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Haverhill eyes laid off Lawrence firefighters

There are 24 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 14, 2010, titled Haverhill eyes laid off Lawrence firefighters. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Some of the 23 firefighters laid off in Lawrence last week could land jobs in nearby Haverhill.

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john

Salem, MA

#1 Jul 14, 2010
So a woman will top a man who is ahead of her on the re-employment list? Sounds fair to me...
unemployed

Westford, MA

#2 Jul 14, 2010
Where are jobs for the unemployed in the private sector when they get laid off?

Save money,the economy is bad, "woe is me" whining by government, and Government employees but keep public servants at any costs.
Herman Snerd

Babson Park, MA

#3 Jul 14, 2010
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the hiring bias based on sex.
Herman Snerd

Babson Park, MA

#4 Jul 14, 2010
unemployed wrote:
Where are jobs for the unemployed in the private sector when they get laid off?
Save money,the economy is bad, "woe is me" whining by government, and Government employees but keep public servants at any costs.
Join a Union.
Kevin

Dracut, MA

#5 Jul 14, 2010
If you are just hiring to fill the job with a female just hire a female dog.
She is a female, can sleep in the firehouse all day, just like the other fireman. Won't call in sick, won't go out on a fake disability, and won't ask for more money to come to work sober.
Unemployed

Westford, MA

#6 Jul 14, 2010
Herman Snerd wrote:
<quoted text>
Join a Union.
I was in a union in the private sector.
Nobody said to us that we could just go to another union company.

That only happens in the public sector
HMMM

Chelmsford, MA

#7 Jul 14, 2010
How about you fire all 32 of the Haverhill Firefighters who were on the certificate scheme and give the jobs to people who deserve them.
HMMM

Chelmsford, MA

#8 Jul 14, 2010
Herman Snerd wrote:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the hiring bias based on sex.
Civil service hires minorities (Women included) over majority. War vets get first pick.
LtCol Miyamoto Hironori

Grand Blanc, MI

#9 Jul 14, 2010
Great news for Lawrence f/f's and Trinity EMT's. Haverhill will hire the f/f's and Stoneham Zoo will hire Trinity to pick up animal droppings.
really

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Jul 16, 2010
Good luck to all white men trying to find a job, your bottom of the line when it comes to hiring. Whatever happened to hiring the best person for the job? So I can score higher on a test and be the best pick for the job but to fill some crap quota a female would get picked. Unreal.
FIGURES

Woburn, MA

#11 Jul 16, 2010
unemployed wrote:
Where are jobs for the unemployed in the private sector when they get laid off?
Save money,the economy is bad, "woe is me" whining by government, and Government employees but keep public servants at any costs.
Sour grapes. You could have/should have chosen a different path in life.
Jake

Chelmsford, MA

#12 Jul 16, 2010
Kevin wrote:
If you are just hiring to fill the job with a female just hire a female dog.
She is a female, can sleep in the firehouse all day, just like the other fireman. Won't call in sick, won't go out on a fake disability, and won't ask for more money to come to work sober.
You are a dope. What happened, the old lady got some fire action going on the side?
LtCol Miyamoto Hironori

Grand Blanc, MI

#13 Jul 16, 2010
The closest relatives of gold diggers are chimpanzees and humans, from which gorillas diverged about 7 million years ago.[7] Human genes differ only 1.6% on average from their corresponding gold diggers' genes in their sequence, but there is further difference in how many copies each gene has.
Ruff

United States

#14 Jul 16, 2010
They should lay off the fire fighters in Lawrence and Haverhill and set both towns on fire
Billpask

Brighton, MI

#15 Jul 17, 2010
civil service was created to prevent favortism. Its not perfect but it keeps things fair when done right. I'd be embarrassed if I got a job while scoring lower on a test and because of my skin color. I know women and other minorities who worked hard and earned thier jobs...just like everyone. Thats the way it should be. I can speak for the overwelming majority that the handfulls of Ff/cops ect... that abuse the system in any way are looked down upon by us. We don't want scumbags giving us a bad name. Like any career there are always some that ruin it for everyone. Don't hate on the vast majority that are good people and employees
LtCol Miyamoto Hironori

Grand Blanc, MI

#16 Jul 17, 2010
Ruff wrote:
They should lay off the fire fighters in Lawrence and Haverhill and set both towns on fire
And Lowell/North Chelmsford
Suspenders and highheels

Burlington, MA

#17 Jul 19, 2010
Yup, hire the women and if they aren't qualified enough, hire the minorities and whatever is left over goes to the white man. Unreal!

How about hiring the one who scored the highest on their exams, the one who is strongest, etc..? Lowell has a few female firefighters...I have never seen one grab a ladder, slap it on the side of a house, run up it and drag a 300lb man out of it. I'm not against women in public safety, but seriously, stick to what you are good at...you know doing nails, cutting hair, sewing, typing....don't feel like you are entitled to every job that man has, jeez what has this world come to.
Suspenders and highheels

Burlington, MA

#18 Jul 19, 2010
LtCol Miyamoto Hironori wrote:
<quoted text>And Lowell/North Chelmsford
settle down Lt. Phuckface
Robby

Charlestown, MA

#19 Jul 19, 2010
unemployed wrote:
Where are jobs for the unemployed in the private sector when they get laid off?
Save money,the economy is bad, "woe is me" whining by government, and Government employees but keep public servants at any costs.
Are you trained in fire safety?
Are you a trained EMT?
Do you know how to operate firefighting equipment?

These guys are experienced firefighters, fully trained. You are not. Stop whining.
JERK

East Sandwich, MA

#20 Jul 20, 2010
Maybe you are unemployed because you are a whiny fingerpointer, GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO FIND A JOB.
unemployed wrote:
Where are jobs for the unemployed in the private sector when they get laid off?
Save money,the economy is bad, "woe is me" whining by government, and Government employees but keep public servants at any costs.

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