Sunday, November 13, 2005

Time and a Half?

We're up late here (or early) and now we are getting word that certain units are being permitted to work on their days off in DOC areas at TIME AND A HALF, with no regard to seniority whatsoever? All that is required is that you be Regular Day Off Friday or Saturday.

Who has details on this?

We remember there used to be a "PRIDE" car up in 011 on certain days, but it was straight time and this seems new. And why only certain units? Why not make it like Special Employment if you're paying time and a half? Christmas is coming and we'd like to get a piece of this action. We need info people!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t be a fool. The rumor spreading and believing is out of control here. I tell you that more 90% of what is posted here are half-truths. The worst kind of lie or rumor is one that is made up of a lot of fact.

Anyway, the TRUTH is that you can put in a special employment form to work your days off. IT IS BASED ON SENORITY. Sgt's D1, D2 and D2A's can apply.

This may be the first and last post that is based on fact. I can’t stand reading all this anymore and will no longer be reading this blog. I am a high-ranking member of the Department and it makes me sick to read all the comments that are being made against our fellow law enforcement officers and the bickering between us.

Having been on the job for a while I have lost people who were close to me who were killed by the scum of society. I have seen many more seriously injured. Let me leave you with this: WE ONLY HAVE OURSELVES TO RELY ON. STOP BRINGING EACH OTHER AND THE DEPARTMENT DOWN BECAUSE OF A BAD EXPERIENCE OR MISINFORMATION.

11/13/2005 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a teletype out,came out Saturday authorizing "Special Employment" on Friday and Sat. nights from 2000-0430 hrs. You report to, IIRC, Homan Ave. for assignment anywhere in the City.It's designed to supplement District operations. I didn't see anything about the pay structure.

11/13/2005 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at it as we speak, Nov. 18 and 19 only so far. Hours are 2000-0430hrs. tentatively. Peace!

11/13/2005 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So.....basically, the City has finally admitted that it's short a lot of police officers. How about hiring some then? And I don't mean those teeny little classes they have from time to time. I mean some REAL hiring to get us up to full strength.

Hmmmm?? Richie? Are you listening????

11/13/2005 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the high-ranking officer again. I could not leave out one more thing: I'm going to be promoting my tubby, balding son to Lieutenant soon and using the 30% to promote all of my cronies and appease little king richie.

But let's not turn on each other, okay.

11/13/2005 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all the "coppers" that are on th clock during those hours. Lilly don't think that we are not watching you. Your so called husband was are "bitch". So get ready!!!!!

11/13/2005 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said, the mayor has us by the balls with this type of crap. And dont thing for a minute that Mark Donahue and FOP dont know about it. CORRUPTION at its best in this city.

11/13/2005 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We arent bringing the department down. The politicians are. As for special employment being by seniority, give me a break. Only seniority on this job is who's been kissing ass longer.

11/13/2005 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Lie ..... I know the tact team in the 009th Dist had Friday (a HOLIDAY) RDO cancelled due to the increase of shootings. They all were patting themselves on their backs because they told everyone they got triple time. I also heard that the impound unit AKA: TRU also had their days of cancelled on Friday.

11/13/2005 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, I love it, the "impound unit," the jealousy never ends.

11/13/2005 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you sign up for this "Special Employment" you better check it out. What's the pay scale? Are we going to be covered completely by the union contract (for what little it's worth)?

Not to mention that the inspectors now have a whole new group of people to harass.

As for those who are worried about seniority. Not to worry. The "Hard charger" won't give up working CTA Special. Give up locking up turnstile jumpers and people eating on the train? This wouldn't be exciting enough for them.

With this, your restricted to a certain area in a district and you can't go any further than 8 blocks to eat. No travelling to 018 to dine on steak, pal. It's rib tips, pizza puffs, tacos and fries for you.

11/13/2005 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new "special employment order,".... I haven't seen it yet. Are Sgts eligible/needed also?

11/13/2005 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, but why do it if the department is leaving your homestaed exposed?

11/14/2005 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's your union pals and gals.
Time for change is coming.


The union knows it. What's reverse senority?

11/14/2005 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like great plant to me. You get to work Friday & Saturday night from 8pm to 4:30pm. You get straight time. And best of all you get to go work in ghetto district you left 10 years ago with 2 year, one bag wonders. Then you can read on here the next day that you are a dog and not the real police. All that and $35 an hour too? Sign me up.

11/14/2005 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the weekend deployment special employment is paid at time and 1/2
the order clarifying it came out this afternoon

11/14/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked in the 011th district back in the day when we had the "Pride" car. You wouldn't believe the do-nothings that would sign up to work - the lock-up keepers, the desk bitches - you would never - ever - see these idiots out on the street working a regular beat car!

11/15/2005 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weekend s/e at time and a half ? where is the money coming from? I mean, wouldn't it be better if the CPD was fully staffed, but.....if the city leaves CPD positions open (i.e., not filled, unpaid), then pays existing officers time and a half to work, doesn't the city save money in the long run (salaries, pension contributions, etc.)? Hello, FOP? anyone do a study on this?

11/15/2005 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it really costs the city all that much more.

Voluntary OT availability increases morale.

No add'l training req'd for existing volunteers.

If the needed hours are 2000-0430, no need to double people up on 3rd watch during quiet 1500-1900 hours, and no need to double people up on 1st watch during quiet 0400-0800 hours. Personally, I'd think at 1900 to 0300ish watch would get a better bang for the buck, but whatever.

Not only that, but no amortized risks associated with hiring new POs. No 10% losses for medical abusers w/in 5 years. No having to hire someone for 40 hours a week, when you only want them for just the 16 where this is available.

And so on and so on.

Which is to say, this is the first good idea I've seen the department bring out in awhile. Makes sense on many levels and for many reasons. Hell, if it were up to me, I'd accept 500 officers on most any friday or saturday night when its forecasted to be warmer than 50 degrees. And I'd put em all no further than 4 blocks from the borders of 007 and 011.

This makes so much sense that I'd be SHOCKED if it was the brainchild of any exempt.

11/15/2005 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right! Do people think this idea just spung up overnight? They run these numbers backward and forward before they approve something like this. Why do you think they have been letting our numbers atrophy to around 9000.To afford this plan? yes, but they wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't cheaper in the long run. This thing fits in with the whole "targeted response approach" of the department.

11/15/2005 05:53:00 PM  

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