I had the craziest doctor appt...OMG!
Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:42 AM
I would've walked right out the door too, but I don't think I would report him. I have done things in the heat of the moment (I told my bosses that I was giving my notice when my ex boyfriend and I broke up, cuz he worked in the same office! Stupid. but I did it and wished I hadn't and didn't even quit! We ended up working side by side for years after that.) Anyway, that's my two cents.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:20 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:05 PM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:41 PM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:16 AM
I was as shocked as you are and felt embarrassed and hurt at the same time. Shortly after that experience the state passed a law that pharmacists have to provide the drug regardless of their personal beliefs.
Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:24 AM
Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:40 AM
| Originally Posted by Emily&Matt |
Actually, his beliefs and his work are who he is and I think it's great for him to be up front about what he believes and to stand with his convictions. He is a private individual, not a government employee. Everyone can make their own choice about whether or not they want to go there. He doesn't waste your time, he lets you know up front where he's coming from. We still have freedom of speech in this country and he was exercising it. We really need to stand up for our freedom to believe the way we want to, even if no one else agrees. Lots of people's beliefs are offensive to me, but I just walk away and let them do their own thing and I'll go do mine. Just like everything else in life, if you don't like the TV program, turn it off. If you don't like someone, walk away.
his beliefs are not his 'work' - he is a Doctor, who has to adhere to a regulatory body that governs his medical license. he may be a 'private individual' but he is a service provider entrusted with other people's health. it is ridiculous to have other peoples personal opinions imposed upon us in extremely personal situations.
how would you like to go to the bank to make a withdrawl for $1000 - the teller asks you what it is for and you say a political contribution for whatever party - the teller then tells you she won't authorize the withdrawl b/c she doesn't agree with your politics. wait - that is YOUR money right - you shouldn't have to adhere to her beliefs (even if you respect them).
this is a lot bigger than free speech - this is OUR BODIES. not everyone can afford to go to multiple doctors, has access (there are people who live in towns with 1 doctor) or is educated enough to know that there are choices - the significance of Doctor's imposing thier personal belief is way beyond 'just walking away'
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