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Florida Lifeguard Saves Man, Gets Fired

Hits: 7126 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Fwoggie2
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TheJ3553
Male, 18-29, Canada
 145 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 8:31:34 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...

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1703 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 12:23:23 AM
god damn lawyers again

Jarhead4life
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 24 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 9:26:24 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.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 8:08:19 PM
There should be ethicality clauses in the contracts of life-saving jobs.
So a Good Samaritan catch-all statement.

michaelrule4
Male, 13-17, Canada
 3 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 7:23:07 PM
A.K.A. the "Good Samaritan" law.

michaelrule4
Male, 13-17, Canada
 3 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 7:22:27 PM
@inaria


inaria
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1521 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 1:49:45 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13423 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:42:04 PM
They ended up offering him his job back, but he told them to take their stinkin' $8.25/hr and shove it.

chickiesue86
Male, 70 & Over, Canada
 273 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:28:58 PM
derp.

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:28:12 PM
i heard he got his job back

Agent0024blo
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 198 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:23:51 PM
Zoard and Szilard Janko.... And their cousin J'zargo.

RdDan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 760 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 6:19:04 PM
Zoard Janko. What a fantastic name. He should be out fighting crime in spandex with a name like that

Rich1710
Male, 18-29, Europe
 88 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:37:36 PM
Disguisting!
sound like the boss needed firing ages ago

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2036 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:20:02 PM
Communists, Islamist extremists, conservatives, liberals; these are not what is threatening our country- or the world in general- it's the god@amned lawyers.

Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1885 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:06:43 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!"

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24392 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:25:01 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!

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4304 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:19:09 PM
CrakrJak

That's good to hear. Civic responsibility FTW.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:54:41 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.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:53:10 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.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16868 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:51:40 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.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:50:39 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13224 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:47:52 AM
Insurance Companies.....

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:32:40 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?

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:30:43 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.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4304 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:19:40 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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