Jean works in a care home for the elderly. She observes that one of her co-workers isn't treating the residents with respect and compassion. Her co-worker tends to be a bit rough and impatient with them and tends to rush through her responsibilities without due care and attention. Jean also notes that her co-worker's behaviour is inconsistent in that whenever her manager or a visitor is on the floor she presents herself differently. Her negative behaviours are kept in check. Jean knows her co-worker is not providing the best of care, but she doesn't want to report her observations about her co-worker to her manager. What should Jean do? More importantly what would you do?
December is a time when companies bring employees together to celebrate. Some go offsite to have a party while others find ways to celebrate onsite. The point is that this is a time when people come together to socialize, thank one another and exchange kindnesses. However, it is also a time when some very serious personal mistakes occur. These usually involve drinking alcohol, and now perhaps getting too high on marijuana (where it is legal). It is a time to choose. Should we take that one more drink or one more puff of weed? The choice we make may have severe consequences leading to death on the highway, a broken relationship because of inappropriate behavior, or a rupture in the workplace due to misplaced anger. Make sure your choice is both on the right side of the law and your personal dignity and integrity. Take care out there. You are important and needed.