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(Daily Mail)   You are a manager at a top New York hotel and you go into labor and give birth in a room. Does the hotel: A) insist the EMT crew go out the side door so as not to bother guests, B) dock you for the hours missed, C) fire you, or D) all of the above?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 18
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2012-11-15 10:39:41 AM  
5 votes:
So... this is a labor dispute?
2012-11-15 01:09:41 PM  
3 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... this is a labor dispute?


Shut it down. Thread over.
2012-11-15 02:05:52 PM  
2 votes:

Endive Wombat: Ambitwistor: (Standard Hotel exhibitionists.)

Whoa, NSFW dude! At least label it


Dude it's a link that farking says exhibitionists in the plainly readable title. If you click on that thinking it's SFW, you don't deserve the job you're afraid you might be fired from.
2012-11-15 11:42:27 AM  
2 votes:
Tan was fired earlier this year after being accused of stealing boxes from her office -- a charge she denies.

Stealing boxes.... no, that can't possibly be a false corporate excuse.
2012-11-15 10:39:40 AM  
2 votes:
The side door thing was stupid on the hotel's part, however federal law doesn't provide for paid maternity leave (whether it should or not is another question), and I'm pretty sure New York isn't one of the states that requires it either. It's entirely up to the discretion of the employer in most parts of the country. If she's a full time employee and worked through her entire pregnancy, it seems like she ought to have sick leave to use. As for the termination, the hotel is in trouble if they terminated her for the reasons she stated mainly because federal age discrimination laws kick in at 40. But unless she as some corroborating evidence, it seems like it would be a hard thing to prove.
2012-11-15 10:37:57 AM  
2 votes:
That place looks like a dump.
2012-11-15 06:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

MythDragon: Cop: You failed to yield to an emegency vehicle.
I am an emergency vehicle, motherfarker!


And that is the reason Tennessee wrote the law the way it did when it put it on the books. Because of assholes with a badge who have no place having it in the first place.

Tennessee's EMT Interference law was put on the books after patients and providers died because of law enforcement stupidity. Law Enforcement would arrest treating EMTs for refusing to open highways and interstates to traffic, would pull over ambulances running to calls for "Speeding" with lights and sirens on, and obstruct EMTs from entering crime scenes to treat victims.
2012-11-15 04:05:26 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Peanut: It may look a bit meh from the outside, but the inside and the views are outstanding.

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Those views are great. I had an apartment for a little while on the 20th floor of a building that was floor to ceiling windows. I was more than a mile from the nearest building anywhere near its height so privacy wasn't much of an issue. It was great.

There are a number of similar places about 6 blocks north of me now, all within 100 feet or so from each other. Everyone keeps their blinds closed because they have views of neighboring buildings. I don't get the appeal.
2012-11-15 03:18:05 PM  
1 votes:
The Standard is famous for its all-glass windows that give racy views to strollers on the High Line below.

I'm not even sure how to respond to that.
2012-11-15 02:05:15 PM  
1 votes:

Overused Expression: Sybarite: The side door thing was stupid on the hotel's part

The hotels I've worked at in my life all had similar rules like that...ostensibly to give the person being taken out by paramedics some privacy, but in reality because they wanted to avoid having other people get bothered by it. Stupid rule, maybe, but good luck arguing that with any policy makers.

That said, the story here just sounds...wrong. I can buy her being up in a guest room (it never says what type of manager she is, but I'd best Housekeeping or Front Desk), so that part is fine, but her husband has time to go from Jersey to Manhattan and ends up delivering the baby himself? No one called 911 during that time? No paramedics showing up to do that themselves before the husband? Something in the timeline there just seems off.


I Used to know a 6'9 400lb NJ paramedic nicknamed "Tiny" (yeah he was fat but fast on his feet and strong as hell) if someone had got between him and an emergency patient by asking him to "go around to the side entrance, His crew would have ended up transporting two patients: The original one, and a Hotel manager with a size 17 workboot firmly lodged in his ass.
2012-11-15 02:01:32 PM  
1 votes:

SnyderCat: Oh no...not the side door.

I told YOU you could use the front door how many times?

I know you aren't deaf.

*sigh*


Questions to answer: A: Is the side door required for access to that patient, or for safety reasons. B. Are you getting between me and my patient. C. Does that patient have an emergency medical condition which requires immediate assessment and management?

Solution: Please move. I will take the safest, most expeditious route available. Please move, or Officer Friendly will be happy to assist you in moving.

/Fun fact: In most states, obstructing an EMT or Paramedic in the performance of their duties, or delaying their care of a patient, is a misderminors. In some, like Tennessee, it's a felony.
//Fun Fact 2: Delaying the care of a patient due to the obstruction of an EMT/Paramedic also makes you civilly liable for any harm that can be proven as a direct result of your delay of care.
//Fun Fact 3: Some things you never do. You don't put baby into a corner. You don't play Russian Roulette with a Semi-Auto. You don't get between a prehospital care provider and their patient. We're pretty fierce patient advocates.
2012-11-15 01:56:25 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: The side door thing was stupid on the hotel's part


The hotels I've worked at in my life all had similar rules like that...ostensibly to give the person being taken out by paramedics some privacy, but in reality because they wanted to avoid having other people get bothered by it. Stupid rule, maybe, but good luck arguing that with any policy makers.

That said, the story here just sounds...wrong. I can buy her being up in a guest room (it never says what type of manager she is, but I'd best Housekeeping or Front Desk), so that part is fine, but her husband has time to go from Jersey to Manhattan and ends up delivering the baby himself? No one called 911 during that time? No paramedics showing up to do that themselves before the husband? Something in the timeline there just seems off.
2012-11-15 01:54:48 PM  
1 votes:
www.highlighthollywood.com

E) Claim the child's soul for hell
2012-11-15 01:48:05 PM  
1 votes:

natas6.0: I'm gonna call shenanigans


Oh come on, this is the respectable Daily Mail. Both in print and online it has never been known to misrepresent any story.
2012-11-15 01:42:13 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Peanut: It may look a bit meh from the outside, but the inside and the views are outstanding.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 625x363]

[s3.amazonaws.com image 625x363]

[s3.amazonaws.com image 625x363]


Uh... yeah if you think views of Jersey are "outstanding".
2012-11-15 01:13:44 PM  
1 votes:
Gee, even from the wildly one sided complaint drafted by a plaintiffs' lawyer, that thing sounds fishy as hell.

She called her husband, who came in from Jersey, who delivered the baby in a room.

Hmmm. It was easier to come in from Jersey than take the elevator to the lobby? Gotcha.
2012-11-15 12:53:38 PM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised they didn't charge her for a night at the hotel.
2012-11-15 10:21:35 AM  
1 votes:
Side door so I don't disturb anyone?

GTFO of my way, and let me get to my patient.
 
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