Samantha and Devin are nurses treating patients with covid. It was hard.
Samantha Seepaul: “And it hurts me because these patients are scared and I worry about them. It’s such a stressful job for everyone.
Devin and Samantha are also engaged and planning for their future, which includes saving to buy a house, so they hit the road and became travel nurses.
Devin Ellis: “If you are a staff nurse, you are basically paid half to one quarter of the amount of a traveling nurse and you are paid to do the exact same job.”
Right now, they’re in North Carolina, but their headache comes from South Florida after their owner found out they were out of town for a few weeks.
Devin Ellis: “She said, ‘Oh, you didn’t tell me and I’m the landlord, so that’s a reason for me to terminate your lease. You have 10 days to go out. “”
They were surprised because their lease doesn’t expire for a year, they always pay their rent on time, and Devin’s parents stop by to check on the rental every two days.
Samantha Seepaul: “We have aquatic babies. We have fish, they feed them whenever they’re there. They turn on the lights, making sure the air conditioning is on. “
It didn’t matter. Their owner said …
Devin Ellis: “’I don’t want my house to be vacant, so I’m going to break the lease.’ ‘
Which didn’t make sense to Devin and Samantha.
Devin Ellis: “So it seems absurd to me that she’s trying to do this to us. “
Samantha Seepaul: “I think it’s bullying.”
Samantha calls it bullying. Howard, are you saying it’s legal to kick out itinerant nurses because they’re out of town and their tenancies are empty for a few weeks?
Howard Finkelstein: “No, you can’t evict someone on a lease just because they’re traveling. Whether it’s nurses commuting to work or someone who takes a lot of vacation, if they’re paying the rent, it’s their apartment to use or not to use.
Devin and Samantha can pay the rent. Some people who have lost their jobs due to COVID cannot pay rent. Are they threatened with expulsion?
Howard Finkelstein: “Maybe, but if you fill out the federal form, you can stop the eviction until June 30. And remember, counties get a lot of federal money to help people pay rent and avoid eviction, so contact the county. The links for everything under this Help Me Howard story. “
Let’s move on to the vaccine. Can your boss ask you to get the COVID injections?
Howard Finkelstein: “Yeah, and if you don’t understand, they can fire you. The only exception: if you have a disability or a sincere religious belief. “
Miami school threatens to get rid of teachers if they get COVID shots. Can they do this?
Howard Finkelstein: “No, I don’t think they can fire you because federal law requires employers to provide a safe work environment and the CDC requires vaccinations to make it a safe environment. “
The lawmaker and the governor have said businesses cannot require customers to prove they have been vaccinated to enter the store or at a sporting event. Howard, can the government tell a private company what to do?
Howard Finkelstein: “I don’t think they can, but I can’t say it definitively because there has never been a case of something like the COVID vaccine so there is no law about it – for the time being.
Devin and Samantha will have a place to come home as their owner cannot kick them out. Come home, hopefully, less stressed than COVID has brought.
Devin Ellis: “Sometimes it’s a lot to deal with when you take care of six patients and everything can go wrong at any time, but when the patients are better, it’s always a great day.”
The medical staff who treated patients and got America through COVID will be remembered as incredible heroes. Bless them all.
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