August 28th, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Posted in Blogging by 200

Well I’ve made it to my first year of blogging! August 29th 2005 saw my first post.

The best thing is that it is now 52 weeks closer to my retirement than it was when I started blogging. I can’t say that I am looking forward to my retirement from constabulary duties any less than I ever have. Whilst there are some aspects of the job I still love, mainly it’s a whole heap of shite. I saw this game recently where a person strapped themselves inside a huge ball and other teammates rolled them down a ramp to send them hurtling into a pile of 6-foot high skittles. Apart from thinking I was too old & decript for all that kind of stuff, it reminded me of being a front-line PC; they strap you inside, make all the wrong decisions and send you crashing into the targets where you then take all the blame for their inability to play the game right.

Anyway, here’s to another short year!

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  1. Ted says:

    Well I’m a few weeks closer to retirement than you as I started at the end of the 1970s. Old cops then used to say “the jobs f***d”. Ssome of those old dinasaurs wouldt be spinning in their graves now if they could see the procedures we need to deal with .
    Not all the changes have been for the worse. The public never got a great service from some of the skivers in the job then. I’ll say nothing else on that subject.
    I’ve certainly enjoyed almost all my time. I’ve seen a lot of things good and bad and been to a lot of places I’d never have otherwise been to. The calibre of cop now is on the whole very high and they do theiir best for the public, sometimes wiithout much recognition and despite the management efforts to bury everything in red tape. Sometimes I think there is not the same laughs now. Maybe thats a trick of memory. 27 years is a long time.
    So while I’ll happily retire at 30 years service I’ll miss some great people I worked with over the years and much of the job itself.

    August 29th, 2006 at 22:10

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