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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23243308

 

"A DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse has sued her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say."

 

Oh well done. I thought she was a vapid cretin before. Now I know she is a self-obsessed vapid cretin.

 

She does something irresponsible and then sues her employer for how she behaved? WTF?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23243308

 

"A DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse has sued her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say."

 

Oh well done. I thought she was a vapid cretin before. Now I know she is a self-obsessed vapid cretin.

 

She does something irresponsible and then sues her employer for how she behaved? WTF?

 

I clearly remember this tragic incident, but I am confused how she can sue the radio for not providing a safe workplace? The 2 DJ's played a hoax and then one of them is still off the air but somehow this is related to the workplace not being a safe place?  :unsure:

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One DJ has their job back and didn't have a problem with the safe work environment at the time. He's not suing. But the other DJ didn't get her job back and is now suing for an unsafe work environment. When they made the prank call, there weren't any complaints about an unsafe work environment from them while they were laughing. More like a case of sour grapes. The way our laws are here in Australia, she'll probably get a nice pay out.

 

I don't listen to that radio station anyway. It's a radio station for bogans.

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Ah. I have heard of bogans. They are like sunburned orcs, correct?

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That's just nutty. I can't fathom doing a prank like that, let alone it leading to someones death, and then saying woe is me twas unsafe conditions!

 

I just can't wrap my head around that kind of non logic.

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Prank was silly, could cost someone their job. Someone losing it and killing themselves is hard to foresee. Oh well, whole lot of nothing.

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I agree that the death was pretty unexpected. But doing something like that which is quite predictably about trying to con privileged information out of someone... that's going to get them fired.

 

Getting people fired isn't ****ing funny.

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Pranks in general aren't funny, not sure why people enjoy them.

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Because deflating truly pompous people is a worthy endeavour.

 

Mithering nursing staff not so much.

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Pranks in general aren't funny, not sure why people enjoy them.

 

But you find me very funny, right Malc ?

 

You always seem to laugh at my jokes  :biggrin:

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Because deflating truly pompous people is a worthy endeavour.

 

Mithering nursing staff not so much.

 

I can't say I've seen many pranks that are about "deflating truly pompous people".  All the ones I've seen or heard are "lets make someone look stupid to the public and laugh at them" with pomposity being irrelevant.

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Well, yes. Unfortunately the natural supply of targets doesn't match the desire to generate laughs. Hence lots of unfunny phone pranks targeting people at Dominos and so on.

 

I don't even begin to see what's funny about targeting a nurse. I suppose the misconception was that the Royal family are up for being taken down a peg or two. But that's just broken logic.

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I'm not sure I see a connection between the prank call and the death. Who would kill themselves over a bunch of waste of space royals. 

 

Because she lost her job, having handed out confidential information in a non-secure fashion. I should say as her boss I'd have been inclined to cut her slack. But it is a seriously disciplinary offence whoever the patient is.

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Full disclosure: until she committed suicide I deliberately ignored the story as just adding fuel to the fire. You may know more.

 

Anyone confirm facts?

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I'm not sure I see a connection between the prank call and the death. Who would kill themselves over a bunch of waste of space royals.

Shame of being fooled so easily, and maybe being chewed out over work. Perhaps it was just the little push that was all that was left for her to lose it.

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I believe she committed suicide due to the shame of being hoodwinked and allowing the call to go through. I don't think she was fired. Did she take it too personally? In my books yes I think she did but it doesn't change the reality of the shame she felt. So the hoax caused her suicide and that is something the DJ have to live with

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Why would anyone prank call a woman who'd just been rushed into hospital for pregnancy complications in the first place? Whether a celebrity or not, that seems to be an extremely tasteless and quite frankly stupid thing to do. Hopefully if the young lady recieves a payout of some sort, then the dead nurses family can then sue her for their emotional and financial distress.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

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Why would anyone prank call a woman who'd just been rushed into hospital for pregnancy complications in the first place? Whether a celebrity or not, that seems to be an extremely tasteless and quite frankly stupid thing to do. Hopefully if the young lady recieves a payout of some sort, then the dead nurses family can then sue her for their emotional and financial distress.

 

I hear you, I don't think anyone is questioning how abhorrent the hoax was under the circumstances.

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23243308

 

"A DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse has sued her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say."

 

Oh well done. I thought she was a vapid cretin before. Now I know she is a self-obsessed vapid cretin.

 

She does something irresponsible and then sues her employer for how she behaved? WTF?

Guess: prank was actually approved at a higher echelon and djs were left holding the bag. Other one was taken quietly back in, but this one's looking for a settlement for being the scapegoat.

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Full disclosure: until she committed suicide I deliberately ignored the story as just adding fuel to the fire. You may know more.

 

Anyone confirm facts?

 

From what was reported that I can tell -

 

  • She wasn't fired, suspended or disciplined
  • One of the suicide notes did criticize the Hospital Administration but it was for a previous disagreement between her and another employee she felt the hospital didn't properly address.
  • She blamed the DJs for her death in the third suicide note
  • She had attempted suicide before

The last one is really the one that is the most important to my mind; with an anonymous prank like this you have no clue who you're dealing with and whether they have pre-existing struggles that could trigger a suicide or rage or if they'll just shrug and go "whatever".

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Understood. At which point I would sugest a normal risk assesment is

 

Win vs Fail

 

I can already get my head around deciding it was a good prank. But only by abandoning a sense of fair play and respect. Which I suppose isn't so very rare.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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Wals, I feel the need to hire an older English gent to read your thread titles for me.

 

I would recommend Michael Williams, but sadly he's dead.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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