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Date: 07/05/12 11:00 AM

29 Responses to Florida Lifeguard Saves Man, Gets Fired

  1. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Link: Florida Lifeguard Saves Man, Gets Fired - The victim`s in intensive care. Mr Lopez now needs a new job. If there was ever a case for a legit lawsuit, this is it.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3334 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:06 am
    that what he get for saving people for free!
  3. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:06 am
    He`s been offered his job back, it`s till unknown what will happen to his fellow lifeguards that quit supporting him.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2399 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:10 am
    stay classy florida
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6923 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Lawsuit? Why? A decent kid lost a minimum wage job for being a human being. Good for him, a lawsuit would tarnish a simple act of compassion. I hope he`s better than that.

    But the company should certainly lose their contract.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Funny how insurance liabilities made the company decide that he was worth letting go. Some things there are rules for, some rules are MEANT to be broken.

    I for one hope that company loses their contracts for putting people in danger in lieu of an insurance liability.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Couldn`t the guy who is in intensive care sue whoever makes the rules on the grounds that should the law have been upheld, he probably would have died?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Insurance Companies.....
  9. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:50 am
    "Couldn`t the guy who is in intensive care sue whoever makes the rules on the grounds that should the law have been upheld, he probably would have died?"

    It has nothing to do with a law. This lifeguard works within certain boundaries and the Insurance that he and the company is covered under only covers so much ground. This lifeguard went out of these boundaries while being a representative of the company. Had he screwed up in the area, insurance would cover his actions, but he went out of the area, and had he screwed up there and got sued, the insurance would not have covered w/e the case would have covered.

    Either way, I understand WHY the company would be worried, but firing him was a nasty nasty move. But ultimately it also prevent him from filing any type of suit because they are, unfortunate, in the right. In the same position, I would have done what he did though.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:51 am
    LordJim: The city`s mayor was just on CNN saying that they will likely end the contract to get the lifeguards back under their purview.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:53 am
    "He`s been offered his job back, it`s till unknown what will happen to his fellow lifeguards that quit supporting him."

    Normally Im not a union supporter, (as i pay my dues every month) but this guy and all his fellow supporters should try to form their own company, unionize, and take that beach as their guarded area. Would be safer with them than some insurance liability.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:54 am
    "LordJim: The city`s mayor was just on CNN saying that they will likely end the contract to get the lifeguards back under their purview."

    That is fantastic news. Really I am actually happy to hear that.

    Imagine if Superman had insurance problems. Would make the comics a lot different.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6923 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    CrakrJak

    That`s good to hear. Civic responsibility FTW.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32744 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Mr Lopez can put it on his resume: "I was fired for saving a dude`s life"

    Why do I get "up in arms" about beurocrats and beurocracies? THIS!
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Drowning isn`t any fun. Someone offer those kids a REAL job.By doing what was right,they show what this country needs most-LEADERSHIP!! "Guy drowning? SAVE HIM! Economy drowning? Save IT!"
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Communists, Islamist extremists, conservatives, liberals; these are not what is threatening our country- or the world in general- it`s the [email protected] lawyers.
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    Rich1710 Male 18-29
    93 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    Disguisting!
    sound like the boss needed firing ages ago
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Zoard Janko. What a fantastic name. He should be out fighting crime in spandex with a name like that
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    Zoard and Szilard Janko.... And their cousin J`zargo.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    i heard he got his job back
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    derp.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    They ended up offering him his job back, but he told them to take their stinkin` $8.25/hr and shove it.
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    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I understand why the company would be mad about it, because if anything went wrong with the rescue it was outside the boundaries of insurance coverage. But at the same time expecting a lifeguard to watch someone drown is despicable. Even if he called 911 the man would have been drowned by the time they reached the scene.
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    michaelrule4 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    @inaria

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    michaelrule4 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    A.K.A. the "Good Samaritan" law.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    There should be ethicality clauses in the contracts of life-saving jobs.
    So a Good Samaritan catch-all statement.
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    Jarhead4life Male 18-29
    24 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    michaelrule4 just Hit tHe spot and not even 3 posts into IAB...he is the defination of hope. I have faith in mankind again.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 12:23 am
    god damn lawyers again
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
    145 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Are you drating kidding me.

    Whomever fired him should be put in the same stuation and saved.... or not.

    They don`t really deserve to be alive anyways...

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