One of our team leaders at work announced a retirement, and because everyone is fully immunized, the retiree wants to have an in-person retirement party.
The remarkable thing was that he immediately followed that with “However, I am aware that some people have medical conditions that make it so can’t they are still at risk even if they are immunized, so their suffering continues.”
I know, he chose the word suffering, which sounded overly dramatic (the party probably won’t be THAT good) but it was nice he was aware not everyone is in the 100% safe boat.
I would have thought he was speaking directly to me, but I know better. When I told my boss about my inadequate vaccine situation, he was adamant that if I wanted anyone else to know that I’d have to be the one tell them. This non-secret would go to the grave with him.
I suppose it’s an HR rule. Some people are very private about illness, and the boss who discusses any illness would be seen as … a health gossip?
At any rate, I felt that the disclaimer for the vaccine-impaired was very polite.