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A departure of sorts

Posted 27th June 2011 at 02:04 PM by Talera

It is days like today I hate my job. Well to phrase it better I donít hate my job, I hate some of the things Iím exposed to.

Normally I love my job, even with all the frustrations. While I get exposed to negative things, it still interests me. While many would find those exposures upsetting or tragic, I tend to be able to distance myself from them and deal with the task at hand.

Occasionally I have the days where the Ďthingí Iím exposed to is so tragic not even I can distance myself. It is today, one of those tragic days, where I hate my job.

Today someone died at the hands of another. While my rational mind knows I could not prevent it no matter what I did and ultimately it was not I who was dealing with the taker, knowing my colleagues were makes me wonder if I had just had more involvement, gave more guidanceÖ

I canít go into too much here because of the nature of my work and I must remain confidential to do with my involvement in the perpetratorís (sorry alleged) life. I canít even contact the victimís family to advise them of just how sorry I am for their loss. Rationally I know there was nothing I or my colleagues could have done to prevent the tragedy. Still my human nature comes into to second guess things in an irrational and purely emotive manner.

I know this is not the sort of thing normally discussed in these blogs. I know that most people want to read about gaming and geeky topics.

I donít write this in order for sympathy, I know my emotions will pass once my head regains control. I simply write these words because I feel I need to say sorry to someone, but due to my job requirements this is the only way I can.

Sorry for your loss.
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    Its good to see a hart felt post bye a caring person who has what I can make out, a Hard job when it comes to dealing with the public. Its people like u whether its nurses, law enforcement, ect. That don't get the credit they deserve for dealing with the situations they are faced with every other day that keep this world (In this case Australia) a better place to live.

    Keep up the good work and I wish u all the best in the future.

    p.s this dose relate to gamers/geeks if u prefer because we all use gaming to escape reality when we need a break from reality. Hang in there
    Posted 14th August 2011 at 02:57 PM by Rybuck Rybuck is offline
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    Thanks for that I'm on holidays now so updating more and going through to follow up on comments. The issue I was commenting on does not come often in my work, but when it does, it hits hard. I also think it's a comment on society that when these events occur, the 'agency' involved is more worried about covering itself against liability than by dealing with the actual event. It does make it hard for people who are in the roles because we actually give a damn about the same society and want to make it better.
    Posted 20th September 2011 at 01:01 PM by Talera Talera is offline
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