January 29th, 2012

It’s madness gone mad

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

The good old compensation culture is alive and well in British policing.

Reports this week reveal that over £12 million has been paid out to police employees in the last five years, in sums from a few thousand up to half a million.

Money has been paid out for all sorts of weird and wonderful incidents. £46,000 to one worker who was bitten by a dog in the police pound. The highest award was paid out by Hertfordshire Police to a woman who suffered chronic pain syndrome after slipping on ice in the car park and breaking her elbow. She got, wait for it, £550,000. Lucky she didn’t get her arms or legs blown off in Afghanistan ‘cos she’d a have got a bloody sight less.

Personal responsibility, as with everything else on modern UK society, has no place to pay when you can blame someone else for everything, and get lots of money for it too.

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4 comments

  1. Oi says:

    She got, wait for it, £550,000. Lucky she didn’t get her arms or legs blown off in Afghanistan ‘cos she’d a have got a bloody sight less

    Things like that always make me want to urinate blood!

    January 29th, 2012 at 01:41

  2. Tony F says:

    It makes me so annoyed that you can get paid for your own stupidity.

    January 29th, 2012 at 20:09

  3. Hibbo says:

    How the fuck can ANYONE be blamed for you slipping on ice? (other than Mother Nature I suppose.

    Ice is slippery.
    In winter it gets icy.

    January 30th, 2012 at 01:26

  4. Leics MOP says:

    I fell over on the mud outside a wedding reception at a National Trust property in 2003 and broke my elbow. It still twinges occasionally, d’you think I should sue someone? The thought never even occurred to me.

    January 30th, 2012 at 20:01

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