Quote from swtooth
No it is not your place to worry about another student!!!!! It is the instructors job to evaluate that student and do wahtever he/she feels is appropriate!!! Gossip is speaking amoung peers and people on a board about someone, I am not talking about speaking with a manager or someone who in athority! My school is fine, I just realize it is not my place to complain to instructors about other students since I know my instructor is already watching us and I am mature enough to know that it is not my responsibility!
There is no need to continue to degrate this student on this board as it serves no purpose!
Well you make sure you point out the gossip EVERY time somebody comes here and even mentions another person since that's how YOU define gossip.
And yes it is my place to worry about other students if that is how I am. I have the right and I believe it makes me a better person. I don't worry about this other student but worry about the harm he can cause others. Yes instructors are supposed to evaluate but they can't see everything and it's possible they only see a small portion of how bad it is. When 3 out of 3 students find it important to report...I'll stick with them.
And I don't see it as complaining. I didn't make it personal about him. I simply stated the facts of what I saw and didn't see. I did not ask for feedback from her. I did not make it about me. I just told her the things she didn't see or hear and left it at that. I can't say the most recent report when the same way because I was not there. I do know the most recent report will also be taken seriously as this student works a rescuer on ski slopes and has some experience.
So I'll take note that you believe that this board is not a place to make mention of anyone at anytime because then it's gossip according to you. Note made.
Gossip: 1 a dialect British : GODPARENT b : COMPANION, CRONY c :
a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
2 a :
rumor or report of an intimate nature b :
a chatty talk c :
the subject matter of gossip
Just noting that I did not reveal anything personal or sensational, I did not create a rumor or talk of something intimate. Chatty talk would generally mean going off topic and that was not done either. The subject matter doesn't seem very much like gossip when it concerns safety and abilities.
So your definition is very different then the one I know of.
I have no desire to go back and forth with you on this. I feel I was 100% in the right going forward with the report, I thought this was a place to share stress and get advice and to talk about experiences and my instructor wanted the information I gave her. So I sleep well at night...at least while not in a hospital after learning that we are to keep our mouths shut.