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Most of us will remain at a Pc for our whole careers , a few will become sgts and even less as more senior ranks. As far as i am concerned the better Sergeants are the ones with experience and the ones that have been in that rank for a number of years.

Is that Your view?

If so why does the pay structure push all PC's away from promotion? If you know what i mean...when you want something else or more money

At 2 years you are out of your probation

 

At 3/4 years you have made your mind up what you want to do...CID Dogs ARV Traffic other specialist role

 

At 5/6 years you get your job

 

At 9/10 years you really enjoy your job but want more money

 

10 yrs You are now on max PC pay

 

next year you get your threshold payment.

 

To get promoted now you would recieve no pay rise going onto 1st year SGT !

 

To the outside world if i explain this they are amazed....

 

So what incentive to study, do exam,part two,promotion board etc?

 

When will they pay SGTs more to encourage us with more than 10years to go for promotion? How many of you know of PC/DC with 10yrs plus who would make good sgts...how many don't want it because of all the hassle etc

 

We only do this job for the money they give us....don't we?

 

We do not want to have 3year service sgts do we?

 

Pc's and Sgts are the workers and we need to encourage the best to remain in the doing jobs and not moving onto management jobs. This will never happen with the current pay structure. It needs to change...Do you agree?

 

The present system only encourages young in service officers to get promoted and this is wrong.....Do you agree?

 

Too late for me though with 5 years left.....Is this my cynical view or a true reflection of others views 

 

What are your views? 

 

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When I was promoted to Inspector (1985), I was on top rate for PS (I had 10 years as PS) and went straight onto year 2 Inspector rate. Are you sure this still doesn't happen?

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Yes it is still the case.....As a 10 year Pc you get the same as a first year Sergeant......With the Threshold payment it takes a Pc to about same 2nd year sergeant.....Get promoted to Sgt after 11+ years and you lose the threshold payment and hence you earn the same during your first year

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Just looked and its a £63 per annum pay rise if you get promoted! that must be all of £5 a month less tax....!

 

And some in our force have been posted 40 miles away!

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Just looked and its a £63 per annum pay rise if you get promoted! that must be all of £5 a month less tax....!

 

And some in our force have been posted 40 miles away!
 

 

 I've worked out with increase in travelling time and distance alone (I currently do 1.3 miles in 5 mins on my push bikeLOLLOLLOL) I would be about another £1,000 a year down on promotion CryCryCry(No Counting the actual cost of buying a car, Ins etc)

 

Besides, I'm in the Job I love doing - Why move, Money Isn't everything, I value my Job satisfaction just as highly

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Why is there not a larger increment......It shows to some degree the lack of respect they have for the Sergeants role........Look how more responsible you have to be....you get the blame off the the Insp and the PC's ! PDR's , discipline (is there any now?) getting in early to prepare briefings......the increase in salary in no way recompenses the effort and extra responsibility but then some say that those that get promoted don't want to work anymore hence become a Sergeant and tell others what to do! 

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I passed the part one and two in 2004.  As a dog handler with 14 yrs service it would cost me around £2000 a year to get promoted to Sgt.

I think I'll stay a PC.

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I passed the part one and two in 2004.  As a dog handler with 14 yrs service it would cost me around £2000 a year to get promoted to Sgt.

I think I'll stay a PC.

When doing your calculations, don't forget to factor in your pension as well.

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I was hoping to bank my exams and go for promotion in another 8 to 10 years so that I retired as a Sgt, but I understand that the promotion process is changing and I may have to  am waitihe main reason Istart again. 

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Indeed. Those touch pads are dreadful, especially if you have the auto left button select turned on if you pause over a link. Mind you, I don't like laptops at all unless there is a very good reason for one. A lot of people buy them because they think (the salesman has told them) they are the latest fashion. They are a very poor substitute for a decent (not Dell or Fujitsu or HP) desktop.

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There is more to getting promoted than money. If you're happy in your current rank/position then fine. I have a combined total of 19 years in. My reasons for going for promotion are:

1. With my years of service I have seen several wasters in higher ranks. I know I can do a better job, retain more respect from peers and hopefully do my small bit in gaining respect for whatever rank I hold.

2. Having re-joined as a newer pension holder I have to work to 55/35 years. This means I have 13 1/2 to do so, as the Job has shafted my pension, I will aim for a better one i.e. at least Inspector, rather than PC.

3. I'm getting too old for earlies.lates and particularly nights: I have also done almost all I wanted to do as a PC and feel I can provide added value to "higher" ranks. As a white, hetero, male I do not expect to get further than Ch.Insp.

 

I've just wrapped up TOWBAR and I already have my head in Blackstones for next year's Insp exam in September.

Good luck to those who decide it's for them; hat's off to those happy with their lot!

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An interesting point for West Mids sergeants applying for the Dog Section- you won't have a dog! Apparently, they will be double crewing with the PC Dog handlers. Where's the fun in that, having a sergeant sat next to you all night?

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Hmm, perhaps its intentional, weeds out the people who actually want to be a sargeant form the people who are just after the paycheck? Tongue

 

Just a thought *shrugs*

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