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  •  Yeah (8+ / 0-)

    She said that I would need to visit the corporate doctors that are paid by the company, located at a nearby hospital.  I would need to be cleared for light duty work ASAP (can't run heavy machinery on drugs). She told me to go get the prescriptions filled, go home and she would call with a time for my appointment.  She never called.

    I wonder how she can live with herself. But then again she's probably just doing her job.

    •  She's a nurse... (8+ / 0-)

      Her job should include ethics.

      This job endangers them.

      Economic Left/Right: -7.38 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.33

      by wrights on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 12:34:41 PM PST

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    •  Yes, her job (11+ / 0-)

      I wondered about ethics issues regarding her job.  How can she be both an advocate for her 'patients' and a corporate employee?

      I remember in 2007 an older man, probably in his late 50s, worked there.  I sometimes ate lunch at the same time he did and we gabbed back and forth.

      I walked in one day and saw him sorting huge stacks of paper in the break room.  I asked what he was doing, and he said he was on light duty because of a back injury.

      He told me that he had picked up a large box and felt something tear in his back.  He went to see the nurse immediately.  She put ice on it right away and he stayed in her office for a couple of hours.  She told him to go home, keep icing it, and that was it.  He said he woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain.  His wife took him to the hospital.  I don't know the outcome or the diagnosis, but I do know his own doctor didn't want him working at his regular job until it was healed.

      The problem was that he didn't call the warehouse first and ask for the nurse before he went to the hospital of his choice.  How he would talk to her in the middle of the night I don't know--it's not like she's there at night or that the people there call her at home for medical advice. Anyway, he told me that he felt they would find a way to let him go, and that his worker's comp claim would have problems.  He only worked light duty for a couple of days then sure enough he was gone.

      We are all droogie6655321

      by Buckeye BattleCry on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 01:27:10 PM PST

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