I have realized my last post was several weeks ago (or maybe days… I haven’t been on here in a long while).
After reading, and hearing, much complaints about my absence I’ve decided to come up with a plan that will help me keep up to date with this blog. I’ve decided that from now on (US Eastern Time) I will be posting at 9:00pm every day except Tuesdays.
With all of the hustle and bustle going on I should explain in great detail of why I was gone for so long and neglecting something that I have always loved doing…
Here it goes…
I have been doing a never ending job hunt. I have applied to maybe twenty places and received many conditional offers. I have been digging up and researching everything I need to know about taking up a new job whether it be out of state or within the state I live in.
My job is great. I won’t lie about that. BUT you know what they say: You don’t leave the job, you leave the management. That is exactly what I am doing. I love what I do. It’s pretty much fulfilling. It’s just the dumb decisions with no clear motive, other than “that’s how it will go” attitude, and just a down right self gloating work place I am stuck in is more than I can take. So many people respect the idea’s I have of how the department should be run with fairness and firmness and without all of the unnecessary purchases to throw glitter at a uniform to make it stand out.
What people want in a law enforcement world are good people, not “good looking” people. We don’t need new shiny belts, we don’t need new shiny tie clasps, and we especially don’t need people with a robotic response to everything management does. What people love are officers who can act as humanly as possible because that is how you connect with people. Not putting on something flashy and pretending you give a crap because your bosses tell you to. You should do things because its what you want to do.
The stupidity is too much to take for me. I try and try to find reason to stay but I cannot work in a department where hard work and good community bridges are overtaken by people handing out stickers to kids and sending emails to their lieutenants about how “good of a job” they’re doing. Self gloating makes me sick right down to my stomach. It’s not our job to tell people how good of a job we are doing. Where else in the “normal” world does that ever work? Ever work with that employee who constantly talks about how “good of a job” their doing? Especially when you know they’re full of crap… Welcome to my work place. Here’s your badge and your duty belt. Now smile and agree with everything management does. Remember, they’re there to hear out your concerns and burn you for it later.
Ugh… I could just go on until my fingers bleed but I just can’t take that headache.
So far places like West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas have all given me good offers of employment with passing background checks and what not. I hope at least one of them will bite. I am not against moving out of state for a job… I just hate moving is all…
But enough of my rant and motives to move on. Big news! I got a new car today!
Well… not a “brand new” car but you know… something better/different. I got me a nice 2008 Nissan Altima. I was at the dealership for almost four hours negotiating away to get a good price. When I finally got down to what I wanted and signed off on all of the papers I was out the door with my new ride. I was so happy to finally have a car that can function without being so broken.
My Jetta was fun to drive. I loved the little thing. It was my first car when I got back from my boot camp, but sometimes old things need to be let go. Now with my new ride I can finally have a nice fresh start. It’s like a good reminder of what I can really do if I put my mind to it. I was always so stressed out about my old car that I don’t even know what to think about now. My new ride is just so perfect. I think I’ll take Melon around town just to really break it in for the two of us.
BUT I AM BACK PEOPLE!
Like I said I will be posting from here on out every day, except Tuesdays, at 9:00pm US Eastern Time. I will post it on a separate page.