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    Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    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.


    Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test | New York Post

    may 3 2015
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.
    Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.
    “They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.
    Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and tasked with the full duties of a firefighter.
    Some FDNY members are angry.
    “We’re being asked to go into a fire with someone who isn’t 100 percent qualified,” the source said. “Our job is a team effort. If there’s a weak link in the chain, either civilians or our members can die.”
    Wax’s graduation comes as the city celebrates the FDNY’s 150th anniversary and as the department is under pressure by the de Blasio administration to hire more women.
    Only 44 of the FDNY’s 10,500 firefighters are female

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

    Early in my career the company wanted to move women into traditionally male jobs. They did it by lowering the standards. Fortunately it wasn't a job where lives were at stake

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

    Sorry ladies but everybody is sick of your conspiracy theory that men won't let you have jobs like firefighter. Fact is you don't have the ability for many jobs and that is your fault.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Sorry ladies but everybody is sick of your conspiracy theory that men won't let you have jobs like firefighter. Fact is you don't have the ability for many jobs and that is your fault.
    Really? Which jobs don't they have the ability for?
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    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.


    This thread is a total failure starting with the first sentence.

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

    That's awesome! I'm sure we will all be happy that someone died or got injured when an un qualified fireman was sent to their home, but at least it was a woman.
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    Re: Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Fact is you don't have the ability for many jobs and that is your fault.
    Know it's probably feeding the troll buuuttt...you did read the article, like the part it mentions two other Women passed with flying colors, and even the source said did better then half the people there?



    Anyways, bit cautious as only one source on this one so far but if it is true, don't agree with the idea. I do agree with critics that it seems a bit silly to have much lower standards to get into training, but higher ones for once in the program. I'd think the FST would be administered at the beginning before wasting time on all the education etc. and finding out you aren't capable of meeting the actual physical requirements.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Sorry ladies but everybody is sick of your conspiracy theory that men won't let you have jobs like firefighter. Fact is you don't have the ability for many jobs and that is your fault.
    I dont think I would hold women accountable for genetics they can't account for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by coyotedelmar View Post
    Know it's probably feeding the troll buuuttt...you did read the article, like the part it mentions two other Women passed with flying colors, and even the source said did better then half the people there?



    Anyways, bit cautious as only one source on this one so far but if it is true, don't agree with the idea. I do agree with critics that it seems a bit silly to have much lower standards to get into training, but higher ones for once in the program. I'd think the FST would be administered at the beginning before wasting time on all the education etc. and finding out you aren't capable of meeting the actual physical requirements.
    Sorry, this is liberal bs.

    You are tapdancing looking through whats the bigger issue-an unqualified candidate is benefiting despite her qualifications. I dont know why reality flies out the window when is a person of "protected" status, ie everyone but white men.

    The fire department is a meritocracy (at least out of the politics, which is a factor here as well)-its not about if men or women should be able to be firefighters and therefore any man or woman should get a job. Its not symbolism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont think I would hold women accountable for genetics they can't account for.
    What does genetics have to do with anything? I'm sure Bruce Jenner in his prime could pass the test.

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