December 26th, 2007


Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

Well, that’s Christmas over & done with for another year. It was pretty much the same as previous years so far; a few people died, a few people nearly died, a few people lost their driving licences because they still haven’tcottoned on that partaking of the booze & driving don’t really go too well together and quite a few people lost their liberty due to the actions which were in the main brought about by an excessive quantity of said booze.

There was something missing this year. Over the last 30 years or so it’s been as much a part of Christmas as shopping on Christmas Eve, getting pissed & food poisoning.

This year I haven’t been able to read the Home Secretary’s Christmas message. The tradition is that in the week before Christmas the Home Secretary sends out a patronising missive to all police officers about what a wonderful job we’ve done over the last 12 months in very difficult & changing circumstances. I like the Christmas message; it’s what keeps me doing the job for all these years, knowing that I am indeed appreciated.

This year my Chief Constable has decided not to publish the Home Secretary’s message. I love this kind of direct action. It makes me feel somewhat vicariously militant. Apparently, the chief thinks the Home Secretary’s annual bollocks1 doesn’t square with the other message she is putting out about minimising our pay award this year.

I’m gutted. I might not be able to complete my 30 years’ service such is my depression at not receiving a personal thanks from the government.

  1. obviously, a word of explanation is required since, being a woman, the Home Secretary – much like the rest of the cabinet – doesn’t actually have any bollocks. Bollocks is what comes out of her mouth, that’ll be in the verbal sense rather than the physical (except when she gives the Police Minister a blow job, if she does, of course) maybe that’s what they mean when they say the Home Secretary sucks []
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  1. Reactively Proactive says:

    You can still imagine what it would say though. “You have all done a stirling job in the last 12 m onths. I’m very proud of the committment to the job you all show, proving that you do it for the public and from a sense of duty. I know you don’t do it for the money which is why I don’t mind shafting you, after all, you don’t REALLY mind do you.”

    The thing that is still bugging me with the whole pay crap is that she won’t give the pay rise because if we got the money, inflation would rise. Does she not realise the budget has been set and the money is there. Each force won’t simply not spend it – it will go into extra overtime initatives. We will still get the same amount of money, we just have to do more work for it. Maybe i have found her true agenda after all.

    December 27th, 2007 at 12:13

  2. annette says:

    You must know I along with many others support you concerning your pay claim, but, oh dear, that last remark was a little below the belt, wasn’t it?

    December 28th, 2007 at 19:07

  3. 200 says:

    Below the belt? No, I don’t think so. It might not be your particular sense of humour but surely you can see it’s not meant to be a serious comment, it’s humerous jibe at a governmental position. If she doesn’t want the piss taken out of her she shouldn’t do piss-takable things.

    December 28th, 2007 at 21:50

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