If you were in my shoes, what would you do?

South Africa
August 28, 2006 2:28am CST
I'm a traindriver and occasionally it happens that I kill someone that either accidentally get in front of my train or do it on purpose to end his/her own life. How do you live with something like this?
9 responses
@pisshole (493)
• New Zealand
4 Sep 06
If I were in your shoes I would probably drink.
@abccba (1916)
• Denmark
30 Aug 06
I just couldn't live with that kind of job... I thinks it hard just to see depressed people, so seeing a person kill her/him self would be so horrible... I hope i never have to see a person do that!
• United States
28 Aug 06
I commend you. I don't think I could handle it at all. I guess you just keep telling yourself you can't stop the train and it's not your fault. Do you have nightmares? I think it takes a very special person to do your job.
• United States
28 Aug 06
I can't imagine being in your shoes. My best friend Drives Long island rail road. Now about 12 years. This has never happen to him. I do hope you seek some counceling. This is somethng just horrible. I would not blame myself for this,unless I was drinking or falling asleep.
@ebberts (786)
• United States
28 Aug 06
As far as accidents go, just watch for the crossings you know have had accidents before, and those that have no gates to come down. As for those who will take their own life. You can't punish yourself for their actions. I tell my children their called accidents, because they are not planned. Say a prayer before you go to work and ask for God's help and protection, and peace of mind. For you to do your job well is all you can ask of yourself. God Bless you and yours.
@jhannon (1409)
• United States
28 Aug 06
I cnat imgagine..Thtas a tough one..Maybe seek theraphy for getting over the accidents tHat have happened..?
• Australia
28 Aug 06
Seriously... IT is NOT your fault Trains are not like cars.... its not like they take 10 metres to stop You should not feel guilty mate
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
28 Aug 06
Nothng much can be done. These things are called occupational hazards.
• United States
28 Aug 06
I can't imagine how it feels to have a job like that. But it is not your fault. There is no way possible for you to stop the train.