Believing it’s a blessing.

I’m discovering that I’m really good at pointing out things that people don’t want to hear.

I’ve done it for years in response to “Why is that so tight?” Essentially explaining to each person asking it’s something they’ve done or stress.

Then it was the boy I guess. He didn’t want to hear that there were options he’d not even thought of.

Now I’ve just risked my job to tell top management in another city that the left hand is not only, not communicating with the right, but likely to get everyone in trouble unless something is changed quickly.

It was brought to my attention by the ‘right hand’ that pictures of residents in activities taken with a personal device is a HIPAA concern.

So then I had to go and point out that it’s a concern not because of location, but because of security. Personal devices can not be guaranteed secure by the company.

Thus, the left hand having us post those same pictures to a public Facebook marketing page is also a HIPAA concern.

My boss told me I should have let it drop.

I thought to myself, but didn’t say, I know because that’s what everyone had been doing for the last year.

My problem is, insubordinate or not, I can’t in good conscience let something continue knowing it’s violating rules set-up to protect people.

Beyond that if it ever did become a legal issue, protections for the employee only go so far. If I follow Management’s instructions knowing they are wrong, I’m just as much at fault, and just as much participating in criminal activity, and just as likely to be punished.

That I simply can’t do, my family is more important than helping market a large company.

So, I’m believing that my bringing out this harsh news to them will get me noticed for my intelligence and desires to protect myself and my employer and be a benefit to everyone. Looking at the bright side of something that seems to be ingrained to the very core of my being.

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