Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 97

Thread: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

  1. #51
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    50,473

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    the point was


    1) there aren''t enough firefighters to get to your house
    you die for certain
    2) there could be enough firefighters (but some are "weak").
    you get saved (and burned) sometimes, you get carried out (less burned) sometimes.


    which do you choose in this experiment?
    Is there a shortage of people who wish to be firefighters?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  2. #52
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Last Seen
    11-19-15 @ 08:41 PM
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    This is "interesting".

    I live in the most "progressive" city in the most "progressive" country in North America. The city council in its wisdom for instance has created $65 million in bicycle lanes to combat global warming, and you can only ride a bike five months of the year. We have a "no nuke" by law preventing any form of nuclear technology within city limits so the Russians can't bomb us, and city hall itself is designated "cultural linear" meaning the staff, in numbers should reflect the percentages of cultures in the city, European, Asian, South Asian/Indian, Filipino, and First Nations.

    The members of this council have been the vanguard of gay and lesbian rights, and refuses to accept the federal government's mandate on marijuana growing and dispensing.

    We have a Chinese Canadian chief of Police, and the VPD has the highest percentage of women of any force in Canada. Being arrested by a petite Asian woman can be fun....I am told.

    However, there is an outright ban on women in the fire department. It has been tried and is deemed to be unsafe. Women gave up applying several years ago

    Like I say, interesting.
    Vancouver, i guess. Female cops but no female firefighters.? Female cops are fine - as long as they meet the standards.

  3. #53
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Last Seen
    11-19-15 @ 08:41 PM
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Is there a shortage of people who wish to be firefighters?
    What do you think?. You sit around all day playing cards and watching soaps and get 90K a year with great health care and a great pension. Without being a college grad.

  4. #54
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Last Seen
    05-28-16 @ 11:08 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,639

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    What do you think?. You sit around all day playing cards and watching soaps and get 90K a year with great health care and a great pension. Without being a college grad.
    Firefighters yeh.... no

  5. #55
    Tavern Bartender
    Kinky tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    34,213

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    All affirmative action is wrong even when it's just for jobs at the post office. But when people get jobs as judges and cops and firemen because of race or sex, that's as wrong as anything can be. People are gonna die because de Blasio insists incompetent women get hired.
    What the hell? That's ridiculous. de Blasio gets more obnoxious with each passing month.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  6. #56
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    50,473

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    What do you think?. You sit around all day playing cards and watching soaps and get 90K a year with great health care and a great pension. Without being a college grad.
    90K!!?? Good lord.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  7. #57
    Left the building
    Fearandloathing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada Dual citizen
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    15,880

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Vancouver, i guess. Female cops but no female firefighters.? Female cops are fine - as long as they meet the standards.


    And they do very well. I have twice been moved to write letters of commendation, rather entertaining to watch a small woman take down a big bully.
    "Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. #58
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Last Seen
    05-28-16 @ 11:08 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,639

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Is there a shortage of people who wish to be firefighters?
    I honestly don't know. I asked earlier if there is. I suspect in the future there certainly will be.

  9. #59
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Last Seen
    05-28-16 @ 11:08 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,639

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    90K!!?? Good lord.
    he was only off by about 96%.

    Close enough for government work, amirite?

  10. #60
    Sage

    gdgyva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    near Washington DC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    5,594

    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    i have zero issue with women being cops, firefighters, medics, etc

    if they have the fortitude to do the job, more power to them

    but lowering the standards so more can pass?

    that imo is asking for trouble in the long run

    there are certain physical requirements for jobs.....meet them, or dont get the job

    and it doesnt matter if you are male, female, or an trans

    dont put your fellow cop or firefighter in danger because you cant lift him/her out of the way
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

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