This is very different from the field in which I used to work. Back in the infosec startup world, if you screwed up, you were usually escorted to the parking lot with all of your stuff in a box, immediately. I’ve heard of people quitting on such good terms that they were later able to come back to an employer later, but I’ve never heard of someone being fired and brought back.*
That’s not how it works in Georgia. Normally, I wouldn’t expect Georgia to be a great place for an incompetent state employee – I would expect a conservative state to trample a screw-up into a pulp, disempower them, and effectively black-list them.
Apparently that’s not the case if you’re a
cop prison guard .
You can get hired, and fired, and hired again, and fired, and hired again, and – finally – fired. But only if you’re a racist bully, because apparently Georgia likes racist bullies. [dailybeast]
Officer Gregory Hubert Brown has been fired from his job at a Georgia correctional facility after calling a Black inmate on suicide watch a “crazy” N-word, according to VICE News. While the sheriff’s office didn’t provide much detail on the incident, they did mention that Brown was placed on non-compensated administrative leave and said that he would be fired within three days. This is the third time that Brown has been fired from a job at a correctional facility within the last 10 years. In 2010, Brown was fired for threatening a fellow officer with violence and pushing them. In 2012, Brown was fired again from a jail for locking fellow officers into cells with inmates.
Is Georgia’s job market so tight that they can’t find someone, anyone, with a working metabolism who’d take the job?
It sounds like he’s a threat not only to inmates but to his fellow officers. “Brown was fired again from a jail for locking fellow officers into cells with inmates” implies that happened more than once.
Police and prison agencies ought to be required not to hire back anyone that has been terminated for cause anywhere in the state. The “bad cop protection system” sounds like the old ODESSA, – “Organization Der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen” – to me. They were also concerned with finding new jobs for ex prison-guards.
* I do know of one case where someone was fired for screwing up (not documenting parts of a system design sufficiently) and a company hired the person as a consultant, briefly, to get an explanation. Once the knowledge was drained, the former employee’s services were discontinued. It also turned out to be a good way to drop an enhanced non-disclosure agreement on the guy. [no, this was not my company] Also, while there was never an official black-list, it was not at all out of the question that someone would ask someone to ask someone about a former employee of some company who showed up for an interview. I actually did have that happen: a guy showed up in my office on an interview run, and his resume did not list a company that I knew he had worked for. So, when he left, I dropped an email to one of the execs at that company and found out he had been terminated for threatening to injure his project manager. He did not get the job.
[The posting title is a mangled version of the punchline of a joke that ends “must cross Russia six.”]