What would you do?

United States
January 5, 2008 7:14pm CST
You are walking down the street on your way to work. You see a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you will be fired. What would you do?
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@inked4life (4226)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Hmmmm... this is quite the quandary. I would rescue the dog, run into the lobby of the building I work in and proceed to perform mouth to mouth on the poor pup, screaming, "Don't you quit on me", in a strangled voice. The traumatized canine would most likely quiver and huddle against me for support as my co-workers oooohed and aaaahed ant my heroics....let's see my boss try and fire me after that.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Now THAT'S some good thinking! Bravo!
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• United States
6 Jan 08
Inked,you always amaze me with your responses! Good answer!
@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I would save the hairy bi*ch over the Bi*tch in charge. Jobs come and go. The innocent dog would just go...and I would feel guilty forever. Besides, if I were always late for a job, that means I don't like or respect it enough to continue. Dogs are innocent souls. Jobs are replaceable.
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• United States
6 Jan 08
Raising my glass in toast to you! Truer words were never spoken!
@RenaeT (688)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I'd save the dog. If I worked for a boss that wouldn't understand my saving a drowning dog and still fired me, I wouldn't want to work for him/her anyway.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I would definitely save the dog! And most likely take it to work with me to dry it off, feed it, look for tags to contact the owner or if no tags, see if anyone would be interested in keeping the dog. Animals are so innocent and I can't see letting them down especially when I know that if the shoe were on the other foot, the animal, especially dogs and cats, would do what it could to save you.
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• United States
6 Jan 08
Yup, they are so loyal and I would do the same!
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I can get another job. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I walked on and let the dog drown. I suspect though that the dog is a better swimmer than I! Anyway, if the boss didn't understand stopping to save a living creature, he should be fired himself.
• United States
6 Jan 08
With my love of animals being such an important part of my life that is a no brainer for me. I would not lose precious time weighing the consequences what stopping to help would bring I would immediately try to help.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
6 Jan 08
yikes! do I know the dog? I would probably call the humane society or the city's animal control department - a drowning dog could be very dangerous to someone trying to rescue it - it is panic'ed and could turn on its rescuer in a very serious manner. then I would run towards my workplace.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
I would run to save the dog and after my job was done there, I'd get to the first phone tell my boss the truth and let him know I will be there as soon as I can and if he got lippy I'd simply say, "That's fine although I feel it's very drastic measure to have to fire me I can accept that, I was looking for a job when I got this one." I would never regret saving a dog. The last two dogs I've owned where far more loyal than the last three bosses I've had.
@GardenGerty (115037)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Probably save the dog. I was looking for a job when I got this one, and there are plenty I am qualified for.In fact, I have two jobs, so I can spare one. I would not want to work with someone so inflexible.Life has got to be important to the company or person I work for.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I'd have to dial 911 for help because I cannot swim.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I would rescue the dog. If I was late that many times I either don't care if I get to keep the job or don't like the job.
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
6 Jan 08
I would save the dog..... If I get fired, I could always look for another job...But a life, no matter what, can never be replaced... P.S. Most dogs can swim...why not say a gorgeous gal drowning? :D
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Probably because the gorgeous gal wouldn't appreciate it as much as the dog! The dog isn't expecting you to just because it is a dog. The gorgeous woman on the other hand...
8 Jan 08
Dog drowning? Would I have much chance at saving them? I think dogs are amazing swimmers but if I was to come across one that couldn't then I would. If you said a young child, then I wouldn't care about my work or job. It's a childs life, so I'd rush to save them. I wouldn't worry to much for a dog, unless it looked like they couldn't manage making it to saftey. ~Joey
• United States
8 Jan 08
Call 911 or get someone to help with the dog and stay as long as possible to make sure someone has helped the dog.
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
Dog - Dog needing help.
Dogs are good swimmers but then if I see a dog drowning in the canal and I could do something to get him out of danger, I will do it then explain to my boss what happened and request for another chance for I believe that my boss is human enough to consider things.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Hands down I'd rescue the dog. If my employer didn't realize the importance of another life, even if it's canine, then he/she probably wouldn't be the type of employer I'd want to work for anyways. I couldn't imagine watching a pet drown, much less ignoring it.
@MisChasi (77)
• Philippines
6 Jan 08
Could you imagine trying to save an unfamiliar, drowning dog though? Think about what happens when you try to save a drowing person? If you're not experienced in this, you could be in big trouble. Try attempting to save one of those huge bullmastiffs!!! With that said, I'd have to say a prayer for the dog and get to work.