January 24th, 2012

You got the time, mate?

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

My god, does nobody in the Metropolitan Police Service possess a watch?

According to the BBC this week, the Met have spent £35,000 on calling the speaking clock 110,000 times. I didn’t realise we actually still had the speaking clock, assuming that it died off years ago. But apparently we do and it costs 31 of our English pence to call it.

£35,000? They could have bought every officer a cheap watch for that.

They spent a further £200,000 calling directory enquiries. Working in the control room we’re always looking for telephone numbers to ring people during jobs we’re dealing with. I usually use the BT website or Google. How many people really don’t have access to a computer, a watch or a clock during their working day?

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