BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (PNN) - September 12, 2021 - Health care workers at Kentucky’s Med Center in Bowling Green refused to comply with the vaccine mandate or turn in their resignation.
Instead, two workers showed up and refused to leave until someone told them that they are fired.
A healthcare worker named Ale Minnicks posted a video of herself two days after the mandate went into effect on TikTok and Facebook.
She and a coworker, who identified herself as Ashley Rich, refused to get the vaccine. They arrived at work and were unable to clock in - but the hospital refused to say that they were terminated until pressured into doing so, according to the video.
“The Medical Center in BG, Kentucky was trying to quietly put over 350 out of a job without resignation or termination for not getting the vaccine,” Minnicks wrote, along with the hashtag “stop the mandate”.
As they were told to leave the building, Minnicks kept reiterating, “I did not quit and I was not fired.”
“You’re going to have to leave. We need your badge and we need you to leave,” a woman can be heard telling Minnicks.
Still, they were initially careful with their wording and did not say the women were fired.
“There was a choice, you chose not to take the vaccine,” a man who identified himself as head of security is heard saying.
“So then fire us,” the women demand, asking for a termination letter in exchange for her badge.
Eventually, they were told that they have been fired and both agree to leave.