I thought I might have some thing big and clever to say upon my return, but I haven't. I returned last week to an office with even less staff than I left with, with no prospect of having it ever back to full strength, I see even less prospect of anything moving forward.
The office and division is fixated on "Threats to kill" and "Threats to life" rather than any government targets , like drugs , guns or knife crime - I feel like I should be cutting out Coupons to go shopping with in order to get fed this week as there is a freeze on "overtime" ... is the budget all ready gone ? if so, on what ? Clearly it wasn't on pay or better conditions or even tackling crime in the area.
Two months away and I can easily see whats at fault.
It is us.
We willingly do what we should not and with some kind of weird pride step up to the line to do a job no sane person would do given the choice.
We make the job work.
The government doesn't respect us , but then we don't do what we do for them.
We do it for the people who's voices are trampled out by the jackboot of the loudest complainer.
Its like watching Rohm and Haas stock selling for silly money
(* lets see who can out rate who )
Maybe I should look else where , Whats the weather like in Canada ?