Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Huh? Wait, what? Wait

So I was checking out the early voting places in my area this morning.  One of them happens to be this community college.  So I was perusaling (sic) the site and its programs etc when I ran across this:


Diversity Mission

XXX Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of XXX Community college to hire well-qualified people to perform the various tasks required. This policy is to provide to existing employees and to all persons seeking employment, equal opportunity for recruitment and all benefits and privileges of employment and promotion without regard to race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, political affiliation, veteran's status, disability or any other characteristic protected by Federal or State law. Any complaints alleging failure of the College to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of the College President.

Hmmmmm, did you catch this?  Since when is "veteran's status" some kind of problem?

So are they saying they won't discriminate based on "veteran's status?"  Yes, don't worry, if you're a veteran, we won't count it against you ... as far as YOU know.

Is this the new "official/federal/legal" language they are using?  Or is this just the individual policy of the community college?  I'm guessing it's federal.  I'm also guessing you'll be seeing it more and more.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but in my opinion, being a veteran means you are probably smarter and more disciplined than the average jackass off the street (unlike Democrat John Kerry's assessment of veterans.)  

Not only that, but since you were admitted to the armed services, it is highly likely that you have a more stable, measured, and predictable personality.  Further, you are much more likely to be a better performer and not give up like a pansy when under pressure.
(Admittedly, not 100% true but ... )

So does this policy mean that the interviewer can get multiple equally qualified candidates and then cannot legally pick the veteran based solely on the likelihood he/she possesses these characteristics?  How does THAT make any gd sense?

Oh, I now what you're saying ... "Congratulations, Klown, you discovered a rare government policy that makes no sense."

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