I am really peeved! I mean PEEVED! I was so glad that hubby got the job at the hospital and going to school to become a plybomist (sp)...person drawing blood and do some courier work too. He was to start next week but last week is the TB testings, blood workups, background check, etc and starting to learn to do the procedures in labeling and putting info in computer data. Today he got a call from the hospital that he was terminated because of inappropriate remark to the nurse that drew his blood....he made the comment to her that she should not tear the latex finger off from her glove <simply because it would be easier for her to feel the vein to draw blood and told her that his instructor told everyone NOT to do that. She was a young lady, probably fresh from college and my hubby is a certified EMT and he knows everyone should be wearing gloves at anytime with a patient. This nurse got mad and asked him if he wants another person and he said yes. Thought every thing was all hunky dorky. His instructor has enforced everyone to wear gloves and preached it every time in her class. If it got a pin hole, or a tear either the person wearing it or indirectly, IT MUST BE REPLACED. At NO time, anyone would take their gloves off while during the treatment or prodecure of the patient. What went wrong here? This company is independent company that has a contract with our hospital here in town and I dont know how the company would report his comments to the H and R and found grounds to terminate him because of his comments on safety issue of a nurse tearing off an finger off from her glove. Something does not sound right here!! If Iwas the patient, I would be very concern about nurses ripping finger gloves off so they can feel my veins a little better. If you gonna do that, you better get new gloves on! He will be informing his instructor *who told him of this job....tomorrow at class and find out why some independent companies can terminate a person or whatever while other follow the safety protocol to a T. Any suggestions or forwarning on some companies that does that? Who should we report to? His instructor is very well known around here in town and the hospitals always call on her for students for nurses, or anyone that is going thru the medical field. This is so BULL !!!!!!!