Ned

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  1. Resigning/Quitting

    Half the people in my writing room talk of doing the same.
  2. Shafted again

    I worked the shift. Shafted.
  3. Shafted again

    Yep, good old creamfields!
  4. Shafted again

    Being trodden on and shafted sadly seems part of the job, but this has well and truly wound me up... In May of this year I was notified that I'd be working an event in August (it's held every year). Later on in May I moved to a different station and to a different shift. I was still shown as working this event. Up until about 2 weeks ago when I'm no longer shown as doing the event on a Friday but instead doing a night shift on the Saturday - which is now a cancelled rest day. Not very happy with being messed about so late in the day and could've done with that Saturday as I've got a lot going on at home at the minute. Anyway, I asked if they would reconsider and obviously I was told where to go. I've now been told that the only reason my days have been changed is because I moved from one block to another - but this was in May! Ridiculous - why didn't they mess about with my shifts in May when I actually changed blocks!! Even worse, I've now asked for the cancelled rest day to be re-allocated to a couple of days later. They've said no, because our really crappy leave system has had all my CTO, RDILs and AL messed up for months so apparently I'm in minus on my RDILs and they've now allocated my RDIL from this Saturday back to a date in January!! A couple of months ago, all my leave was shown correctly and I had a 0 balance on RDILs. I have no idea why it's all in minus suddenly. I'm going to have to go through it all and see if I can make sense of where and how it's gone wrong - think I'll have to turn my radio off for a while to do that! Is there not some rule where a cancelled rest day needs to be re-allocated to you within a certain number of days? At the minute, I'm essentially coming in on a rest day and working for nothing - can I be made to do this does anyone know?
  5. Transfer into GMP

    A while since this question was asked, but I'm serving in another force too and am looking at transferring to GMP - anyone in the force have any info on if and when its next going to happen? Thanks
  6. Just about to buy a house and trying to find a good (and cheap) solicitor to do the conveyancing when I came across this; http://www.polfedmortgages.co.uk/conveyancing.asp Looks official enough, but the price sounds too good to be true. Anyone ever used this service or have knowledge on whether its legit or not? Thanks guys.
  7. I'm about to start my training as a new student officer and am wondering how the shift allowance for police officers will work. For example, police staff who receive shift allowances get the allowance as a percentage of their annual salary. So a member of police staff on 20k a year getting 10% allowance gets an additional 2k a year on top of their basic salary. Will it be the same formula for police officers? So a new officer on 23k gets 2.3k on top of their annual salary once they start working shifts? If my maths isn't stupidly out could be worth about an extra £150 a month. Or does nobody know yet, or am I just wrong? Thanks.
  8. Any recent applicants?

    The induction evening was really useful and has made me feel even more excited about all this. It was nice to meet everyone and to see the trainers - seems like we have two really top notch trainers there.
  9. Any recent applicants?

    I'll be there on the 2nd too. I hope the next 3 weeks go quickly because I really can't wait to get started now!!
  10. Any recent applicants?

    Had my offer letter too - can barely believe this has all happened after waiting so long! Can't wait to get started and meet everyone properly. First week of work is residential at hq according to the letter - anyone know where they might put us? I didn't think there was any accommodation on site at hq?
  11. Any recent applicants?

    Where have they posted you to fez? Hope your shift with your tutor goes well!
  12. Any recent applicants?

    I had my medical last tuesday as well bobb, then I had uniform fitting monday just gone - have you had that yet? Haven't received an offer letter yet, assume they're still doing reference checks/vetting etc.
  13. I really hope the pay increments don't get scrapped - surely it'd cause far too many issues as others have said. All being well I'm due to join as a PC in February and am taking a cut of a few thousand - if that's a permanent cut I really don't know how I'll manage.
  14. Any recent applicants?

    Agree with above post, if you can fit the demands of volunteering into your life (minimum 16 hrs per month after initial training) the special constabulary is well worth it. I've been doing it for a few years myself and the experience has been invaluable. All the best.
  15. Any recent applicants?

    I'm really sorry to hear that news mate - it sucks.