Fire boss: ‘Snub for top job made me feel sick’

By Shona Gossip

Published: 03/12/2013

AN OUTSPOKEN former north-east fire chief was given the bombshell news that he had been passed over for a top job in the new Scottish brigade as he got ready to drive to his uncle’s funeral.

David Dalziel told an employment tribunal that he felt “physically sick” and was unable to travel after being told he had been rejected for a senior management role.

He said he felt “humiliated” after discovering he had not only missed out on the chief fire officer title but also the deputy and assistant chief officer jobs when the country’s eight brigades were merged to form the Scottish Fire And Rescue Service earlier this year.

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