JethroD

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  1. In or Out

    Out 100%
  2. Fitness Test

    Our force does have it but to qualify I believe you have to provide medical evidence that would prevent you from undertaking the bleep test. I know a few who failed the bleep test but then passed on their first retest. Haven't heard of anyone subject to UPP though.
  3. I'm sure Osbourne said that automatic pay rises based on time served were going to be a thing of the past. Any future increments would be based on performance / suitable appraisal , which as you know is a complete farce. I'm sure that was the general flavour of it but this is just from recollection.
  4. I thought this was mentioned a while ago and it was only a matter of time before it was implemented in all public sector roles
  5. Pension Challenge

    Maths was never my strong suit so please bear with me here. If I'm correct there will be people already in tapering and still paying into the 87 scheme. If any challenge takes 2 years to be finalised (as an example) then there will me many more officers in the tapering zone by that point. So if the Govt decide to say "right , tapering is scrapped for you all" then how on earth are people's pensions going to be sorted out figures wise etc if you've already had some form of protection / tapering granted. Sorry if this seems long winded
  6. COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    Your talents clearly lie elsewhere
  7. The Ashes

    Unfortunately I can now see Australia going on and winning the remaining tests. England look bereft of confidence in the top order and Mitchell Johnson is starting to play like a man possessed. It will be interesting to see if the selectors make some brave decisions to change personnel before Edgebaston. I must say though that Australia were terrific in that last test
  8. COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    Any developments on CS will become clear once the new budget takes place next week. A further huge cut in the police budget is likely to force the issue. The current terrorist issues may cause the Govt to rethink things but I'm not holding my breath
  9. Election and political debate 2015

    What odds on him being the next policing minister ?
  10. Election and political debate 2015

    The election has been playing on my mind for a while, especially what the consequences could be if the Tories got back in and what unfinished business they have with us. Well in a way I've adopted Porkchops outlook. I've got 7 to do and I'm at the (couldn't care less stage) after several years of turmoil. Yes I would love to complete my 30 but think now that could be a pipe dream. So today I have readied a CV in preparation of CS coming our way. I am a huge believer in everything happens for a reason and if I'm dispensed with then I'm confident my policing experience will stand me in good stead. I am not going to get stressed out or worried now (I've witnessed both my children survive life threatening illnesses when they were younger) and nothing is worse than that. In a way I now feel a lot happier and stress free about the future.
  11. Pensions

    I have to admire you for making such a bold decision. I'm not sure I could have. I hope everything works out as you've planned mate.
  12. Pensions

    I'm sure he won't mind me saying this but if you send Cheese Puff a PM with all your details:- Dob, start date, salary etc he will be able to give you an excellent indicator of where you stand. He really knows his onions
  13. Pensions

    No that's not correct. I fall into that date of birth range and have tapering. If you look at page 10 of the document there is a section for tapering less than 20 service but over 38yrs old which has the service start dates rather than dates of birth. That's the table you need to work out from if your in that category as I am.
  14. COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    I would say that the service band of 20-25 years are more at risk than the over 25's. The reason being that the over 25's "should" have more people who are aged 50 and over than the younger group and would therefore qualify for a pension straight away, or within a short time period. The 20-25 group will result in a lot of deferred pensions and are on top whack wages also.