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Thread: "Bin Men" have first dibs on new Dublin Fire Fighting jobs apparently..

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    Default "Bin Men" have first dibs on new Dublin Fire Fighting jobs apparently..

    Listening to "joe" Dublin City council and the unions Siptu and Impact came to an agreement to transfer staff within DCC. A number of jobs have come up for new position (~25) fire fighting posts with Dublin Fire Brigade however one of the conditions is that they have to be working with the council for a year. So no matter how keen you are , a librarian or bin man can get the job but nobody in the wider community.
    It wouldnt matter so much with pencil pushing jobs, but seems like one should fill fire fighting jobs out the widest pool of people you can choose from.
    Another example of the lobbies looking after their own?

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    Not recruiting from outside is something imposed by the state, not the unions. Besides, anyone getting the job will still need to pass a strenuous physical test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    Not recruiting from outside is something imposed by the state, not the unions. Besides, anyone getting the job will still need to pass a strenuous physical test.
    BinMen would surely have the physical strength to be a good fireman and would be used to working at very unsociable hours in very unpleasant conditions.

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    It is not easy get people to take up bin removal as an occupation. And I have full respect for them for the job they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    Not recruiting from outside is something imposed by the state, not the unions. Besides, anyone getting the job will still need to pass a strenuous physical test.
    but still, its one of those jobs that attract very keen people , a "bin man" wanting a change of scene doesnt do it for me even if he can pass the tests. why go for second tier canditates if there are better out there?

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    This was imposed on us by the recruitment embargo. You know because we are bloated and whatnot. This is the result. They still have to meet the physical and medical requirements.
    Apparently we will be recruiting externally in October for controllers (who will have the option to become firefighters within four years.

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    so bin men have first refuseal (sic) on firemen jobs. jest they were binned and treated like trash they cant expect to be dumped where they want


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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    This was imposed on us by the recruitment embargo. You know because we are bloated and whatnot. This is the result. They still have to meet the physical and medical requirements.
    Apparently we will be recruiting externally in October for controllers (who will have the option to become firefighters within four years.
    im sure it was imposed but it doesnt sound logical, if there are surplus staff elsewhere in DCC then make them redundant. It doesnt inspire confidence if the best pool of staff you can have isnt being used. Whats next bus drivers taking charge of ambulances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    It is not easy get people to take up bin removal as an occupation. And I have full respect for them for the job they do.
    It is easy if the pay is good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    im sure it was imposed but it doesnt sound logical, if there are surplus staff elsewhere in DCC then make them redundant. It doesnt inspire confidence if the best pool of staff you can have isnt being used. Whats next bus drivers taking charge of ambulances?
    No that won't happen.

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