Archive for October 7th, 2010

October 7th, 2010

Down, down, deeper & down

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

We 0ften say amongst ourselves at work that things can’t get any worse, but they always do.

The forthcoming staffing cuts will not see any relaxation of the stringent staff levels we currently have which means getting time off when you want it is usually a lottery with the chances weighed against you.

Management seem to make the rules up as they go along with regards to when & how they can change your shift or cancel your rest days. One day they say they can then they change their policy & then they change it back again. I got fed up with them cancelling my rest days when I was a copper, I thought as a civvy things would be better. I am really glad I retired when I see my shift police colleagues getting their rest days changed willy-nilly because people can’t staff the control room correctly.

Oh how I enjoy being told that a shift of early turns has changed by some unspecific osmosis into a shift of late turns; I just love working 8 lates in a row.