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    Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Firefighter Suspended Over American Flag Sticker On Locker

    "I shouldn't have to remove the flag of the country I believe in. I love my country," Krapf said. "I love my job. I love helping people. I've been doing this 11 years in the City of Chester, so this is something I love to do."
    This is ridiculous, it's the American flag for Christ's sake.

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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    The explanation is within the article you linked.

    He said he was told displaying the sticker on the outside of the locker is a violation of department policy. Personal items can be posted inside the lockers.
    It has nothing to do with it being a flag, it has to do with him breaking a rule and refusing to comply. Nothing wrong with that.
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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    This is one of those incidents when common sense should trump regulation.

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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Understandable.

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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    This is the kind of dumbass rules you get when ****ing idiots bitch and moan and scream 'offensive' at the tiniest bull**** things.

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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    This is the kind of dumbass rules you get when ****ing idiots bitch and moan and scream 'offensive' at the tiniest bull**** things.
    pretty much sums it up...

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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Quote Originally Posted by Metternich View Post
    This is one of those incidents when common sense should trump regulation.
    No, this is a situation where you can change the rules if you don't like it, but any one who refuses to obey them should be punished. When the guy refused to remove it after being told it was against regulations, he forced management to give him a penalty.
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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    This is the kind of dumbass rules you get when ****ing idiots bitch and moan and scream 'offensive' at the tiniest bull**** things.
    The rules have nothing to do with any one being offended, it has to do with trying to keep a locker room neat and clean looking. Hysteria is not needed, it's a common rule. We have lockers for our coats and purses at work, and we are not allowed to display anything on the outside either. It's not a big deal.
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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    This could be anything beside a flag. It just happened to be a flag.

    This is one of those incidents when common sense should trump regulation.
    I don't resent common sense in those situations where it triumphs over principled rule of conduct, but neither do I resent principled rule of conduct when it triumphs over common sense. They are both important and don't deserve special privileges over the other. Winner take all.
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    Re: Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The rules have nothing to do with any one being offended, it has to do with trying to keep a locker room neat and clean looking. Hysteria is not needed, it's a common rule. We have lockers for our coats and purses at work, and we are not allowed to display anything on the outside either. It's not a big deal.
    If you read the article, you'll see that the rule did indeed come about because someone was "offended".

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