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DrParasite

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/officials-blast-de-blasio-fdny-hiring-ex-commissioner-son-article-1.3691943

I don't get it..... he resigns in disgrace when the tweets were made public (and in the defense of the city, they might not have had grounds to terminate him for being a bigot). Because he wasn't fired, he was able to reapply for his old job, and 1) got his old job after some counseling from a prominent Jewish Rabbi 2) got in trouble after getting his job back in a situation where he was partnered with the son of FDNY’s chief of uniformed personnel (I'm sure their assignment together was just a coincidence) and 3) one of his previous tweets said "saying everyone just wanted to be firefighters, not EMTs"

none of these incidents prevented him from being selected for promotion to firefighter? I know they don't do panel interviews in NYC, but I would have thought these incidents would make FDNY think that maybe they don't want this guy working for them?

I guess if your dad is a former commissioner of the FDNY, you are politically connected enough to overcome any obstacle. Shame the same standards don't apply to a 20 year veteran, and sadly the courts agreed with FDNY in that case... definitely a double standard due to political connections.
 
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EpiEMS

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they might not have had grounds to terminate him for being a bigot
Why not?

Jewish Rabbi
Is there any other kind ;)

one of his previous tweets said "saying everyone just wanted to be firefighters, not EMTs"
Pretty sure that is true for the FDNY :(, and the reason is clear:

"EMT Salary Information:
Number of Years Salary
Starting Salary $33,320
After 1 Year $35,102
After 2 Years $35,728
After 3 Years $41,369
After 5 Years $47,685


Paramedic Salary Information
Number of Years Salary
Starting Salary $45,454
After 1 Year $50,070
After 2 Years $52,113
After 3 Years $57,486
After 5 Years $61,464"

vs.

Firefighter Salary Guide
Number of Years Base Fringe Total
Starting Salary $43,904 $1,292 $45,196
After 1 Year $46,066 $9,035 $55,101
After 2 Year $50,173 $9,468 $59,641
After 3 Year $55,192 $10,075 $65,267
After 4 Year $60,837 $10,667 $71,504
After 5 Year $85,292 $25,631 $110,293

"Starting salary for a Firefighter starts at about $39,370. But with overtime and holiday pay, which is often required, you can get about $3,704 in additional compensation. After five years, a firefighter can make close to $100,000, including overtime and holiday pay."

So a top step medic makes over $20k less than a comparable FF (base pay).
 

Jim37F

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Crazy...anyone else, with anyone of those incidents the department wouldn't be touching them with a 10ft pole
 

Alan L Serve

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Shame the same standards don't apply to a 20 year veteran, and sadly the courts agreed with FDNY in that case... definitely a double standard due to political connections.
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Neither a reprimand nor a ten-day suspension is a sufficient penalty for respondent’s intentional and unrelenting insubordination and harassment. Respondent’s repeated refusal to obey orders from the commanding officer of his firehouse as well as from the Commissioner and the Chief of the Department to wear only authorized clothing in the firehouse raises serious questions about respondent’s ability to follow legal directives that he does not agree with.

Moreover, respondent’s harassment caused actual and potential workplace disruption. His malicious actions, that were intended to harass and humiliate a fellow firefighter due to the firefighter’s opposition to workplace discrimination, raise legitimate concerns about respondent’s ability to work with others who do not share his beliefs.
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No comparison whatsoever.
 

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