Monday, April 19, 2010
Do you ever have times when you see something happening and it just makes you want to lay down and give up?
The other day I was killing some time with the youngest Beastie and we headed into Burger King so she could run off some energy. A young kid who worked there came in and wrestled a 15 foot ladder out of its hidey hole. An older guy, one of the 4 or 5 managers that were running around obviously on a store visit, came back and talked him through setting this thing up so the kid could climb up and wipe down the vent. The ladder was leaned against the wall with the legs sitting sort of precariously between two banks of seats. The kid was OBVIOUSLY nervous as he headed up so what did this older guy do? HE WALKED AWAY! Really? I grew up with an electrician father who always stressed how important it was to have some one hold a ladder for you (even if he didn't heed his own advice and could be found 'hopping' ladders from point A to point B). I asked the kid if he would feel better if I held the ladder for him. He said 'yes' so I did.
The managers had to be able to see me through the big window but did any come in to help or even check on what was happening? NOPE. I wasted play time with my kid because I was uncomfortable letting this nervous kid put himself in jeopardy. Maybe I'm overly cautious or a nervous nilly but man...
Just had to share. It really bugged me and I'm still considering calling and complaining. I did have my husband check the OSHA stuff but there wasn't anything really WRONG with what they did. I guess common sense isn't regulated.