Re: Some questions on this ND tragedy
I guess I view my job as an employer very differently.
I wouldn't ask one of my female employees to work late at night at our office by herself.
If I did, however, and something happened to her, I would think it would be pretty low of me to say to her family, "Well she must have thought it was safe because she agreed to do it.."
When I look at accountability and responsibility, I look at the employer. Because here's why: My employees look at me as the one who gives them raises, who does performance evaluations, references, letters of recommendation, who basically gives them their livelihood or can help them in their future, especially our younger ones.
When I ask them to do something, all those things are in the back of their mind, becuase I can hold all of those things over their head, and they dont want the one time they say no to me to be the one thing that I remember about them.
I'm not going to ask somebody to do something that might endanger them, especially since they might just say yes to it because they are worried what I might do if they say no. That's an awful position to put someone in. And if something does go wrong, it is my fault for putting them in that dilemma.
I do get what Brutus is saying here, but truthfully this is 100% the fault of the university.
You don't ask somebody to do that. You just don't.
As well- we have an employer who has had these practices filmed for years, and couldn't that student infer that hey, these guys probably know better than he does what is safe?
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 10-30-2010 at 08:03 PM.