TAMPA, Florida — Bad evaluations, continued screws ups on the job, and questionable judgment usually mean a ticket to unemployment. However, instead of getting kicked out the door, Milton Jenkins has been kicked upstairs and given a promotion that is critical to citizen safety.
Tampa Fire Chief Thomas Forward said, "I can tell you with respect to this promotion I have the up most confidence in Milton."
Jenkins, who has been the subject of other 10 News investigations, was just promoted to the job of protecting citizens from arsonists.
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Felipe HemmingWednesday, January 16, 2013 6:38:37 PMIts the Peter Principle, promote to position of failure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle
Neal WhiteThursday, January 17, 2013 5:45:31 AMPerfect, just perfect!
Jeff AllenThursday, January 17, 2013 7:52:22 AMNot worse than a department I know of that had 5 openings for LT, tested 5 guys internally and only 2 passed, but command just shrugged their shoulders and said what the heck, we've got 5 openings and 5 tested, so they promoted all 5. The next guy that tests and doesn't get promoted.....hello attorney. Why do we keep doing this?