Thursday, January 12, 2006

OK, We NEED Facts

We signed onto the Sergeant's Test website at 0930 hours this morning, flew thru the application process and downloaded our "How to" guide. Now we are reading comments all over the place about the test was cancelled?

Someone get that fax and type it into the comments section ASAP please. What the hell is going on out there?

We (and we mean we) want to know if we just got shafted out of $25 bucks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry.. you will get the money back in your paycheck..

HA HA HA!! that what you think!! fucked up Finance will deduct another $25.00!!!

1/12/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous a P.O. thats gonna bust his ass studying said...

The pay listed for sergeant’s was under THE OLD contract. The new pay is $63,108 to $91,446. -- $11,000 more than a D-1. Plus roughly $4000 in supervisor’s pay. Also sergeant’s get 45 minutes a day and you can sell back 200 hours every March. That’s $5000 clear. THE TOTAL IS A $20.000 PAY RAISE.

The reason people are starting rumors is because they are jealous .. they don’t have 60 hours of school or they really don’t want to study. They want to believe the system is totally corrupt (not just 30% corrupt aka: meritorious) OR they are typical coppers and are to cheap to pay $25.00 for the test.

FORGET ABOUT THE $20.000.00 pay raise. Just keep wearing your blue shirt and bust you ass chasing the dopeman for court time.

1/12/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out PBPA website for new pay info.

1/12/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they are just rumors??? What is the matter with some of you coppers???

1/12/2006 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous James Laski, Former City Clerk & New Government Witness said...

The website to sign up for the sergeants exam has a notice posted "No refunds will be given under any circumstances"

Maybe they cancelled it so they could keep the $25.00 fee for the general fund..A new revenue source for the City!

HA-Ha, suckers!

1/12/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you have to supply your SS# for a payment?

1/12/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to supply your SS# because anyone in the department can get your employee number. And it's not that hard to then figure out where you live.

Which poses the next question: How many people are signing up for the test using someone else's name? At least before when you had to sign up, you had to show identification.

1/12/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got some disturbing news Retired Capt. Thomas Hughes just died of a heart attack. Best boss I ever worked for, he will be missed

1/12/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the rumors are true. The fax just came out and they cancelled the sergeant's exam. This city fucking sucks...and I will sue them for my $25.00 back!!!!

1/12/2006 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at work now and I just checked the FAX. There's nothing there.

1/12/2006 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suppling your SS# because anyone can get your empoylee# is crap. Nowhere on the internet do you have to supply your SS# for payment on something or anything else.

Your SS# is one of the strongest links someone needs for false indentification.

Who gives a crap if someone else signs a person up for a promotional exam and payas the $25 themselves. A person still has to produce a valid picture id when entering the test.

I took years to get the SS# of time due slips. Now we have to broadcast our SS# over the internet to sign up for an exam?

1/12/2006 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the desk in 024 and I have the fax in my hand. The test has not be cancelled, it has been "deferred" to a later date.

What kind of bullshit is that? At least they did not get 25 bucks from me.

1/12/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/12/2006 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/12/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They for got to give out the answers! Duh!!

1/12/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



1/12/2006 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Malcolm X's little brother said...

I too shall take the test and believe I shall do quiet well as I plan to study quite a bit. Although, when I too make it the European-Americans here will make a mockery of it.

1/12/2006 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch, some idiot will probably use a stolen CC to sign up.

1/12/2006 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to apply, the FOP website has a link on the current update page. And the test is still on for March. Good luck and remember where you came from. Because you have a white shirt, it won't give you the right to turn into a complete asshole as you put it on and treat everyone in a blue shirt like shit. " Remember where you came from"!!!!

1/12/2006 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you and your "European Americans" bullshit!

Nothing personal, it's just bullshit PC terms irk the shit out of me.

1/12/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update on Police Memorial trip ATA will be flying from MDW. 140 Round Trip. Please contact for more info.

