lawsuit prevention

This is a more fuck my company post. I’m a cashier supervisor and I usually love my job. My managers are great but my cashiers are not. There are about four or five cashiers that call out frequently or leave early and it’s so frustrating because there isn’t anything I can do about it. It really sucks because if we’re down a person and I can’t call anyone in usually (everyone’s at their max hours right now because we’re short staffed) so I have to do their job and mine at the same time. I’ve complained to management multiple times and they can’t do anything. I was told that our regional HR avoids firing people to prevent lawsuits but I can’t handle it anymore. I’m exhausted all the time and I don’t know what else there is for me to do.

FYI from an immigration attorney: A quick important note for everyone celebrating right now; the judge’s order does NOT apply to people outside the USA who are being turned around at airports and not getting on a plane. So there are tons of people abroad still, people who had valid visas or who were permanent residents with green cards, who are still trapped abroad and cannot return. The lawsuit to prevent that hasn’t been filed yet, to my knowledge, but it’s coming. And it will hopefully have as much early success.
[Please copy/paste and share–no attribution.]
We have to continue fighting for them. #resist

Nerdy Fact #1619: At the end of the Deadpool movie, the title character fights Ajax on top of a partially disassembled helicarrier visually similar to the ones used by S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a direct nod to the MCU, though FOX Studios requested that flying aircraft look different enough to prevent a lawsuit from Disney.

(Source.)

anonymous asked:

I'm a medical student in the uk and i've heard lots of stories from doctors who've been in the usa that the doctors over there are more likely to push patients towards having possibly unnecessary/excessive tests and procedures becasue they get more money for it. i'm sure you don't do that because you seem very honest and caring, but do you think that does happen?

Yes…sort of. 

Doctors in the US often practice defensive medicine, which basically consists of ordering sometimes superfluous tests or blood work in order to prevent a lawsuit or back up your thought process in a lawsuit. Suits can be so expensive and devastating here that we get scared of them and let them dictate how we practice. 

Now there are also doctors that benefit directly from the tests they order. Patients tend to love seeing doctors who do all their labs and procedures in the same building. It’s just convenient. You may see orthopedists with MRI scanners in their offices or internists with mammography machines and DEXA scanners and X ray capabilities. To some extent, this helps make things easier on your patient. But it can also form some conflict of interest. If you have easy access to a test, the decision to order it becomes easier. In some of these practices, the partners collect proceeds directly from these tests. 

External image

My office doesn’t follow such a system. I try really hard to not practice defensive medicine and not order tests that won’t change my management of the patient. I have recently talked with a potential job that has lots of lab and test capabilities where the docs get bonuses based on their ordering of tests, and even the conversation made me feel dirty. I just don’t like it. It’s sketchy to me. 

Meet the woman suing Michigan police for making her remove her hijab 

When police police officers in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, forced 27-year-old Muslim woman Malak Kazan to remove her hijab while being arrested for driving without a license, she believed they violated her First Amendment rights.

Now she’s fighting back with a lawsuit that seeks to prevent officers from doing the same while processing suspects in Dearborn Heights, near one of the largest Muslim communities in America.

youtube

“Annyeong Sayonara” (clip), 2005

This joint Korean-Japanese production (remarkable in and of itself), follows a Korean woman, Lee Ha-jong, as she searches for her father’s remains. He - like tens of thousands of other Koreans - was forced into the Japanese military, and subsequently killed during WW2. She is joined by a Japanese man, seeking reconciliation between his country’s military past, and the countries that were victimized by that history.

Within that context, the film makers portray both sides of a still highly emotional debate that centers around the enshrinement of soldiers at the Yasukuni Shrine, and Lee’s lawsuit to prevent her father from being enshrined there.

This touching and difficult documentary presents a look into a history few Westerners are aware of, rooted in Japan’s 20th century imperial wars, which are still called the East Asia Holy War by Japanese nationalists. There is a strong Korean perspective presented, detailing aspects of it’s brutal occupation and colonization by Japan, 1910-1945, along with the impact on China and other countries in the region.

As Lee visits Japan and the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, she confronts - and is confronted by a wall of nationalistic pride that might be compared to neo-Nazis defending the righteousness of The Reich. This is contrasted with her meeting and working with Japanese peace activists, who deplore their countries’ militaristic past, and seek to heal the wounds with her neighbors.

via surmonk

(Long story, sorry, but this customer was a moron) I work at a sort of high-end store that gets loads of entitled wealthy women shopping there. And they all seem incapable of understanding that they can’t use their husband’s unsigned credit card. If it’s signed, no big deal. But if it’s not, no dice. I had one lady today that just couldn’t get it. “Alright, will that be credit or debit?” “Oh, it’s my husband’s credit card 😊” “Is it signed?” “No.” “Then we can’t accept the card. Do you have another method of payment?” “It goes to the same account. I don’t understand why I can’t use it.” “We have absolutely no way of proving it, ma'am. Do you have another method of payment, or do you want to put this on hold?” “But, it’s the same last name!” “Ma'am. Your last name is Smith. There are thousands of people with the last name Smith. I cannot accept the card as payment because the name on it doesn’t match the name on your ID, first and last.” “Can’t you just let it slide? This once? I mean, I shop here all the time.” “Mrs Smith, this transaction is over three hundred dollars. We cannot let company policy slide for a three hundred dollar purchase.” “I just don’t understand why?” “We have people try to use stolen cards here all the time. Now, to protect everyone and to prevent lawsuits from the attempted thieves that think they’ve been profiled or discriminated against, we have to set the same rules for all credit card usage. It must be signed, or the name on the card must match the ID of the customer.” “Well why don’t I just sign his name now? Will that work?” “… no. Because obviously I’m right here and know he didn’t sign it.” “Can’t you just pretend?” “No.” “But I’m a paying customer!” “That’s not your card, so you’re not. Do you have another method of payment? Or is this going back?” “I want to speak with your manager. I don’t think I like your tone. ” Shout out to my manager who didn’t let her use the card either! Lady stormed out in a fuss and just abandoned her cart at my register, but I was fine with that.