A Message/Warning to n00bs, Rookies, and Wanna-be's

Discussion in 'Just Shootin' The Breeze' started by Delta784, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    We do four months on days, four on PMs, and four on graveyards. We switch FTOs every two or three months. Variety is the spice of life.
     
  2. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    it's time to embrace the madness

    i always hum a little tune during the day.

    elvis, chirstmas carols, mozart, etc

    people ask, why you so happy ?

    just a mild case of mental illness boys. :cool: .
     
  3. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I recall riding with a veteran officer one evening. I had come to work, still new at this department (though I did have a few years of work under my belt from other places). The guy is told, "Ok, he rides with you." He didn't look happy one bit. We get out to the cruiser and off we go. He spent the first 15-20 minutes ranting about, "I dont WANT to be an f-ing training officer! I didn't ASK to be an f-ing training officer. I'm SICK of being stuck with the f-ing new guys....." etc. WAY TO MAKE A GUY FEEL LOVED.

    After he did his shtick and we sat in near silence for a few minutes. We started a conversation and within 1/2 an hour, we were friends and have remained so ever since even after his retirement.

    It was a combination of his being BRUTALLY truthful, AND simply testing me to see how I'd react. Interesting tactic. However if a guy who signed up to be an FTO does it, he looks like a total idiot. I don't think any have, but I can imagine a couple who might.
     
  4. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    While I was union president I temporarily resigned as an FTO, because I can't say "This guys sucks, get rid of him" as an FTO, then represent him as union president at his termination hearing.

    While I was president, I was asked to take a n00b on his very first night out of the academy because his FTO called in sick, and there was no one else working who was certified as an FTO that didn't already have a n00b with them. I agreed to do it, with the caveat that he was essentially a ride-along and would do absolutely nothing except watch me and jump in if I was really in the shit.

    It was a somewhat awkward night, with me constantly telling him to not touch the radio/computer, and to say nothing while I serviced a call.
     
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  5. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    Is he still on the job ?
     
  6. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    He is.
     
  7. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Just don't tell us he's new a lieutenant or something like that.
     
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  8. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    No, and I will hopefully be happily retired (9 years, 3 months, and 13 days to go, but who's counting?) before he makes rank.
     
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  9. lofu

    lofu Subscribing Member

    PM? I'm curious
     
  10. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    This is a FOUR YEAR OLD thread. I was perusing the various threads and re-found it. I reactivated it for the sake of all those NOOBS here who never saw it for one reason or another. It's very entertaining AND informative and so very true.

    Saddest part is, many of the commentators are no longer members here and there is a world of experience, logic, recognition of bullshit here. These are some folks I have the UTMOST respect for. Read through this if you're trying to get on, are on and new, are on and maybe will recognize the issues after years of dragging yourself through heaps of bullshit, horseshit and bureaucratic/administrative insanity.

    Where I work, one post I made about where I work, is still very true, but now, we have fewer marked vehicles and MORE unmarked vehicles. It never ends, it just gets worse.

    Enjoy! :D
     
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  11. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Looks like Delta's clock is now 5 years :cool:
     
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  12. BxDetSgt

    BxDetSgt MassCops Member

    Daltry and Townsend said it best..." meet the new boss, same as the old boss"
     
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