Not sure how we missed this one back in April when the decision came down, but a British Paramedic was found guilty of misconduct for posting a remark on his Facebook page indicating that he “copped a feel” while on a run.
Paramedic Mark Small of the Great Western Ambulance Service was accused of misconduct for a post he made following a shift on June 28, 2011. The comment was reportedly: “Saved someone’s life and managed to cop a feel of some cracking jubblies.”
Following the posting, Small was suspended from work. He was later reinstated when it was determined that he never actually touched anyone… he apparently was just bragging that he had. The UK’s Health Professions Council reviewed his case and concluded Small’s conduct was “irresponsible, immature and highly unprofessional”. He was given an official caution that will remain on his record for 3 years.
Isn’t it nice to know that it’s not just us who are struggling with social media…