What to do when your job says you have to risk your life?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (12 posts)
  1. poetvix profile image67
    poetvixposted 5 years ago

    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? 


  2. Rosana Modugno profile image83
    Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years ago

    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.  smile

    1. poetvix profile image67
      poetvixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Rosana Modugno profile image83
      Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. gingerbuzz profile image60
    gingerbuzzposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. peta4ever profile image60
      peta4everposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. poetvix profile image67
      poetvixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. profile image48
    lilacsnowfireposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. poetvix profile image67
      poetvixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding.  It is something to consider.

  5. peta4ever profile image60
    peta4everposted 5 years ago

    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

    1. peta4ever profile image60
      peta4everposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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%

    2. poetvix profile image67
      poetvixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The teacher is me and I agree the nurse should be doing it.  I was told do it or be unemployed.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis 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.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe 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 PixelsWe 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.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)