Negative Covid test yesterday, and I had my acupuncture appointment, which was absofuckinglutely awesome.
Company announced they’ll pay travel expenses for anyone needing to go out of state for abortion services. No idea how they do this and have it not be a privacy nightmare, but it’s something. Alternatively – they could give everyone a raise so they can afford to get out of state and not have to tell fucking HR about it. Or give everyone an annual cash grant to handle medical travel or whatever and then no one has to worry about the legal department handing names over to the cops. (Do I trust our legal department? No, no I do not.)
I also would have liked a sincere acknowledgement that over half the employees have lost or are about to lose their civil rights. And that we’re not going to have our conference in Tennessee. But we didn’t get either of those.
And we really need to talk about how some employees of child bearing age are going to have to relocate just to continue with non-reproductive medical care, because there are places where prescriptions are are no longer being written because some meds carry a risk of miscarriage. Might be time to let up on the whole “you need to get permission to relocate” policy.
So overall, it was “well, this is something but still so very disappointing” – which seems par for the course.
At least I have this goober.