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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Health and Safety Madness
i know, i read that too.
i think that his bosses should say 'look, you know how stupid the rules are here about what you can and can't do. We know you're a hero worthy of the name, so let's just say that this time you used your experience and judgement to ignore the rules in order to do the right thing, and that was saving her life. Now, he's a bottle of Champagne for being such a brilliant example and a true hero; we're proud of you mate.'
I feel so sorry for the rescuer that resigned. He did the right thing saving that girl, using his experience and judgement, as much as his human instinct. For once, can't the Political Police acknowledge when a great deed has been done, rather than castigate someone for bending a rule? Especially when it means a life was saved. Yes, he broke a poxy rule, but FFS let's see the big picture. And let's reward and respect him for it, rather than criticise him for it. The alternative scenario is: "Well done. You obeyed the rules. T'is a pity the lass died, but you're to be praised for respecting that saving her would have broken a rule. And we just can't have that. Remember, no life that can be saved is worth breaking a rule for!"
I loath that mentality, I really do.
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