I work as a nurse in a hospital where an outside company is given the right to come into the patients wards (in this case, the new mothers) and give out "gifts" - to get the gifts the patient signs over her address and telephone number which is then sold to whichever company wants to buy them. New mothers get flooded with phonecalls for supplementary health insurance, magazines, water coolers. The representative never tells people she's from an outside company, and I personally have seen her copy down patient information off of babies bassinets, rather than give the free gift. When I complained to the hospital that this is a violation of patient privacy, I was made to feel like my job was in jeopardy if I went further.
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