Wintermute

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About Wintermute

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  1. Hey, Im 21, Ive been interested in joining the Police for a decade. Just as I was gearing up to apply at 18, the budget cuts happened and I was pretty demoralised by the lack of recruitment. Now Ive decided I dont mind waiting. If I continue to work and do special constabulary in my spare time for a year or two, would they consider me for full time? Im just worried about my qualifications. I have pretty good GCSE's (2A's 6B's and 2C's) but at A Level I only have a C and an E. I know there are minimal formal educational requirements for the Police, but surely in practice it's a lot higher due to competition? I also need to loose weight, put some on since leaving college. But I can do that. The things I have going for me are: - I had one week work experience with Merseyside Police, and one week with the Magistrates Court Mental Health Liason service for my mandatory work experience in Year 10. - I was a Police Cadet between ages 16-18 - Been a cub leader since age 16, still do this weekly. - Worked as a care worker for elderly for 1 year, currently work as the solitary night warden at sheltered accomodation for the elderly, responsible for the welfare of 47 residents through the night. Do you think I have a good chance? I just dont want to waste my time, Im getting pretty angsty about my progress through life atm, and Ive drifted long enough. Dont want to chase another dead end. Cheers :)
  2. Anyone play online poker?

    Hey, Anyone here play poker online? Or poker RL? If so what stakes do you play? Personally I play mostly online at PKR and 888 generally £0.10/0.25 to £1/2. Always no limit. Do you think the cards at an online table vs RL have a programed propensity for drama and bad beats? Seriously some uncanny hand's experienced both in my favor and not in my favor online with an absurd frequency.. I think there should definitely be more regulation of online poker rooms.
  3. Work Disciplinarys

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  4. Work Disciplinarys

    But different company's have different definitions of "Gross misconduct"... Believe it or not this is classed as "gross misconduct" even though I only revived a warning and clearly didn't do anything "wrong". It's only because of insurance.. Wouldn't it be called "Falsification of documents" though?
  5. Work Disciplinarys

    Hi The reference policy is that references are minimal but I was told that if they asked for details of any disciplinary matters (Which I assume the police will), then it will be disclosed. In 12 months the disciplinary is void and cant be mentioned on references, but that's irrelevant because I'm applying to the Police now, and they will always know if they ask and they tell them. The only reason I worry is that it may be seen as dishonest etc. I'm not dishonest remotely it's just I thought as they are two separate calls they needed to be presented as such and the comments sheets are "Legal documents". I was "suspended pending investigation" when it first happened for two days which I know is only procedure but does make it seem like a "big deal"
  6. Work Disciplinarys

    Hey, There wasn't anywhere on the application form for the specials to declare that; I imagine the form is a little different for the specials (at least not merseyside police's application form). There will probably be a form later on in the process to declare such things. I'm only at the assessment stage at the moment, but I do intend to declare it.
  7. Vetting

    Hello, I just had a question regarding the employer reference check, It's got me quite paranoid. I assume they ask if any disciplinary's have been made and basically I had a disciplinary in my work - It wasn't anything "bad" it was just a paperwork issue. I'm a community care worker and I had arrived quite late to a morning call due to unforeseen events in a previous morning call and by the time I finished his morning call it was coming up to this particular clients lunch call so he asked me to do his lunch call then too. However as they are two separate calls, I wrote them down as two separate calls with a half hour gap in between but there was no real gap between them. This is mainly for insurance reasons, there was nothing wrong with what I did, I just didn't document it properly. The action taken against me was just a warning - but I just worry.. Otherwise I have incurred no further disciplinary actions. Will this be an issue?
  8. Work Disciplinarys

    Hello, I just had a question regarding the employer reference check, It's got me quite paranoid. I assume they ask if any disciplinary's have been made and basically I had a disciplinary in my work - It wasn't anything "bad" it was just a paperwork issue. I'm a community care worker and I had arrived quite late to a morning call due to unforeseen events in a previous morning call and by the time I finished his morning call it was coming up to this particular clients lunch call so he asked me to do his lunch call then too. However as they are two separate calls, I wrote them down as two separate calls with a half hour gap in between but there was no real gap between them. This is mainly for insurance reasons, there was nothing wrong with what I did, I just didn't document it properly. The action taken against me was just a warning - but I just worry.. Otherwise I have incurred no further disciplinary actions. Will this be an issue?
  9. Hello again

    Hey, I've been here since 2006 but rarely posted. My name's Stephen and I'm 20. Hoping to join the Police eventually, currently have an assessment date for the Specials. I've previously had my work experience with the Police and been a Police Cadet between age 16-18. I'm likely to be more active here now so I figured I'd say Hi .
  10. What should I do?

    My application to the Specials has been accepted! Got an assessment date now!
  11. What should I do?

    Hey all, I'm 20. I've been interested in joining the Police for years now - though with all the budget cuts and what not I don't see me joining any time soon. I had previously applied as a Special when I turned 18 but didn't even get past the application phase. I have previously been a Police Cadet for Merseyside Police and I also had my work experience with the Police. Since leaving Sixthform I didn't go to University and instead opted for full time working experience - I've been working as a domicillary care worker for adults for exactly a year now and whilst it's nice helping people I seriously need to get out of it and do somthing else. I also done a little bar work before I got that job. I volunteer for a Scout group and have done since I was 16. Do you think a period of service in the RAF or the Royal Navy would make me more likely to be considered by the Police? Or would you reccomend me going to University or somthing like that? Continue working and keep trying for specials? (though I know for a fact to get in the specials you have to be knocked back a couple of times so they can see you really want it. Anyway, I've just applied for the specials again...) Cheers
  12. Got A Start Date But Now Thinking Of Backing Out

    Wanna swap places pawn?
  13. Thanks, What I mean is, in order to even pass the papersift or stand out in interview on paper - do I need a degree? If I'm in a pool of say 30 shortlisted applicants and 20 of them have a degree, will they throw me out simply because I don't have a degree or will they consider my experience/application in greater depth? Bearing in mind I had my work experience with them, was a Police Cadet for 2 years, Volunteer for 2 scout groups and have done for years, Currently work full time in a community based job (Support Care Worker) and hopefully will have some ex-army/navy experience when I come to apply for the Police.
  14. Am I on the right track? Do I really need a degree?

    I'm already aware of all this, the shifts are fine, I'm an eccentric sleeper anyway and I like irregularity. Beauracracy is something to pander to, if I can't pander to beauracracy then how can I pander to the procedure overall? The hate and criticism from some is something I scoff at and would lighten my day, as they'll call for assistance the moment they need it.