A 911 operator has been suspended for six days after it was revealed that she fell asleep on the job.
According to reports, Jasmin Thomas fell asleep five seconds after answering a call.
In another case, it took her 10 seconds to answer one call and another 40 seconds to transfer a different call to the local fire department.
“Not excuses, but the reality is that she’s a single mom. She’s going to college full-time, and she’s working 40, 50, sometimes 60 hours a week up there,” Steve Loomis, the Cleveland Police Union president, explained.
It isn’t easy being a single mother in school, but when you work as a 911 operator, other people’s lives are in your hands. You must show up to work well rested and ready to take calls that require a certain level of delicateness.
Do you think Thomas should be fired, or does she deserve a second chance?
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