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Trading Time for Money

Whatever rank you reach within the police force there will, unfortunately, be a cap on the amount of money you earn. Then to make matters worse you have to trade your time to earn a living. There are 168 hours per week and you will spend 40 hours plus

Pensions, Life and Death

We tend to go through life, playing it small and remaining in our comfort zone, tip-toeing our way through life making it safely to our death beds, but please do not forget death can come for us at any time. We are all taught to go to school, get

The Unhealthy Aspects of Shift Work

If there is one thing that comes up the most when it comes to working in the police service, it is working shifts. Body clocks get messed up, routines are hard to develop, and your social life gets put to the back of the priority list. (Not to mention

The pleasure of time with family

This post is for the parents out there or for those who are planning to have children in the future, just like me. I have spoken to many police officers and I always ask them what their problems are and things such a low income, working stressful shifts and

The Pain of Receiving the Wrong Wages

I want to share with you an F.T.E. (F**k This Event) that really frustrated me! Whilst working for the police service I did a lot of things to support them, for example when they were short on staff, I changed shifts to accommodate them, I worked every Christmas and