Me and James have been talking in another post. I think that fundamentally, the issue is this…
I think that needing to work for someone I trust has a LOT to do with being diabetic.
I wonder if you guys feel this way and how that plays out.
I wonder if this is just a quirky mohe-thing, or if this is a factor for other diabetics.
I suspect/know that this IS an issue for a much larger proportion of the population now with covid at play. I think I see these issues playing out with a lot more prominence since covid started.
For me, initially, I just got lucky and worked for a lot of really trust worthy, collaborative people in small, family run restaurants.
Then, as an EMT, I refused to work with people I didn’t trust because I didn’t want to do harm to other people (people like me, who were patients). I would only work with people who I felt had really, really good intentions (and, honestly, this kept me out of all sorts of trouble). I was trained for that stuff at a really young age and indoctrinated really heavily with healthcare morals. I took that stuff really seriously because of my experience with diabetes.
But, I think that a lot of that stuff also gets intertwined with my own personal safety and feeling safe. I fundamentally, didn’t want to work with people who I didn’t trust to provide me with care. The practical reality of that is that sometimes I have diabetes issues and sometimes I have epilepsy issues. I’ve seen people get hurt at work (sometimes REALLY badly) and have their employer prevent ambulance response because they dont want to get a workman’s comp claim. Things like that have happened to me, personally.
It’s a self reinforcing thing.
It extends to the professional workplace. We see employers, now, who aren’t real good people, placing employees under undue risk, for sometimes only very minor benefit. So, I think these concerns escalate & reinforce now. I can tell really quickly who I can trust and who I can’t. Working with people who I can’t trust probably produces an unusually high stress response. But, I almost never do it, so that is kinda why I’m asking the rest of you about this.
I am definitely selective about who I will work with. The economy is bad. When that happens, you can’t afford to be super selective. Maybe I am being too selective. But, I feel like when I work for a bunch of thugs and criminals (who totally exist in professional environments) and/or people who I don’t trust to have good judgement or good character in an emergency, there are always problems - nothing but constant problems.
Working with good people that you trust, UNDENIABLY keeps you out of court.
It helps keep you physically safe.
It prevents people from taking advantage of you
It prevents association with people who would put you in harms way.
It solves so many problems upfront.
You guys help reinforce ideas like this. For instance, my fear of MT & UHG. I know that this community does not judge those companies to be ‘good’ organizations. I feel the same way. It translates into physical fear of working for them…which I believe is totally justified.
I think this internet site is FULL of good people. That’s why I hang around. But, I know that not all of you work in fantastic environments - that’s not possible, statistically.