Workplace COVID obligations, in part, lead to new careers

The various obligations and other conditions posed by the pandemic are too expensive for some employees who have already adopted or are about to adopt a new career path.

Edmonton-based Kelly Lin Lewis spent years as an X-ray technician and mammogram, but wasn’t happy with the mask and vaccine obligations he had to keep at work.

“I knew I had to think about another source of income. I knew I had to work hard to make money online to get freedom,” Lewis interviewed. Said in.

She recently launched a wellness and spirituality YouTube channel to monetize the channel and build a website. This allows her to earn a living that integrates her interests and aspirations to “close the gap between the spiritual and free communities.”

β€œIt’s exciting and it’s fun to be able to focus on something positive,” she says.

Aaron Chub has been working for Saskatoon’s popular restaurant franchise since January 2018 and has decided not to return in August 2020 as the blockage has been lifted. He wasn’t ready to temperature test, mask, or force the customer to mask. We also expected that the mandatory vaccine would eventually occur.

“”I knew I really needed to work on something independent right away, and I opened my radar to a business opportunity, “Chub said in an interview.

He and his wife found that wearing a mask made them feel sick. She left her job as a teacher and homeschooled her two youngest children. Meanwhile, Chub embarked on a new career as a financial planner and accepted a second job to pay invoices.

“We need more money than we can quickly create our own business. We get there, but in the meantime I need some guaranteed income. So I got a job this winter at a landscaping company that takes care of snow and ice removal, “he said.

“If I didn’t feel this pressure, it’s very likely that my humanity was sticking to a little older programming, so in a way I call the launch of this business a silver lining. I’m out. “

Lisa Hamorin has been with Saskatchewan’s online school for seven years and was the Vice-Principal when the pandemic began.

“I was very comfortable. I felt [I did a] It was a very good job, and if COVID didn’t hit, I would have continued, “Hamorin told The Epoch Times.

In 2020, the number of students caring for her increased from 300 to over 1,000.

“It looked great on the surface, but it was very overwhelming, especially for me in my position, and not sustainable for me,” she said.

Hamorin stopped when no additional support was planned. Classroom education in a pandemic context did not attract her.

“There was a lot of work and there was a lot just to see what was happening in the world, so we decided to set up a curriculum design company, especially for homeschooling parents,” she said. Told.

Her company, Adventure Homeschool Quest, offers a curriculum from kindergarten to 8th grade, with each lesson targeting three different learning styles. Some of her previous online clients have become customers, but her professional venture takes time.

“I’m starting a business, so I’m not making much money right now because the income isn’t compared. But we have a growth plan and I’m sure it won’t be a problem next year. We do, “says Hamorin.

“I can actually do what I really like every day. I offer this service to families who are really in need β€” very, very terribly in trouble. It’s a big giant for me. Worth more than a good family. “

Chuck St. Peter, who lives in Calgary, has also decided to become a financial planner. He believes his situation represents a disguised blessing. He was dismissed for not being vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Especially in the last few years, I’ve started to feel more and more out of place,” St. Peter said in an interview.

After working as a truck driver for 14 years, he looks forward to new adventures on the open roads of life.

“When it comes to trucking, I’m convinced that this is the end of the road. It’s time to reinvent ourselves,” he said.

Lee Harding


Lee Harding is a Saskatchewan-based journalist and think tank researcher and contributor to The Epoch Times.