Act now, only a few spots left!!!!

1/12/2006 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad I made it in '97 before there was a college requirement & NO MERITORIOUS!! Otherwise, I would've never made it. I'll never make Lt.-no juice & no college. I guess 20 yrs. experience on the street in a marked car in patrol means nothing.

1/12/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Glad I made it in '97 before there was a college requirement & NO MERITORIOUS!! Otherwise, I would've never made it. I'll never make Lt.-no juice & no college. I guess 20 yrs. experience on the street in a marked car in patrol means nothing.

1/12/2006 09:59:32 PM

You're not alone, I made sgt in time also. No regrets, I'm glad I was with my family rather than going to school, court, work, special....etc.

Well, one regret. Once I passed the sgts test, I didn't care about dick. Should have kept trying, maybe I would have been a dick for a few years...everyone says it's a great job.

1/12/2006 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess i should start playing cu-by-a-my-lord for you two.

1/13/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's "Kumba ya my Lord" smart guy. Nothing worse than a dumb smartass.

1/13/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's "Kumba ya my Lord" smart guy. Nothing worse than a dumb smartass.

1/13/2006 12:36:11 AM

What about a smart dumbass??

1/13/2006 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok tough guy how long you spend looking for that or were you sung that as a baby

1/13/2006 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

The only reason little Malcolm is attacked is because European-Americans (as he calls it) are afraid to admit the faults of USA history. Give the guy a break.

1/13/2006 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Capt. Thomas Hughes that passed, was he the W/C in 008 on midnights?

1/13/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strong rumor from the Ivory Tower, Marine Unit to be disbanded in '06.

1/13/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 12:50 am......yes, the same person

1/13/2006 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"leftisthebest said...

The only reason little Malcolm is attacked is because European-Americans (as he calls it) are afraid to admit the faults of USA history. Give the guy a break. "
I'll admit that things happened that shouldn't have, but my ancestors were not part of it.My parents came to this country in the 50's. Second point, instead of asking for a handout, work your ass off and get ahead, like the rest of us. Thats why this race issue still presists, because people are still looking for handouts.

1/13/2006 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Fuck you and your "European Americans" bullshit!

Nothing personal, it's just bullshit PC terms irk the shit out of me.

Fuck you too lefty (nothing personal)

"European Americans" is a made up, bullshit, PC word to go along with another made up, bullshit, PC word..."African American."

Blacks are not the only race of people indigenous to the African continent. To say "African American" is incorrect as not all "Africans" are black.

"European American" is also misleading. The disparity among the European races ranges from the almost lily white Scandanavians to the dark complexion peoples of the Mediterranean.

So fuck you PC assholes!! If you insist on identifying yourselves in that fashion, go fuck yourselves. As for me, I'm an AMERICAN!! That's all.

Be safe.

1/13/2006 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... is UP and RUNNING with all of the Sergeant's Reading List on CD Rom. Drop him a line. $10 bucks for everything.

1/13/2006 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the previous poster who stated that they had no "meritorious" when he made D3 in 97, you are giving out misinformation. Call it by any name you choose but when someone is promoted out of sequencial order and the promoted individual would not have been promoted based on their final score, the powers that be refer to that as a "meritorious promotion." YES THEY DID HAVE THEM IN THE 97 AND BEFORE. The game is still the same with few minor tweaks, i.e. 60 hrs credit. You're either not a Sergeant or a liar.

1/13/2006 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will never disband the Marine Unit. They tried it before and all those wealthy boat owners that are politicaly connected made such a fuss that daley backed down and kept the unit. Besides, in todays climate of terror and with all the money coming in from Homeland Security do you actually think that he would try that now? Do you think that even he would leave our shoreline unprotected? Go spread your rumors somewhere else.

1/13/2006 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're either not a Sergeant or a liar.

