July 25th, 2010

Quid pro quo, my arse

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

Someone complained about me this week. I’ve not had that in a while. It was a PC who didn’t agree with a decision I made as a controller, they made great play of this over the airways but I refused to take part, believing there is a time & place to deal with such matters. And a public argument on the radio is not it.

I am a firm believer that if you have a problem with something someone has done, you speak to that person about it, if you’re that concerned. Invariably, disagreements are pretty trivial & 8 times out of ten I’ll just let it ride.

So it was quite uncomfortable as I thought about the complaint this person was making. It was someone from another shift – we overlap sometimes & you have to work with another shift for a couple of hours now & again. I wondered whether they’d complain about one of their own controllers, or was it a case of it’s easier to complain about someone you don’t know, or is it that it is easier to sort out with someone you do know?

Then I got to thinking, well fuck you, if you’re gonna complain about that, then I’m gonna make a note of all the times you fuck up or fail to do something ‘by the book’.  In the next 90 minutes 5 of the 8 crews had breached policy on at least 1 occasion each, nothing major, but rules that have been put in place to make either my job, their job, or the public’s expectations easier to fulfill, if not less dangerous for themselves or their colleagues.

I didn’t make a note of them. I like to think I have a life. Just don’t expect me to cut the same slack I cut to everyone else. Knobber.

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  1. as ex as ex can be says:

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. We all know the expression “What goes around comes around”

    July 26th, 2010 at 01:40

  2. shijuro says:

    Revenge- when starting on that path, first dig two graves: one for him …. and one for you.

    July 26th, 2010 at 07:27

  3. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    I raise a relevant matter concerning rumoured police incentives. A proposal to reward officers for courteous and dignified conduct, is certain to meet vehement opposition from this side of the fence.

    The prospect of “Courteous cop of the month” awards lining the pockets of those presenting one side in public and another on police blogs, or simply being the best of a bad bunch, are unpalatable and premature gestures ahead of a less flippant cull.

    July 26th, 2010 at 09:54

  4. shijuronotgeorgedixon says:

    Opposition? From you Melv?

    Glad I was sitting down when I read that. Could have been nasty.



    It will no doubt surprise you, that in 20 plus years I have received no complaints for rudeness.

    The thing is melv, if I stop you for say, using a mobile ‘phone whilst driving and give you a ticket. That cost Ă‚ÂŁ60 and gets you 3-points.

    Most people just take it on the chin. Others throw their teddy.

    I suspect most officers are as civil as the people they are speaking to.

    As a matter of fact, I don’t agree with the proposals either. We should be doing these things as a matter of course.

    Shame a significant amount of the public don’t emulate us…

    July 26th, 2010 at 10:29

  5. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    Dear Shijuro,

    Following an intense scrutiny of police blog records, your impersonation of a police officer is now very evident. Clues revealing disposition and most probable employment status, are a little more speculative and irrelevant.

    Over the past two years your most frequent posting sites have been this blog, Gadget, Copperfield and Ellie Bloggs. Analyses confirm your use of five definite pseudonyms linked with three possibles.

    Copperbottom, Bender, Bender bottom, Bender the Robot, have each been used until suspicions were aroused by strange mannerisms. The latter include posting comments under one pseudonym to later compliment them using a different name. There is one interesting record on Ellie Bloggs last year, which features you and an alert policeman who began slyly questioning your bona fides. This officer is less able to conceal his suspicions that you were mentally ill. You did not respond to the officer and completely withdrew use of that particular pseudonym.

    However you are a reasonably talented impersonator and you always had me fooled, you old rogue. Nevertheless you are a fraud and the game is up, old chap.

    July 26th, 2010 at 20:59

  6. shijuronotgeorgedixon says:

    Nice try… the ‘handles’ you post are the insane rantings of a troll, (much like you melv)… that’s the reason I don’t post there any more. 200, Gadget and Policeboy are moderated Bloggsy has stopped. Also, you don’t need to sign in there and are free to camp on other posters handles.

    Of course the IP address gives access to your physical location-unless (like me) you use a proxy or two…

    I am a serving officer Melv- but I won’t be fooled into posting any personal information relating to postings etc…

    This new twist doesn’t surprise me, they say a drowning man will grasp at anything to prevent him sinking.

    Fact is, I don’t feel I have to prove myself to you of all people.

    If it was someone I: liked or cared about; that mattered or, indeed, I think about from time to time I might.


    July 27th, 2010 at 10:37

  7. 200 says:

    while of course you, Dr Melv, have never been guilty of hiding under anonymous posts or hijacked-pseudo names of the people you’ve been replying to.

    Two-faced arse.

    Oh, and the only people your side of the fence are you & your imaginary mates since I suspect the fence is a four-sided one around your tiny little domain inhabited by twats who have lack the social skills to get a life.

    July 27th, 2010 at 21:00

  8. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    Whosoever lacks self-confidence to write need only pause on your words for a great lift, 200.

    July 28th, 2010 at 09:22

  9. Shijuro says:

    My god, you are such a pretentious arse…

    July 28th, 2010 at 11:15

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