1. #1
    Forum Member
    dfwfirefighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Lone Star State
    Posts
    350

    Default FDNY To Begin Hiring Convicted Felons?

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/108601...lon-applicants

    I didn't realize that the FDNY was having such problems with attracting applicants that they had to start considering convicted felons for employment. Every fire test in my part of the world has about a million applicants for every position being hired.
    DFW



    "There's no such thing as a free lunch."

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ffbam24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,482

    Default

    We aren't. It's the federal judge who deemed the previous 3 tests were discriminatory and put a halt to all hiring until a new exam was developed and administered.

    And now in order to make the process "more fair" to individuals who may just so happen to have a felony conviction, a little touched caveat is being invoked. How insulting to the individuals where it is assumed that because of their skin color, that they are more likely to be felons and therefore need to be helped more onto the job.

    http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/14832

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    EastKyFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    3,095

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    How insulting to the individuals where it is assumed that because of their skin color, that they are more likely to be felons and therefore need to be helped more onto the job.

    http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/14832
    My thoughts exactly. Do they REALLY think there is a shortage of qualified minority and female candidates in New York? Biggest dadgum city in this country. They are there. There just has to be a greater effort to find the very qualified people instead of dumbing down the tests to help the less qualified ones get through.
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
    --General James Mattis, USMC


  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,802

    Default

    You're right, that is camouflaged insult to minorities that felony convictions are so common it's hurting recruitment. So in addition to implying that minorities can't read or do math as well as whites, they are now more likely to be felons.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FDNY Hiring Felons?
    By dfwfirefighter in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2013, 09:34 AM
  2. Who is going to begin Hiring in Ohio?
    By skiwiz6 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-30-2010, 01:00 PM
  3. Bridgeport hiring felons Heats up for the bad
    By bfdladder5 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 319
    Last Post: 07-21-2010, 10:37 AM
  4. Does your dept. hire convicted felons?
    By SPIPER in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 08:57 PM
  5. Convicted felons on your dept?
    By southwestff in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 05-31-2003, 03:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register