it correct that I have up to 1 year to file unemployment benefits from my previous lay off?

    Thank you.

  52. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  53. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  54. Volt Technical Job Placement Services abruptly ended my contracted 5 month FT technical sppt. position. I was an iPhone tier 1 tech support agent at the Sacramento, CA call center of Apple, Inc. The job term was temporary from 9/2008 until 2/28/09 at the earliest (barring any cutbacks in workforce needs via Apple, Inc.) I became ill the week before Thanksgiving and was let off early from my shift. My doctor saw me immediately and I was told by him that I was not to go to work,along with many other restrictions, for the next scheduled workweek. He provided me w/ a personal note which he typed up & printed along w/ his contact info. @ KP in Elk Grove, CA for confirm. along w/ a medical note on a carbon triplicate form w/ diagnosis, no work order, restrictions, and possible changes in length of absence for extra treatment and/or job duty retrictions. I spoke with the Volt Administrative on site staff via phone and faxed forms, I also followed company protocol and phoned in each morning prior to shift start to lv. vm with required “call in” info. so that scheduling could account for my abscence. The Volt Administrator called me back and confirmed recept of medical docs. along with approval for absence.
    My dr. decided that I had to have further procedures to address the initial medical problem immediately, and provided me with another 7 day no work order. I faxed promptly to previous Admin. and confirmed receipt, called on site Volt administrator desk phone as well as previously provided mobile leaving vm’s, I also cont’d to call in ea. a.m. and leave reqd. absence vm w/ my employee info. to my surprise the afternoon before my first day back to work I received a phone mssg. to call in asap to my “new floor manager”. Alarmed, I quickly dialed the unfamiliar ph. # of a direct Apple employee who does not have anything to do with my job position, schedule, personnel files, etc. This Apple floor mngr. answered his mobile while working his shift and relayed that he had just picked up a mssg. from the Volt Administrator who was in another state hiring staff for another Apple, Inc. call center. He couldn’t tell me anything because he did not know, but he was notified that my contracted pstn. had been ended that morning. The Volt admin. had this manager do the job that was not his job, and basically let me go. I called the Volt administrator and was reasssured that medical leave HAD Not affected my job, that the employer had shifted workstaff needs and shifts as well as geolocation based on their fiscal report. Should I tell this medical stuff to the Unemployment claims examiner when they phone for investigfation of my UI claim? I did an employment verification call to
    Volt, I was told my start date, rate of pay, contract work begin and finsh dates ( 9/2008 to 12/2008), and that Volt still had me as ‘Active’ in status. Volt is not hiring for any immediate positions in my area, so i do qualify for unemployment. /what is the best way t o explain my claim reason/contract end reason?

  55. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  56. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  57. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  58. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  59. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  60. The job I’m being offered is only *temporary*. I’m worried that once it ends and I reapply for unemployment they’ll go by the duration of my last job and not the years I spent just before it. Right now my benefits will last for about a year.

    Should I stay unemployed? Am I taking a risk by accepting a temporary job? Is it safe to take the job then return to my original unemployment benefits? Virginia has been giving me 3-4 different stories.

  61. have been offered a job and she was saying if had to bring these items i forgot some of what she said so what else apart from these?

    Passport
    National insurance number
    Birth certificate-(does it have to be the one with my parents name on)
    Bank details- (what details would she need)

    BTW its my first job

  62. I’ve never been on unemployment and hate the idea, but I am going to be moving to Ohio soon and it have applied for over 100 jobs. I have a college degree and a great resume, but the only call backs I’ve gotten are for temporary jobs and I have turned them down b/c I hate the idea of being without a job once it’s finished.
    If I take one of these jobs and am unable to get another job right away, would I be eligible for unemployment during the time between jobs?
    Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

  63. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  64. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

  65. Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm US/Eastern
    Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
    New York Health Care Employees Won’t Be Forced To Get H1N1 Vaccine…
    For Now
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.

    A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.

    The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.

    Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient’s room will remain voluntary.

    The health department had said the workers must be vaccinated by November 30 or face possible disciplinary action, including dismissal. PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.

    A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.

    New York was the first state in the country to initially mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers, but many health care workers quickly protested against the ruling. In Hauppauge, workers outside a local clinic screamed “No forced shots!” when the mandate came down at the end of September.

    “I don’t even tend to the sick. I am in the nutrition field. They are telling me I must get the shot because I work in a health clinic setting,” said Paula Small, a Women, Infants and Children health care worker.

    Small said she would refuse to be vaccinate, worried the vaccine is untested and unproven, leaving her vulnerable. In 1976, there were some deaths associated with a swine flu vaccination.

    Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights.

    “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.”

    When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

    The protest also shook Albany. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals, they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

    Around 500,000 health care workers would have been slated to receive the vaccine

    “It’s certainly their prerogative to voice their opinion,” said Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Donelan said most in the medical community see the benefits and safety of the shots and welcome them, and that hospitals must obey the law.

    “Our hospital is committed to following the mandate to have our personnel vaccinated,” she said.

    The state said change was needed this year to save lives. Typically only about 45 percent of health care workers take advantage of voluntary flu vaccines.

    More than 150 institutional outbreaks of seasonal and H1N1 flu are expected this year in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers.

    There is also a strong resistance to the vaccine from the general public. A new Harvard University poll shows that only four in 10 adults intend to take the vaccine themselves, and only six in 10 plan to give it to their children.

    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1252672.html
    Coward Robb

    I don’t get the vaccines to protect myself, but to protect my patients. That’s my agenda, PATIENT SAFETY!!!

    Well, good for you, pat, pat, pat! (on your bald head)

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