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cyglet Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 12:12 PM
Response to Reply #33
47. If there's an AED on site
despite it being behind a locked door (WTF), that was NOT the policy.
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  -Boss orders worker to stop giving CPR to co-worker and get back to work,co-worker dies.. HipChick  Oct-15-11 08:32 AM   #0 
  - OMG  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-15-11 08:33 AM   #1 
  - I wonder if that supervisor could be held criminally liable...  hlthe2b   Oct-15-11 08:35 AM   #2 
  - They should be sued.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-15-11 09:19 AM   #25 
  - Of course the co-worker should not be held liable...  hlthe2b   Oct-15-11 09:33 AM   #29 
  - Legally, the employee is probably liable  ArcticFox   Oct-15-11 10:47 AM   #32 
  - The article says otherwise, so what are you basing that on? (nt)  idiotgardener   Oct-15-11 12:11 PM   #46 
  - Sorry. Not liable.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-15-11 03:12 PM   #74 
     - If they carry a current First Aid certificate then unfortunately they...  TheMadMonk   Oct-16-11 05:49 AM   #107 
        - True.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-16-11 11:19 AM   #112 
        - The CPR card doesn't remove Good Samaritan protections  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:47 AM   #120 
           - It may well be different in the US, but here in Australia, once a certificated...  TheMadMonk   Oct-17-11 09:33 AM   #124 
  - I was agreeing with you. Sorry if I didn't phrase it better. N/t  MedicalAdmin   Oct-15-11 03:09 PM   #73 
  - Until relieved, or exhausted, or it is obviously futile.  Ilsa   Oct-15-11 11:35 AM   #41 
  - Not criminally, but the estate has a great shot at a wrongful death  COLGATE4   Oct-15-11 09:22 AM   #26 
  - If someone were to forcibly halt a EMT's rescucitation efforts  hlthe2b   Oct-15-11 09:31 AM   #28 
  - I hope so, the employee who stopped the CPR will have to live with this the rest of her life  NotThisTime   Oct-15-11 11:50 AM   #44 
  - Had some dickwad supervisor for FedEx yell at me to stop helping a seizure patient once  Saving Hawaii   Oct-15-11 03:26 PM   #76 
     - Fedex is a nonunion hellhole  cyglet   Oct-15-11 03:54 PM   #78 
        - Agreed! As a former employee for both UPS and FedEx, I would never ship a package with FedEx  Saving Hawaii   Oct-15-11 08:02 PM   #85 
           - Everyone throws packages  cyglet   Oct-15-11 09:38 PM   #91 
           - Not like FedEx  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:37 AM   #116 
           - FedEx was probably the worst job I've ever had. They treated the workers like absolute crap.  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:39 AM   #118 
           - Where were working for fedex?  blackbart99   Oct-16-11 06:26 AM   #110 
              - PNW  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:38 AM   #117 
  - Absolutely. This is criminal negligence.  Initech   Oct-15-11 02:33 PM   #63 
  - It shows a lot about how so many people have lost the ability to think for themselves because they  Brickbat   Oct-15-11 08:35 AM   #3 
  - No - the woman was doing the right thing. The idiot supervisor is the one who lives with it.  Initech   Oct-16-11 07:37 PM   #115 
  - WOW!.... If there were no better example of corporate greed vs a person's life. n/t  Exilednight   Oct-15-11 08:36 AM   #4 
  - geez  nebenaube   Oct-15-11 08:36 AM   #5 
  - Me too...  HipChick   Oct-15-11 08:39 AM   #6 
  - Yea, me too.  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-15-11 08:40 AM   #7 
  - Yes, me too--and this is what OWS is really all about...  Raksha   Oct-15-11 12:37 PM   #52 
  - I'd have told the supervisor to  MineralMan   Oct-15-11 08:41 AM   #8 
  - I second THAT  luckyleftyme2   Oct-15-11 08:45 AM   #10 
  - Did you see the part where they said the defibrillator was kept behind a locked door, and the only  HipChick   Oct-15-11 08:57 AM   #16 
     - I didn't see that. Amazing!  MineralMan   Oct-15-11 09:07 AM   #21 
     - They're supposed to be easily accessible  XanaDUer   Oct-15-11 10:00 AM   #30 
     - I can give you one more reason...  cui bono   Oct-15-11 11:56 PM   #102 
     - Oh shit...if THAT isn't the icing on the cake:  Raksha   Oct-15-11 12:48 PM   #53 
     - wow  fishwax   Oct-15-11 02:49 PM   #70 
