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2006/07/18 17:30:42 (permalink)
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MI5 Recruitting In Gyms

Did anyone see this on the news last night?

Are you going to apply?
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    kitty
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:31:42 (permalink)
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    They are only advertising in Fitness First I believe to encourage females and ethnic minorities who are under represented......and as if someone would tell you
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:38:20 (permalink)
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    I didn't know you could apply, I thought they found you!?
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:40:11 (permalink)
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    the pay is crap 21k a year.....
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:45:37 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jess1eb

    I didn't know you could apply, I thought they found you!?


    I think thats from James Bond.
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:49:22 (permalink)
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    21K per year.....not good at all considering the responsibility of the role
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 17:57:21 (permalink)
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    I don't think you will be actually a spy with a license to kill.
    More like admin and making the tea
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 18:03:32 (permalink)
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    Yeah you will start off as a "desk agent" sifting through intel etc. If you have skills in certain areas then you can be put into other areas such as surviellance. It's all on the website you know!

    ORIGINAL: [Joe]

    I don't think you will be actually a spy with a license to kill.
    More like admin and making the tea

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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 18:05:18 (permalink)
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    Or you could just apply here https://www.mi5careers.gov.uk/ much more simpler.
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 18:16:23 (permalink)
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    when i looke at that mi5 last they said that they where looking for people who would not stick out in the crowd

    ie if you where a 18 stone bodybuilder dont think of applying.

    seems contraditory now to be scouting gyms - lol
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 18:36:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: kitty

    They are only advertising in Fitness First I believe to encourage females and ethnic minorities who are under represented......and as if someone would tell you


    Seriously?

    That is a very dangerous thing to do, to start introducing political correctness into the security of our country.

    Just employ whoever is best for the job, dont look at colour, race etc etc, just go solely on apllication basis only so that they can pick out the best applicants and it has nothing to do with race, ethnicity etc etc.

    The fact that they want to employ 'more ethnic minorities' means that they are racist, that really its not about the people with the best ability, really its about selecting a certain amount of each racial group in the uk...this is pathetic. Why do they have to employ 'more' of one so called (according to them) 'group of people'?

    Lets say that there are no ethnic minorities and everyone is seen as a 'human being'...the applications are marked only on ability.

    I say that there should be no questions asking you on race or ethnicity, (just put a contact adress and a personal number, not even a name because one can take a guess at ones ethnicity from ones name). Then it is impossible to be racist in any way or form because all the judge can see are various white forms with black writing on...it is marked solely on ability then.

    When the government start introducing extreme political correctness into things like mi5 it has become a sad sad day for free speech and for true multicultural society.

    Have a form with a candidate number, like an a level examination, where you dont put your name, or your race.

    What next? 'We need more women and ethnic minorities to be getting better degree results, so we will ask them what race and gender they are on their examination form and then mark them accordingly'...NO!!! Everybody gets a number, no mention to race, no mention to colour or gender etc etc, then everybody is judged equally.
    post edited by BritBB - 2006/07/18 18:44:02


     
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 19:28:33 (permalink)
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    The dude from MI5 was saying they need more people from ethnic minorities because the people they are targetting are often based in areas with a diverse ethnic makeup.

    I don't think they are being racist in this instance.

    They simply do not have enough people from ethinc backgrounds to 'plant' in areas of high ethic populace.

    Of course it can go too far if they start hiring people purely because of their ethnicity but I doubt that would happen.
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 19:37:33 (permalink)
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    possibly with all the middle east conflict they want people who would easliy blend in - i guess it would be harder for a white person to have a permanent tan of apply his dark skin makeup whilst he was based in the middle east - lol
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 19:39:41 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: [Joe]

    The dude from MI5 was saying they need more people from ethnic minorities because the people they are targetting are often based in areas with a diverse ethnic makeup.

    I don't think they are being racist in this instance.

    They simply do not have enough people from ethinc backgrounds to 'plant' in areas of high ethic populace.

    Of course it can go too far if they start hiring people purely because of their ethnicity but I doubt that would happen.


    Oh i see, fair enough point then, if one needs a spy in an area made up mainly of people of a certain ethnicity it would be a bit suspect to send someone of a different ethnicity in who starts asking questions and digging etc.

    But 'ethnic minorities and women'? its the 'women' bit that tags along with it that makes me feel like its just the politically correct brigade at work?

    Why even say 'women' at all? Surely just say 'people'? That means men, women, white black, rich, poor etc etc.

    Unless as you say its for a specific purpose to go undercover...but seems like its just the pc brigade who've tapped into mi5 now...in other words we're f*cked.

    The politcal correctness brigade are the most racist prejudice group of people around atm.

    Surely its more equal if people dont say what ethnicity they are because then theres no way of knowing, then the applications are judged only on ability...then if a white man, asian man or a black women etc come out as the top candidate they are offered an interview first. Why so much bullsh*t, id love to know the real reasons behind it.


     
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 21:16:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Worf

    when i looke at that mi5 last they said that they where looking for people who would not stick out in the crowd

    ie if you where a 18 stone bodybuilder dont think of applying.

    seems contraditory now to be scouting gyms - lol


    Having said that, not many big people around fitness first in my experience!
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 21:23:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: BritBB
    But 'ethnic minorities and women'? its the 'women' bit that tags along with it that makes me feel like its just the politically correct brigade at work?

    I have to disagree with that second bit mate. I tink its about getting the right tools for the job. Women may open up to women more so a woman could be better suited to covert work in certain scenarios. But every job has the potential to be over PC. Personally I want to know I got any job because of my skills, not to increase their number of black workers otherwise my whole time I would be subjected to "he only got the job because he's black" and with something involving national security I don't think they can afford not to have the best candidates to fit the role that is required.

    Irie
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 21:42:24 (permalink)
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    i could tell you whats its like from the inside,but i would then have to kill you all
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    RE: MI5 Recruitting In Gyms 2006/07/18 22:01:45 (permalink)
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    It's sad that people automatically assume that such a recruiting scheme is being done in order to be politically correct. It was quite clear in the article that there are very few women from ethnic minorities in MI5 and that this is a demographic that they urgently need in the course of their operations.
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