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Mpls chief not quite ousted

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by aspartz, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. aspartz

    aspartz

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    Were any of you following the Mpls fire chief issue? Do you think a heterosexual male would have kept his job?

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  2. PeterJasonMN

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    Ask Bob Packwood.

    Sexually harassing ladies is only ok if you're a lesbian in a liberal city, a Clinton, or a Kennedy.
     

  3. gloxter

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    The citizens of your fine city must be asking themselves "Why is it that our tax dollars are being spent to retain an at-will employee that has demonstrated a pattern of negligent, illegal, and unbecoming behavior?".

    The city administrators must be terrified of a civil lawsuit brought on not only by the ex-Chief were she to be terminated, but also one, or several, brought forth by the victims of her actions.

    The real question, albeit a late one, is whether or not she was indeed the "best" candidate for the top position; or was it just in the City's "compelling interest" to hire a woman as the Fire Chief. I'm not trying to start a war here. Fact is, if she were a "he", his *** would have been canned. Period.

    Why is it that she retained a position as an admin captain? Is the Minneapolis FD a union-organized department? What are the union's thoughts of her essentially taking the slot of a line person; even though she's been stripped of her "right" to ever supervise again?

    Perhaps she should have been given another position...say in Parks and Recreation. Ludicrous.

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  4. FirNaTine

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    They are still asking for a lawsuit. If any other employee was previously terminated for substantially similar conduct, they could get nailed. And in the future they have set a precedent not to fire someone who does this otherwise they will get sued. Finally even though she may not supervise again if she acts inappropriately toward another employee, the department will get nailed because they knew of her history of behavior.

    I can't believe their law department thought this was a good idea. :upeyes: