October 13th, 2008

Hear No Evil

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

Apparently, PC Andrews is causing more angst on his shift.

I was working with one of the girls on his shift recently & talk got round to what’s happening on each other’s shifts; catching up on the goss, as it were.

Apart from the usual comparisons as to which shift has the least amount of staff & the most sickness, most of the conversation was about PC Andrews.

It seems there aren’t many people who are prepared to work with him.

As usual, the people who shout the loudest get what they want & that’s to sit anywhere not with said numpty. The people who are either too timid or indifferent to rock the boat get shafted.

Hannah is one of the timid types. She doesn’t want to say too much on her shift & especially to the supervisors; she doesn’t want to be seen as a complainer & if she did get her way not to work with him she’d feel guilty that someone else would have to.

She doesn’t like him, actually that’s pretty much an understatement. She hates working with him. He’s been in the control room five minutes but thinks he knows it all. She hates the way he ‘controls’. She hates the way he speaks to officers. She hates the way he winds everyone up with his rude, brash & arrogant manner. He does this to such an extent that officers refuse to answer their radio to him. This makes both their jobs difficult. She hates his mannerisms.

As she regaled me with the various stories of his incompetence & arrogance it was clear how much it affected her. I was sure I could see tears in her eyes. She hates it so much that she has almost phoned in sick when she’s rostered to work with him.

Some people of his ilk et dealt with speedily & effectively. Others seem to drift around never getting sorted & inflicting misery on anyone unfortunate enough to be around them. PC Andrews is just such an example of the second type. Shunted from one department to the next because nobody is prepared to grasp the nettle, it’s easier to move him on somewhere else to become someone else’s problem. Job done.

I hope I’ve persuaded Hannah to speak with someone about it, there are various avenues she can take. There’s no reason people like her should suffer, it’s bad enough under the current working practices in the room without tossers like him making it worse.

You can leave a comment, or trackback from your own site. RSS 2.0


  1. Tony F says:

    In the past, he would have been taken around the back of the hangar, for a small amount of kicking. Nowadays, if you complain, you can drop yourself in it. I suppose, it will depend on the managers, and how on the ball they are.

    October 13th, 2008 at 19:06

  2. blueknight says:

    If ‘Hannah’ can’t do it alone, the rest of the shift, who are having to suffer the problems, should say somthing to their supervisors as well.

    October 13th, 2008 at 23:16

  3. john says:

    That’s the trouble with a career organisation, nobody steps out of line.
    In mainstream society he would have been told: “why do you have to be such a shithead, if you can’t get on with people then fuck off”
    (sorry ’bout the language…but it as easy as that) (and then deny you said it if he complains) (unless he is an ethnic minority….in which case he will doubtless play the race card to get higher….sorry !)

    October 14th, 2008 at 07:13

  4. PC Andrews says:

    You bunch of backstabbing ba5tards. See you in the control room and let’s see if you’re hard enough.

    October 14th, 2008 at 11:27

  5. norther skipper says:

    The new misconduct and performance regs makes it much easier to deal with idiots like this. Supervisors who fail to deal with people like this are themselves liable. It a simple of matter of someone taking the bull by the horns and sorting him out. He then has a choice either behave or your history. I’m not ex PSD, hate seeing people getting kicked by the system but there are times when there is little alternative

    October 14th, 2008 at 17:26

  6. 200 says:

    PC Andrews – LOL

    N.S. – I eckon it’ll not be until someone goes off with stress & threatens to sue someone that they’ll actually take any notice, too many people don’t want to rock the boat, or be accused of an ‘ism’.

    October 14th, 2008 at 18:42

  7. ginger says:

    The question for me must be – what are the supervising officers doing? Presumably this guy’s antics are open and generally objectionable, so why doesn’t his sergeant earn his corn and address the issue?

    Rhetorical question, really.

    October 15th, 2008 at 11:49

  8. Michael says:

    The Sergeant isn’t going to “earn his corn”, because he doesn’t know what to do. He was given accelerated promotion, based on his academic standing. He has no real experience.
    Michael S

    October 15th, 2008 at 13:13

Leave a comment