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Old 11-22-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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Capt. Streeter claimed that James Hobbs, a white firefighter, was automatically promoted to battalion chief without the proper promotional process when a vacancy opened up in 2013. Capt. Streeter also claimed that Hobbs was promoted the next year without the position being advertised.
Capt. Streeter also claimed that when he was a battalion chief, in 2016, his contract was broken to give others the chance to apply for the position, something that was not done when Hobbs was in the same rank. Capt. Streeter applied for the position but he said it was given to a white firefighter with less experience.

Something like this has happened at my job before. Certain favorable jobs being handed to white employees without them being posted for everybody to have a legit fair shot at those jobs.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Something like this has happened at my job before. Certain favorable jobs being handed to white employees without them being posted for everybody to have a legit fair shot at those jobs.
It happens in a lot of places. It might not even have anything to do with race but rather the simple old "good old boy" network. Know the right people and there you are.

That they get negative publicity like this, if true, is not something undeserving either way. Again, if true.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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It happens in a lot of places. It might not even have anything to do with race but rather the simple old "good old boy" network. Know the right people and there you are.

That they get negative publicity like this, if true, is not something undeserving either way. Again, if true.
It has everything to do with race! And this is one of the main problems in the professional workforce...
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:29 PM
 
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Most of the time it has to do with race... like what Harvard did to Asian Americans...
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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It has everything to do with race! And this is one of the main problems in the professional workforce...
My argument was it does not always. It may have played a role here.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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It has everything to do with race! And this is one of the main problems in the professional workforce...
Q: How do you know?
A: You don't.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Q: How do you know?
A: You don't.

Exactly! To some people everything is racists. It is getting tiresome.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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Exactly! To some people everything is racists. It is getting tiresome.
Shabazz is a full-on racial conspiracy theorist. He's like one of the kooks who hunts big foot. He sees it everywhere, the rest of us never see it.

If you want a real hoot, go back to the Michael Brown threads and read his posts. Comedy gold. "Hands up, don't shoot!"
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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I imagine many white firefighters also are in the same boat, in that the position was not advertised and they also wanted to apply for it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Exactly! To some people everything is racists. It is getting tiresome.
To be more accurate, to some racists, everything is about race.
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