Elheru Aran wrote: ↑
They play it up as a whole 'we're just a big family' kind of thing... and what do families do when they have trouble? They keep it in the family. More than often, whether it's right or wrong.
This kind of shit kills it with OSHA. See a dangerous situation, report it, no fault, everything is good for the next guy/gal who doesn't get hurt, but you're the one in the unemployment line. They play it up real big as "we reward responsible reporting," but you're much better off making sure you report it as anonymously as possible.
I've even read some guides online on how to do it as OSHA has a reporting line that handles it anonymously. A big one is, don't report it immediately, especially if you've been working in the area. How nice, work around dangerous shit and hope you survive long enough to make an anonymous call.
Thankfully, I've never personally been in that situation, but many of my friends have. Especially those who work for general contractors. Like the worst of the worst.
Solauren wrote: ↑
That's not excusing it, but I've heard of similiar happen before. There is a reason a former associate of mine started checking the IDs of people he meet at bars.
Man, at this house party when I was 19-20 (shh), I met this really cool girl. We were hitting it off well. Talking about all kinds of shit. She was into IT, played Unreal Tournament, was really easy on the eyes, could talk at length about all kinds of shit.
After I got her number, we kept talking, and I offered to walk her to her car. She said she was fine, but I was at least going to walk her to the door, didn't want to just stand there like an ass. So, she grabs her jacket off the bed where they all got dumped.... it's a letter jacket.... dated 2 years in the future. And I finally ask "How old are you?" She gets a panicked look and then sheepishly admits she 14. IIRC, she already lettered in band and had seen the party from her house and snuck in. I swear, easily looked early-to-mid 20s. And didn't act anything like a high school kid. Seriously, what person even talks about the merits of OpenGL vs DirectX? And is laughing at my terrible humor? And is interested in me? I bailed pretty quick after. I prefer not to be buried in Texas after being gunned down by an angry father.
Like you said, not excusing anything, and this likely doesn't compare, but man it can be hard to tell sometimes. And I wasn't even drinking that night. Bet she made some other dumb nerd real happy.... or dominated him with shock rifle combos. Shit, why not 17 and a Senior? I could have worked with that.