Saturday, February 23, 2008

Leap Pay

Salaries are figured on a 2,080 hour work year.

The salary is divided up among 24 checks.

What happens during a Leap Year when we end up with eight more working hours in the year? Are we working a free shift during the year?

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the math day by day and this year it equals 2080 hours (for D.O.G. 3) so I looked back at 2007 and found I worked 2096 hours. When I called the union, Caparelli explained to me 2080 is no where in the contract and it is, in fact, based not on 2080 hors a year, but rather 171 hours a police period. First period of 2007 I worked 177 hours. but then after that most of the periods were well below the 171. So it all evened out.

2/22/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, we just leap once. I did. didn't you?

2/22/2008 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you're gonna force me to milk jobs and stretch lunches for a day or two to make up for this chicanery is what you say is true!!

2/22/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good question SCC.

What about the disparity in DOG's? Some DOG's work up to 3-4 days less per year. How is this accounted for? Low seiority officers are routinely switched from one DOG to another to benefit management via reverse seniority.

This has been brought to FOP's attention in the past.

2/23/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naw daley will just use the money to give his fake hero son more contracts!

2/23/2008 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I just lost 8.5 hours. Timekeeper says it was a mistake that was not "caught" 9 months ago.
So is it my fault?

2/23/2008 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the FOP going to do? Not a damn thing!

2/23/2008 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things will never change unless we get 9500 coppers to stick together....Like I said, things will never change.

2/23/2008 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are salaried, not hourly. The hourly thing is just a guide, a way to figure overtime etc.

Some years we work more, some less. We make a flat amount each year and to that is added OT, uniform, extra pay etc.

Sure we get screwed. But we also screw back. I came on with a GED. The police dept. kept me from pounding nails till I couldn't lift a hammer anymore. I am three years from retirement and last year I made $92,000. Not bad for a kid with a GED from the hood who was always getting into shit in my younger days.

My dad never made over $15,000 a year in his life, He never had a pension or any retirement savings.

$92 thou for what I do keeps me going to confession every Saturday to ask the priest how many prayers I have to say for making this much for doing so little.

As one of the first instructors kept saying those early days in the academy, "not a bad job."

If you're looking for a career with advancement etc, get an MBA or law degree or an MD and go elsewhere. For many this job has been a lifesaver.

2/23/2008 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well I just lost 8.5 hours. Timekeeper says it was a mistake that was not "caught" 9 months ago.
So is it my fault?

2/23/2008 01:59:00 AM

WaS THAT THE TIMEKEEPER IN 022, SHES GOOD FOR THAT. One lazy prima DONNA. Allways over worked neeks extra help. When we had PO Nancy as a timekeeper years ago she did it all, the books were correct and she had time to go out and smoke.

2/23/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GIVE US A PAID LUNCH (LIKE I THINK WE DESERVE) AND DOESNT THAT CAUSE THE WHOLE NUMBERS GAME TO CHANGE?

2/23/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What is the FOP going to do? Not a damn thing!

2/23/2008 03:33:00 AM

They will do something! Have another drink or trip on us!

2/23/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote vote vote for what ...
what is this city wide team...???
never received anything in the mail for 6 years all of a sudden i'm getting a bunch of crap...
So who is out there to vote>

2/23/2008 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW. Never thought of that. Maybe we can get the green denim-suit preachers to declare a "cease-fire" and all take a day off

2/23/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go on the medical. take three days here, three days there, you will feel alot better about the whole thing.

2/23/2008 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What is the FOP going to do? Not a damn thing!

2/23/2008 03:33:00 AM"

What me worry? As they enjoy their4 day work week. Can you say Hypocrites?

Donanhue will win by a Landslide, back to business as usual. Bend over officer this won't hurt a bit

2/23/2008 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck the f o p there nothing but a bunch of assholes in office thats all careless bitches

2/23/2008 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the FOP going to do? Not a damn thing!

2/23/2008 03:33:00 AM

Yeah, just like the lazy muthafuckin Teamsters, Operators, Plumbers, Electricians, AFSCME, AFL CIO. All bastards! Why can't these do nothing unions band together and outlaw leap years? They don't do shit. Better yet, if you move to the planet Mercury, its year is only about 78 days.

2/23/2008 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cry Baby. File a griv.!

2/23/2008 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."$92 thou for what I do keeps me going to confession every Saturday to ask the priest how many prayers I have to say for making this much for doing so little"...

Top scale for a blueshirt doesn't make that much. And when you figure in the deductions for the astronomical medical costs that's deducted, almost 20% is gone right off the top.

Don't even get me started on the rediculously high taxes in this Godforsaken city and state.

Spare us the bragging on your fantasy "gross" income, because nobody takes home anywhere NEAR their gross pay. It's just a number to impress your friends and relatives.

2/23/2008 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."$92 thou for what I do keeps me going to confession every Saturday to ask the priest how many prayers I have to say for making this much for doing so little"...

Top scale for a blueshirt doesn't make that much. And when you figure in the deductions for the astronomical medical costs that's deducted, almost 20% is gone right off the top.

Don't even get me started on the rediculously high taxes in this Godforsaken city and state.

Spare us the bragging on your fantasy "gross" income, because nobody takes home anywhere NEAR their gross pay. It's just a number to impress your friends and relatives.
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No matter what job you have, deductions will be made for medical expenses. Additionally, if you live in Chicago, you will be taxed at the current rate no matter who your employer is.

2/24/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compare this Fop to the previous FOP and you would build this one a statue in Grant Park. I would. And I did leap, just once.

2/24/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous I Love My Job said...

Dear head in the sand:
Yes! with special employment, a great number of us made more than 100,000.

There are detectives that easily grossed 175,000 between special and court

And those guys at the airports really cleaned up on their in-unit OT and special employment to the tune of $150,000 and up.

then there are the sergeants. Some grossed 200,000.

I love this country. I love this job.

I too came on with a GED and the department paid for my AA and BA degree.

Why do you think we have our sons and daughters coming on the job?

Just in February for instance:
Paid on the 1st
Overtime check on 07 Feb
paid on the 16th
special check on 22 Feb.

Come on people.... it's ok to rank and complain but deep inside we are making off like bandits.
In other words:
we are cops and robbers.

2/24/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way (but that's me) was my kid coming on this job once I started making good money. Thank God!

2/24/2008 10:15:00 PM  

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