Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.
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You can doooo ittt
One of my coworkers (who acts like a grumpy old man but is actually very nice) took those on our team still here today on a walking tour of our complex to check on our projects. We got snacks.
Today was A Day. Long story short, I'm extra bitter that some people that probably should not be still get to be parents.
I have a new intern starting w/ me Monday and she hasn’t reached out yet. Wtf are you doing girl? Its after 3 on a Friday and we have clinic bright and early. She needs to be prepped and she hasn't even reached out for indications? If she doesn’t email today and somehow tries to call Monday shes gonna get ripped a new one and I am usually very nice. This is beyond unprofessional at this point. (And she knows shes supposed to have reached out days ago to get the information for how our teleclinic works, set expectations, get info to prep for patients ect). I’m seriously annoyed.
Did she show up?
I’m somehow locked out of my computer account and no one is answering at the help desk number? Wtf.
Looks like you get another day off?
Kind of. I woke up to a text on ny work phone from 7pm Sunday night being like “hey girl let me get the schedule!” WTF?! Then when I called her to see wtf was happening she was like well I was up at 7 waiting for your response but I fell asleep...
Seriously she could not have been more rude or unprofessional. We did proceed with her observing but she couldn’t do much since she hand’t prepped. Still debating how I want to handle reporting her. My boss was like BURN HERRRR haha but I still have her for three more days this rotation! So I need to do something that effectively communicates my displeasure without ruining my ability to help her grow as a GC.
Yea I was downright nice in response and she was rude and it was everyones fault but hers . Not a good start GIRL
I agree with your boss.
Wow whatchya, that's crazy.
So, we spent ages recruiting weekend staff for the two things my programme runs on weekends for the public, one needed 4 people and one needed 2. The one that needed 4 for their rotation had one quit immediately but the other 3 are happy for an extra shift when they can get one. The one that needed 2 has been in place and FIIIINALLY was working after lots of smoothing things out and whatnot. Well, one of the 2 has quit today, and the other one works 2 jobs so likely won't be able to do any extra hours. Oh, and my boss is leaving at Christmas too. I think she's sorting out as much as possible as there won't be a replacement for her role, but it had just seemed like things were relatively smooth for a second there.
I ended up calling one of the other supervisors for this rotation and she agreed with my rage level and said she has her in clinic tomorrow so she’ll ask her to arrive early for a lecture on professionalism. I’m hoping it actually sinks in and she doesn’t pout or deflect like today.
This morning around 7:30 we went on lockdown. School hadn’t started yet so any kids that were on campus were told to go to the cafeteria. I was in my room so I locked the door, turned the lights out and hid in a corner. We use Share911 to communicate for this stuff and we got nothing for over 5 minutes. I had no idea what was going on. When I finally got the text, it said possible gunman on campus. Needless to say I was seriously freaked out. It was so quiet and I could hear every little sound. At one point, I heard someone coming up my ramp (I’m in a portable) and had a fucking heart attack until I heard 2 men’s voices and realized it was probably the cops. We got the all clear around 8:10, 5 minutes before school started. I didn’t have time to process emotions. I still don’t know who they were looking for but I assume it was a suspect from something that happened in the neighborhood. I don’t know if it’s worse being by myself or having the kids in the room. I just need to make it to June and then I’m done with this school and neighborhood.
JFC! That's so scary @virgo ! I'm glad it wasn't something/someone on campus.
Thanks @Lh718. There was someone on campus at some point because one of the staff members saw him and that’s why they called the lockdown. I don’t know if he actually had a gun though. Not a good way to start the week that’s for sure!
I had an amazing experiencing with our GC during my pregnancy with G. I'd be pissed if I got some lazy, piss-poor attitude of a counselor. She needs to learn, if not for herself, the people she will encounter in the future. You did the right thing!
@virgo - Holy shit. Glad everyone is okay. As a follow up - is the school encouraging you to hide when something like this happens? Just curious because I went through some very interesting active shooter training recently.
Glad you are physically ok, @virgo!
Oh @virgo that is absolutely terrifying. I'm so sorry you had to deal with that.
I’m so sorry you had to deal with that @virgo, that’s terrifying. 14 work days until Christmas break
That's so scary Virgo, I'm glad everyone is okay.
@deet we don't necessarily have to hide but we're supposed to stay in the room with lights off and blinds closed. I only hid in a corner because my portable is the last one and 3 of the walls are totally unprotected. The district has never given us active shooter training so we only have lockdown drills which I don't think is the same thing.
Our training was done by the ALICE Institute and I am going to put this in a spoiler because it was very difficult to listen to, but I found it extremely informational personally at work and for understanding how my kid's school trains their teachers and school's in the future to react if there were something horrific happening...
The training basically started off speaking about the Sandy Hook shooting, and showed pictures of old school photos of kids hiding underneath desks. The instructor talked about how we are trained from a young age to hide, covering our heads. In addition to that, most of the shooters are not trained individuals when it comes to firearms. So, you have these two facts together -- people hiding & not moving, giving an untrained individual a very easy opportunity to shoot you. I remember him saying that the kids at Sandy Hook were hiding -- (paraphrasing because I can't remember, and I can't bring myself to read the entire report yet, although he recommended parents do so) either under desks or in the bathroom. They were easily shot, and there were several shots to the head...no chance for survival.
He also talked about Virginia Tech and showed a diagram of the classrooms in the hall that was attacked. In the rooms that did nothing and remained in the room, almost all or all the victims died. If I'd heard this story previously, I'd forgotten it, but it rendered me speechless and heartbroken... as no individual should ever be put in this situation, BUT. In one of the rooms, the professor, Liviu Librescu (a Holocaust survivor) immediately urged the kids to jump out of the window and barricaded the door. All but one of the students survived. Unfortunately the teacher was shot to death.
All this to say, your chances of survival are better if you are moving IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE. Escaping and getting the hell out of there is obviously ideal, but if you are a sitting duck....chances are not good of survival. EVEN if you are running, moving, throwing objects at the individual, an untrained shooter has way less of a chance of fatally shooting you. Sometimes that is not the case, and luck is not on your side.... and I know with a classroom of children this is even more difficult, because you feel a responsibility to the kids. Some people straight up feel paralyzed and do not move. However, he made it very clear that training we have is outdated. From my understanding, recommendations were completely revamped after Sandy Hook, and remaining in a classroom, hiding as a default is not recommended.
Here is a snapshot of ALICE Training I was able to find: https://www.cloverleaflocal.org/Downloads/ALICE Overview.pdf