Posted on Sep 16, 2014
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I know I've seen discussions about potential discrimination by employers based off of stereotypes and stigmas surrounding veterans, but has anyone seen or heard about resentment toward veterans by civilian co-workers?

Everyone that I've run into in my adventures in the civilian world hasn't shown any such thing, but then again they may talk their talk when I'm not looking or listening.


http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/obama-s-push-to-hire-veterans-into-federal-jobs-fuels-resentment-1.303119
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Part of the problem, IMHO, is whenever you draw attention to a segregated population in a discussion regarding employment, the same questions about competency vs. quota will always rear their head.
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In my experience, veterans filling DoD civilian jobs are experienced in the field and tend to be as qualified as (if not more qualified than) the non-veteran employees. I have not heard any complaints.

I guess the DoD is a special case, though, because it's all about the military, so they would not typically be resentful towards veterans.
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Chief, come up the street to APG...I guess it's different here.
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I have friends who tell me all the time about their civilian coworkers working on a USAF installation who bitch, gripe and complain about everything related to the military. A Safety Stand down cutting into their 6 breaks per shift is apparently "asking too much." A close friend of mine tells me direct quotes of people who have never served and I'm shocked and appalled that a civilian with a GS paygrade would behave in such a manner.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Back at Drum there was this civilian worker in the out-processing section who was so cruel to soldiers ETSing/PCSing it wasn't funny. She'd yell at them for missing a station/stamp on their form or not having a document, etc., just nasty! but no matter how many complaints she had racked up they could not let her go for God only knows what reason. I overheard her one day actually telling a soldier to go ahead and lodge a complaint because nothing he did would have any affect on her job.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca This is where somebody needs to get her on camera, and make it viral. Send it to the base commander, corps commander, Army Times, thisainthell, etc.
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