     - I bet they had a fire axe. So much for the locked door.  saras   Oct-17-11 09:58 AM   #125 
  - I'm sure a corporation is "saddened"  CanonRay   Oct-15-11 08:43 AM   #9 
  - No, not yet, not until Texas  liberalhistorian   Oct-15-11 08:48 AM   #12 
  - Wonder if the company had a life insurance policy on Ms. Nelson?  classof56   Oct-15-11 08:46 AM   #11 
  - That was my first thought  RandiFan1290   Oct-15-11 09:12 AM   #23 
     - I wondered if the supervisor was next in line for a promotion to her job.  Fuddnik   Oct-15-11 10:35 PM   #96 
  - What evil bastards, especially that supervisor!  sakabatou   Oct-15-11 08:51 AM   #13 
  - That is one sick supervisor  malaise   Oct-15-11 08:52 AM   #14 
  - What an awful person.  Glimmer of Hope   Oct-15-11 08:54 AM   #15 
  - That's awful.  Quantess   Oct-15-11 08:57 AM   #17 
  - i'd like to think that the supe will be haunted by that act --  xchrom   Oct-15-11 08:57 AM   #18 
  - Sociopaths cannot feel guilt or remorse.  Odin2005   Oct-15-11 09:04 AM   #20 
  - Sociopaths run things n ow. UGH!  Odin2005   Oct-15-11 09:02 AM   #19 
  - Ain't no accident.....  blindpig   Oct-15-11 10:56 AM   #34 
  - "Our company has procedures in place to respond to emergencies"  NutmegYankee   Oct-15-11 09:11 AM   #22 
  - "The Book" has largely replaced "The Brain" in many large corporations.  Buns_of_Fire   Oct-15-11 02:40 PM   #65 
     - Yes, and apparently "the Heart"  varelse   Oct-15-11 09:26 PM   #90 
  - I hope the rest of the "employees" take him to the alley to "show him something" nt  Arctic Dave   Oct-15-11 09:17 AM   #24 
  - That's just sick.  Renew Deal   Oct-15-11 09:28 AM   #27 
  - not sure about ohio's good samaritan law, but abandoning a patient is a major no-no  unblock   Oct-15-11 10:33 AM   #31 
  - Or maybe the supervisor was also afraid of losing his/her job.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-15-11 10:48 AM   #33 
     - true, although i very much doubt that the company policies address  unblock   Oct-15-11 11:10 AM   #36 
     - Again though, if the policy is hands off and dial 911, the supervisor was doing as expected.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-15-11 11:27 AM   #39 
        - I suspect you're right about there being an inflexible ...  surrealAmerican   Oct-15-11 11:42 AM   #43 
           - i don't think most workplaces require medically trained personnel and defibrillators on site.  unblock   Oct-15-11 02:58 PM   #72 
              - Perhaps not, but why did they have one if it was not required?  surrealAmerican   Oct-15-11 05:22 PM   #83 
     - If there's an AED on site  cyglet   Oct-15-11 12:12 PM   #47 
     - That's right.  JVS   Oct-15-11 02:45 PM   #68 
     - The presence of the AED, locked, may have been an intentionally way of limiting access  Gormy Cuss   Oct-15-11 02:49 PM   #69 
        - What 'qualifications' does one need  cyglet   Oct-15-11 03:47 PM   #77 
           - First aid or first responder training?  Gormy Cuss   Oct-15-11 04:09 PM   #79 
              - Have you ever used an AED? The only qualification required is "speak English".  Saving Hawaii   Oct-15-11 08:10 PM   #87 
                 - That's exactly right.  polly7   Oct-15-11 09:55 PM   #93 
                 - Yes, I've not used one  cyglet   Oct-15-11 10:05 PM   #94 
                 - Exactly. It tells you in very plain English what you need to do.  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:52 AM   #121 
                 - That's not the point. How did Time Warner view their exposure?  Gormy Cuss   Oct-15-11 10:49 PM   #99 
                    - The new method is 'push hard and push fast'.  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 02:54 AM   #122 
     - Could be, but there's probably a tendency toward callousness below the surface  Populist_Prole   Oct-15-11 12:18 PM   #48 
  - I'm not surprised, this is another example of corporate fascism-Arbeit Macht Frei!/Wisconsin is open  bobthedrummer   Oct-15-11 11:07 AM   #35 
  - "'Time Warner responded appropriately to a medical emergency'"?!  BlueIris   Oct-15-11 11:17 AM   #37 
  - Behold Thy Enemy !!!!  RagAss   Oct-15-11 11:19 AM   #38 
  - US Corporate practices: First they work you to death then they let you die and stop any life saving  sce56   Oct-15-11 11:30 AM   #40 
  - Reminds me of September 11th.  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-15-11 11:37 AM   #42 
  - Let the (asshole) bosses die. nt  Ilsa   Oct-15-11 11:58 AM   #45 
