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(Orlando Sentinel)   Blood bank auditor claims she was fired for being a whistle-blower. Clearly, there is a positive and a negative to this story   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 33
    More: Florida, Lauderhill, Benz, Steve Erjavic  
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2013-07-13 08:24:52 AM  
O'rly?
 
2013-07-13 08:26:09 AM  
Surely you can't B serious
 
2013-07-13 08:27:16 AM  
What factors led to the decision to fire her?
 
2013-07-13 08:35:24 AM  
I'd fire her. When people are giving blood, you really want to have a quiet, low stress environment. Someone running around blowing a whistle would really mess that up.
 
2013-07-13 08:39:32 AM  
And we're done in one two three four.
 
2013-07-13 08:43:52 AM  
It's sad, exposing other's wrong doing, when they are far enough up the ladder, only guarantees your own punishment, not the wrongdoers.  It's retarded, evil, and wrong, but it's the reality.  If you're wealthy enough, you can get away with anything.
 
2013-07-13 08:45:11 AM  
O, She just needs to A reason to B postiive about this.
 
2013-07-13 08:49:36 AM  

bighairyguy: I'd fire her. When people are giving blood, you really want to have a quiet, low stress environment. Someone running around blowing a whistle would really mess that up.


+1
 
2013-07-13 08:54:18 AM  
Rh factor
 
2013-07-13 08:55:12 AM  

Saberus Terras: It's sad, exposing other's wrong doing, when they are far enough up the ladder, only guarantees your own punishment, not the wrongdoers.  It's retarded, evil, and wrong, but it's the reality.  If you're wealthy enough, you can get away with anything.


"Thou shalt not inconvenience anyone with more power than you." is the whole of the law. The entirety of human civilization and a facade wrapped around this foundation.
 
2013-07-13 09:12:06 AM  
ABsolutely!
 
2013-07-13 09:15:06 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: ABsolutely!


ABsolu+ely!

/ftfm
 
2013-07-13 09:34:00 AM  
So no one is actually commenting on the story?!
All you can think of is clotting the thread with bad pubs?!!

/Fark
 
2013-07-13 09:35:27 AM  
America doesn't like whistle blowers. You're supposed to ignore corruption and cronyism and make nationalistic cheers about how awesome everything is while the country is driven into the ground.
 
GBB
2013-07-13 09:38:50 AM  
I give this headline an A/B+
 
GBB
2013-07-13 09:39:55 AM  
Whistleblowing is the direct result of calling someone's bluff on a blackmail.
 
2013-07-13 09:41:52 AM  

generallyso: America doesn't like whistle blowers. You're supposed to ignore corruption and cronyism and make nationalistic cheers about how awesome everything is while the country is driven into the ground.


We are already driving on the rims.
 
2013-07-13 09:42:20 AM  

Wolf892: how does a non profit organization that relies solely on donations generate 360 million a year? Do they sell the blood to hospitals?

If that's the case, eff, this working for a living. I'm going to scratch up some money and start a blood bank. It's genius, the public supplies the product to me for free, I then sell it back to the public via hospitals and make sweet bank.

Capitalism for the win!


Yep, that's how all blood banks, including the Red Cross, operate. The one around here will call you incessantly as soon as you are eligible to donate again so they have more product to sell. Seriously, I've seen bill collectors that would be ashamed by the frequency of phone calls United Blood Services will place to your home.
 
2013-07-13 09:46:46 AM  

buzzcut73: Yep, that's how all blood banks, including the Red Cross, operate.


Actually, that's not. The Red Cross does not "sell" product to hospitals.

You're confusing a for-profit blood bank that sells it's products to private physicians groups and researchers with blood banks designated as charities, which give blood to hospitals on exchange agreements and are supported by charitable foundations or donations.
 
2013-07-13 09:50:26 AM  

bighairyguy: I'd fire her. When people are giving blood, you really want to have a quiet, low stress environment. Someone running around blowing a whistle would really mess that up.


Yeah.  She should have been playing a saxophone instead, but then she would be dead.
 
