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Should suicidal employees be canned?

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:28 pm
Nothing to do with me this time. I'm just starting a debate. The part where an employee who, for instance, asked a coworker to shoot her repeatedly could be construed as suicidal. People get concerned and uncomfortable and they coulda very well called the cops for this. Hell, a suicidal person is not only a danger to themselves, but also to others. If anyopne gets hurt, the company could be liable. Complete bullshit. I believe the most that employee should get is tested, not canned.
 
roger
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 07:02 pm
@dirrtydozen22,
How do you mean? If she said something like, "Okay, I put too much mustard on the burgers. So shoot me". Once in a great while, it could turn out to be unfortunate phrasing.
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Fido
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 07:35 pm
@dirrtydozen22,
dirrtydozen22 wrote:

Nothing to do with me this time. I'm just starting a debate. The part where an employee who, for instance, asked a coworker to shoot her repeatedly could be construed as suicidal. People get concerned and uncomfortable and they coulda very well called the cops for this. Hell, a suicidal person is not only a danger to themselves, but also to others. If anyopne gets hurt, the company could be liable. Complete bullshit. I believe the most that employee should get is tested, not canned.

All employees should be canned.... Hell, who needs an excuse...
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 08:13 pm
@dirrtydozen22,
I would much rather have someone be mad at me because I tried to do something about them being suicidal (in my opinion) than I would want to be on the end of something where I could have done something and didn't.

I am not sure they should be fired but I do think they should be offered help.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 08:18 pm
@dirrtydozen22,
Counseling anyone? How many workers have gone postal because they were fired? Doesn't matter what the situation is, if a person struggling they should be helped, not pushed over the edge.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 04:00 am
Quote:
Should suicidal employees be canned?


Yes.

Next question.
eoe
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 07:44 am
Strange. At the theatre where I worked years ago, a young lesbian woman who was a volunteer tried to commit suicide in the ladies room and ended up with a new position that she was not qualified for, and earning a salary much larger than most. So there.
(of course there were all kinds of mitigating circumstances and lots of rumors about who she was sleeping with floating about.)
dirrtydozen22
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 09:39 am
@eoe,
That IS extremely rare lol. But I think they only refer you to a psychiatrist at a higher paying job, not minimum wage. If you're making $7.25 an hour, then they could can you for yelling for a coworker to shoot you.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 10:09 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Quote:
Should suicidal employees be canned?

Yes.
Next question.


tin cans or mason jars?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 10:12 am
Boot to the head . . .
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 10:18 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

Counseling anyone? How many workers have gone postal because they were fired? Doesn't matter what the situation is, if a person struggling they should be helped, not pushed over the edge.

[/quote

I agree Smile
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