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Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center
http://jobs.aol.com/ ^ | 07/24/2013 | Dan Fastenberg

Posted on 07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT by massmike

When Michelle Hammack,a teacher at the Little Temples Childcare facility in Arlington, Fla., smelled smoke and the children were napping, she rushed out of her classroom to investigate.

Seeing that chicken nuggets were burning in an oven, she was able to put out the fire before even the fire trucks arrived on the scene, according to a report by WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Her boss, however, wasn't impressed. On that same day, the owner of the childcare facility Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack.

Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the TV station. "It's not acceptable, and if anybody else does the same thing, I will fire again. I will fire them. No question."

Hammack, for her part, is taking credit for keeping the kids safe. The fire "probably would have progressed had it not been put out before [the fire trucks arrived]," she told WTEV-TV. She was also able to march her students out of the building to safety. And so, she says, she's being mistreated. "I didn't start the fire. I put it out." She's protested her firing outside the school. Parents have yet to make a comment to the media about her story.

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1 posted on 07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

How long before lefties push to ban fire extinguishers?

It looks to me like they are applying the same logic here as they do with “you don’t need a gun, call 911”.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

There must be reasonable exceptions to an otherwise reaonable rule.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 1:53:37 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: massmike

“...and the children were napping...”

I think I see a problem right there.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 1:54:28 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: massmike

The whole culture of “Zero Tolerance” and “Loss of Common Sense” and “Lawyers will sue anything that Moves or looks at them wrong” is what contributes to this sort of crap...


5 posted on 07/24/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: massmike
Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the TV station. "It's not acceptable, and if anybody else does the same thing, I will fire again. I will fire them. No question."

Another zero-tolerance idiot. There's a job for her in the public schools somewhere.

6 posted on 07/24/2013 1:58:04 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: massmike

“”I fired her only because she left her room,”

How will a charred corpse be an affective teacher?


7 posted on 07/24/2013 1:58:31 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MrB; massmike

How long before lefties push to ban fire extinguishers?

Taking way union fire fighters jobs , obvously the day care is pro-union !


8 posted on 07/24/2013 1:59:01 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

They HAVE to enforce zero tolerance.

To do otherwise is to make a discretionary decision and possibly be held civilly liable for any consequence of that decision.

Now, this wasn’t the case before lawyers outnumbered doctors.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 2:00:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack

Lots of Russian mafia in Florida. Just saying.

10 posted on 07/24/2013 2:03:50 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: MrB

Yeah .. well ... you made us give you back Z, but we’re gonn’a get ONE of you MFers !


11 posted on 07/24/2013 2:04:23 PM PDT by knarf (`)
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To: massmike

She should have fired the moron who left the oven to burn.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 2:05:34 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: massmike

So, as soon as the chicken nuggets caught fire, her job was forfeit, no matter what she did or did not do. Had she stayed in the room she would have been fired for not dealing with the problem while she could have. She was fired because her boss was embarrassed that the thing happened at all and somedamnbody had to get fired!


13 posted on 07/24/2013 2:27:50 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: massmike

“She was also able to march her students out of the building to safety.”

Looks like she did the right thing.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 2:30:30 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: massmike

This sounds like bureaucratic grooved thinking at its worst. America’s ed schools seem to be doing a wonderful job of indoctrinating the common sense out of our nation’s educators.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 2:31:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: PLMerite
It's a daycare. Children that age nap.

Deal with it.

16 posted on 07/24/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: arthurus
So, as soon as the chicken nuggets caught fire, her job was forfeit, no matter what she did or did not do. Had she stayed in the room she would have been fired for not dealing with the problem while she could have. She was fired because her boss was embarrassed that the thing happened at all and somedamnbody had to get fired!

Which makes me think the boss is the one who left the nuggets in the oven.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 2:33:09 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: massmike
Maybe the owner snuck in and started the fire so the place would burn down and she could collect the insurance on it. Maybe that's why the teacher got fired: saving the owner's building and school lost the owner the insurance money!!

Ha ha! Anyway, I guess the teacher was just supposed to march the children out and let the place burn until the FD got there, huh?

