May 26th, 2012

Not long for this job

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

I went to a wedding this week. One of the shift got married.

It was real opportunity for people to let their hair down.

I got to talk to lots of people, many of whom work out on shift but are very friendly with the control room staff, so much so that they got invited to the wedding. It was interesting talking to some of the guys and girls out on the street, especially the¬†ones¬†who are being shafted the most by the government. Many of them joined under one set of conditions and find themselves being shat on as new¬†conditions¬†are¬†introduced, for instance the ones who are suddenly finding that they have to work a few more years than they had, for the last few years, ever thought possible. I spoke to no less than 3 people who are actively looking for another job. One of them leave is a couple of months time. She’s going self employed and setting up as a photographer. I wish her all the best.

With recruitment at a standstill, wages on hold and proposed decreases in starting salaries, it will be interesting to see who actually applies to join this job, and what the calibre of future applicants is.

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  1. Whinger says:


    You will see a mass exodus of Officers in my opinion

    There is nothing to keep them in this job anymore!

    May 27th, 2012 at 03:13

  2. Reactively Proactive says:

    Australia and Canada anybody??

    May 27th, 2012 at 11:00

  3. Whinger says:

    Seriously considering going back to the Factory I used to work in!

    Let them have a ‘New Police Force’. Let’s see what happens!

    Can’t believe it has ended up like this!

    I know there are 1000s and 1000s waiting to take my place.

    Good luck to ‘em!

    May 27th, 2012 at 11:37

  4. jaded says:

    A sweeping generalisation I know-but the standard of new recruits is quite poor in my experience.In theory they should be much better than I was because they are all either ex-pcso’s or Specials.That should be a massive head start but it doesn’t seem to be working like that.

    May 27th, 2012 at 11:59

  5. Whinger says:

    The Govt. ain’t bothered what the standard of recruit is!

    From now on I aint putting myself out for ANY member of the Public!

    I’ll do my duty and that’s it.

    No more coming in an hour early for statements etc.

    No more ‘Going that extra mile’

    And the Gaffers can stick all this ‘Confidence’ bull up their ass!

    May 27th, 2012 at 13:40

  6. Alpha Tango says:

    Glad I left in 2006! My mates say the situation has got a whole lot worse since then.

    Just a massive shame, as it is the best job in the world, politician’s SMT, have just…..

    May 27th, 2012 at 16:57

  7. Whinger says:

    No it is not the best job in the world.

    Probably the worst profession to be in.

    May 27th, 2012 at 17:24

  8. Hugh Janus says:

    The year is 2015, i have reported the burglary to the Crime Management company, G3Reliant Services.
    A day later Pavel visits me.
    ” Hello, my name is Pavel , i am the designated initial investigator for your involuntary property removal incidnet”
    ” Err, what?”
    ” Yes we do not call it burglary now, it skews the figures please, you understand yes?”
    ” Err No not really, are you from the Police?”
    (Laughing) ” No no, that is too expensive, i give you top service yes”
    ” So do you do the CSI stuff then ?”
    ” ha haha , you very funny. But serious no. I take details and decide if my company take the case or we hand it on to Police if there is no direct likelyhood of an arrest and charge or other recorded disposal. If we not have short term resolution we get no funds so give to police, we have what you call? Shareholders yes”

    May 27th, 2012 at 20:28

  9. Alpha Tango says:

    @ Whinger

    Happily corrected, I should have said “WAS” wrong tense on my part

    May 28th, 2012 at 12:44

  10. Asitis says:

    Alpha Tango me old mucker, I can confirm your post above my head is absolutely spot on. My mate put his ticket in after 27 years, before and these are his words “this jobs kills me”.

    May 29th, 2012 at 10:33

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