A nurse with five children at home, says “evil” manager wanted her to work on the coronavirus floor
A nurse, with a compromised immune system and five children at home, quits immediately after learning she had to work the coronavirus floor in her hospital.
Recently Melissa, a 30-something-year-old nurse, took to Instagram to reveal that she is quitting her job after her manager requested that she work on the hospital floor that tested positive for coronavirus. Watch her exit video below:
The nurse has a husband and five children at home. She is also a breast cancer survivor and may have a weakened immune system, according to her Instagram.
Melissa explained, “I was sent to a Coronavirus floor [of the hospital]. They know that I have kids at home, who I cannot send away.”
The video went viral when The Savoy Show posted the video on Instagram.
Towards the end of the video, Melissa breaks down, “[My manager] is evil. She knows my health history. She knows that my kids don’t have anywhere to go to.”
Many commenters agreed with the woman. One stating, “I’m sorry, no job is worth my life.” Another agreeing, “Don’t blame her one bit; they barely want to provide gloves.”
Meanwhile, others said it’s Melissa’s duty as a nurse to stay at work.
“She’s in the wrong,” wrote one woman. “I work in the ER, firsthand with these Covid patients and there’s plenty of nurses with other health conditions that do make them vulnerable to getting the virus and they, or me, have not quit. This is your JOB…and you quit? Not good.”
Another nurse who said she has HIV still comes to work, “Don’t be a nurse then. Find another career.” Adding, “If every nurse thought like this woman, we would be doomed.”
Someone came back retorting, “Everybody [is] saying that’s what she signed up for. She signed up to help. She didn’t sign up to get infected by the coronavirus and put her life and kids at risk.”
Whichever side you’re on, it’s clear these nurses are under the most intense pressure.
The novel coronavirus is creating increased pressure on medical professionals in America. Nurses in NYC reported that they’ve been using trash bags as protective gear. The shortage of N-95 masks means many are reusing personal protective equipment. Then, there’s the constant risk of becoming infected with the fatal virus without the proper safety precautions.
Ending the video, Melissa says, “My life matters. My kids matter.”
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