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Updated on Friday, December 12

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OMG: Yet just another example of pure cronyism within Feds.

The Vice-President Internal hired somebody new for the position of Special Events Coordinator and take a flaming guess who it was? The person who he ran with last year, that didn't win.

I walked into the Feds office today to pick up a pamphlet, and looked at the big directory hanging on the wall behind the secretary and saw that name.

When did this happen, and why aren't people so angry? I'll admit that I volunteered with Feds before so I may care a bit more about where my money goes than the average person. Still though, this isn't just some little thing, he gave his friend a FULL-TIME JOB.

This is just so corrupt.

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  1. LOL. You are fucked. You have no clue how the real world of getting a job works. You graduate. You had experience working in the University of Waterloo system, particularly in events. You apply. You get an interview. You are the best person for the job. You win.

    Someone bitching on the internet.. you lose.

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  2. Who said the person didn't have the skills required for the job? Your defense is extremely weak.

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  3. This suggestion would hold some water... if the choice of Special Events Coordinator wasn't up to the person who actually MANAGES that role - the Campus Life Director. And he's been around far too long for me to suspect him of cronyism.

    Don't get me wrong - I think that this exec has their fair share of significant flaws. Their hearts are in the right place, and I love them to death - but I have issues with the way they do things. That said, corruption is one thing I'd never accuse them of.

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    1. 3 here again. I will add one thing on to that, as somebody who has been in the position of interviewing and hiring others for various different types of positions over the years.

      If the individual in question was a close friend of the VPIN, and the VPIN had final say over who got hired, then - simply put - he either shouldn't have been in the interview room, or he should have had somebody else there in the room who didn't know the person as well, and was capable of remaining objective.

      Not to say this DIDN'T happen, of course - it probably did, based on what I remember about hiring practices within Feds! But the point is that we don't actually KNOW, and "ZOMG CORRUPTION" is a bit of an extreme conclusion to jump to.

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  4. >being this autistic

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  5. Mods, I don't really think this is appropriate for an OMGUW post. Even if it has something to do with Feds, this is about employment within the organization and this sort of thread could lead to some pretty toxic discussion around a specific person.

    It really would be best to remove it.

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    1. Nobody has been mentioned by name here - I see no reason why this should be a problem as long as that practice continues. If people start attacking any particular person directly, hopefully the MODS are sensible enough to censor those posts.

      Otherwise, this is a post about the hiring practices of a governmental organization funded through our student fees - who pays its staff entirely from those fees. That is ABSOLUTELY the thing that should be open for discussion in a public forum.

      If it were any other organization, I'd have a different opinion. Private organizations have the right to hire their best friends, family members, etc. Feds does not have that luxury. It must be capable of justifying everything it does on the public record.

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    2. I actually don't think Feds' hiring practices are pretty by-the-book and above board. I think that despite its problems Feds isn't corrupt at all. And I still agree with what 5a said.

      Feds has an obligation to accept scrutiny on ANY aspect of its operations. Not so that we as students can go on a witch hunt and find things wrong with it - but so it never, ever comes to that.

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  6. so anyone who uses networking/connections to get a better advantage is corrupt? also chill out, its just student government, its not like he obama picked his cousin for state secretary.

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  7. Shut op. Who gives a shit?

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  8. Lol. You expect a federally enforced student government to be efficient and non-corrupt? Lol, let me take a wild guess you also think just "getting the right person elected" will fix things right? Enjoy being a libtard..

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    1. Federally enforced? WTF does that even mean?

      Student unions exist because the Universities Act (PROVINCIAL law) says they must. And ours was incorporated under the ONTARIO Corporations Act. The Federal Gov't has nothing to do with it.

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