Polio, Smallpox, and Measles. When I was a kid, there was no choice about getting vaccinated. We stood in line at school to get the shots and by twelve we were told to get jobs. Salk’s vaccine led to our country becoming Polio free for fifty years. For some, it is hard to remember just how bad it was. But I have two friends in the 70s and 80s that got the bug when they were kids. They spent a long time in iron lungs and have been disabled ever since.
Turning Covid-19 into a political issue is one of the strangest events in my life.
This past week, businesses large and small, jumped into the mosh pit. For the last three decades, business has done far more to move our culture forward than politics. Don’t want to sell that ugly sheet cake to two men? OK. But we are pulling out our fulfillment center, all contracts with your state government, and more. Why?
It seems our political leaders spend most of their time yelling at each other. But big business has jumped into the mosh pit. Recent history demonstrated that business has done far more to advance humanitarian causes. Don’t want to sell an ugly sheet cake to two guys? OK. We are pulling over a billion dollars of revenue from your market.
After almost two years of trying to protect our friends, colleagues, and loved ones. A tidal wave is growing, and it is driven by business. Get the vaccine or leave the company.
I am not going to imply any moral issues to whether someone is vaccinated or not.
For those of us that will not get vaccinated, this is a good time to explore career opportunities right away. This isn’t a patronizing statement; it is a practical outlook.
The disruption that has been caused by the pandemic is already a transformed workplace.
The vast changes in work can turn into a lifetime opportunity.
The biggest opportunity for the unvaccinated is to find a better job centered on remote work. There are also millions of people that are walking away from jobs to launch a business.
We have one suggestion: Find something that you love which makes all change easier.