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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Philomena nearly lost her job for accurately answering a question she was supposed to answer accurately.How come??
Sam Hastings (Sjh)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Answering a question asked by her boss? A colleague? A customer/client?

If she hadn't answered it accurately would she have been in any danger of losing her job?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Sam Hastings (Sjh) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:00 pm:

Answering a question asked by her boss? no A colleague? no A customer/client? yes

If she hadn't answered it accurately would she have been in any danger of losing her job? possibly
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does she work in customer service? medicine? government? entertainment? education?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:06 pm:

does she work in customer service? yesish medicine? yesish government? no entertainment? no education? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a doctor's receptionist?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 12:58 am:

Is she a doctor's receptionist? no
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 1:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was her answer misunderstood, or understood correctly?
could she have foreseen she might nearly lose her job?
did her answer upset the customer?
did the customer believe the answer was correct?
does she work for insurance/an HMO?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 6:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was her employer doing something illegal?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 01:49 am:

was her answer misunderstood, or understood correctly? the latter
could she have foreseen she might nearly lose her job? yes
did her answer upset the customer? yes
did the customer believe the answer was correct? yes
does she work for insurance/an HMO? no

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 06:57 am:

Was her employer doing something illegal? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a pharmacist? Working in the local drug store? Perhaps "natural" medicine shop? What is that called... Holistic?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 7:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she tell somebody that she needed to lose weight?

We had the most ridiculous situation ever where a doctor of all people nearly lost his job for telling a patient that she needed to lose weight.
Nikos (Nik_The_Greek)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she work in a hospital? In the reception?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 08:20 pm:

Is she a pharmacist? yes Working in the local drug store? yes Perhaps "natural" medicine shop? irrel What is that called... Holistic? I'm afraid that's what it's called

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 07:11 am:

Did she tell somebody that she needed to lose weight? no

We had the most ridiculous situation ever where a doctor of all people nearly lost his job for telling a patient that she needed to lose weight. that is ridiculous. As I've mentioned, I used to be 150 pounds (about 68 kilograms, I think) overweight. I would have considered it outrageous for anyone to tell me I needed to lose weight--except a medical professional I had gone to for medical care

By Nikos (Nik_The_Greek) on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 12:05 pm:

Does she work in a hospital? no In the reception? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so she's a pharmacist... who encounter a hostile customer? Who happened to say something job related that could be taken as offensive?

What she said, did it relate to...
Filling a perscription?
Giving away drugs?
Making an assessment of somebody who came in?
Paying for the drugs?
Health insurance?
A personal remark?
A professional remark?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything about birth control relevant? "Morning after" pill?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 09:53 pm:

Ok, so she's a pharmacist... who encounter a hostile customer? see next answer Who happened to say something job related that could be taken as offensive? yes

What she said, did it relate to...
Filling a perscription? no
Giving away drugs? no
Making an assessment of somebody who came in? no
Paying for the drugs? no
Health insurance? no
A personal remark? yope
A professional remark? yesish

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 03:13 pm:

Anything about birth control relevant? no "Morning after" pill? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she answer the question by asking another? was she trying to find out something that was necessary for her to answer correctly? was she trying to find out something that was necessary for her to give sound advice? and the client took it as a personal remark? or an enquiry about a subject that was too personal to tell a stranger?

did the client misunderstand her?
was the problem that the client did not realise the reason she said what she did? that it was appropriate for someone in her position to say this?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 09:46 pm:

did she answer the question by asking another? no was she trying to find out something that was necessary for her to answer correctly? no was she trying to find out something that was necessary for her to give sound advice? no and the client took it as a personal remark? no or an enquiry about a subject that was too personal to tell a stranger? no

did the client misunderstand her? no
was the problem that the client did not realise the reason she said what she did? no that it was appropriate for someone in her position to say this? noish
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the customer misinterpret her remark to be a personal statement (like your "Helen Brown" puzzle)?

Was the question from the customer?

Was it a request for diagnosis? A request for a product recommendation based on symptoms?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 08:42 pm:

Did the customer misinterpret her remark to be a personal statement (like your "Helen Brown" puzzle)? yope

Was the question from the customer? yes

Was it a request for diagnosis?no A request for a product recommendation based on symptoms? no

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Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2005 - 4:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she obliged to answer?

Was it professional advice? offer? criticism?

Was the answer offensive? the question?