From Fiery Curlew, 9 Months ago, written in Plain Text.
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  3. Q: Can your employer require you to be vaxxinated?
  4. A: YES.
  5. Q: Can you refuse?
  6. A: YES
  7. Q: Can they justifiably fire your butt for refusing?
  8. A: YES
  9. Why? Because refusal is belligerence.
  10. So... what to do? What if you have a religious cause for not wanting to be vaxxed? Or what if you just aren't completely certain that it is safe? Or what if you absolutely KNOW it isn't safe because you have read the ingredients list? Is there something you can do besides refuse and get fired or accept and get vaxxed?
  11. YES. YES. And finally YES. But first we have to understand something about "The Four Doors". Gather round...
  12. The Four Doors
  13. Everything in our commercial system is based on contract. It is all about offers. Here are some examples of offers:
  14. 1) I want you to get vaxxinated.
  15. 2) You owe me $100.
  16. 3) Would you like to go to lunch?
  17. 4) I am going to punch you in the nose.
  18. 5) Please show me I.D.
  19. There are four - AND ONLY FOUR - ways to respond to an offer:
  20. 1) Argue
  21. 2) Remain silent
  22. 3) Unconditionally accept
  23. 4) Conditionally accept.
  24. Look at offer #2, "You owe me $100."
  25. Response #1 - If you argue, that is DISHONORABLE and makes you a debtor.
  26. Response #2 - If you remain silent, the other party can get an agreement. You will agree by means of "agreement by acquiescence."
  27. Response #3 - "Here is your $100."
  28. Response #4 - "I conditionally accept your offer to pay you $100 upon proof of your claim I owe you $100.
  29. If you do #1 or #2, you are being dishonorable and it makes you a debtor.
  30. If you do #3 or #4, you are remaining honorable and it makes you a creditor.
  31. Argument is bad. No agreement can be reached thus.
  32. Silence is bad. If you have an obligation to respond in a matter, and you fail to respond, you are AT FAULT. You damage the other party so you become the debtor in the interaction.
  33. Unconditional acceptance keeps you honorable, but usually isn't in your best interest.
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  35. Conditional acceptance is where the fun begins.
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  37. So let's say your employer says, "I will need you to get vaxxinated by January 1st."
  38. If you argue, you can be fired for cause.
  39. If you remain silent, you are agreeing - you acquiesce - and if you don't comply, you can be fired for cause.
  40. If you unconditionally accept, you just go get the vaccine.
  41. If you conditionally accept, it may look like this:
  42. "I conditionally accept your offer to get vaxxinated upon proof of your claim that:
  43. 1) The vaxxine is safe; and
  44. 2) The vaxxine will cause no negative side effects; and
  45. 3) You agree to be liable for any and all damages."
  46. See how this works? But I wouldn't stop here. There are many maxims of law. One of those maxims is "an unrebutted presumption is truth in commerce." That means if you make a presumption and I do not rebut your presumption, then we have agreed on said presumption. So in this case a good presumption would be:
  47. "Your failure to adequately respond constitutes your agreement that:
  48. - The vaxxine is NOT safe; and
  49. - I will not be terminated from employment for your failure to prove the vaxxine's safety."
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  51. Of course there is a bit more to it, but not much.