Would you risk to go to jail in order to save your job?

United States
December 15, 2009 3:13pm CST
This morning I heard a bizarre news about this lady who working at Florida state. She knew that her boss might not be able to catch the flight on time to Hondura, she make a falsified calls to the Airline company, stating there is a possibility of a bomb on the plane. The FBI search the entire plane; of course, the flight schedule has to be delayed, and I guess her boss has enough time to arrive there on time. When the FBI trace back the phone call, and arrested her for falsified information, She told the truth. She was posted with $7,500 bail bond for that. Was it worth the risk?
19 responses
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
15 Dec 09
Good lord that was just monumentaly stupid. Wow.....just.....wow....lol. I will assume though that she not only got arrested, but she will probably be fired too, so now she went to jail AND probably lost her job.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
16 Dec 09
Hi X, you must have missed this one when Hic did it about a week ago.
@poingly (606)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I agree, she was stupid. However, if this was something her boss told her to do, then it would be wrongful termination and illegal to fire her. Furthermore, there is a law that states that your actions as an employee of a company are the company's responsibility and not your own. However, there is a common sense aspect to this matter (a reasonable person would know this is a bad idea), so it is almost certainly not protected by that above law (though there could be weird circumstances where it would be).
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Nope. I will not cover my boss' faults just for the benefit of doing my job. Its not my fault that he will be late on the plane. Its his fault and he cannot force me to do things that are beyond what is right just to cover-up his fault. I will do it maybe if there will be lives at staked. But for this very simple reason alone, let him do what he thinks is right.
@xJaiiDK (164)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Yeah, at some point i agree with you. If i were on her shoes, I will not do the same. Unless I owe soooo much to my boss, I'll take the risk.::)))
• United States
15 Dec 09
What an idiot. Doesn't she know that if you are going to commit a crime that you shouldn't use your own property! She should have at least used her co-worker's phone, that's criminal 101 right there lol. Cheers!
• United States
16 Dec 09
Bizarre, but she is over dedicated to her boss at this point. She shouldn't make such call, even it is most urgent, and something she shouldn't have done in the Airline industry. Now, it is involved with the government agency. Not so fun after all, don't you think so?
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
This really sounds weird! I love my job but I would not go that far to just keep my job. At the first place, if I get arrested and went to jail, I still will not be able to keep my job. This risk is a big mistake. It's just not worth it.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
16 Dec 09
hell no.. there would be any reason or excuse for my boss to get my lock and in jail. to me i'll be fired either way so no i wouldnt do nothing that will get my lock up and do alot of time in jail. and i bet her boss didnt bail her out either
• Indonesia
16 Dec 09
hai clorissa, i really sad hear that news, poor that women. if i am that women, maybe i will call the airlines and just tell the truth.
@Lornal (113)
• China
16 Dec 09
I think it is stupid action to please her boss. I can image her action bring big troube to many people. To save the job, it is not worth to risk and it is wrong. We should be responsible for our action, we can not do anything for any aim if it is lawless. It is surprised there are many people to do some terrible and magicil things in the world.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I could never risk jail for a job. No job could be worth that price.
@zahidz (311)
16 Dec 09
That was stupid really.Job doesn't mean that you break law also and now-a-days security is very tough due to terrorist activities so we must consider this also and do not do such stupid things no matter how much we payed for our job but FBI must arrest Boss also because he can also be involved to ask this employee to do this act and may be boss force him to do this thing which is mostly people do in films and get survived from FBI but not in real world so i don't think her job was on risk if boss didn't ask or force her and even boss force her,still she has right to no do this. I will definitely tell the truth to boss and give him suggestion to get another flight.
• China
16 Dec 09
no.that's not worth that and job is only the way to earn life and i will never risky that much on it.and for the long life plan we can't do anything wrong to break the law and risk to go to jail.always act follow the law and not hurt anybody also.we just want a safty life.
@xJaiiDK (164)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
It depends on what kind of person is her boss. If her boss was really worth it, why not take the risk?. maybe sometimes you just need to return the favor to the ones who owe to. But I dont think making falsified statements to a big company is good.(Maybe her boss has given her so much, or she just wanted to get promoted). LOL
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
16 Dec 09
No I don't think it's worth it. She could have just got her boss a seat for a later flight rather than committing this crime. Such a matter is no joking issue if it is turns out to be real and thus, she should have known what she is getting into.
• China
16 Dec 09
if her call not be traced back. then everthing is ok. maybe she will get promotion and earn more salary. but i dont think her boss will happy with her. for this point.is the not the problem of being worthwhile or not. to some point, her behavior is riduculous and her way of thinking which unable her to realize what kind of bad result would caused.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
16 Dec 09
It depends. What do I do? If I'm a fireman, yes I will risk going to jail to save my job because eliminating the fire department is just a stupid thing for a town to do. Knowing me I'd probably organize pickets around town hall to call attention to the issue. If I was just a retail worker, never mind. Nothing about keeping a retail job is worth going to jail for.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I wonder if her boss told her to call the airline and see what she could do so that he wouldn't miss his plane. If he did then he needs to help her out of the situation that she has gotten herself into over him. If I was working and really liked my boss I still WOULD NOT put myself in a situation to go to jail over. That little lie got her into more trouble than rescheduling his flight. Keep smiling clorissa.
• United States
16 Dec 09
No way no how! I would never do something for my job or my employer that might put me in jail! I don't enjoy my job enough to do something like that. Even though the economy is suffering right now and the job market is bad, I would rather lose my job and get a break then go to jail and have my boss fly to Honduras! Maybe this woman had something for her boss and she wanted to do ANYTHING to make him happy. We really don't know the circumstances but it sounds so foolish!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Dec 09
no, i wouldnt do anything like that and how silly for her to do so. she put lives at risk by doing this and no job is worth breaking the law, ever!
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
15 Dec 09
No. I've heard nothing but bad things about being locked up. I'd gladly find another place to work if given the choice.
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
15 Dec 09
No way - I don't think it was worth the risk! Yes, I care about my job, but I wouldn't break the law in order to keep it. And any employer that would expect you to is not worth working for. Of course, I don't know whether this woman's boss knew what she was going to do before she did it. I hope that if he knew, he would have told her not to!