Quote Blue 501: Some of the stuff that happens in Soaps Hospitals is definitely not according to protocol but as a hospital employee for over 40 years, I can tell you that hospitals have their share of drama, including relatives showing up at the ER looking to shoot someone, drunks lurching into the hospital and down the hall of a ward, employees being arrested, even murder . At one famous hospital where I worked for 6 years, a housekeeping employee killed his supervisor & left her body in an unoccupied patient room.
YES... we all have an area of expertise. So, the writers could learn from us, or do some simple research.
LIKE for example. The other day the reporter, I realize he worked for a rag like Phyllis did, and they use different tactics... but this guy was acting like an upstart, someone who would not be even considered for that job....
Sometimes, as a crime and political reporter, I have to interview family members after a gang murder trial... tensions are running high, people wanting retaliation, but I must get that interview. I wait for a good time, be polite, tell them they can read over the story and tell me if there is anything in there they don't agree with... etc... if a person does not want to talk too much, I use the old trick of 'prod and annoy'. Not yelling or causing trouble at a public place or terrorize a child...on Y&R they are showing reporters as numb nuts... that is not the case...LOL