  - "They were told they would be fired"?  greyl   Oct-15-11 01:04 PM   #56 
  - Damn.  Solly Mack   Oct-15-11 12:20 PM   #49 
  - My brother is alive today because his receptionist knew CPR  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-15-11 12:26 PM   #50 
  - Nobody on this earth has the right  Aerows   Oct-15-11 12:29 PM   #51 
  - I don't believe I could have complied with the supervisor's "request".  Arkansas Granny   Oct-15-11 12:58 PM   #54 
  - She was your FRIEND? You don't treat friends that way. Fuck, I wouldn't treat an enemy that way.  stillwaiting   Oct-15-11 01:00 PM   #55 
  - There would be an immediate conflict between me and that stupidvisor.  hobbit709   Oct-15-11 01:17 PM   #57 
  - Sounds like the same mind-set that told WTC employees to remain where they were.  WinkyDink   Oct-15-11 01:18 PM   #58 
  - Yes--I'm surprised at how many people listen to supervisors against their own better judgment.  TwilightGardener   Oct-15-11 01:35 PM   #60 
     - The answer to the supervisor saying "You're fired!" is...  Tesha   Oct-15-11 04:21 PM   #82 
  - Remind you of another time in America?  MadMaddie   Oct-15-11 01:34 PM   #59 
  - Yes, the locked away defibrilator  BuelahWitch   Oct-15-11 04:16 PM   #80 
  - Talk about profit over people, this takes the cake  Jack Rabbit   Oct-15-11 02:28 PM   #61 
  - I don't see this as the fault of the co-worker or Time Warner, I think the supervisor is to blame  JVS   Oct-15-11 02:32 PM   #62 
  - If the supervisor's actions weren't criminal, they should be. If this doesn't dramatically mar the  indepat   Oct-15-11 02:34 PM   #64 
  - Both were wrong  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-15-11 02:40 PM   #66 
  - Be fired...or...  cyglet   Oct-15-11 02:41 PM   #67 
  - Do they have insurance policy on her?  earcandle   Oct-15-11 02:52 PM   #71 
  - +1  slay   Oct-15-11 04:16 PM   #81 
  - I can't understand why the co-worker obeyed the boss.  Dover   Oct-15-11 03:15 PM   #75 
  - Because people are fucking scared  Saving Hawaii   Oct-15-11 07:19 PM   #84 
  - spot the fuck on! and welcome to DU  stockholmer   Oct-16-11 06:15 AM   #108 
  - Save this woman's life or feed your family.  jeff47   Oct-15-11 10:44 PM   #97 
  - That was my initial thought too, but we don't know her overall circumstances...  octothorpe   Oct-16-11 06:29 AM   #111 
  - Time Warner just bought itself a lawsuit.  McCamy Taylor   Oct-15-11 08:04 PM   #86 
  - If I was Ms. Nelson's family, I'd sue the bejeesus out of Time-Wanker. n/t  ProfessionalLeftist   Oct-15-11 09:19 PM   #88 
  - Well fuck that vile putrid excuse of a motherfucking human!  lonestarnot   Oct-15-11 09:22 PM   #89 
  - The dead womans family should sue Time Warner  Politicalboi   Oct-15-11 09:47 PM   #92 
  - Holy shit, there's a call center that's still in the US?  hughee99   Oct-15-11 10:14 PM   #95 
  - Having worked in a few....  cyglet   Oct-15-11 10:47 PM   #98 
  - They are following the rules in Inda - human life is a disposable commodity for Wall Street -nt  scentopine   Oct-15-11 11:15 PM   #100 
     - It's the corporate culture these days  cyglet   Oct-15-11 11:37 PM   #101 
        - personnel dept -> human resources -> human capital department  scentopine   Oct-16-11 12:00 AM   #103 
  - What a horrific story - but I don't exactly let the worker who obeyed her boss's unreasonable order  markpkessinger   Oct-16-11 01:52 AM   #104 
  - Time Warner responded appropriately to a medical emergency. Our company has procedures in place to r  rpannier   Oct-16-11 04:01 AM   #105 
  - "Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time."  TomClash   Oct-16-11 04:45 AM   #106 
  - What a disgusting work environment and supervisor.  octothorpe   Oct-16-11 06:22 AM   #109 
  - Prison for life for this asshole supervisor, please. nt  Modern_Matthew   Oct-16-11 11:22 AM   #113 
  - Up to three executions are necessary here.  BreweryYardRat   Oct-16-11 07:34 PM   #114 
  - I agree completely with the first one. That was premeditated murder for profit.  saras   Oct-17-11 10:00 AM   #126 
  - At the last HOSPITAL that I worked in as a NURSE  Horse with no Name   Oct-17-11 02:46 AM   #119 
     - They may have been doing you a favor!  Saving Hawaii   Oct-17-11 03:12 AM   #123 
        - We were 20 yards away from the cardiac intensive care unit  Horse with no Name   Oct-17-11 10:01 AM   #127 

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