we've gone berserk since the onset of blind p c. have we become so lazy we require a code that says just be p c and whatever happens it's not your fault?it's perverse to penalize someone for doing the right thing. this code of conduct ignores instincts that allows us to employ common sense and act on it.
Turns out the teacher was the one who actually started the fire....I read on another site someone actually called the center and got the story that was cut into from the original news story. Read the update to the story at the bottom of the article. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/daycare-teacher-fired-extinguishing-daycare-fire-yes-florida
if the info in your comment is accurate we have a bigger story here. amateur journalism as practiced all over the net. research and confirmation is near zero. there's not much we can do about it other than taking anything we read with a grain of salt.
Ahhh, welcome to the McJob life. Part time, minimum wage, no benefits, high responsibility but zero authority, no respect. Any unforeseen or unusual event or situation can force you to make decisions that, while it turns out well, can get you fired for going against a technicality in some rulebook. This lady did exactly what I would do in that situation. The kids are safe and sound, and the school building was probably saved by her actions, what more can you ask for. Job well done. I suppose the idiot manager would have been more pleased if she had just led the children out, and let the school burn to the ground?
The double-standard for day care workers and parents is laughable. Do we stay in the room while our children are napping? Certainly not. While I understand the reasoning for not leaving day care children unattended, this could have been prevented if there had been another adult in the building. Why was she alone? Was she alone? If she was, then the day care owner should be under scrutiny, not this worker.
today this story hit little denmark.She did what she should have done. no questions about that. every big fire starts as a small. a kid could have come by and seen the fire and being scared hiding somewhere.. instead of a happy ending for the parrents.. somone could have gotten the call no one wants..Had she been fired in denmark she would have been rewarded a lot of money for being improperly fired.also the other story in here about one in black would have been the same.not every thing is better in the states.. still wish to move there tho :D
And to think that I once wondered why anyone would refuse to do something that "wasn't in their job description"...
my wife works at a day care center,one of the largest in the nation.when she tells me what goes on there i just shake my head.if the parents knew half the crap they would pull there kids out.one of the workers one day wore all black shirt and pants,the district manger came in for an inspection and wanted her fired.the following week they gave out special shirts for the employes to wear for a special tour by corporate you guessed it black shirts.big businesses are so screwed up.
It actually does not surprise me that some people have to throw in politics on this story. What? Really? FYI, politics has not a blasted thing to do with this report. NONE! For you minds full of mush, it's about a Woman being unjustly fired for something She thought She was doing right. To save the lives of the Children. It's sad that the lousy owner could not see that and offer Michelle some praise and even a raise in her pay for what I would see as a very alerted employee. What if the report had been about casualties instead of survivors? People now-a-days have no morals or principles left. Too bad.
100% wrongful discharge of this Shero. I think the Parents should pull their children out and boycott this facility until Michelle's job was offered back with a much higher rate of pay. Even if she refused I would not send my children back, period.
Stupidity has no bounds !