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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, when they do a psychological autopsy on the nurse, they'll probably find out that he/she desperately needed his job and thought he'd lost it.

    While the DJs were idiots, they broke no laws. Just a very unfortunate set of circumstances. HOWEVER, if I were their employers, I'd fire their asses immediately.
    That sounds about right. Sometimes when you prank people you find a person on the edge.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Yet another reason why I personally abhorr "pranks". The unforeseen consequences can never be predicted, and can often lead to unexpected harm, all for the sake of a cheap laugh at someone? Bah.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    I listened to the lead-up to the prank call three days ago and forwarded it to friends because I couldn't believe anybody could fall for this or that the hospital didn't have protocols. The third person trying to bark like a dog really was very funny.

    It wasn't known then that the receptionist was away from the switchboard and that a nurse had answered the silly call and transferred it. The hospital had not sanctioned this nurse nor threatened her employment, and I think there has to be much more to this suicide. Two kids left motherless and a husband left heartbroken just before Christmas simply because of embarrassment at transferring the call to a floor nurse?

    I don't like prank calls either but also feel sorry for the DJs, who were amazed that their terrible accents worked.

    Sad story, but I can't blame the DJs for this woman's suicide.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    I belive it is illegal for DJs in America to make prank calls. They use to be able to do it, but now all the prank calls you hear are staged. The FCC changed the rules in the 2000s...not sure exactly when.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I listened to the lead-up to the prank call three days ago and forwarded it to friends because I couldn't believe anybody could fall for this or that the hospital didn't have protocols. The third person trying to bark like a dog really was very funny.

    It wasn't known then that the receptionist was away from the switchboard and that a nurse had answered the silly call and transferred it. The hospital had not sanctioned this nurse nor threatened her employment, and I think there has to be much more to this suicide. Two kids left motherless and a husband left heartbroken just before Christmas simply because of embarrassment at transferring the call to a floor nurse?

    I don't like prank calls either but also feel sorry for the DJs, who were amazed that their terrible accents worked.

    Sad story, but I can't blame the DJs for this woman's suicide.
    I totally agree with you. It was a dumb radio prank but there was no malice. The DJs did not say anything mean nor did they try to influence her care.

    But to kill yourself and cause so much pain to your young children is ridiculous.

    The hospital keeps saying what a great nurse she was but I bet her fellow coworkers would tell you something else in private. I have worked with some nurses who were so anal that if something caused them to have to go on break late it would be a major upset to them.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    When our kids were younger, my best friend's and my family often vacationed together, and I was forced to listen to Roy D. Mercer. Everybody but me in that van would be howling with laughter while I sat there just hating, hating, hating him. (One reason, I've concluded, is because I know I'm the perfect gullible foil for somebody like him. )

    But I wouldn't have killed myself if one of my friends or coworkers set me up with a DJ like him. This nurse's suicide is tragic, but all she did was answer the phone and transfer the call. If she were 15, I can understand the "fate worse than death" perception, but this woman was 47 and had children to take care of.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    When our kids were younger, my best friend's and my family often vacationed together, and I was forced to listen to Roy D. Mercer. Everybody but me in that van would be howling with laughter while I sat there just hating, hating, hating him. (One reason, I've concluded, is because I know I'm the perfect gullible foil for somebody like him. )

    But I wouldn't have killed myself if one of my friends or coworkers set me up with a DJ like him. This nurse's suicide is tragic, but all she did was answer the phone and transfer the call. If she were 15, I can understand the "fate worse than death" perception, but this woman was 47 and had children to take care of.
    She obviously had some issues...committing suicide for such a stupid thing..very worrying if she was a nurse..and ''on the edge''..

    However..we have another 7 months of ''Kates'' bloody pregnancy..She looks ill'' ''She looks great'' NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Rarely do I have sympathy for someone who commits suicide, and this is certainly not one of those times.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That pretty much says it all.

    It's time for the Brits to dump their royalty.

    then, they could worship "celebrities" like we do on this side of the pond.
    The royalty is actually beneficial the british people. The first and foremost benefit the british people have from their royalty is economical.

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