1/13/2006 07:01:08 AM

I don't know about '97 because I was already a sergeant, but I do know about '94 and '96. '94 was made in rank order, that I do remember! I remember Commander Doty on the cover of the Sun-Times with his father. He was one of a handful of minorities promoted in RANK ORDER on the list. This was an embaressment to the Daley cabal.

I was made in '96 and my class went to school for six weeks because of a lawsuit by minority candidates attempting to stop the promotional process. I also vividly remember this because some of the plaintiffs on the suit were also in my class. Circulating around the class was the promotional list to 600 places. Everyone in my class was made in RANK ORDER!

The '97 class I would bet was made the same way. If a sergeant was promoted in any of those classes out of RANK ORDER, it had to have been pursuent to a court order. I am not aware of such an order, but I won't say one did not exist.

What did not exist was MERIT promotions.

So we're not liars, and we are sergeants, at least I am. If you have more information, please share it with the rest of us.

1/13/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/13/2006 07:01:08 AM

Blow me! They went in rank order up to #410. The test was given in early '94. A class was made in Aug '94, Mar '96 & Mar '97. If you have this inside information about someone getting a bump, name names. Sounds like you don't have a clue!

1/13/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all learn how to spell second grade grammar. "I shall do quiet well". How about quite well.
Secondly: The City just built a million dollar complex for the Marine unit on the lakefront, why would they disband the unit.

1/13/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in:

Patrol unit to be disbanned in Aug 07.
The city to be policed by cameras and Traffic Control Aides!!

I hope CTA is hiring!!!

1/13/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check your receiptwe paid $26.00 not $ is pocketing the extra we have to print our own study guide???

1/13/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the city just drop a big chunk of change to build new facilities for the marine unit? I saw Hizonner and Steve Georgas taking a tour of the new facility on the news a few months ago.

1/13/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is true about Tom Hughs, I am truly sorry. He was one of the best Commanders I ever worked for. He supported his cops and backed them. He liked the workers, but was fair to everybody. It is a great loss.

1/13/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they execpt my LINK card ?

1/13/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Dick Trickle said...

To Cap'n Hughes, a prince among bosses:

(Unless you were a good for nothing dog-ass, a broad, or unlucky enough to work the third watch)

"May the road rise up to meet you and the wind be at your back, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead."

A terrible loss. Godspeed, Cap.

1/13/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous $26.00 said...

About the 26 bucks, we should do a charge back for 1 dollar. I agreed to $25 NOT $26!

1/13/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed, Tom Hughes. May you rest in peace and your family be comforted by your memory. You were truly a cops' cop. I count myself fortunate to have worked with you.

1/13/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only had the pleasure of dealing with Captain Hughes on several occasions. What a complete gentleman. God Bless to him and his family.

1/13/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous sgt/008 said...

God Bless Capt.Tom Hughes. He's up there playing 36 a day laughing his ass off at all of us down here....Prayers for his family.

1/14/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they need the extra buck for the Laski defense fund.

1/14/2006 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promotions from the 93 Sgts. test were made in RANK ORDER. There was no meritorious promotion from that exam. You either had the number, or you didn't. And it went a little past #410. I was number 416, and was promoted, along with 7 other people who had the same number. The sad thing about that test was that the Mayor cut off promotions after that, citing "not enough diversity" on that list. But the REAL truth was, 40% of those in rank order from #400 to #500 were either Black, Hispanic, or female! All the Mayor succeeded in was actually cutting out what diversity TRULY EXISTED on that Sgt.'s list.

1/14/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at what you paid alittle better. They charged you all 26 bucks

1/14/2006 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine is already posted to my credit card. It was $25.

1/14/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous CPA said...

You stupid ignorant fuck, your bank charged you an extra dollar for the transaction-which makes it $26.00. Do us all a favor and stay in your beat car, in your blue shirt and don't come out of your cave you stupid fucking asshole!!!!!

1/15/2006 10:09:00 PM  

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