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Old 08-23-2013, 09:41   #1
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Would you hire George Zimmerman?

There was a discussion at my department the other day about hiring people who have a little bit of publicity that follows them around. One of my Paramedics asked if I would hire George Zimmerman. I told him that if he were a qualified EMT or Paramedic, that yes I would hire him. He could work without harassment in our AO. Would you hire him?
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:13   #2
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I'd hire him as neighborhood watch
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:14   #3
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If he's qualified, sure, why not?
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:26   #4
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If I were still running a business I would, with a slight consideration for those I already employed. By that I mean GZ could be a "Lightning rod" if an employee has a hidden "A-hole" streak. As far as the public and opinions, I won't worry but if his presence turned a previously good worker into a dipstick, it might be a problem, for the previous worker.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:46   #5
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yes, and i'd support him fully.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:51   #6
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depends on the job , and what my other employees think .
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:57   #7
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Depends on the job
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:01   #8
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Totally depends on the job and his qualifications. I have to say that I wasn't all that impressed with his judgement and decision-making. On that alone, I would say no.

I don't hire people to make a political statement. I hire people to make good decisions that improve my bottom line.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:03   #9
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He should apply as a security guard for the upcoming NAACP convention.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:03   #10
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why not? publicity can be bad in any case
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:06   #11
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If he were qualified for the job, yes. I'd even let him carry if it were up to me.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:13   #12
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Z should become a defense attorney specializing in cases in which the defendant was involved in a use of force self-defense incident. Nothing like being able to literally walk in the shoes of your clients.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:22   #13
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Z should become a defense attorney specializing in cases in which the defendant was involved in a use of force self-defense incident. Nothing like being able to literally walk in the shoes of your clients.

He has already been considering such a move according to his attorneys.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:31   #14
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Of course ....if qualified
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:31   #15
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What skill set does he have?
What personality does he really have in the interview/workplace?

Depending on the job, maybe. i.e. Computer programmer, sure. PR department not unless I worked for a gun company.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:32   #16
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Z should become a defense attorney specializing in cases in which the defendant was involved in a use of force self-defense incident. Nothing like being able to literally walk in the shoes of your clients.
This would be very good for him. If he has the aptitude and the college professors don't hold it against him.
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Z should become a defense attorney specializing in cases in which the defendant was involved in a use of force self-defense incident. Nothing like being able to literally walk in the shoes of your clients.

And hope he will never deal with a biased judge again.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:15   #18
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Only if the duties and responsibilities involved:

1) Wife Beating
2) Child Molesting
3) Cop Fighting
4) Poor Decision Making
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:23   #19
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Would you hire Trayvon Martin? (if he didn't die)





Barack Obama?
Rodney King? (before he died)
Charles Manson?(if paroled)
William Ayres?

Anyone who you believed voted for Obama?

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:27   #20
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Unfortunately, his notoriety may very well preclude him from being effective in many jobs.

Qualifications are irrelevant if one cannot be successful.

Truth, yes. Fair, no.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:30   #21
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If I had a job that he was interested in, yes, I'd hire him in an instant. Even if he required training, if he was willing to work for my company, I would make a place for him.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:31   #22
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Only if the duties and responsibilities involved:

1) Wife Beating
2) Child Molesting
3) Cop Fighting
4) Poor Decision Making
If Kev doesn't like him, that moved him way up on the list of candidates. That is a shoe-in reference.

Considering the spin Kev had to put on the facts for his "dream list".
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:46   #23
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I wouldn't. He is too polarizing, and my business serves a varied enough clientel that I can't afford to be polarizing. I personally think he was not guilty of any crime, but as was mentioned above, his decision making skills are suspect, and he seems impulsive.
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Old 08-23-2013, 13:12   #24
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Only if the duties and responsibilities involved:

1) Wife Beating
2) Child Molesting
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It says a lot when I FINALLY agree with something you posted.
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I'd rather have him on the truck with me than most people.
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