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Offline House Rules

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Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« on: January 07, 2015, 12:59:28 PM »
I'm interested in the opinions of the Onnidan family on this one:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/reed-to-speak-about-atlanta-fire-chief-book-contro/njg9W/

It appears that the Fire Chief for the City of Atlanta was terminated for handing out a book to staff members...a book that he authored that contained faith-based opinions.  He was suspended for nearly a month, I believe...and when he returned from his suspension, he was terminated.

In his defense, he says he was given the green light to write the book by one of the city's counsel.  I'm not sure this is over...legally, that is...

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 03:04:54 PM »
Yeah, I remember the story when he got suspended. Now he is TOAST. I saw that exchange this morning. I think he didn't believe he would be fired since he was back from suspension. I suspect certain entities were putting their feet on Kasim's neck.  Not sure what their employment policies dictate but I am guessing that Kasim is in his legal right to do this...but...time will tell... tick tock tick tock

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 03:36:03 PM »
"I suspect certain entities were putting their feet on Kasim's neck." :nod:

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 03:43:33 PM »
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 12:20:33 PM »
"I suspect certain entities were putting their feet on Kasim's neck." :nod:

On Christmas Day no less. Kasim is livid about this whole thing.  :lmao:

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 12:08:56 PM »
Dude worked at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Well, Mayor Reed was not pleased.

I've spent half my professional career as an "At Will" employee, meaning I could be terminated at any time.

Chief should have learned how NOT to step on toes if he wanted to keep his job.

However, I suspect ole boy "made his move" and now plans to capitalize on the "right-wing" religious freedom fringe and the latest "negro cause de' celebre". ::)


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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 01:52:43 PM »
Isn't permission to write it, and permission to distribute it in the workplace two different things?

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 07:59:20 PM »
 :nod:

And as Fire Chief, dude can't make PUBLIC statements that illustrate a personal bias.  :nono2:


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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 12:22:58 PM »
@Cholly: I agree wholeheartedly.  Plus, he's in ATLANTA - he should've known better LOL......

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Terminates Fire Chief
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 05:38:28 PM »
^^^You're right about that!!!  :lol:


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