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Old 23-10-2013, 10:05
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The outcome of the prank could never have been predicted but it still doesn't hurt to show some empathy.

I don't think any of the imbeciles at 2Day FM know the meaning of the word though. They showed their colours when they promoted the male DJ involved in the prank...what a fine example of humanity.
He wasn't promoted - he won an internal award which I thought was misjudged.

I would say he was effectively demoted as the show the call took place on broadcasts across Australia whereas he returned to a local station. Although in his position I would want to take a lower profile job.
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Old 23-10-2013, 10:27
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What happened to the presenters? Did they go back to work for the radio station?

Even if the lady had other reasons contributing to her wanting to end her life, they tipped her over the edge to actually do it....and if she hadnt of taken her life, their actions would have got her fired, or prevented her from being promoted or working at another hospital...you cant mess with peoples life like that....it was a big deal and her name was plastered all over the place and it was to do with royal family.
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Old 23-10-2013, 12:15
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He wasn't promoted - he won an internal award which I thought was misjudged.

I would say he was effectively demoted as the show the call took place on broadcasts across Australia whereas he returned to a local station. Although in his position I would want to take a lower profile job.
Somehow that seems even worse.

But I agree with those who are sick of this topic. I don't see what good can come from the media contuining to bring it up now.
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Old 23-10-2013, 12:15
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What happened to the presenters? Did they go back to work for the radio station?

Even if the lady had other reasons contributing to her wanting to end her life, they tipped her over the edge to actually do it....and if she hadnt of taken her life, their actions would have got her fired, or prevented her from being promoted or working at another hospital...you cant mess with peoples life like that....it was a big deal and her name was plastered all over the place and it was to do with royal family.
She messed with her own life. It was not a big deal. Her name was not even mentioned until after she topped herself.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:53
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Yes, but the prank call could have tipped her over the edge though.
I doubt it
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Old 23-10-2013, 20:01
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She messed with her own life. It was not a big deal. Her name was not even mentioned until after she topped herself.
How sympathetic of you.

On another thread you've branded autism as a 'fashionable behavioural issue', so if you'd ever met her doubtless you'd have said to this unfortunate lady 'pull yourself together'.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:05
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She didn't commit suicide simply because of a phone call, she had serious mental health problems after numerous previous attemts to kill herself, the real question should have been how on earth she came to be employed by the hospital in the first place, was her medical history not checked?
The problem was that it was recorded and broadcast across the world and ridiculed and so was the hospital she worked for....not just to a few thousand Australians. That was what tipped her over the edge...That is the problem with pranks, you don't know what it will do to someone.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:36
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Yes, but the prank call could have tipped her over the edge though.
Since she was initially unaware of it being a prank (somehow), it could just as easily have been possible (re)actions of her colleagues.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:40
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And all Australians are like that aren't they?
I disagree.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:51
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Since she was initially unaware of it being a prank (somehow), it could just as easily have been possible (re)actions of her colleagues.
Plus all she did was pass the call on, what the other nurse did was a far bigger breach of the rules.

I agree that some simple tact wouldn't have gone amiss here but I have to admit that a lot of the hypocrisy of some people over this incident really annoyed me.
Before it was revealed that she had committed suicide people were actually laughing at her and her colleague for being stupid enough to fall for it.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:51
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Hmm. Just how many do you know then?
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Old 23-10-2013, 22:17
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Plus all she did was pass the call on, what the other nurse did was a far bigger breach of the rules.

I agree that some simple tact wouldn't have gone amiss here but I have to admit that a lot of the hypocrisy of some people over this incident really annoyed me.
Before it was revealed that she had committed suicide people were actually laughing at her and her colleague for being stupid enough to fall for it.
That was the issue, she was humiliated by the media across the world. And made the hospital look bad too...It became an international joke, then the same press that mocked her, suddenly called for the heads of the pranksters...They did not broadcast it across the world.
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Old 23-10-2013, 23:22
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As far as I'm concerned regardless of the consequences, I think there's something seriously wrong with anyone who thinks it's 'fun' or acceptable to prank call hospitals full stop (or any service of that ilk). There's just some places you don't go there with.

Someone dying doesn't make it any more disgraceful.
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