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Could anyone please offer their opinion on how going part time might affect my pension?

I joined in 1998 and I was on the 1987 scheme until moving to the 2015 CARE scheme along with everyone else. In about 5 yrs time I can retire early at age 50 and take the 25yrs service pension, as long as I stay in the current new scheme.

But if I decided to go part time for my last few years would this have any effect on my 1987 pension that is supposed to be locked away safe? Or would it just affect my 2015 CARE pension?

Thanks.

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No it wouldn't affect your service, 25 years is 25 years whether full or part time. Obviously you'll get less in the end. As far as I am aware the Pension you get is based on the full time equivalent salary.  

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Thanks, so my 1987 pension is safe and would still pay out the same regardless, and only my recent CARE pension would be reduced for going part time?

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what a load of rubbish...... that shows how out of touch you are with policing today. Your mindset is back in the good old days😎

I work with males who work flexi hours for childcare, females work part time and it is not really a problem. A colleague has just reduced her hours again and it is down to the Chief Insp. to agree to it, nothing to do with Sgt or Insp. so it is fair across the board.

We even have a Sgt who works flexi to play golf every Thursday😀....... is his name Cheese...

 

 

 

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You won't find a station in my force without a smattering of part time workers. Over all there is more respect for them than full timers as the majority are more productive in the time they are there than most full time colleagues.
The same has been known in private industry for years. Part time cops is sign of the police slowly moving into the 20th century, as mentioned elsewhere.


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I miss that! It was a fantastic pattern. Actually it was the Friday I had off. I felt that two days wasn't enough for a weekend so the Friday made it more relaxing.

I think (hope) that Zulu is joking. 

I remember coming across someone who only worked Sat and Sundays. Never did mon to fri as he was doing some course during the week. Worked well for him.

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I couldn't care less what colleagues think, and I honestly don't think they have any cares either. I just fancy more time to myself but wouldn't want it to effect what my 1987 pension is set to pay out. My CARE pension will only be giving me £200/month anyway, so hardly a noticeable amount even if it gets reduced by half. 

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1 hour ago, Yorkshire said:

I couldn't care less what colleagues think, and I honestly don't think they have any cares either. I just fancy more time to myself but wouldn't want it to effect what my 1987 pension is set to pay out. My CARE pension will only be giving me £200/month anyway, so hardly a noticeable amount even if it gets reduced by half. 

And continuity of jobs?  follow ups

 

11 hours ago, cheese_puff said:

I remember coming across someone who only worked Sat and Sundays. Never did mon to fri as he was doing some course during the week. Worked well for him.

What about if  he had cases requiring Court appearances?

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41 minutes ago, Zulu 22 said:

And continuity of jobs?  follow ups

 

What about if  he had cases requiring Court appearances?

Court trumps everything, Specials go to court on days they're not working there isn't really much choice.

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zulu, are you real. Discriminating against part timers now......... I am glad you are out as there would be a que of people wanting to argue with you on my shift😁

Regarding the original topic, will he not just get 20yrs at age 50 in the 1987 scheme, as he can't get the 2015 pension until age 55. 

As the 1987 scheme is a final salary scheme, is his salary worked out when he left the 1987 scheme or at age 50, when he will be part time?

 

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4 hours ago, Zulu 22 said:

And continuity of jobs?  follow ups

 

What about if  he had cases requiring Court appearances?

I believe he did a lot of Aid so relatively few court appearances. But obviously he had no choice if he was giving evidence.

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3 hours ago, Mark101 said:

zulu, are you real. Discriminating against part timers now......... I am glad you are out as there would be a que of people wanting to argue with you on my shift😁

Regarding the original topic, will he not just get 20yrs at age 50 in the 1987 scheme, as he can't get the 2015 pension until age 55. 

As the 1987 scheme is a final salary scheme, is his salary worked out when he left the 1987 scheme or at age 50, when he will be part time?

Mark, I am merely repeating the opinion that I heard at the ground level from the lads, and lasses who saw it as someone taking an easy ride. Many got closeted away in back offices facing angry cups of coffee. If some are working 24/7 facing danger on a daily basis and they see colleagues having a relatively easy life it does breed discontent.  Just saying, so don't try shooting the messenger.

The lad I had who was most against it was my best worker, always had prisoners for worthwhile jobs, and in doing so picked up his fair share of complaints and investigations. His view was, why should he take all the risks, all of the time when they generally put a shine on their trousers.

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