Should I complain to the boss? - page 2

Where to begin..... I work at a large trauma hospital in a city of about 1 million people. I worked nights until 1 month ago and always parked in the hospital garage adjacent to the hospital. ... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    I've fallen on the ice in the parking lot and gotten PT through worker's comp, so I assume you would be covered for other injuries.
  2. by   Agnus
    Quote from canoehead
    I've fallen on the ice in the parking lot and gotten PT through worker's comp, so I assume you would be covered for other injuries.
    That is because they are liable. They are responsible for what happens to you. I have a business I know. If I were to send an employee home who had been drinking and did not provide that he got home safely I can be sued.

    They must provide a safe palce for you to park and must provide for your personal safty.

    It is true things can happen even with security present but imagine what can happen with it.

    It is finanically short sighted to waite until something happens.

    Even if you were harmed while walking on public streets to get to thier lot they are responsible because they required you to park where you had to walk on those streets to get to and from you car.
  3. by   Dplear
    The thing is though...You are making it sound like you live in a crime ridden cesspool of a city. I lived in Austin and also worked at breckenridge as well as at South Austin hospital. Austin is an EXTREMELY safe place to live with an LOW crime rate. I honsetly think you areblowing this oeof proportion to the danger. This comes from someone who lives and works in Houston....

    Dave
  4. by   CentralTXRN
    Quote from Dplear
    The thing is though...You are making it sound like you live in a crime ridden cesspool of a city. I lived in Austin and also worked at breckenridge as well as at South Austin hospital. Austin is an EXTREMELY safe place to live with an LOW crime rate. I honsetly think you areblowing this oeof proportion to the danger. This comes from someone who lives and works in Houston....

    Dave
    I don't know when you lived in Austin, or where, but seeing as how you did work at Brackenridge you know it is in downtown Austin. I work trauma there and get to deal with all the shootings, stabbings, drive-bys, assaults, and rapes that happen on a daily basis. Maybe one a day is not as impressive as the numbers in Houston unless you are that one person that it happens to.

    I don't consider myself an alarmist, but it is hard to argue with the city's official statistics. Not to mention, my husband has been a police officer here for 12 years and is a supervisor in the exact area in question. If anyone would know about crime in a city I would think it would be the officers who deal with it EVERY DAY. So, Dave, if you have statistics that say the area where the parking lot is located is EXTREMELY safe I would love to see them. Until then I'm going to watch my back and hope that nothing happens to my friends or myself.
  5. by   IamRN
    Quote from Dplear
    The thing is though...You are making it sound like you live in a crime ridden cesspool of a city. I lived in Austin and also worked at breckenridge as well as at South Austin hospital. Austin is an EXTREMELY safe place to live with an LOW crime rate. I honsetly think you areblowing this oeof proportion to the danger. This comes from someone who lives and works in Houston....
    The city in general is very family oriented and safe, however the particular area where the employee parking is (near the "old" airport and not anywhere near downtown) is extremely unsafe. It was that way when the airport was there and it is still. Flying to and from there gave me the creeps. I was always afraid I would make a wrong turn and get lost in that area (I know Austin extremely well...just not that area).

    Generally I feel very safe walking downtown Austin, even late nights (in a group). I love family outings to downtown Austin (most always accompanied by our children). We walk around and take in the interesting people/sights. The children's museum is a favorite! As is the Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Flight The "old" airport area I (and most others) avoid even during daylight.
  6. by   NP2BE
    I can dress in black and wear a ski mask and mug you one morning, and paint your eye up black and blue with some make up, then you can sue the hospital, and we can split the settlement 60-40.
  7. by   louloubell1
    Quote from casperokc
    Ok I am confused. So what you are saying is that unless you have 15 years OR are a housekeeping employee you have to park off site? Ok why does housekeeping get to park in the parking lot? I would assume that it is harder to get a nurse then it is to get someone in housekeeping. Am I wrong? I mean why is housekeeping not parking off site and the nurses (who are always short and needed more) forced to park offsite? Correct me if I am wrong but I did not see anyone question this aspect. 15 year employees I can understand having some special items given to them. But the housekeeping staff? That seems ridiculous! I would defenitly start complaining and see who they would rather lose the Housekeeping staff or the nursing staff!
    I'd bet dollars to donuts that the housekeeping staff there is union and the nurses are not......
  8. by   Sundowner
    This is exactly why I dont work in the city.

    I suggest investing in some mace, a stun gun....whatever it takes.

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