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Tripon
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(01-01-2016, 05:49 PM)
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http://www.wpbf.com/news/pbso-dispat...-duty/37176246

http://www.wpbf.com/news/pbso-dispat...-duty/37174650

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. A dispatcher with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is facing disciplinary action after being observed playing a handheld video game on Oct. 21 while on duty, according to a disciplinary investigation.

Communications Training Officer Charles M. Morris has received a formal written reprimand following a review of his pending calls that showed that several calls for service were holding with deputies available to take them.

In one such instance, a hit-and-run incident in Lake Park was held for 40 minutes before being dispatched, the report said.

Handheld video game vs. mobile.

Wonder if it was a Vita or 3DS?
Psychological Intellect
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(01-01-2016, 05:50 PM)
the fuck is a vita?
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(01-01-2016, 05:50 PM)
I bet it was just a phone game still
meptrep
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(01-01-2016, 05:51 PM)
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this is why video games need to be banned
derder
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(01-01-2016, 05:51 PM)
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This is hilarious
7DollarHagane
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(01-01-2016, 05:51 PM)
Customer service reps at my workplace would get fired for trying this, and that's just retail customer service..
Lactose_Intolerant
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(01-01-2016, 05:51 PM)
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Wonder what his gaf name is
Warxard
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(01-01-2016, 05:52 PM)
"Demoted"

Why not like,

Fired?
Kriken
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(01-01-2016, 05:52 PM)
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What's his GAF handle?

Edit: beaten :/
RealityCheque
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(01-01-2016, 05:53 PM)
Demoted? Not fired or shot? Ok then.
Gnasher
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(01-01-2016, 05:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

the fuck is a vita?



Don't cry for me 911 caller
ArcanineEX
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(01-01-2016, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by RealityCheque

Demoted? Not fired or shot? Ok then.

>_>?
rtcn63
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(01-01-2016, 05:55 PM)

Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

the fuck is a vita?

Vita means life, something the dispatcher may not have been too concerned with.
Ahjumbie
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(01-01-2016, 05:55 PM)
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If he was a GAF member he wouldn't be playing them just arguing about them

They probaly won't fire him straight up just bury him in some dead end where he'll eventually quit
Chris Ticehurst
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(01-01-2016, 05:56 PM)
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When you're playing online you can't just pause the game and take life saving phone calls. Gee whiz
Finale Fireworker
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(01-01-2016, 05:57 PM)
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Why was he only demoted and not fired?
Warxard
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(01-01-2016, 05:58 PM)

Originally Posted by ArcanineEX

>_>?

Cops would've got away with it anyway
Ban Puncher
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(01-01-2016, 05:59 PM)
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El_TigroX
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(01-01-2016, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

Why was he only demoted and not fired?

I bet it's because the fight with the union to fire him would dredge up other shit, or not be easy... So this is a compromise. Or he's related to someone...
Sande
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(01-01-2016, 06:02 PM)
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Few things piss me off more than people completely half-assing their jobs in the current economy.
gnexus
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(01-01-2016, 06:02 PM)
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Probably frustrated with just being a dispatcher, and was living out a fantasy where he was playing hero and rescuing people himself on some mobile game.
Apathy
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(01-01-2016, 06:03 PM)
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Failed to do their job so got a demotion rather than fired. Wow.
Iorv3th
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(01-01-2016, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

Why was he only demoted and not fired?

Damn near impossible to get fired from a municipality.
Docpan
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(01-01-2016, 06:04 PM)
...Time to go mobile....
Teletraan1
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(01-01-2016, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

Why was he only demoted and not fired?

Probably in a Union.
maquiladora
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(01-01-2016, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by derder

This is hilarious

I'm sure it was "hilarious" to the hit and run victim.
astroturfing
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(01-01-2016, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teletraan1

Probably in a Union.

yea fuck unions, should be outlawed. always up to no good.
Finale Fireworker
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(01-01-2016, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by astroturfing

yea fuck unions, should be outlawed. always up to no good.

I think you're joking. But just in case, come on now.

I am upset that this person is basically fine. This is a problem with police in America. This is embarrassing.

I love my Vita more than anyone, and I have hid in the bathroom at work to play Castlevania more times than I can count, but lives do not depend on me. And if I was caught, I would be fired. So should he.
Akiller
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(01-01-2016, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by RealityCheque

Demoted? Not fired or shot? Ok then.

Demoted, not denutted.
Tripon
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(01-01-2016, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

I think you're joking. But just in case, come on now.

I am upset that this person is basically fine. This is a problem with police in America. This is embarrassing.

I love my Vita more than anyone, and I have hid in the bathroom at work to play Castlevania more times than I can count, but lives do not depend on me. And if I was caught, I would he fired. So should he.

I think your boss wants you in his office.
ColdPizza
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(01-01-2016, 06:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

Why was he only demoted and not fired?

Probably in a union.
TVGamer
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(01-01-2016, 06:13 PM)
I find it insane that this person was completely fine with doing this and was so into whatever he was playing to the point where he couldn't be bothered to save people's lives. Geez.
Finale Fireworker
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(01-01-2016, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

I think your boss wants you in his office.

I can explain.

Funnily enough, I applied for a dispatcher position in October, but didn't take the job because it was truly horrific and disturbing work that I didn't have the resiliency to do on a daily basis.

And it was third shift. Forget that noise.
quickwhips
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(01-01-2016, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boo Boo'n

"Demoted"

Why not like,

Fired?

Unions are powerful things. Every time police fuck up unions save them.
Super Wario
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(01-01-2016, 06:30 PM)

Originally Posted by derder

This is hilarious

I'll bet the hit and run victim found it "hilarious" too...
Cuban Legend
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(01-01-2016, 06:33 PM)
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it had to be in my fucking hometown. Palm Beach County is a shithole
Apathy
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(01-01-2016, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by quickwhips

Unions are powerful things. Every time police fuck up unions save them.

Which is why public unions are such a terrible idea. If people in the private sector want to form a union, go for it, but if you get paid by tax dollars you should 100% be held accountable for mistakes, and that includes getting fired for doing stupid things like this.
toythatkills
(01-01-2016, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cuban Legend

it had to be in my fucking hometown. Palm Beach County is a shithole

Now you know why.
mrlion
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(01-01-2016, 06:38 PM)
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What was in that Vita that you couldn't press pause?
HonMirin
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(01-01-2016, 06:38 PM)

Originally Posted by derder

This is hilarious

As others have said, I'm sure the victims in need of emergency attention were amused by the delay in response due to this selfish asshole's activities.

Are there grounds for this individual to be sued, seeing as they weren't sacked?
Lightning Count
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(01-01-2016, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

the fuck is a vita?

Starting the shitposting early I see.
Chacranajxy
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(01-01-2016, 06:39 PM)
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Huh. I was just in West Palm Beach for Christmas. That's kinda funny (and unsurprising.)
RealityCheque
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(01-01-2016, 06:42 PM)

Originally Posted by ArcanineEX

>_>?

Obviously my second suggestion was a joke, but it's like accountability is just thrown out of the window in the face of people's professional politics. Like it was said above, he's either union or family and therefore he's teflon.

But fuck if it isn't an indictment on the levels of the systemic corruption present in so many walks of life that allows there to be little to no consequences for peoples shitty and, in this case, criminally negligent decisions.
Tripon
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(01-01-2016, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Huh. I was just in West Palm Beach for Christmas. That's kinda funny (and unsurprising.)

I was going to put in Florida Man in the title, but thought it was too trollish.
sleepykyo
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(01-01-2016, 08:59 PM)
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A demotion seems ridiculously light considering how his work is a matter of life and death.

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