Topic 17 year old off lifeguard gets $2600 bill after saving drowning boy's life
07 Aug 2012 05:18
was the lifeguard on duty? if so surely then the lifeguard should have been covered for ambulance and hospital treatment as part of his job?
Anything here that happens while on the job unless proved to be your fault due to negligence the employer has to pay, thats why they have workers insurance.
Ambulance cover here is $35 a year and boy is it worth it, brenda had a trip to hospital before we got her cover and we'll be paying it off for a year!
Topic Do kids these days expect more for nothing than we did as kids?
07 Aug 2012 05:13
i love and hate watching 'worlds strictest parents'........ is it just me or do kids these days expect more for less???? i got a record player in my room when i was 15, a tv at 16, mobile phone when i went to uni and didn't get a computer till i bought my own when i was 22 and working! i know kids that do nothing around the house, get their smokes, phone credit, metro fines, alcohol all bought for them! then we wonder why they want the latest technology, get addicted to drugs, smokes and alcohol oh and figure school is for nerds. Maybe our generation was the same and i was just a nerd and not in the popular, spoilt group?
if i had sworn at my parents i would have been given what for, a quick slap etc. I recall being told if i didn't eat what was cooked you dont eat but these days kids expect meals done around them.........
More to the point why if you have a family of 5 would you cook 3 different meals cos 2 kids are fussy? We adjust meals to suit the kids that are with us that night (we look after disabled kids) but we still do just one meal for us all.......
I dont often think 'thank god my kid is disabled' but shit i often think that when i see kids screaming cos they dont get the latest sneakers that cost $300, or the latest computer, mobile phone. My kid has struggles and her tantrums but i know its out of her control.