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  • S&WGUY!
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    Originally posted by ten08
    The smaller government everyone wanted, Good Luck
    Your village called, their idiot keeps wandering off...

    Back in the real world: I'm in the prospective layoff column. There are a lot of rumors going around one way or another, and I'm not going to concern myself with them until something actually happens. I'm just glad I don't have a family to worry about supporting.

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  • 913
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    I wonder how many HPD officers retire each year, and if they could lay off those positions, or work out some sort of package to encourage earlier retirement and lay off all open positions. I dunno.

    My dept. laid off between 10-15% of its staff last year, and they laid off all open positions, laid off anyone's position who retired or left for other reasons, and then made the remaining cuts based on senority. Last in first out. Obviously a few people had to transfer or take a pay cut to fill critical open positions, but less people actually lost their jobs.

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  • Trooper2795
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    Wow

    That's so sad! It just get to me cause with all the teachers and law enforcement getting laid off, it's hard to know that the people living on welfare and in hovernment housing won't see their money cut...even though we all know 95% could be out there getting jobs like everyone else!!!! It's just wrong!!!

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  • Zurita210
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    Originally posted by Bickfot View Post
    For the sake of clarity, I hope they don't cut any classes, being a recent recruit myself. I was curious how Mayor's office justify wanting cuts, but spending all that money on training people just to let them go (just couldn't wrap my head around it). After thinking about it, I can only imagine that the academies were already budgeted while operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year have not been ironed out.

    I have every confidence that the Chief will figure it all out and until then (May 12th) when the new budget comes out I'll cross my fingers and say my prayers.
    Its the same thing I thought as Deputy Constable working for Pct 4, I thought the Constable would figure it out and at the end instead of laying off 30 to 40 Deputies, he ended up laying off 90. Approximately 250 Deputies in all of Harris County were laid off.

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  • Zurita210
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    Originally posted by Bickfot View Post
    How does that work? They could just cancel the 2 classes they have this year and just save the money with the 140 "cuts" at the same time not hang everyone out to dry?
    Thats exactly what I heard, as soon as they graduate, they turn in their badges and re-hire some of the guys that had been laid off... Thats what I heard from an HPD Officer that lives in the area I used to patrol.
    Last edited by Zurita210; 04-25-2011, 01:35 PM.

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  • Bickfot
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    For the sake of clarity, I hope they don't cut any classes, being a recent recruit myself. I was curious how Mayor's office justify wanting cuts, but spending all that money on training people just to let them go (just couldn't wrap my head around it). After thinking about it, I can only imagine that the academies were already budgeted while operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year have not been ironed out.

    I have every confidence that the Chief will figure it all out and until then (May 12th) when the new budget comes out I'll cross my fingers and say my prayers.

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  • Native Texan
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    I'm confident that the city will not lay off any officers. There are HUNDREDS of civilian employees that work for the department. They will likely be gone very soon.

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  • AC1074
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    Originally posted by Bickfot View Post
    How does that work? They could just cancel the 2 classes they have this year and just save the money with the 140 "cuts" at the same time not hang everyone out to dry?
    Well, the media reported the cuts will go by seniority. I would think it would be academy or post academy officers. From the sounds of it the city of Houston is in a budget hole and they need to cut expenses now which means they have to cut officers already on the job rather than future positions. The mayor said she wasn't planning on cutting public safety but it looks like it's happening anyway.

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  • Bickfot
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    Originally posted by Zurita210 View Post
    This is old news to me... Word around the grape vine is that the caddets graduating from the academy will be the ones laid off
    How does that work? They could just cancel the 2 classes they have this year and just save the money with the 140 "cuts" at the same time not hang everyone out to dry?

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  • Zurita210
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    This is old news to me... Word around the grape vine is that the caddets graduating from the academy will be the ones laid off

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  • KrazyKen
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    Don't forget about the upper class people living in the mini mansions. They will keep buying product from the hood rats in the government housing.

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  • Se7en
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    Originally posted by Scubadiver View Post
    Like that town needs to trim down on police! Freaking ridiculous
    You better believe the hood rats will still be collecting their checks and living in government housing.

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  • Scubadiver
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    Like that town needs to trim down on police! Freaking ridiculous

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  • REDBLITZ
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    That sucks. I have friends in HPD and HFD.

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  • corona11
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    Well that's depressing. Hope Dallas doesn't decide to do the same.

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