[quote]Originally posted by TRUCKWORK:
[Q]There is one thing that I have to say, Tommy is really going [b]to be missed[b] he proved himself as a FF ,Off , the HEAD of the union, [b]and THE FIRE COMMISH[b]......I [b]buffed[b] at E-73 and L-42 for a couple of years , he has touched alot of FF and civilian hearts with the great job that he has done in his years on the job. [b]Tom was a person who would take the time to explain stuff to you how things worked, not like others who would just think a simple answer was good enough.[b]
I just wanted to let you know Commish that you showed me a whole lot of knowledge in the fire service, and the tremendous job you have done with the tragic day of 9-11-01, i wish you all of the luck the world and the fire service has to offer.
BE SAFE John K[/Q]
Leaving out his actual time on the line, as I didn't work with him, taking into account his job as Commissioner, leads me to conclude that you are a full blown member of the "Von Yessen Image of the FDNY through Media publications"
Great job? Killing moral, bypassing city laws, openingly declaring war on Unions, and on and on is a "great" job? If I ran a private business as "great" as Von Yessen ran us, I would have been out of business 15 minutes after opening my doors.
He always lets you know why something is being done? How about he finally fess up on why he tried to BLANTLY defy NYC law and change the leadership structure of the Fire Dept? How about explaining on why he wanted to replace Chief Ganci with someone NOT on the Chief of Department Exam list, another act in blantent disregard for NYC law? The sad part? This isn't even private Dept business. This is all items that papers reported.
You buffed. You only see what appears on the surface. Only the simple fact that i will NOT air dirty laundry on these forums keeps this post short. Otherwise myself, and almost every other Brother from our Dept can give a 12 page long list of stupidity from the Von Yessen administration.
ex FDNY (E74)