May 23rd, 2008

Send someone on a course

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I’ve got a course coming up!

Fantastic, a few days out of the control room learning stuff which I’ll probably never use. I probably wouldn’t use it if I had years to go, I almost certainly won’t use it in the last few months of my police career.

One of the girls on the course with me is as excited as me. She won’t use her learning either. She’s leaving the control room to go to another department. I won’t go over the reasons she’s leaving as I’ve mentioned them before. Everyone leaves because it’s such a shite place to work where you get treated like shite.

So the taxpayers are paying for at least two of us to go on a course which lasts several days, the benefits of which they will never see.

The reason that this money is being wasted is because the people who run the place don’t treat the employees as individuals. We are items on spreadsheets. This means when they have a course, they have so many spaces to fill, they fill the spaces with details off their spreadsheets & don’t know nor care whether those little numbers will benefit from the course, or indeed, whether the organisation will benefit from the little numbers going on the course.

I don’t care really, it’s a few days away from the control room as far as I’m concerned. I get to claim travelling & meal expenses too.

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3 comments

  1. Adrian Peirson says:

    How much was it the Police wanted.

    £100 Billion wasted on Non Jobs
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/1982990/andpound100bn-a-year-spent-on-quangos.html
    http://tpa.typepad.com/bettergovernment/files/080515_structure_of_government_1_unseen_government_immediate_release.pdf

    May 24th, 2008 at 01:14

  2. Plodnomore says:

    Try spending 2 days on a Display Screen Equipment Assessor (don’t ask) course followed by a NEBOSH (forgotten what it stands for) course six weeks before retirement and when I returned as Police staff told by HR these qualifications didn’t count any more as I was no longer a Police officer but they could allocate me places on 2 more courses in the near future!

    May 24th, 2008 at 22:01

  3. British Patriot says:

    What are all these cameras for, and why did the Met say he was wearing bulky clothing when he wasn’t, that he leapt over the barrier when he didn’t, that they had witnesses who saw the Luton 4 on the 7:40 when it later turns out that the 7:40 was cancelled that day ???

    Are we being turned into :-

    http://www.prisonplanet.com

    http://www.nineeleven.co.uk

    May 29th, 2008 at 19:32

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