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  • Metropolitan Police: "The Job"

    Although this is London specific I imagine most of this will apply to wherever you're watching from!

    P.S.in London "The Job" and "Job" refer to policing , i.e. The Job = policing, I'm Job = I'm Police, That Car's Job = That's a Police Car, in case anyone wonders what it means!


  • #2
    Good video. Is it a Police Federation one?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mulgrave600 View Post
      Good video. Is it a Police Federation one?
      No idea! I originally saw it on the "UK cop humour" Facebook page after someone sent me a link to it!

      Given the level of access for the footage I would presume it was either the fed or sanctioned from above.

      However given the realism of the video (other than the bit about not wanting to do any other job given current morale) I find it hard to believe anyone above inspector could have sanctioned it as that would suggest they are in some way aware of the realities of the job!

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      • #4
        Excellent production with typical British understatement and I reckon it would be a Police Federation job.

        P/S Talking of 'The Job', are you familiar with the term, TJF?
        Last edited by JohnKelly; 01-10-2015, 05:56 AM. Reason: Added P/S

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JohnKelly View Post
          Excellent production with typical British understatement and I reckon it would be a Police Federation job.

          P/S Talking of 'The Job', are you familiar with the term, TJF?
          I am, and that is definitely the current sentiment!

          Although it's due to get much worse with a load of new cuts apparently! A further £800 million over 4 years the met will have to find somehow...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by andy_UK View Post
            No idea! I originally saw it on the "UK cop humour" Facebook page after someone sent me a link to it!

            Given the level of access for the footage I would presume it was either the fed or sanctioned from above.

            However given the realism of the video (other than the bit about not wanting to do any other job given current morale) I find it hard to believe anyone above inspector could have sanctioned it as that would suggest they are in some way aware of the realities of the job!
            There are quite a few of your bretheren that have packed their bags and joined the Australian police forces and it sounds like you have it rough there at the moment.

            The cuts and redundancies are mentioned and the levels of over management and bureaucracy with things like PACE are quoted as big negatives too.

            Sadly it seems, in VicPol at least, that micromanagement, hand-wringing and total risk aversion is the way of the future.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by andy_UK View Post
              I am, and that is definitely the current sentiment!

              Although it's due to get much worse with a load of new cuts apparently! A further £800 million over 4 years the met will have to find somehow...
              I know you speak of the Met but from what I read in the BBC Online News, all UK Police Forces are being subjected to the same cuts; I note that Scotland has now a combined police force as in Police Scotland and I'm wondering if England and Wales will go down the same path?

              My wife and I returned to the mother country in 1999 for a holiday and after touring Ireland went to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, while passing through London we stayed at the City of London Police Section House which was excellent value.

              As Mulgrave600 has stated, there are quite a numer of Brits and Irish serving in Australian Police Forces, particularly South Australia and Western Australia as they have been recruiting experienced officers from Ireland and the UK for a number of years.


              Cheers.

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              • #8
                I think they got the sharing of the remote comment wrong..... It's more of "This person said this about me on Facebook" now.
                "Attitude breeds success"

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                • #9
                  One of the reasons I went to traffic was to get away from the endless stupid files involving Facebook and 'bullying'.

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                  • #10
                    Round my way, "Job" tends to get used like "fuggedaboutit" in Donny Brasco (i.e. to mean almost everything, for those who haven't seen the movie). Employment is, naturally, "the Job" and Police "Job". Individual calls are also a "Job" ("I'm en route to a job"). In addition, it's (at least by implication) secret , useless, perfunctory, a term of approbation and also the opposite ("Job ****ed" meaning someone who has basically abandoned any notion of a life outside, well "The Job").
                    I'm a little bit waayy, a little bit wooah, a little bit woosh, I'm a geezer.

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                    • #11
                      That was almost nostalgic watching that.
                      I am one of those Brits that came to joing our antipodean cousins in sunnier climates. Despite the issues that abound in Australian departments (as everywhere in the world), the Aussie forces as a whole are worlds better than working for the met.

                      I made life long friends there and loved parts of it, especially the public order, but there is no way I would ever go back.

                      I've also had the pleasure of staying at the CoLP section houses.
                      They beat the hell out of the met section house that I lived at for a while... Which just smelt of mould, sweat, stale beer and too many old porn mags stacked in the corner of the longer term residents!

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                      • #12
                        Great video, and so true.

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