Seven Florida lifeguards employed by a private “aquatic saftey contractor” have been fired after one, Tomas Lopez, left his station to save a man who was drowning outside the company’s contracted area. The other six were fired for supporting Lopez and saying they’d have done the same thing.
Perhaps the douchey private aquatic safety company could explain why demanding trained lifeguards ditch their moral code and watch people drown is a job requirement? Jeff Ellis and Associates, take it away:
A spokesman for Jeff Ellis and Associates, the aquatic safety contractor that fired Lopez, said in a statement that “We have liability issues and can’t go out of the protected area.”
Freedom! Yes, just watch the man die. Serves him right for swimming in an area not protected by Jeff Ellis and Associates! Personal responsibility, yada yada. The free hand of the market will solve this problem, amiright?
Somewhere, probably right here on this blog, a Teanut winger is nodding his head and saying, “Yes. This makes perfect sense to me.”
Happy Fourth of July, everyone. Enjoy your freedom to be fired for saving someone’s life because your asshole boss is more worried about their made-up liability issues.