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TexasRN 12-24-2012 01:02 PM

Fired for being irresistible....
 
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...is-devastated/

I'm sure most of you have seen this on the news. The dental assistant was fired because the dentist was afraid he would have an affair with her. I think it's unfair that she got fired but I can't blame the dentist for wanting to safeguard his marriage. At first I couldn't decide who I should side with but after reading more about it, the assistant was inappropriate at times in her text messages and conversations and allowed the dentist to also be inappropriate. I now firmly side with the dentist's wife who demanded she be fired and the dentist who decided to seek pastoral advice and fired his assistant. It sucks that she will now have to find a new job in these uncertain times but I can't blame the guy who did the right thing by his wife.

Thoughts?


~Amy

adamt 12-24-2012 03:41 PM

major kudos to the dentist, there is no need to put yourself in a bad situation like that

if more people wouldn't set themselves up to fail, then they wouldn't!!
the dentist is just trying to set himself up for success, shame on the woman for making a federal case out of it

F34R 12-24-2012 03:49 PM

I think it's wrong. He's been working with her for 10.5 years, and he's only firing her because his wife caught him for what he had been doing. If his wife hadn't caught him, he wouldn't have fired her.

Its even worse that other men in a judicial standing said he could fire her for nothing she did wrong at all. It's pathetic.

Maybe he should learn to love his wife, and stop fooling around. Firing someone because you can't control your own urges. What a sick and pathetic excuse of a man. I hope his life gets turned upside down. I hope people that went to him before decide to find someone with better character.

NateR 12-24-2012 04:21 PM

I think the doctor has shown a rare level of integrity that we just don't see these days. So I applaud him, even though he likely should have fired her much earlier.

What's that old saying? It takes two to tango? It doesn't take much for a woman to shoot a man down, so obviously she was participating in the inappropriate behavior as well.

Of course, this is going to be twisted into some kind of "gender-bias" issue, which is bullcrap. It's not a matter of one being completely right and the other being completely wrong. I'm sure they were both wrong in some way. I think the dentist did the right thing... eventually. But, he should have never allowed the situation to progress as far as it did.

Also, aren't the constant observations that the judges were "all male" a form of gender bias on their own? I think the implication that male judges are incapable of being impartial in a case like this is the real "gender bias" in this story.

F34R 12-24-2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by NateR (Post 197174)
I think the doctor has shown a rare level of integrity that we just don't see these days. So I applaud him, even though he likely should have fired her much earlier.

What's that old saying? It takes two to tango? It doesn't take much for a woman to shoot a man down, so obviously she was participating in the inappropriate behavior as well.

Of course, this is going to be twisted into some kind of "gender-bias" issue, which is bullcrap. It's not a matter of one being completely right and the other being completely wrong. I'm sure they were both wrong in some way. I think the dentist did the right thing... eventually. But, he should have never allowed the situation to progress as far as it did.

Also, aren't the constant observations that the judges were "all male" a form of gender bias on their own? I think the implication that male judges are incapable of being impartial in a case like this is the real "gender bias" in this story.

I don't think he has any integrity at all. If he did, he wouldn't have been "cheating" on his wife. He's a cheater. This guys wife caught him, and that was the end of it. He'll do it again, probably elsewhere, but he will.

How is penalizing others for your mistakes promoting any type of integrity? He's saying she was fired for her inappropriate behavior, but all we really see is the behavior he was doing. What was inappropriate that she did?