What to do when your job says you have to risk your life?
Where is the line for company loyalty, for employee loyalty? At what point do they ask too much? Consider the following: Teacher made to do frequent blood checks and administer shots for a student when all other students on campus are done by the nurse. Teacher gets stuck with dirty needle. It gets worse from there. Teacher is looking for advice. Any suggestions?
Teacher seeks attorney because teacher should never have to do a nurse's job. If you are not a nurse, you do NOT administer shots to students. In fact, if you ask the parents, I'm sure they wouldn't want a teacher doing it either. This is not only dangerous for the teacher but for the student. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen right there.
Personally, I would never do anything that risks my life at any point, no exceptions. I have absolutely no loyalty to any company that puts my life in harms way. And yes, if they asked me to do it, I would contact the school board, and hire myself a lawyer like the one that represented Erin Brockovich and the local media. That ensures you keep your job because of the "Whistleblowers Act" and you get paid on the other end as well.
Thank you. I have a union rep and a union attorney on it but the district is getting horribly nasty about it. They are even trying to say now that I do not have the right to amend the filing though it falls in time line. I would love a referral.
Union attorneys are useless but you're making a paper trail. Follow chain of command, over heads, call state attorney:
Then google local attorneys in your area. These cases are probono, so you shouldn't have to pay.
How did they make you inject someone? Did they threaten you or intimidate you?
I dont wish to seem disrespectful i am just asking the question what was your motivation for carrying out the procedure?
Why would an individual willingly participate in a potentially dangerous activity they knew to be outside of their skill set/duties?
Were you given orders? If so were they in writing or made verbally?
Did you protest or lodge a complaint?
Did you try sending the child to the nurse?
If there were no threats and no one standing over you to physically force you to do it, then you will have to accept some responsibility for your actions.
The teacher should be grateful that that student parents didn't sue her and the school. I hope she didnt get any infection/disease from that dirty needle.
Ginger - I was told by my diagnostician and the nurse if I wanted to keep my job I would do it. I did complain. My motivation was ongoing employment. It was covered in ARD documents that I was to do it. I got a 2 hour training on the illness.
I would decide how my job best helps people and the environment. On a scale of one to 10, 7 and up would be the way I would decide if I would risk my life or not.
My health and safety comes first. If those are compromised there's no way i will be able to execute my job effectively and efficiently. So with regards to your question, I would quit my job. My life ismore important....we ain't cats that have nine lives lol. Jobs are replaceable...not life
That's very sad but that teacher is to be blamed to a certain extent. Firstly, that's not apart of her job description and as such, cannot be penalized for not doing it. That should be done by a medical professional. The law would favor her side 100%
The teacher is me and I agree the nurse should be doing it. I was told do it or be unemployed.
by CWanamaker 6 years ago
What is the most difficult job you have ever had?
by Shawn McIntyre 4 years ago
Teachers often complain about low pay; the claim to be overworked and under-compensated. The say that they deserve to be paid more, since they are responsible for teaching the next generation. Yet, when the subject of the ever falling standards and performance of students comes up, they rarely have...
by collegedad 5 years ago
What do you think a substitute teacher should be paid?I've been subbing for a while now and really enjoy it. The topic of pay came up in the teacher's lounge the other day. The teachers were quite upset that subs were only paid $60/day to maintain a classroom. They felt that this was quite low as...
by Nicole Canfield 6 years ago
I had someone recently try to discourage me from going into nursing school...I know there's pros and cons to every job, including being an RN...but why do you think she would feel so strongly against it? Are you a nurse and possibly hate it?
by crankalicious 6 months ago
I'm actually asking for somebody else, but I would love some feedback on this question.Let's say you have been out-of-work and you accept a new position, but that new position pays less than you were making and requires a commute that you didn't have before.Within a week of taking the job and...
by Credence2 4 years ago
Oh yes, boys and girls, I am back, like a bad penny. I wonder what are conservative poster's positions on this topic is; are they really for freedom of religion or should children be hogtied and forced to participate in loyalty tests? I have studied with Jehovah's Witnesses and I say that their...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|