2013-07-13 09:51:51 AM  

Mock26: bighairyguy: I'd fire her. When people are giving blood, you really want to have a quiet, low stress environment. Someone running around blowing a whistle would really mess that up.

Yeah.  She should have been playing a saxophone instead, but then she would be dead.


Never mind.  I was thinking of Morphine, not Type O Negative.
 
2013-07-13 09:58:06 AM  
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2013-07-13 10:14:55 AM  
I am disappointed in the lack of Type-Os in that headline.
 
2013-07-13 10:17:20 AM  
The bills for lunch/dinner don't sound out of line to me. He was buying meals for a group of people who were there on business. Heck, I've paid more than that to entertain customers.

The commission on the land deal was ~ 4%. OK, that sounds just about right.
 
2013-07-13 10:42:21 AM  

Wolf892: If that's the case, eff, this working for a living. I'm going to scratch up some money and start a blood bank. It's genius, the public supplies the product to me for free, I then sell it back to the public via hospitals and make sweet bank.


Collecting and processing blood isn't free.
 
2013-07-13 10:49:45 AM  
i866.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-13 10:53:18 AM  
Link fail. Can't connect to story through pay wall, at least on mobile.
 
2013-07-13 11:53:35 AM  

Gargoyle: The bills for lunch/dinner don't sound out of line to me. He was buying meals for a group of people who were there on business. Heck, I've paid more than that to entertain customers.

The commission on the land deal was ~ 4%. OK, that sounds just about right.


Agreed, nothing here seems too far out of line.  And, I can't tell you how many business deals I lost out on because of cronyism, it's not illegal to do business with a good friend.  Unless, of course, the dude got a kick-back from it
 
2013-07-13 12:03:47 PM  
I'll bet it was Dr. Acula
 
2013-07-13 12:15:36 PM  

Watubi: Gargoyle: The bills for lunch/dinner don't sound out of line to me. He was buying meals for a group of people who were there on business. Heck, I've paid more than that to entertain customers.

The commission on the land deal was ~ 4%. OK, that sounds just about right.

Agreed, nothing here seems too far out of line.  And, I can't tell you how many business deals I lost out on because of cronyism, it's not illegal to do business with a good friend.  Unless, of course, the dude got a kick-back from it


Same thinking here.  If you can prove it makes good business sense, and the guy isn't getting any kind of kickback later, then doing business with friends is just smart business.  You have a known trustworthy person to deal with rather than an unknown variable that might be screwing you over, which is always a good thing.  On top of that, the bottom of the article states that in a previous interview on the same topic he stated he'd disclosed his personal relationship to the board of directors, and had the financial advisers go over the deal, which sounds to me a lot like this was a legitimate choice that was properly supervised.  After all, if you deal with friends but the entire board of directors and the financial officers all agree it's a good deal... is it really a bad thing?

The dinner bills don't include a particularly important detail... namely how many people you are entertaining.  If he's entertaining 10+ people, that means the bill was less than 90/person... a high class restaurant suitable for entertaining, plus a glass or two of wine for each person and appetizers?  That's an entirely reasonable bill.  Now if it was like 4 people, we're getting a bit absurd, but still nothing to whistle blow on for a one time incident.  In fact, that seems to be the case for every 'he entertained people' accusation she makes... no clarification on how many people were involved, which really screws over the argument except for the one time she claimed he spent a whole 223 dollars on a 2 person meal... entertaining another CEO of a blood bank trade group, making it a legitimate business deal, and honestly a fairly low ticket if you were eating at a nice restaurant.
 
2013-07-13 12:41:47 PM  
so be gay but stop the anal sex. thanx.
 
2013-07-13 12:52:26 PM  

Gunny Walker: [i866.photobucket.com image 656x437]


Didn't come for this, but left hollering Yeah!
 
2013-07-13 02:05:06 PM  

Wolf892: So how does a non profit blood company produce 3 hundred million in profits a year? I want some of that sweet, sweet blood money.


The Red Cross makes a profit on blood? Really?
 
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