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(Philly Burbs)   You can't biatch that you were fired from your job while you were off helping with Hurricane Sandy as a Volunteer Firefighter when your boss doesn't know you're a Volunteer Firefighter and instead of telling him you just go AWOL   (phillyburbs.com) divider line 11
    More: Dumbass, AWOL, volunteer firefighters, Robert Campolongo, Ocean County, Burlington County, boilers, firefighters, Cliff Cini  
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6919 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2012 at 2:13 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-26 02:05:59 PM  
4 votes:
I disagree. Sure he can biatch. But no one has to listen.

Could have at least left a voicemail or text. Would have taken all of 1 minute.

And I found Campolongo's texts rude. Not the boss'.
2012-11-26 04:58:56 PM  
3 votes:

scottydoesntknow: L&C co-owner Cliff Cini said Campolongo, who had been employed by the company for only about four weeks, was fired when he went AWOL during the storm after indicating he would be available to work.

Only a month on the job and you no-call/no-show? I'd have fired you too.

Campolongo: "Hey, you wanna fire me, fine. ... Look on the news and CNN, and you'll see why I couldn't call you. ... I'm ridiculous??? Well, it's after 4!!! ... I ACCEPT YOUR FIRING MY ASS!!!"

Ohhh hell yea I would fire you after that! Never mind the fact that you're 40 and still don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're'.


Actually he used the correct "your" in that situation ("your firing of me" - firing is a noun that way), but, to be fair, I'd be amazed if he actually knew that.

My guess is he just wanted to leave his job in the most spectacularly passive-aggressive way possible, by trying to make his boss look like a jerk on a national stage.
2012-11-26 05:31:06 PM  
2 votes:

freewill: "I've been a volunteer a long time. I'm not here to play the firefighter card," he said. "But I don't want other firefighters to be afraid."

Douche. You were even given an opportunity to keep your job and blew it off. You're a child.


This douche gives the rest of us a bad name. The first thing they tell you when you join a volunteer department is that your regular job must always take precedence over the firefighting. Most volunteers will wake up in the middle of the night to respond to a call, yet still force themselves into work bright and early the next morning. Granted I didn't quite do so well during those storms, but I at least had the foresight to warn my boss that I would probably be quite busy and that I may call out on a vacation day if I was too tired to stomach the 5-6 hours of commute time this storm gifted me. With a little warning, most bosses are actually quite understanding.
2012-11-26 02:21:17 PM  
2 votes:
Campolongo said he had expected to hear from Cini over the weekend if he was needed to work. He said he had no cellular service in storm-ravaged Ocean County, and he didn't receive any messages until he was on his way back to Burlington County.

BS. We had spotty cell service at best but texts worked fine, even at the height of the storm.

Campolongo had no intention of continuing work at the trucking company. Nobody in his right mind would just not show up at a job they'd had for less than a month without at least calling first.
2012-11-26 02:20:06 PM  
2 votes:
Was that a poorly written headline or was it just me?
2012-11-26 02:13:05 PM  
2 votes:
L&C co-owner Cliff Cini said Campolongo, who had been employed by the company for only about four weeks, was fired when he went AWOL during the storm after indicating he would be available to work.

Only a month on the job and you no-call/no-show? I'd have fired you too.

Campolongo: "Hey, you wanna fire me, fine. ... Look on the news and CNN, and you'll see why I couldn't call you. ... I'm ridiculous??? Well, it's after 4!!! ... I ACCEPT YOUR FIRING MY ASS!!!"

Ohhh hell yea I would fire you after that! Never mind the fact that you're 40 and still don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're'.
2012-11-26 11:39:38 PM  
1 votes:

JohnCarter: Wants to be a real fireman, but obviously cannot, so he is a volunteer, which is fine, operative word being "volunteer".

Also FTFA "I'm one of the engineers that can drive it,"...so is this a boat or a train we are talking about? I have never heard of someone driving a boat called an engineer; Pilot or Captain, I thought the engineer handled..well the engines.


Uh, dude. Please don't insult Volunteer Firemen. They go through the same training that Professional, Paid Firefighters do. They just don't get paid to do so.

70% of the United States Fire Service is volunteer.

/came from an ISO4 Volunteer Department.
2012-11-26 03:15:36 PM  
1 votes:

styckx: Child like behavior level: Full retard

He is defending himself in the comments section.. *FACEPALM*

Since this is about me. let me explain a few things. Im sorry you both feel that way. let me just say a few things that may shed a little light.. As the story said.. The copies of the text messages were sent by Mr Cini.. Not me So, the WHOLE truth was not exposed. Nor the timeline nor the messages in between, of Course if I were defending I would only portray the things that were beneficial to my defense. If I were able to sit down and answer the rebuttal I would have a solid and justifiable reply for all of this.@ Justreadit.. I thank you for raising such committed people.. But I will tell you this. I followed the protocall by the company and there are facts here that were not shed in this story. I also commend you for enforcing the responsibilities of First responders to Adhere to the full demands of the law.. if they do they will be protected. If not they will be left to dry. Im sorry I can no longer throw all the details out, and Im sorry that you feel I have disrespected the fire service,but I assure you that this was not as accurate as I hoped it to be and that there were untruthful statements made. As I stated what is important to me is that the Law that protects first responders is brought to the forefront and that if someone falls within the scope of this law that they do EVERYTHING the law requires !! Since you are reading this article I want to assure everyone that the work I did in Burlington County and Ocean County was not Bull S@%# and I would do it again right now if it were for the good of the public. Thank you for your opinions..


Holy christ.

Just. Just...WOW.

Dude. You need to get off the internet now. Just back away, push the keyboard under the desk, and go do something. Go read a book. Go enjoy the sights of your local town. Go take a hot shower and relax.

Just. Just something. Anything. Stop commenting on the article. Stop digging yourself a deeper hole.

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/on the other hand...the troll pond looks like good fishing.
2012-11-26 02:50:58 PM  
1 votes:

styckx: He's an attention whore.


Agreed. He's one of those people who manages to tell you what they do within five minutes of you meeting them, even if you haven't asked. What a loser.
2012-11-26 02:42:01 PM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: He wanted to get fired.



Beyond that I'd say what he really wanted was the attention.  He wanted the world to know he's a "hero" and now a "martyr".  I applaud anyone who helps out during disasters, but you've got to admit... some of them do it for selfish reasons.  And this guy took that to a whole new level.
2012-11-26 02:20:03 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA, "He said the tone of Cini's texts were offensive, so he responded that he would collect unemployment..."

Good luck with that. NJ doesn't let you collect unemployment benefits if you are fired from your job.
 
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