Grey’s Anatomy: Dr. Bailey was in the wrong for firing [Spoiler]

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Another doctor was fired from the hospital in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, Episode 3. Dr. Bailey made a bad call on this occasion and here’s why.

Dr. Bailey was once the greatest character on Grey’s Anatomy. Then she became chief and now it’s hard to find reasons to like her, especially in Season 16. Her worst decision came in Episode 3.

For those who haven’t seen the episode yet, there are spoilers in this post.

I’m not talking about the firing of Meredith, Karev, or Webber right now. As much as we’d love to see our trio back at Grey Sloan Memorial, I understand why Bailey made the decision she did. In the real world, this would have happened. There are plenty of times we’ve looked at a situation on the show and realized how unrealistic it was that the doctor didn’t get fired, right? Like when Izzy but the LVAD wire?

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This firing is all about Dr. Dahlia Qadri. One of the interns at the hospital, she made it clear to Bailey why she chose Grey Sloan Memorial as the place for her program. She and others wanted to work there because of Meredith Grey.

There was nothing wrong with Qadri making this clear. If there was an option to bring Meredith back to the hospital, Qadri and the others (and even the patients) would like to see it happen. Nothing that Qadri had said was a fireable offense. If it was, then there are plenty of times I should have been fired from jobs for stating a fact.

Dr. Bailey went on the defense. It’s clear that she’s not happy with the choice she had to make. I’m sure at some point in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 she’s going to backtrack and get Meredith back. But right now is not one of those times. But Bailey made a potentially huge mistake in firing Dr. Qadri.

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Remember what I said about fireable offenses. Speaking the truth isn’t one. And Dahlia wasn’t exactly disrespectful but frustrated with the whole situation. Bailey had no need to fire her intern in that moment.

In fact, this could open up a lawsuit in the future. We could see Qadri realize that she was wrongfully terminated and seek damages against the hospital for that.

Bailey is letting too much emotion cloud her judgment. As a good chief, she would need to step back from the hurt of someone saying “Dr. Grey is better than you” and look at it from a business/workplace point of view. Her thoughts should be on what she can do to stop the rest of the interns from choosing to walk because that could certainly happen if more decide they don’t want to work for someone like Bailey.

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What did you think about Bailey’s actions? What do you hope to see for the character in Grey’s Anatomy? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC. Catch up on Hulu.