Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Glass Door

In Pensacola, what do they call a woman who was the selection committee's top-ranked choice in a national search for city Fire Chief and --
  • is a 20-year veteran female fire fighter from Gainsville
  • who
  • has a bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida, and
  • earned a master's degree in health administration from the University of Florida, and
  • was one of eight senior fire officials nationwide awarded a fellowship to attend a Harvard University program for state and local government executives in 2004, and
  • was a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army Reserves in charge of a combat support hospital emergency room, and
  • is District Chief of Gainsville Rescue, and
  • who was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserves coordinating warfare defense training for more than 400 personnel?
They call her "girl."


Linda L. said...

Sure looks bad, doesn't it? Wish we could learn the true reason for the failure to hire, but we'll likely never know.


Bryan said...

It is fairly obvious that she was sitting first on the list and not hiring her would demonstrate the city's problem, so they dumped the entire list.

Been there and done that with the City of Pensacola and Okaloosa County. I was so far ahead of the second person in line that they couldn't pass over me, so they dumped the list and changed the qualifications.

The "old boy network" is alive and well in the Panhandle.

Anonymous said...

It's a sad world, when you've done your best to contribute your fair share in society, and yet not be respected for it. I also find it disappointing that women in some countries are expected, sometimes even forced, to take a nurse job abroad or become domestic helpers, when they're obviously capable of so much more, while men have first dibs on more prestigious jobs such as doctor, lawyer, or senator.

Anonymous said...

good Job! :)

Chus said...

This is what I think: Glass Door