Causing financial damage at work (by accident) - page 2

If you made a mistake that cost your employer money, would you offer to reimburse? I'm not talking about a med error or anything that put a patient in danger. Let's say you dropped an expensive... Read More

  1. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from michelle126
    What did you break?
    LOL. It wasn't me, it was dh. He added too much salt to a batch at work and a whole production line had to be thrown out. He came home to tell me that he wanted to work free overtime for an indeterminate number of hours until he paid off the cost of the damage. My response of course was he** no, and that ruined batches is part of the cost of doing business and they can absorb the loss far better than he can. I just wondered whether there were any particular rules or laws that cover this type of loss/damage. (The company hasn't demanded reimbursement from dh; he offered out of his own sense of guilt and responsibility. Fortunately they declined his offer.)
  2. by   jetscreamer101
    I didn't break anything, but once I didn't check the dates on some caspofungin(sp) IV, and we ended up having to waste a dose, and it was something like 400.00. (the med was good for only 3 or 4 days once it was mixed).
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]i accidently raised a bed until the attached iv pole went through the flourescent light, which exploded, shattering glass everywhere. the manager peed her pants laughing.

    while i was at lunch, a surgical resident (r-1) decided to suction out my patient's chest tubes, and the nurse who was covering was new enough that she didn't understand me when i mentioned that she needed to "supervise the resident" any time he was in the room. the resident didn't realize that he needed a suction cannister -- sucked bloody yuk up into the wall where it clogged up the system. the entire room was closed down for weeks while they took apart the suction system and cleaned it out then repaired it!

    maybe this could be a new thread!
  4. by   Mulan
    Quote from ChayaN
    LOL. It wasn't me, it was dh. He added too much salt to a batch at work and a whole production line had to be thrown out. He came home to tell me that he wanted to work free overtime for an indeterminate number of hours until he paid off the cost of the damage. My response of course was he** no, and that ruined batches is part of the cost of doing business and they can absorb the loss far better than he can. I just wondered whether there were any particular rules or laws that cover this type of loss/damage. (The company hasn't demanded reimbursement from dh; he offered out of his own sense of guilt and responsibility. Fortunately they declined his offer.)

    Too much salt to a batch of what?

    I bet that company would be in big trouble if they took him up on his offer.
  5. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from Mulan
    Too much salt to a batch of what?

    I bet that company would be in big trouble if they took him up on his offer.
    He works for a food processing plant and added too much salt to one batch that he was mixing. An entire production run had to be discarded, worth a few thousand dollars.
  6. by   P_RN
    A friend of mine was trendelenberging a traction bed for a doc to put in a central line.

    The end of the Balkan frame lifted the television off its perch and it fell forward and got caught on the Balkan frame.

    The doc didn't want to move the patient and engineering wouldn't come move the tv because it was still plugged in.

    My friend got a wooden crutch and pulled the plug for the chicken doc. and all was well with the world. And no, she didn't have to pay or get reprimanded.
  7. by   ginger58
    Sounds like you should have filed a complaint about damages to you from the faill!
  8. by   nickola
    NO, they are well insured for these things!! Two different times I was moving a bed w/a trapeze and hit the hanging IV poles (in the ceiling) knocking out pieces of ceiling tiles- my manager just laughed. Another time I dropped a bottle of Activase in the ER- they didn't even mention it. Did I mention I'm kind of a spazzy klutz.........
    Last edit by nickola on Dec 20, '06

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