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HRM CA | 24 Jul 2013, 12:03 AM Agree 0
A Florida teacher claims she was fired for putting out an oven fire threatening the daycare where she worked.
  • Diane J. | 24 Jul 2013, 10:05 AM Agree 0
    Misleading headline - she was not fired for saving them, she was fired for leaving them unattended. Saving them entailed escorting them out of the building and supervising them until safe to go back in or release them to their parents or guardians.
  • Lissa O. | 24 Jul 2013, 12:06 PM Agree 0
    If this happened just as the teacher said..its truly ridiculous that the owner would fire her. Its laughable to expect 'obedient' employees who will stay at their post and do nothing more...even if it means the building they and small children are in is about to go up in smoke. Maybe the owner should look into hiring some robots next time.
  • Ashley | 25 Jul 2013, 08:37 AM Agree 0
    I would have more questions about this situation. Did they have a safety policy in place regarding fires in the centre? If no, then perhaps the firing is a little extreme given the lack of instruction or training on what is to be done. However, if there is a policy and that policy is to escort the children from the building and continue to supervise them until firefighters arrive or parents pick them up, then given the gravity of the situation, perhaps termination is appropriate.
  • Liana | 25 Jul 2013, 10:16 AM Agree 0
    I would support the teacher, and fire the manager for not providing adequate training under such circumstances.
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