"Such secondary occupations must be carried on fully outside of regular hours of City employment and must not interfere in the performance or efficiency of the employee's City position."
Proposed Chief David Allen says UNDER OATH that its OK. In a deposition in 2008, Asst State Attorney Russ Edgar asked David Allen the following:
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Q: And when you're working at the Fire Station, you're supposed to be working, right?
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Q: Well, can he be a contractor and have customers come in, subs come in and go over contracts?
Allen: Oh absolutely. You can have visitors at the Fire Station and the visitors don't have to be family members. The visitors can be anyone that you care to have as visitors, as long as you are not actively fighting fires or on a call rescue.
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Q: So you could run another job sitting in the station while you're being paid as a firefighter?
Allen: Absolutely, absolutely.
Q: So you are not paid full time?
Allen: We are paid full time. But the entire time you're there, you're not on duty... But at the Fire Station you don't have a lunch hour. You're on call 24 hours continuous.
So therefore if I have to take care of something while I'm there, as long as it doesn't interfere with my duties, then I can use the phone. Like that's considered part time.
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Q: If you don't have a call, could you spend 20 hours out of the 24 working on your part-time job?
Allen: I could detail cars the entire 24 hours if I wanted to, if I never had a call. And as long as I responded to the call and it didn't affect my job performance in any way, shape or form, then yes, theoretically, I could detail cars. I could bring in may car one day and do it and the next day i could bring in my wife's and the next day I could bring in my neighbors.
Q: How about your co-workers cars, could you do that too? Could you detail your co-workers cars or the people that worked under you, your subordinates?
Allen: Absolutely Absolutely.
Here is the link to the entire deposition https://www.scribd.com/doc/314962634/Allen-Depo
The proposed fire chief believes it is OK to operate businesses while on duty out of the Fire Station in direct violation of the City's Human Resource Manual.
David Allen is not the right person for this job! The Department needs someone WITHOUT the history and baggage associated with decades inside the Department.