I hate to do this but this will be a three post night. The Saratogian has stopped comments on this story HERE but feel free to comment on this blog.
You know one of the most common things I’m called is a liar. This was once again the case when I stated "Cops and Fireman aren’t drug tested". I want to thank the Saratogian for proving me right in this story
Disciplinary action still pending for Saratoga Springs firefighter arrested for crack possession.
In this story incredibly Christian Mathiesen states that Fireman and Cops are not tested but then goes on to say.
“This was an isolated incident,” Mathiesen said. The commissioner said he doesn’t think drug testing would be good for the department’s morale.
The questions was brought up in connection with the arrest of Justin Moran, a firefighter with the Saratoga Springs Fire Department for six years,
Mathiesen said there was no indication that Moran ever used crack while working.
Yea right, he was a conscientious crack head not like those other crack heads you know the poor ones. Moran needs serious treatment, not some one on one time with the employee assistance counselor. If this fireman’s problem was caught early on he might be in a residential treatment center and not a jail cell. Word on the street is he blew $100,000 on crack in the last 6 months so let’s not hear how under paid they are
I will explain this to you Chris, no one likes to be drug tested but it’s part of life. You are their boss not their friend. Let me give you some friendly advice, stop listening to “Finger” Finneran. Remember Val Keehn had her as Deputy and lost; next Ron Kim had her and deputy and lost. Get the picture?
This is not a personal issue now it’s a serious criminal issue. We want to know Does he have a job, is he being paid in jail?
This whole episode is bad for the morale of the Saratogians you really represent. Try worrying about their feeling and fuck the unions.