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    Hi, so I was in the break room at lunch today (I am not a police officer, I work at a retail store) and a new hire girl comes in and starts talking to me. This is the second time we meet and eventually we start to talk about what careers we both want. I said I want to be a police officer and she says that police suck and goes on to bash them for a minute. Then she says a close family friend is a dirty cop, she laughs and tells me he takes cartel money and looks the other way for them. After she said that I just stared at her, it made me mad that she thought it was okay and even funny that someone was a dirty cop. Any advice on what I should do or can do about it?

  • #2
    Ignore her. Move on. Do your job. Don’t pick up chicks at work. Don’t tell people you want to be a cop.
    Now go home and get your shine box!

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    • Abaddon
      Abaddon commented
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      Thanks for the advice. L-1 and you made a good point to not mention it and just keep my head down and keep working.

  • #3
    CCCSD hit is on the head.

    We live in a world where a lot of folks are anti-cop. Unfortunately, they don't show their true colors until you show yours. It's better not to talk about you career goals to become a cop as it may make you a target for these folks. In turn, they might start circulating false rumors about you, make false allegations about you, vandalize your car or other property, sabotage your work, you never know. Its nice to share, but what you want to do is no one's business. Keep it to yourself. Even after being hired, its amazing how many cops don't tell others what they do, just out of self preservation. The come up with interesting alternate job titles including garbage collector, behavioral modification specialist, arbitrator, traffic manager, etc.
    Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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    • Abaddon
      Abaddon commented
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      Thanks for the advice. I didn't think much of it at the time, but it makes sense now. I'll keep it to myself I don't want anything negative to come my way from mentioning I want to be a cop. Just curious did you have an alternate job title?

    • L-1
      L-1 commented
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      Yeah, I told people i sold slot machines (my alternate job). It sometimes got me a sale.

    • Abaddon
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      That sounds like an interesting line of work

    • L-1
      L-1 commented
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      Once I learned how slot machines worked it took all the fun out of gambling. Now, gambling is only enjoyable if you can afford to be the house. I have yet to save enough to buy my own casino.

  • #4
    Somewhere in her past she got pulled over for speeding, pushed up her tits, opened her shirt one button too many, and still got a ticket.

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    • L-1
      L-1 commented
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      Well, you know, we tend not to cite women that are pretty.

    • Abaddon
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      That wouldn't surprise me. Lol

  • #5
    I always tell people I’m an Underwater Dynamite Welder.
    Now go home and get your shine box!

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    • #6
      For years after returning from Vietnam it was always a bad idea to tell people at a nice party that I was a veteran.

      For decades as a cop I knew that it was best not to mention what I did for a living in many situations.

      I remember quite a few times when asked, I just told folks I was a garbage collector. Not technically a lie, but not exactly the whole truth I suppose.

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      • Abaddon
        Abaddon commented
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        I'm in college right now and it's amazing how many kids hate the police and think they're evil and out to get everyone so I definitely keep my mouth shut there. It's disappointing to hear that, but I appreciate the advice to keep quiet about it.

    • #7
      I always tell people I work in a retail store.

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      • #8
        Animal control

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        • #9
          Did she mention where this dirty cop worked? I would call the on duty supervisor and let them know. She mentioned working for the cartel and taking money to look the other way. That is specific and needs to be arrested.

          Tell people you want to cop. They will show their biases. It’s fun to play along too. Have you failed any tests or been placed on a wait list? Tell them that too. It funny to hear people criticize police applicants then turn around openly admit they need police services and expect that person to be honest and non bias and competent.
          semper destravit

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          • #10
            I would take the advice of those who said forget her and move on. I also would NOT contact the supervisor of this alleged dirty cop. If she hates cops so much, my guess is that she is making stuff up , maybe based on some other rumor or goings-on, to help her support her own bigotries.
            The last thing someone needs is some outsider telling their supervisor that they are a suspected cartel sympathizer.

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            • Abaddon
              Abaddon commented
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              That makes sense. It's surprising how many college kids hate cops because a friend of a friend was arrested for something or what they see on the news. I just wasn't sure, I definitely don't want to get anyone in trouble that doesn't deserve it.

          • #11
            When people ask me what I do for a living I just give them the name of the city. When they ask where I live I just give them the name of the county.

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            • #12
              Sanitation Engineer

              I pick up garbage..................

              Ignore her and move on. Keep your business to yourself
              Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

              My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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              • #13
                Originally posted by westside popo View Post
                When people ask me what I do for a living I just give them the name of the city. When they ask where I live I just give them the name of the county.
                Same here. I tell them I work for the town. When they ask what kind of work I do for the town I just say "lots of paperwork". I've NEVER had anyone go on to ask "what kind of paperwork?"

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