Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fire Department...Nothing Ever Changes!

Below is a link to the Streeter lawsuit against the City.

https://www.scribd.com/document/364618685/Streeter-Lawsuit

This will get even more interesting when the circumstances around the promotion of Edward Dees are investigated and brought out.  My sources tell me the process for him was unprecedented in the history of the Fire Department.  Curious when he is a key ingredient in the ongoing lawsuit with the Fire Chiefs.

I'm digging.  Stay tuned.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quod pro quo!

Anonymous said...

^
You mean quid pro quo or “this for that” which is how the current (soon to be gone) administration operates. It’s too bad Wu, Johnson, Terhaar, Spencer, and Canada-Wynn can’t be fired too. There needs to be a clean sweep of the trash at city hall. I was surrounded by GOBs when I worked for the city. Leaving that job was the best decision I’ve ever made because I could no longer stomach the blatant discrimination and the Hayward stench.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again. Will the madness ever stop? Pardon the pun but “where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire”. Another day, another lawsuit alleging discrimination in the “upside” of Florida. Hey Pensacola, what’s the lawsuit count now?

George Hawthorne said...

Clearly, there has been a history of discriminatory actions by the current and past demonstrations of the City of Pensacola. That is an evidence-based fact, and Hayward's administration is just continuing the "pattern" of discrimination and is clearly culpable and complicit in discrimination in it's current administration of Pensacola's municipal governance.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hawthorne. It has only been this bad under Haywards watch. The Departments heads have lost their coconuts under the strong mayor. They can't hire, fire, demote, or promote the best candidates without Ashtons approval. Thats a fact. They are silent puppets. I've seen people promoted when the department head said that that person would never hold a supervisory position under their watch. The whole system is broken. Especially the civil service rules. So 1980s.
Newsflash! Good test takers don't always make good supervisors. I just pray that our next mayor is taking notes.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hawthorne. It has only been this bad under Haywards watch. The Departments heads have lost their coconuts under the strong mayor. They can't hire, fire, demote, or promote the best candidates without Ashtons approval. Thats a fact. They are silent puppets. I've seen people promoted when the department head said that that person would never hold a supervisory position under their watch. The whole system is broken. Especially the civil service rules. So 1980s.
Newsflash! Good test takers don't always make good supervisors. I just pray that our next mayor is taking notes.

Anonymous said...

Public safety is his number one priority. Remember? Taking care of those first responders that protect us. Doing what's fair and ethical. Negotiating with Police and Fire unions in good faith. Transparency. Blah, blah, blah. If a man can't treat his police and fire personnel with dignity and respect, how do you think he feels about Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer? This fireman may be a real "tool" and got what he deserves. Maybe. Or maybe he got "used and discarded" just like the former Police Chief and Fire Chiefs did. You decide.

George Hawthorne said...

Anonymous 4:12

I agree with your assessment of the "Hayward administration of the PFD. Unfortunately, the department heads and employees that engage in this circus called "Hayward's governance" are also to afraid to expose the discrimination and malfeasance within their organization.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
"Public safety is his number one priority. Remember? Taking care of those first responders that protect us. Doing what's fair and ethical. Negotiating with Police and Fire unions in good faith. Transparency. Blah, blah, blah. If a man can't treat his police and fire personnel with dignity and respect, how do you think he feels about Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer? This fireman may be a real "tool" and got what he deserves. Maybe. Or maybe he got "used and discarded" just like the former Police Chief and Fire Chiefs did. You decide."

Dear Anonymous,
You are correct in your assessment that Hayward has made a mockery out of public safety just like most everything he's been involved with. However, ignoring the pattern of racism and discrimination that has been well-documented is part of the problem. Many want to deny racism and discrimination exists because it's an inconvenient reality. Imagine living in a society that is passé about other types of discrimination in the workplace such as sexual harassment, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, political affiliation, disability, or pregnancy. These types of discrimination seem to have a much shorter threshold for tolerance and easier to believe than discrimination based on race.

When a female is sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace and she reports it, the worse thing that can happen is for the victim to become the target of higher scrutiny. In the same manner, victims of discrimination based on racial animus often become targets of additional bigotry and retaliation for daring to speak out against it. These individuals are often accused of “playing the race card” which I find puzzling when there are white males who have been getting hired and promoted for centuries based solely on their “race card”.

Anonymous said...

True. Not only does this administration have a history of discrimination, but retaliation as well. You dare not speak out against any decision that they make. Did you know that the 6 retired Part time Policemen were fired because they questioned the legality of their termination. Had they not questioned city hall, they would have been able to work for private entities only. Which is what they wanted anyway. My sources tell me that Barker got his feelings hurt and this could have been all worked out. Aren't the laws pretty clear on discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblowers.

Anonymous said...

Barker is a worthless tool who has worked in the shadows for decades. The word is Hayward was going to can him once he took office. But once Barker proved how valuable he could be by “cookin” the books and committing many other unethical acts, Hayward decided to keep him on board. The same could be said about Rusty Wells who has been equally unethical in his actions. If you’re competent, ethical, and moral, you have no place in a Hayward run administration and that’s a fact!

Anonymous said...

Discrimination, retaliation, bigotry, xenophobia.... What else is new? Yeah, "cookin" the books sounds about right. Hayward is a FRAUD and everyone he is connected to is a FRAUD.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that Edward Dees helped get rid of the Chiefs in exchange for a promotion but failed the test. Here’s the interesting new twist, rumor has it that Dees is being given another chance to take the test despite the fact there are no positions available! This should be investigated by someone outside of the city. If true, this is further evidence of the conspiracy and witch hunt against the Chiefs. Hopefully, they are aware of this and will inform their attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Smells like another Hayward $#!+ show to me

Anonymous said...

^^^
Sir/Ma’am, you are spot on! I am a fireman for the city and there’s a lot about this still to come out. We even filed a grievance because of the special treatment Ed Sisson is giving Deas on the Captains exam. This place has only gotten worse with all of the incompetent people who have been promoted lately. No one respects or even likes Deas because he thinks he’s entitled. Truth be told, he and several others have already been promoted beyond their ability.

Anonymous said...

Maren, thank you for keeping the community informed of what’s really going on in our local government. It’s shameful that so many of these stories usually go untold until much later. If Mr. Streeter was truly discriminated against I hope he is able to get the justice he’s seeking. With all of the allegations coming out almost daily about sexual harassment in the workplace this should not be a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous fireman @ 4:37 PM
Are you afraid to reveal your identity? I choose to post anonymously to protect myself from reprisal as I too work for the city in another department. I’m in the process of searching for another job because I’m not sure how much more I can take how employees are not valued and disrespected by city hall. I have privately talked to some of the council members about the hostile work environment but they are all scared of the Mayor.

Anonymous said...

WOW! How many lawsuits is it going to take to wake people up and realize this Mayor is nothing more than an empty suit. This cannot be the best this city has to offer for a Mayor. If so, that’s a very sad commentary.

Anonymous said...

Well everyone who followed the fire chiefs situation awhile back should have known this would eventually happen. The fire department sounds like a complete disaster probably leaving the taxpayers vulnerable for additional lawsuits. If they haven’t investigated and fired Streeter yet, that must mean that they at least learned from their mistakes and realized the utter stupidity of harassing and firing the accuser. The allegations of discrimination have been a troubling pattern with this administration yet there has been very little public outcry...However, the slightest mention of removing a monument in this town gets people protesting in the streets. IJS Pensacola!