Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:45:41 PM
Kegomatix and Gary8162, I agree with both of you. When you accept the job and accept the pay, you accept the duty and responsiblity to put the welfare of others first when poo goes sideways. To be clear I am not defending the guy. If you've ever have had the opportunity to see how you would respond, as Gary has you`ve also had the chance to observe others. Some whom you were sure would be solid, just crumble, and vice versa. Oddly enough, my most irritating, unmotivated soldier during day-to-day humdrum operations (She reminded me of the spinster chicken from Foghorn Leghorn cartoons), was the one who turned out to be the most stable when things got interesting.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:55:05 AM
@ Lordcarcass Your right. No one knows how they'll react in a situation like that. However, as someone who has had no training (other than basic first aid), I can tell you this. There have been a lot of times when my insinct to run from danger has won out but that was when my own life weas threatened. I can distinctly remember 4 separate times when I was in the wrong place at the right time and helped save 4 people from certain death. The instinct to run was overcome by the instinct to help or maybe better put, the instinct to not see a bad situation get a lot worse. I don`t know. My point is this. I`ve had no training and still I acted to help. This captain HAS had training but didn`t act. That`s his character flaw and it should have been found out long before now.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:36:42 AM
Amazing how many people get a very high wage because they have a "high level of responsibility" in their job. And as soon as things turn sour they run as fast as they can.