Sunday, February 04, 2007

MERIT?

Cost of Clout
$12 million from your taxes will go to those denied jobs, promotions because of politics, deal says (SUN-TIMES)

Noelle Brennan, the monitor appointed by a federal judge to oversee hiring in the wake of federal patronage prosecutions, would become more or less permanent, overseeing hiring and parceling out the $12 million to victims.

We were led to believe that Shakman did not pertain to our wonderful merit system and then we see this;
At Brennan's suggestion, City Hall agreed to overhaul a controversial "merit promotion" system that critics say the Police and Fire departments used to promote clouted candidates.

Got a complaint? Go to the Shakeman Monitor

18 comments:

HONORABLE STAR said...

Thank you Sarge, were running out of space on our lower side bar link spots, so your link is sitting above the flag, not a bad posting link spot we might add.

Now we get to see if the city is serious on the merit over hauling.
Gooooooooo Bears!

Anonymous said...

Uh, did you see the new sergeant assignments?

DEVINE, Peter C. ("Merit") - from 640 to 015?

Yes that right . . Dick Devine's son.

Good Luck Federal Government . . all the city has to do is come up with a better bullshit reason why these certain people should be made merit. In other words . . how to write a better B.S. resume.

Anonymous said...

THEY NEVER SET A CONCRETE SYSTEM FOR MERIT. NO MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE JOB / COLLEGE IS NOT STRESSED / ARREST OR OTHER STATS/ MINORITY POINTS/ YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THE SGT. TEST TO ACTUALLY BE PROMOTED BY MERIT.
ITS HIDDEN WITH A B.S. APPLICATION WITH CANNED ANSWER. YOU WOULD HAVE TO PROVE MONEY OR FAVORS WERE EXCHANGED. WHAT KINDA OF FAVOR CAN A COMMANDER REALLY DO FOR A SGT. WANNA BE. THE BIG PICTURE IS NWHAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT. I KNOW GARBAGE MEN WITH MORE CLOUT THAN THE 1ST DEPUTY.

Anonymous said...

So, would those of us who were not promoted because of the merit have a beef? They have promoted more Sgts than my rank number on the test but because of merit I am still a PO.

Anonymous said...

anyone made merit since the decree was in place should be reviewed and be demoted if found to be clout and/or blow job related promotion

Anonymous said...

It's been several days now in our station that we have been unable to go to any site on the internet that is blog related. Anyone else experiencing this problem? Is the city behind this or just our district administrator?

Anonymous said...

DEVINE, Peter C. ("Merit") - from 640 to 015?

He made it legit so quit crying and study harder......

Anonymous said...

WHERE ARE THE SERGEANTS RESULTS? NINE MONTHS SINCE THE LAST PHASE HAVE PASSED AND SOME JAG SEZ STUDY HARDER! YEAH AND IT'S ALL LEGIT AS WE TRY FOR 7 OUT OF 10 SPOTS. YEAH, I'LL STUDY HARDER.

Anonymous said...

riiight he made both promotions legit riiiiight !!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for correctly enclosing the word MERIT in quotation marks whenever referring to the City of Chicago.

CPD "MERIT" = CLOUT

Early voting has begun for the General Mayoral Election of Tuesday, February 27th.

Please advise your readers of the CORRECT spellings of two recommended write-in candidates:

PATRICK J. FITZGERALD and MICHAEL L. SHAKMAN.

Some make the mistake of identifying Mr. FITZGERALD as "Peter" and misspell Mr. SHAKMAN as "ShakEman."

Thank you, Sarge.

Anonymous said...

riiight he made both promotions legit riiiiight

yes actually he did, most people that pass the dets test do well on the sgts, it's called being a good test taker.....

Anonymous said...

so if i was on a list by test score and was 3 people away from being promoted. I can prove at least 3 people were promoted based on clout i can sue ???

Anonymous said...

Petey D, Petey D, stay off the blog with your self affirming comments. Yes of course you made it on your own as did lil cline, of course you studied harder than anyone else, yes you are an expert test taker. GET REAL, WAKE UP PEOPLE, WERE BEING SCREWED WITHOUT BEING KISSED FIRST!!!

Anonymous said...

SPEAKING OF merit, WHERE ARE OUR RESULTS!?!? 9 MONTHS, NOT LONG ENOUGH TO MANIPULATE THE RESULTS?

Anonymous said...

Made it legit? He was part of the cluster in and related-to 011 tact that a roomful of PhD statisticians could not explain, right?

Anonymous said...

Here's a Question? Not that it will ever happen, now that lil Petey is a Sarge.
Does anyone think for a moment if Sonny boy was involved in some Shiznit,
Pappy would actually Indict him?

ME THINKS NOT...

Anonymous said...

riiight he made both promotions legit riiiiight

yes actually he did, most people that pass the dets test do well on the sgts, it's called being a good test taker.....

Tue Feb 06, 03:35:00 AM


oh pleeze States Atty Devine save us the nonsense& post your name after each post. If this is some suckass who was on his team in 011 come up for air, knob time is getting the best of you!!

Anonymous said...

Now that Pete has been made, can I get my sgt test results?

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