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Anna32

Resignations topic

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Considering resigning from the police service? This topic is for discussing your options and your future plans.

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Don't do it!

I resigned 4 years ago after nearly 10 years service and I can say it was the biggest mistake I've ever made with hindsight! The private sector is ruthless and finding decent jobs that pay anywhere near the Police is near impossible with 100's and sometimes 1000's applying for them. Most company's now only papersift the first couple of dozen applications as they have not got time to go through them all and can usually find someone at the front.

I know I whinged alot when I was on the job but having seen the dark side I know where my bread was buttered so to speak. Things ain't perfect but at least you're putting away for the future and time runs out quickly when your desperate.

I thought I would have no problem rejoining and saw this as a backup plan but I did'nt bank on the recession and the fact that once you leave the service no one wants to know you or help. Tough cookie. Your on your own.

Hope this isn't too depressing a picture? :g:

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And don't the Government know it!

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And don't the Government know it!

Too right they do!

My only comment would be that if I manage to rejoin now, that would leave me about 25 years to do at the current pensionable rate. Governments, Chiefs, Politicians all come and go! Things will constantly change albeit that they are on a mighty downer right now!

We live in hope.

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This may be an awkward question but. Why are senior officer that are "caught out" allowed to retire rather than being sacked form their jobs? This is not a "police bashing" question as other ranks are fired and castigated for wrongdoing while in the job. What is the difference between the upper and lower ranks when it comes to this anomaly?

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Obviously so awkward that no one wants to answer me :blink:

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Obvious really because they are probably in the same lodge as those investigating them or sitting in judgement of them :whistling:

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What is the difference between the upper and lower ranks when it comes to this anomaly?

....about £100000

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They generally have to have a pays out also as they are in office for a contracted time - like a football manager gets paid off when sacked.

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Don't do it!

I resigned 4 years ago after nearly 10 years service and I can say it was the biggest mistake I've ever made with hindsight! The private sector is ruthless and finding decent jobs that pay anywhere near the Police is near impossible with 100's and sometimes 1000's applying for them. Most company's now only papersift the first couple of dozen applications as they have not got time to go through them all and can usually find someone at the front.

I know I whinged alot when I was on the job but having seen the dark side I know where my bread was buttered so to speak. Things ain't perfect but at least you're putting away for the future and time runs out quickly when your desperate.

I thought I would have no problem rejoining and saw this as a backup plan but I did'nt bank on the recession and the fact that once you leave the service no one wants to know you or help. Tough cookie. Your on your own.

Hope this isn't too depressing a picture? :g:

Why resign unless you had something else of equal footing to go to?

Your circumstances mirror mine exactly in so much as I left 4 years ago after 10 years service and its the best thing I ever did. But I resigned to go to another job, I find it quite bizzare that you resigned and then were surpised that you couldn't just walk into another job with the same pay and conditions.

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Why resign unless you had something else of equal footing to go to?

Your circumstances mirror mine exactly in so much as I left 4 years ago after 10 years service and its the best thing I ever did. But I resigned to go to another job, I find it quite bizzare that you resigned and then were surpised that you couldn't just walk into another job with the same pay and conditions.

What did you do after you resigned?

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Sure, there are plenty of really crap things about the job but having worked at other things before joining I realize that it is still a good number...

I'd advise anyone thinking of going to go on a career break first just to test the water. There is a good reason why thousands of people apply for each vacancy and its not just the uniform and blue light runs.

Everyone goes through periods of being really f**cked off with work, I've been through a few myself...

Think carefully before you put your papers in!

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