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Old 09-03-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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Would you risk your life for $30,000/year?

There currently is a national movement by some politicians and labor organizers to increase the minimum wage to $15.00/hr. A full-time worker generally works 2,000 hours per year. This equates to $30,000 per year for people who have no education, no formal training or marketable skill, or professional experience. $30,000 per year.

Now, in contrast .... " The average starting salaries of new police officers ranged from $26,600 to $49,500, with larger jurisdictions generally paying higher wages, ..." OMG, how can these people be serious? No wonder police departments across the country are having a hard time keeping their units fully staffed.

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This is shameful.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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It is called pride of what you do and what you stand for.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:47 PM   #3
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The Board of Alderman here in the Lou voted for a $15 minimum wage also ..

It wasn't welcomed in open arms at all...To think that someone that I hand money to in a drive thru window is making more than cops and soldiers makes me ill...

This wage hike will kill the small business owner and force the McDonald's and Wendy's of the world to pass it on to us and a $10 Happy Meal will be the norm...

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It is called pride of what you do and what you stand for.
I agree. But had you known up front a burger flipper would make as much as you, would you still choose to be a police officer?

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I don't know where police officers are making $30,000.00 a year. Around here they are starting in the upper $40's, we have two guys just out of college that work out at our gym and they have been applying at some of the mid size towns in northern Illinois. As far as getting applicants they are telling me that for every opening a department has they average well over 100 applicants.
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Aren't you forgetting all the coffee and doughnuts I like coffee and doughnuts. Just kidding! I think finding the recruit with the proper mental aproach to do the job has gotta be difficult by itself. That alone tells me they should be paid more. Do not forget the burger flippers are probably now getting subsidized medical on top of jacked up minimum wage. How about Trump for Pres. and Carson for VP?
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I agree. But had you known up front a burger flipper would make as much as you, would you still choose to be a police officer?

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Absolutely! I would do it again in a heartbeat. In all honesty the money was never an issue. I went to work for near 39 years, loved every day of it and never looked back.

Actually, at 22 I was just happy to get a pay check, although, now that I am retired I sit back and wish I had been paid more. :
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I don't know where police officers are making $30,000.00 a year. Around here they are starting in the upper $40's, we have two guys just out of college that work out at our gym and they have been applying at some of the mid size towns in northern Illinois. As far as getting applicants they are telling me that for every opening a department has they average well over 100 applicants.
I believe most agencies pay reasonable salaries with the exception of some of the states in the deep south. I have heard they are paid pretty poorly.
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Originally Posted by jonh1373 View Post
Absolutely! I would do it again in a heartbeat. In all honesty the money was never an issue. I went to work for near 39 years, loved every day of it and never looked back.

Actually, at 22 I was just happy to get a pay check, although, now that I am retired I sit back and wish I had been paid more. :

Don't we all, I started at AT&T for $89.50 a week.
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Don't we all, I started at AT&T for $89.50 a week.
Yeah but your horse didn't eat much hay to get you there...
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