Dallas Police Department is struggling to make up for a shortage of police officers so Chief Renee hall appeared before city council members Monday to discuss some ways to fill the jobs.
Some of the options considered were rewarding officers who recruit candidates and eliminating some of the automatic disqualifiers like minor drug use. Another one of Chief Halls great ideas was to shift blame onto millennials for not wanting to work "nights, weekends and holidays."
That's right, one of her ideas for recruiting more officers was to complain about the very generation she needs to fill jobs. Hall also criticized millennials for wanting to achieve career aspirations quickly such as becoming chief. Her hypocritical rhetoric was echoed by the Dallas Fire-Rescue chief, another department lacking bodies.
Hall told the city council, "We have nights, weekends and holidays — not attractive to millennials who want all days off and to be the chief in six months. We recognize that is a challenge." Dallas Fire Chief David Coatney chimed in to say, "The other challenge — they're job hopping every five years."
These two probably didn't do any favors for the city by revealing what they really think of younger generations. After all, who wouldn't want to come work for them after hearing them say millennials are lazy job-hoppers?
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