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  • Jones45
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    Originally posted by Chicago_mwk View Post
    Never had a union job so it is true that I don't know what I'm talking about in regards to union cuts.

    But doesn't it seem like political suicide to cut police during a spike in crime? That's why I was suggesting the cuts would be minor in the Police...

    Where these minor cuts come from I don't know... I was just speculating on that. Sad to hear that I was wrong though... I really want this job!
    1. Union ensures that if anyone goes, you start from the bottom and work your way up, regardless how "valuable and needed" the cheap earners are.

    2. Political suicide in Chicago is being a Republican. Dems can and will do whatever they feel like doing, and the "Sheeples" will continue to vote for them. Can't blame anyone but ourselves for this.

    3. Minor cuts in payroll come from civilian payrollers and contractors tasked with admin jobs that are cheaper, but can be done (double duty) by on duty officers and current essential employees.

    Daley will leave office when he's dead or on his own terms. He's too happy and powerful, and if he decides to retire, he loses all of that. As far as him going to jail, well, that will never happen. The Machine will protect their father. Besides being a pain in the ***, that man has really covered and distanced himself from enough of the illegal hiring, and campaign shenanigans. Like it or not, that's the truth.

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  • Chicago_mwk
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    Never had a union job so it is true that I don't know what I'm talking about in regards to union cuts.

    But doesn't it seem like political suicide to cut police during a spike in crime? That's why I was suggesting the cuts would be minor in the Police...

    Where these minor cuts come from I don't know... I was just speculating on that. Sad to hear that I was wrong though... I really want this job!

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  • ChiCity
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    Originally posted by Chicago_mwk View Post
    If they truely do want to cut some people from the police department, it will be redundent personnel and some upper/mid level officers that are over 25 years; total will be maybe 20-30 cops. I don't think that they would even consider removing anyone who is new or lower ranking... they're cheaper and needed on the street.

    But I don't think they'll cut any cops at all... I'm not sure if people would stand for that.
    That doesn't usually happen with union jobs. It's called seniority.

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  • PDlife4ME
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    Originally posted by Chicago_mwk View Post
    If they truely do want to cut some people from the police department, it will be redundent personnel and some upper/mid level officers that are over 25 years; total will be maybe 20-30 cops. I don't think that they would even consider removing anyone who is new or lower ranking... they're cheaper and needed on the street.
    You have no idea what you are talking about!

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  • Chicago_mwk
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    If they truely do want to cut some people from the police department, it will be redundent personnel and some upper/mid level officers that are over 25 years; total will be maybe 20-30 cops. I don't think that they would even consider removing anyone who is new or lower ranking... they're cheaper and needed on the street.

    But I don't think they'll cut any cops at all... I'm not sure if people would stand for that.
    Last edited by Chicago_mwk; 08-21-2008, 04:00 PM. Reason: grammer

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  • ChiCity
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    Interesting that after returning from Beijing to see how the Olympics are done, Da Mare realizes that we will actually need 20 million more dollars to balance the budget.

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  • DELTAFORCEWOLF
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    from 1000 to 1800
    from $400 mil to $420 mil

    isnt this priceless...

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  • ftlaudcop
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    ' dick' daley

    I owe $20 parking ticket from 1982, know how govt works
    will ' DICK' DALEY send the s.w.a.t. down to fla to vacation, party,
    and put a boot on me and extredite back to the ' bridewell' ????...

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  • Kskog
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    Originally posted by copchick11 View Post
    Yeah, I read that they will attack the civilians first, but only cut as needed, and then move on to sworn, or so I interpreted. If this is a budget thing, I would think they'd start with the most expensive employees first. Then they can move the cheaper labor up a notch, hire more entry level cops, and still be on target with budget (or sort of!). They talk about that process - the "doing it non-politically" process - in this article I read today:

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1...-fed19.article
    Ummm, good idea, but we do have a contract and layoffs are addressed in it. All civilians first and then reverse seniority.

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  • copchick11
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    Originally posted by ChiTownDet View Post
    Of course the people with the least seniority would be the first to be laid off, as it should be. The ones that have been working the longest amount of time should not have to worry about being laid off. Our contract says that all civilian Police Dept. emplyees have to be laid off before sworn are. Now if the city wants to max out my pension for me on their dime, I'd be happy to retire...
    Yeah, I read that they will attack the civilians first, but only cut as needed, and then move on to sworn, or so I interpreted. If this is a budget thing, I would think they'd start with the most expensive employees first. Then they can move the cheaper labor up a notch, hire more entry level cops, and still be on target with budget (or sort of!). They talk about that process - the "doing it non-politically" process - in this article I read today:

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1...-fed19.article

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  • MorseAve1134
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    I believe he was a deputy, he processed inmates (or something of the sort) at the court house.

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  • BearsSox
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    how the %@#& is daley still in office after all these years?

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  • Jail Guard7160
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    Originally posted by MorseAve1134 View Post
    Am associate of mine was with the county in the courts for ten years and they laid him off, with many others. He was offered his job back but decided to just leave it. Did anyone else hear about his? I don't know how long ago it was, could've been years ago could've been recent. This is from his mouth, I'm not saying it's fact. If I ever get the chance to ask him to elaborate I will.

    Was he a Deputy? I never heard about any Deputy's getting laid off. Last year they threatened us with lay offs do to a lack of money. Buy miraculously they found the money. Also they raised the sales tax. 10.25% sales tax secures my job.

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  • ChiTownDet
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    Originally posted by copchick11 View Post
    Do you think the fat will be cut at the top of the food chain, with the highest paid employees? Or will they start at the bottom of the totem pole with rookies who have the least seniority?
    Of course the people with the least seniority would be the first to be laid off, as it should be. The ones that have been working the longest amount of time should not have to worry about being laid off. Our contract says that all civilian Police Dept. emplyees have to be laid off before sworn are. Now if the city wants to max out my pension for me on their dime, I'd be happy to retire...

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  • On The New
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    Originally posted by Jail Guard7160 View Post
    Crime rates are up in the city and they want to layoff police? I'm sure the Olympic committee would be thrilled to hear that. If is a matter of time before Dick lands his butt in jail.

    The same thing was suppose to happen at county. They did not layoff any officers though they just moved them around. Now we have all the overtime we can get. You can easily make 10k more a year. Now i can buy that 50in LCD and PS3. Thanks Todd for the 10.25% tax's in Crook County. Free money woo hoo
    Thats great but why a PS3.. Xbox 360 is the way.. Be safe fellow officers.

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