18 posted on 07/24/2013 2:37:45 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: ShadowAce

“It’s a daycare. Children that age nap.
Deal with it.”

That’s just it. She left the children (unattended?) asleep, to go fight a fire.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

This is a common practice, especially with big nation wide chains. My wife is the director of one of those centers and has been forced on a couple occasions to fire long term excellent employees for non life threatening lapses in judgement. When the bean counters, who see a lawsuit around every corner are setting policy, these kinds of things are bound to happen.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: arthurus

>>She was fired because her boss was embarrassed that the thing happened at all and somedamnbody had to get fired!.<<

I wish ISSA and CONGRESS would learn this trick. Done wrong = got fired!


21 posted on 07/24/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: massmike

Libs ran out of animal and plant species to protect, so now flames are endangered.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: I want the USA back
Looks like she did the right thing

She responded to an emergency thinking about her students' safety and not "what's the rule". She did the correct thing, and should accept being fired with pride.

Why would she or anyone else want to work for a boss who put the rules before the safety of children, anyway?

In my adventures of teaching, I've never heard of a teacher getting anything but praise if acting on their own kept children safe.

23 posted on 07/24/2013 3:29:15 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania
What they need to do is pass a law making schools " No Fire Extinguisher" zones so that they never have to face this danger again.

If removing a safety apparatus from schools saves even one life, isn't it worth it?

24 posted on 07/24/2013 3:34:31 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Ingtar
Which makes me think the boss is the one who left the nuggets in the oven.

Didn't think of that. Regardless, if I had kids there, I would immediately pull them out because of this owner's action that punished someone who very well may have saved my child's life.

25 posted on 07/24/2013 3:34:54 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: massmike
"It's not acceptable, and if anybody else does the same thing, I will fire again. I will fire them. No question."

1. Tar...

2. Feathers...

3. Rail...

4. Rope...

26 posted on 07/24/2013 3:39:25 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: piytar

Maybe soem parents will get the same idea, making this business another one deserving to die. The marketplace can be brutal at times.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 3:43:38 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: PLMerite
Really? You watched your children every minute that they slept and napped, and never ever once left that room?

SMH

28 posted on 07/24/2013 3:45:43 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: massmike

Olga sounds like a moron and a power-freak; withdraw all the children from this school.


29 posted on 07/24/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Ingtar
"Which makes me think the boss is the one who left the nuggets in the oven."

A good point - I wonder who DID leave them there?
30 posted on 07/24/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: massmike

Someone should ask the demented Olga - if you are in a building, any building, and you smell smoke or burning, isn’t it NORMAL and RESPONSIBLE to investigate? Are the children all going to die if the teacher leaves the room for a couple of minutes? Isn’t leaving children alone in a room by themselves for a few minutes a normal part of everyday life? Must all parents sleep in the same room as their pre-school children?


31 posted on 07/24/2013 3:55:33 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Telepathic Intruder

yup, boss is an idiot. zero tolerance is not an excuse to ignore common sense.


32 posted on 07/24/2013 5:24:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: massmike
The boss may be a complete moron, but, on the other hand, she may face even worse penalties if something happens to one of the little darlings when the caretaker is out of the room.

Could just be a case of dueling government regulations.

33 posted on 07/24/2013 5:28:41 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: massmike
I fired her only because she left her room," she told the TV station. "It's not acceptable, and if anybody else does the same thing, I will fire again. I will fire them. No question.

how do such morons get to be in charge of schools and other businesses? Is stupidity a requirement or something?

34 posted on 07/24/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
how do such morons get to be in charge of schools and other businesses?

...or get to be the president of the country.......

35 posted on 07/24/2013 6:56:04 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: massmike

Because state regulations require this level of stupidity.


36 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:31 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Teacher317

Don’t have any kids and have never (yet) been responsible for watching one for more than a few minutes. But I can certainly see where some might believe it’s a bad idea to leave x-number of young kids alone, asleep, to go off and do something that might render you unable to perform your primary duty of getting them out of harms way.

Where I work our first priority is to make sure everyone is out or leaving, then, maybe, attempt to fight the fire.


37 posted on 07/24/2013 10:34:43 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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