May 10th, 2011

One rule for them, one rule for the rest

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

A story I’ve reported on here, here & here reached its climax this week when Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, Graeme maxwell, was formally disciplined for bringing the force into disrepute after he bypassed the force’s recruitment system by giving a close relative a hand to get a job. Sixty jobs were on offer in the force which received over 200,000 expressions of interest. The chief helped a relative bypass the telephone interview thus jumping ahead of nearly 200,000 people.

The nepotist efforts weren’t only the domain of the chief, since Deputy Chief Constable was disciplined for the same matter in December. He received ‘management advice’.

Two other members of staff in the force have already been dealt with for the same thing, they weren’t the Chief or deputy Chief, therefore they were sacked. Maxwell is the leader & should be leading by example, clearly the force believe the matter is so serious as to sack two people. The punishment for Maxwell?

Obviously he received a final warning. His local MP is calling for him to resign.

So that’s all fair then.


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