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    Angry Our New Contract

    City wins arbitration over police pay raise - 4/16/10 - Chicago News - abc7chicago.com


    We have been working without a contract with the city since 06/2007 and this is what we get for it. When times were hard the Aldermen in this city voted themselves a 6% raise and when Chicago made its bid for the Olympics there was plenty of $$ laying around. First responders get 10% over five years, we got shafted BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!
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    I don't know how anyone can be a cop in Chicago. The entire city does nothing but shit on your guys constantly. Nobody gives a crap about cops there. I'd love to see you all just quit and leave and see where that gets that shit hole city.

    I read http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/ and I'm constantly amazed at what you have to put up with.
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    well ain't that some shit!
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    I'm with Xiphos, I don't see how you guys can deal with being hogtied and gagged all the time.
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    I amazes me that there is always money for "social programs" and feel-good, Kumbya crap, but there isn't any for us. Personally, I haven't had a raise in 3 years and have to take 8 "furlough" days a year. Go figure.
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    That sucks,,, I can feel your pain as we haven't had a raise in two years and we won't see one this year either.
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    I can understand wanting to get more for what we do, as we do deserve more, but can't we just be happy that we have a job doing what we love. Be happy that we are not walking the enemployment line.

    I'm willing to bet that most sworn officer here wouldn't do my job for the amount I get paid to do it for.

    I have always been told that I won't get wealthy doing this job, guess what, it's true.
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper_132 View Post
    I can understand wanting to get more for what we do, as we do deserve more, but can't we just be happy that we have a job doing what we love. Be happy that we are not walking the enemployment line.

    I'm willing to bet that most sworn officer here wouldn't do my job for the amount I get paid to do it for.

    I have always been told that I won't get wealthy doing this job, guess what, it's true.
    I understand where you are coming from, but the facts, for me anyways, are that this job isn't my life: It pays for my life. I'm thankfull everyday for the life I've been allowed to have. I'm thankfull for my family. I'm thankfull for my job. I, along with everyone, deserves to be paid fairly, and not shoved on the back shelf. all too often, that's what's happening.
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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