Monday, October 17, 2011

Best Company To Work (And Die) For?

A customer service co-worker in a nearby cubicle appears to be unconscious, and so you rush over to attempt CPR. But your boss tells you to stop and to get back on the phone taking calls. Your co-worker dies at her desk.

This is what one Ohio Time Warner employee claims happened at her office recently:
So why did the employee stop CPR? well, we tracked her down. She wouldn't go on camera, but what she told us on the phone is shocking.

The women tells us, and other employees confirm, that a supervisor ordered her to end her life saving efforts, and "get back on the phone and take care of customers."

The woman who tried to save Julia Nelson tells us yet another boss warned her, she could be "held liable if something goes wrong."

Maybe this boss hasn't heard of Good Samaritan laws that should legally protect employees and employers who attempt to help an employee in desperate need of medical attention? Maybe this story should inspire companies to review emergency response scenarios and their state's Good Samaritan laws with employees, especially in these times when employees are coming to work sick and stress levels are high? At the very least, if this story is true it's just another reason to hate the cable companies.

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