A recent article reported the dismissal of a lawsuit that was brought by a retired RCMP member against his former employer.
The essence of the claim seemed to have been based on the frequency and time period he thought he should have been promoted.
This is bemusing, particularly if one observes the rest of the world outside the RCMP.
For example, a young person deciding upon a career in newspapering sets out delivering papers for the KDN and while continuing his or her education gets a job in the circulation department followed by a job as a reporter.
After 25 years he leaves that employer to take a job at a magazine. He then sues the KDN because he did not become editor.
There are many factors influencing promotion in all walks of life, some fair, others unfair, others logical and illogical, but pre-determining one’s destiny is not one of them, and this particularly applies within the RCMP.