The other day a young manager at the local craft store became very ill at work. She could not breathe and informed several coworkers, who only laughed at her because she completely lost her voice.
She went to her locker and proceeded to take a cough drop, seeing she has allergies and this method really works. However, this time it did not.
Again, she informed a coworker she could not breathe and it was getting worse, her throat felt like it was closing. Again, the coworker did not take her seriously.
She again returned to the break room, seeing she was the only manager on and she didn't want to worry customers, she contacted the store manager along with her mother.
Now, her mother is a very close friend of mine, so I know the story is factual. The store manager, who was already aware of the issue, but was not yet at the store, informed her he would be there soon.
Her mother showed up to bring her daughter antihistamine to stop whatever the allergy could have been. This, unfortunately, did not work. Her mother was aware of the signs of anaphylactic shock and saw a sudden change in her daughter's health and called 911. Being a concerned manager, her daughter was worried about leaving the store unattended. The paramedics told her she needed to go then. Putting her health and life first, away she went.
Now, here is where I ask for input. All the other employees did nothing to help, did they act incompetently? She is now getting a lot of rude comments, do you think it's right? Who do you think was right, wrong, untrained and so on?
Please, I would love to hear all input on this.