Jake’s written for years about discrimination within Metro Government. He’s covered the ongoing suits filed by people like Betty Younis and the settled suits from others like Paula Wahl when no one else would. (He’ll be back to writing sometime soon…)
There’s a known problem within Metro. It’s the most basic thing you can imagine. Not putting women into positions of leadership. It’s absolutely not a secret. With all the lawsuits and feigned outrage from Greg Fischer’s office the past few years about equal treatment for women, one would have easily sunken into a feeling that operations were improving.
HAHA! Not the case. Imagine our non-surprise when we got our hands on this gem of an email. It’s from Greg Hicks, the man who runs the 275 person (give or take) division of Roads and Operations within Public Works and Assets. Here he is touting the fact that a – gasp – woman has been hired in management. One. Woman. And she’s only hired on as a supervisor.
Take a look for yourself:
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Congratulations to Amy Rose. We in no way mean to demean her.
He says this is the first female hire since the merger of county and city governments – as if that happened recently. That took place, what, NINE YEARS AGO?
The email was sent to everyone on Fischer’s staff. Meaning everyone knows quite well that there’s a problem. Hicks, Fischer and crew are just hoping to smooth things over by hiring one woman. It’s 1950 all over again.