Quote from Albero
"Nothing is etched in stone."
That's completely untrue. The Chief laid down the law and told everyone this is how it is going to be. You're making it sound as if these Volunteers knew what was coming and played a roll in NEGOTIATING such demands.
You are one sided and way off base here, period. Typical politics on the Eastern Shore. Joe, I think you just laid out who you really are and who you stand behind. It's not a Brotherhood. It's a Dictatorship!
How dare you bring in the "Brotherhood" portion in an atempt to make these men and women feel as if they jumped ship because they didn't follow what the higher up are demanding! Very Sad!
I want it VERY well known, I speak only for myself and NOT for ANY single Fire Fighter. This is MY opinion, not theirs.
August 5, 2007 10:44 AM
How dare I bring in the Brotherhood card? First of all Albero you should understand what a brotherhood is before you even think about commenting on such. You feel you are so far above everyone else that the concept of brotherhood is beyond your comprehension.
Next—Chief See did not lay down these rules or mandate this concept in any way. It came from within the volunteer organization at Station 16. There were not any "NEGOTIATIONS" or demands as you suggest. A request was made to a senior line officer and he concieved the idea--period. I suggest you return to The Watch Desk and read Mr. Cotter’s spin on the entire thing. And just so you know, I have never met Mr. Cotter and would not know him if we met face to face.
I have not made anyone feel that they have “jumped ship”. Once again I invite you to re-read some of the posts on The Watch Desk. Some who posted there have talked of leaving the department on their own if this plan is implemented.
The posts I have put up has been nothing more than a clarification of the program in order to possibly prevent that very thing from happening and to encourage participation in refining the platoon idea in order to make it work for all concerned. And let’s not forget the bottom line here. The beneficiaries of a workable system are the citizens to which the department serves. The citizens Albero---you know who I mean? The people you constantly remind us you are working for.
I certainly hope you speak only for yourself. I find it hard to believe that a majority of the Fire Fighters in Salisbury would ever ask you to speak for them. And I believe majority rules.
Your continued rants about the operations of the Salisbury Fire Department prove more and more that you know little of its operations. You should better educate yourself on such before trying to pass judgment.
My information was carefully researched---Yours is hearsay.