A woman was found dead after accidentally taking an insulin overdose, and her employer, United Healthcare, reportedly never called her or emergency contacts on file when she stopped coming to work, sparking debate over the situation. Went.
The post, which is now going viral, has received 32,800 upvotes with the caption, “My mom’s employer, United Healthcare, never called her or her emergency contacts when she suddenly stopped coming to work. My sister called her Found dead a week later.”
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redditor @timopod5 She shared the post to the subreddit “Antiwork,” and revealed her mom “accidentally overdose on insulin on Monday morning,” and she was found dead in her apartment a week later by her daughter and the original poster’s sister.
The woman’s employer, with whom she worked for more than five years, reportedly did not try to call her on her phone once and did not even reach her emergency contact.
“She just hadn’t come to work, and they marked her internally [a] No-call no-show,” said the man.
According to the OP, the woman was working in a position that was “overly micro-managed”, so there was “no way” they didn’t already know on Monday morning when she didn’t start working. She was a registered nurse, and had “clinical review of appeals for claims” that were denied by the insurance company.
From what the OP gathered, the place was a “micromanaged sweatshop”. However, her mother worked with the company for more than five years, and she looked great at her job.
OP wrote: “So it blows my mind that one day she went completely MIA, and they didn’t even do the minimum to investigate it. My sister lived an hour away, and I would live across the country.” We did’ work during the week and didn’t talk much with everything, so we didn’t get suspicious until that weekend when my mom wasn’t answering messages/calls.”
Although the man did not think that United Healthcare could “save” his mother if they had reported her missing, they could have “prevented” his sister from walking on her mother’s “week-old body”. It is something that “upsets” the man that his sister had to find her mother in the same way.
The OP concluded: “If they only called her emergency contacts, asked the police to investigate her…anything really. My sister could have avoided finding her that way. But they had to be my mom.” Couldn’t even bother to call K’s cell.”
More than 1,200 comments were poured in on the situation, and a debate erupted over the workplace’s responsibility for arriving at the position. Many expressed their condolences to the man on the loss of his mother.
“I’m sorry for your loss,” said one Redditor. “Worse than not calling, it seems they put her under a lot of stress, not being able to take her dose of medication properly. Considering her a nurse, this seems problematic.”
One Redditor, who claimed he worked for several years in a “claims center” for the same insurance company, said that the company has “trackers for when you use your keycard to come in handy, when You log out, how much do you produce, and how much time you spent on breaks.”
“In zero way her human observer didn’t notice that she was gone,” he said. “If nothing else, he’d get a report about it. Don’t bother to see if he’s okay or in an accident or [if] Something else happened, just negligence.”
Some thought the company should have investigated the woman, and one user called the insurance company a “s**tty employer.” I’ve worked for two large employers who sent the police to do welfare checks without showing up, and unfortunately, they arrived both times to find the deceased employee. [were] He missed his shift on the first day. I think that’s a reasonable expectation from all employers.”
Another user admitted that workers spend “almost as much time at work” as they spend at home. Whether they like it or not, people “develop friendships and relationships (good and bad) with people at work. How one person decides not to pick up the phone is devastating.”
“I’m so sorry to hear that,” he said. “Your mom’s passing is bad enough, but to think that her job didn’t have five minutes to give you a welfare call is just disgusting.”
However, others wondered why the man was “blaming” the woman’s “office,” asking, “Are you telling us that you and your sister didn’t check on your mom for a whole week, this Knowing she has diabetes? You never sent her a message in any form, didn’t try to call her even just for a minute or two just to say hello?”
Another user, who offered his condolences to the OP and his family, admitted that they weren’t sure “we should expect companies to act as caregivers in these ways. It’s awful that someone did.” Didn’t even notice or care enough to inquire, but I’m not sure it’s a company’s responsibility to behave this way. I really wish it was different.”
One Redditor wondered why a company would “waste their time and energy” by calling out the woman. “You know how many people walk out of jobs never to be seen again? None of us give a**t about our jobs, there’s no reason for them to give a**t about us.” hope not.”
newsweek Contacted United Healthcare and Redditor @timopod5 for comment.
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