10th March 2011 15:07
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Corporate coersion: Avalonians, I need help, its at my doorstep
Most of us here know about the moves from the corporate sector to take over the rights to personal choice for its employees, especially in the areas of health and lifestyle choices.
To give some background to this post, I work a VERY part-time gig as a paramedic doing 'health screenings' for corporations, through a corporation that provides these as a 'service' to corporations and their employees. Mostly the intent behind this (from the corporate point of view) is to save millions on company paid health insurance premiums by offering a prescreening/preventative maintenance tool.
I am fully aware of the tricky angle this puts me in as a 'care provider'. I do my job (wellness education, explaining the results), but I definitely put in my own $0.02 in terms of alternative health options, not putting too much weight on cholesterol numbers and avoiding prescriptions to 'fix' these things. Most people get the ordinary shpiel my company would be happy to dish out. Folks who I sense can 'hear' something else, I share that with them. I feel I've made some powerful statements to folks about maintiaining their own soverignty in the face of this stuff, despite the fact that I spend about 5-10 minutes with each person.
The mission statement of the company I am independently contracted to work for is to 'create a culture of health and wellness'. One step away from health ownership of slaves, much like the military does with their forces.
Anyhow, I am writing this because I am about to do a series of screenings for a large health care agency that likely uses employees brought to the US on H1B visas, which is a form of indentured servitude to recruit folks from the Phillipines, India, Mexico and elsewhere to bring them to the US, shut out 'American' workers with the same skill sets, and also have a cheap and easily forceable labor source, working for minimal pay. I just received the following request from my company, on behalf of this other company. I've attached the document content below, removing the names of the company I work for and the contract company.
I, ________________________________________, an employee of XXXXXXX
Family of Companies affirm that the following statements are true:
□ I currently use tobacco products.
□ I am currently not using any tobacco product and plan to remain tobacco free during
my employment with XXXXXX Family of Companies.
Should I start to use tobacco products any time during the coming year, I am aware that tobacco cessation resources are available year round and I will enroll in an approved tobacco cessation program within 6 weeks upon resuming tobacco usage.
I swear and affirm that the statements made therein are truthful to the best of my knowledge.
Print Name:_____________________________________________ __
Employee Number: ________________________________________
You will need to complete this affidavit as part of the Wellness Program
participation requirements for the July 2011 plan year.
If you use tobacco products you will be required to complete
tobacco cessation program as one of the criteria to qualify for the Wellness
Program premium discount for the following year.
So my request to Avalonians is this: any great ideas on how to avoid being a stooge for this kind of invasion of personal choice and coersion of workers? Everything I've researched and become aware of in regards to global controllers machinations has landed on my doorstep and I could use some great ideas on how to counter this kind of cold and harsh threat to people's lives and choices. I have a week before I'll be asked to get signatures on these forms from the people I'm screening/'helping' and I would love some input on how to be saavy in my countermeasures against this crap.
Thank you so much.
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10th March 2011 15:22
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