Rio policeman loses job after tweet 'offensive' to women

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  1. Ghostvirus Registered

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    This is insane! He was clearly stating that most woman in his experience didn't have the talent he was looking for. He didn't exclude them all.
     
  2. Lead Cenobite Exquisitely Empty

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    It still sounds a bit sexist. Like he's saying she's a credit to her gender or something.
     
  3. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    You do not tweet about your workplace issues, especially with that degree of specificity. That's basic fiduciary duty, whether you're a police inspector in Brazil or an accountant in Finland.
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Ah Rio. Where prostitution is legal but you can get fired for a half ass compliment on Twitter.
     
  5. Optimus_Prime_ Registered

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    Agreed. That to me is what it boils down to. Never record something about your employer behind his/her back, especially on social media.
     
  6. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    And if he'd tweeted that most black police officers in his experiance didn't have the talent he was looking for, but didn't exclude them all... would that not be racist?

    Sounds offensive to me. His reaction was completely illogical. She was a skyver and he had a right to be irritated that she was tweeting from somewhere while supposedly unable to work.

    But how is that relating to the fact she is a woman?

    It just relates to the fact she's an idiot and not very good at her job.
     
  7. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Well, aside from having babies, you women do love to tweet.
     
  8. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    People in positions of authority and/or in the public eye should just never tweet. Never. It never ends well.
     
  9. CoolCadaver49 Not a Hero...

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    Lol, so true.

    EDIT: And I wouldn't call this guy sexist. I would call him an idiot.
     
  10. Sawyer High King

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    Well, those two things and spending time in the kitchen. :o
     
  11. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    And also standing there rolling their eyes while you try on wigs, when the two of us clearly agreed to go wig shopping first before looking at found art at the independent craftsman's fair. Am I right, fellas? High fives all around! :awesome:

    **crickets**
     
  12. Sawyer High King

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    Hell yeah! :cmad:


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    Oh... you were being facetious.
     
  13. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Kind of. I was lying about a second person being there, but the rest is true.
     
  14. Grievous General of the Droid Army

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    At most he should of got a warning. This is ridiculous.
     
  15. Boy Scout Registered

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    Yeah, I don't think he should've gotten fired. His tweet was inappropriate, but I don't think he should've gotten fired because of it.
     
  16. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    He really should have gotten fired, not necessarily for sexism. You are a police officer, an inspector level officer at that. You do not broadcast what you see as the shortcomings of your department to potentially anybody with a computer or mobile device. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
     
  17. Ghostvirus Registered

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    Many things written in this thread could evidently get you fired if this wasn't an anonymous place.

    Fair?

    People need to loosen their anus.
     
  18. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    People are .... constipated? :huh:


    Let's just say "loosen up." Trying to create new slang sometimes backfires worse than an angry tweet.
     
  19. Ghostvirus Registered

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    Your kidding right? Seriously? You don't know the term Tight A**? Really?!?
     
  20. Monsieur Xavier Guildsman

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    Not everyone is fluent in American slang :)

    Note : we have the equivalent in french too.
     
  21. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    No, I know that saying. "Loosen their anus" reads like the hilarious Borat mistranslation of it. But hey, it's cool, man. Don't loosen your anus over it.
     
  22. the last son Registered

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    Cops beat the living crap out of people and don't get fired
     
  23. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Because they can always justify anything questionable due to their authority or if they feel the person was a threat.
     
  24. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    But if a cop is stupid enough to go on twitter and talk about an active case, he'd be fired, and rightly so.
     
  25. Ghostvirus Registered

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    There's your problem. You think Borat is hilarious. :o
     

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