The Trial Paradox
What happens when you do everything right and still get in trouble, well you can do what I do, throw your hands up in the air and wave them like just don’t care. Just kidding people, sometimes its karma or just Murphy’s Law, whatever it is, it is in your best interest to dust yourself up and carry on.
To avoid problems on the job and off in this age of litigation the best practices of keeping records are to be learned and adhered to.
- Always keep records when it comes to doing something that might not be right but you have all good intentions of doing the right thing(No good deed goes unpunished).
- When there is a chance of getting in trouble always write down what happen, write down your thinking process for example who gave you this advice, what was going on when you came to the conclusion of your decision(keep in mind that this is just for you so you can understand what happen).
- Always ask for the person(s) name when corresponding with someone that helped in your decision.
- Make copies of anything including records for example the telephone order book that might help you in your defense.
- Get phone numbers and names that might help in your defense.
It is very important to remember that it is almost a certainty that you will see the trial room, especially Supervisors, don’t take it personal for the most part it isn’t, does it happen probably, there are remedies for those instances and the Trial Room is not the place for that.
The Trial Room is for handing out a penalty for something you were deem to have done(guilty until proven innocent) if you go in there with a good defense you might have a chance but if you go in there with I’ll just tell them my side of the story and hoping to throw yourself at their mercy and they will have the kindness in their heart to not penalize you, forget about it.
In Loving Memory
Thomas Coppola Superintendent Brooklyn South