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    Canadian officers over-worked, underpaid, stressed-out

    Two-thirds of officers said they were satisfied with their jobs, particularly in terms of job security and pay. Fifty-two per cent earned between $80,000 and $99,000 and 38 per cent earned $100,000 or more.
    However, half of the officers surveyed reported high stress levels and 46 per cent reported moderate stress levels. Two-thirds of officers miss about 14 days of work each year, mainly due to health problems or fatigue.
    One key gripe was the sheer volume of work. The study found that officers are typically working 53.5 hours each week and are dealing with multiple competing and complex demands, such as completing reports and preparing court cases, where everything is supposed to be treated as a priority.
    Forty per cent of respondents said the work overload has been aggravated by understaffing in their areas.
    Also, officers don't know what's going to be thrown at them each day and they have little control over their work schedules, the study found. Many officers work rotating shifts, meaning their start and finish times are always changing, something that can lead to exhaustion and problems at home. As well, officers are sometimes required to attend court hearings on their days off.
    More here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bre...148692015.html

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    Sounds about right.
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    Sounds about right.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

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    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    WTF! Underpaid at 100K a year.....overworked writting reports? Rotating shifts...fatigue? Oh those poor poor Canadian cops....what ever will they do!


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    I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!

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    you have to remember they have some french in them


    "A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
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    The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
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    expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
    brought my rifle."
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    it is just that they know so much that isn't so.
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    I was about to defend them based on the current Canada to US dollar exchange rate. A quick search revealed that it isn't now what it was when I visited in HS, which was about .70 to 1. Now it's at .99 to 1!

    Oh woe is me.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    Good Lord. I guess I am overworked and VASTLY unperpaid because I do am subjected to all of those things for a lot less than 100K a year.

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    I'd be stressed too if I had to worry about being attacked by roving packs of polar bears while dog sledding my beat on the glacier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegis View Post
    I'd be stressed too if I had to worry about being attacked by roving packs of polar bears while dog sledding my beat on the glacier!



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    They need to take a hard look at Lew's area before crying too much
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

 

 

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