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  •  It's just "professionalism" (2+ / 0-)
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    VClib, davidincleveland

    Granted this is awful, but I let all kinds of stuff slide during my employment that I otherwise might make a big deal about.

    When you work with the public, the public can be assholes. You just have to shrug it off and keep working. Escalate to your management and let them handle it.

    But if you let idiots goad you into doing stupid things, you are letting them win. Would a doctor, lawyer, or some other professional have posted something like this?

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:55:46 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah right (1+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil

      A person serving people food is going to have just as much personal investment in their career as a doctor or lawyer. Why society expects someone making minimum wage to be just as professional as someone pulling down $300,000 a year is beyond me.

      First they came for the farm workers, and I said nothing.

      by Hannibal on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 10:12:55 AM PDT

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      •  The diary mentions that this woman is studying (4+ / 0-)

        to be a nurse, so she clearly has some understanding of the issue of confidentiality.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 10:26:15 AM PDT

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        Why society expects someone making minimum wage to be just as professional as someone pulling down $300,000 a year is beyond me.
        This person is apparently studying to be a nurse, where discretion of this nature is a critical portion of the job.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 11:46:58 AM PDT

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