What the fuck is WRONG with these people?
Good morning, America (I'll say):
Six Florida lifeguards have lost their jobs for backing a coworker's decision to save a man struggling in the surf but outside their jurisdiction.
Tomas Lopez , 21, was fired Monday for vacating his lifeguarding zone to save a man drowning in unprotected waters 1,500 feet south of his post on Hallandale Beach, Fla.
"I knew I broke the rules," said Lopez, who ran past the buoy marking the boundary of his patrol zone to help the man. "I told the manager, I'm fired aren't I?"
Six of Lopez's coworkers said they would have done the same thing. And now, they're fired too.
"I can listen to the rule and tell them that I wouldn't help someone who was distressed, but I knew if the incident ever came up I would go," said 19-year-old Brian Ritchie, who was fired today for saying he too would rescue someone outside his patrol zone.
"What we're basically supposed to do is watch them die," said 16-year-old Zoard Janko, who also backed Lopez's decision.
Actually, there's nothing wrong with the lifeguards. But, and as usual... The managers seem to have been taking lessons from how things work in Washington, DC.