circumstance the instructor should have listened to our advice and chosen a

Circumstance the instructor should have listened to

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circumstance, the instructor should have listened to our advice and chosen a different horse to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, this was not the case and the rider ended up having three broken ribs. Overall, I know that this situation could have been avoided easily but unfortunately speaking up for ourselves, the horse, and the rider failed to prevent the situation from happening. It is unfortunate that sometimes we can’t control how other people make decisions and I really hope that she learned from the incident and takes other people’s advice when they think something is wrong, especially when dealing with such large animals. The scenario I chose for the second part occurred while I was working at my current job. At the time, I wasn’t a supervisor and had no supervisor training. However, one night the supervisor on duty became stressed out and said he needed to leave for a few minutes. He proceeded to hand me the supervisor keys which include keys to the safe, the offices, the security system and the front door. Without saying anything else, he walked out of the store and didn’t come back for thirty minutes. In those thirty minutes, I had cashiers asking questions that I didn’t know how to answer, customers demanding things that I didn’t know how to give them, and the store owner called three times wondering why I was answering the phone each time and not the supervisor. I didn’t want to get the supervisor or myself in trouble, so I told the store owner he was just busy with a customer. When the supervisor finally came back, he smelled like alcohol. I didn’t want to confront the supervisor because I didn’t want to disrespect him and I also didn’t want to make him angry, especially if I was accusing him of something he wasn’t doing. One of the pharmacy technicians noticed that the supervisor smelled like alcohol, and told the store 27
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owner the next day. In an ideal situation, I should have refused to take the supervisor keys in the beginning and asked him to not leave the store. If that didn’t work, I should have immediately told the truth to the store owner when he called and questioned me. In addition, I should have notified someone as soon as my supervisor came back smelling like alcohol, as it was putting everyone at work in a dangerous situation. He was always a great supervisor, which is also one of the reasons I didn’t want to get him in any trouble. He was clearly having an off day, and I wish I had talked to him or told the store owner so the pharmacy tech didn’t have to. It would have been easier for me to speak up if I had not respected him and admired him as a supervisor so much. I find it difficult to confront people that I consider to be my friend or someone I respect. He is also ten years older than me, and I feel like I wouldn’t have had a tough time saying no to him leaving if he were closer to my age. The age gap is completely out of my
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