No, I Won’t Be Returning to In-Person Work Any Time Soon

Dr. Tanya Pobuda
6 min readDec 31, 2021

I’m one of Canada’s millions of precariously-employed workers, I have no paid sick days, and no extended healthcare coverage.

I am bracing for very tough times financially in these coming months because I refuse to work in crowded and poorly-ventilated office or classroom environments during these, the very worst days of the pandemic. I’m fully vaccinated (Moderna), and currently engaged in the Hunger Games-like process of searching for my third dose of mRNA vaccine in Ontario. (Update: I have four vaccinations now but know that the…

Dr. Tanya Pobuda

Board game academic, licensed drone pilot, artificial intelligence chatbot creator, and virtual and augmented reality practitioner.