Killing the Messenger

KILLING THE MESSENGER….Suppose you’re the agency tasked with overseeing county programs for the developmentally disabled. And suppose a couple of workers at an adult day-care program were caught on cell phones abusing developmentally disabled patients. And suppose the video was made public. What would your policy response be?

Answer: tell workers not to bring cell phones to work, of course. Your tax dollars at work.

POSTSCRIPT: I’ll say, in fairness, that this policy might very well be designed to discourage workers from invading the privacy of disabled patients. This was still pretty bad timing for announcing it, though.

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