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While the subject came up, I think it would be interesting to see just how many FULL TIME Cops out there just took the test for sh'ts and giggles and actually got on.
Well how many of you are on that never wanted to be a cop before getting the job?
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I can say I am one of them...
 

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Got appointed to 2 non-CS jobs. Been taking the test since I was 19 but due to circumstances in my geneological and biological histories, have not been appointed to a CS dept as of yet. I am hoping to change that before I retire.

PD, good luck on your retirement & many weekly kisses in the mail. I am an 8%er myself. Up to 13% or so I hear now.

I don't mind taking the test for s#its & grins, but $60 is a bit excessive to roll a piece of paper through a machine & postage to notify me of a score. Don't you think?
 
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Not only did I take the test for sh'ts and giggles, but when I turned down the job they called me back on two seperate times asking me to think about it. They must have been hard up for people at the time..
 

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I took two test in the same year Civil Service and out of state department. Got hired by out of state department, them a years later by civil service department. They did not even care that I was living in Florida at the time. :D :D Should have stayed in Florida, better retirement syestem.
 

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I never wanted to be a cop but after I got my CJ degree I realized there really arent' that many good paying jobs in the field. So I started taking all kinds of State, local and federal tests. I figuered I'd rather have the option of turning them down than not having any option at all. I turned the local dept I got onto down the first time but then I figuerd what the hell....I'd take it if they offered it again, and they did. That said, I'm glad I did. I always feel bad for people that say that it was their dream since they were 5 years old or something. :oops: I'm still looking for my real career though.
 

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8) 8) Good thinking Rock. One in the hand is better than 2 in the bush. I also have a degree, but in culinary arts. It's not like police work is rocket science anyway. It should not matter what you have for a degree..Just have to be street smart... :) :)
 

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I never wanted to be a chef, and believe me, I don't go to MASSCHEFS.COM out of boredom. If what you do doesn't interest you, why come to, and contribute to, this site? To taunt the kids that come on here busting their asses trying to get on? Just curious.
 

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badger_bagger,

You are right, police work is not rocket science, it's 80% common sense and street smarts combined with 20% knowledge. Too bad I see alot of the newer MPTC trainees coming out with that "We can't touch them, they may sue us" attitude.

Put that degree in culinary arts to good use and volunteer to be the chef at the Masscops Summer Bash '05. You can flip the burgers and drink as much beer as you want, like most chefs do!

Ahhh I long for my summer days up in Hampton Beach NH, being the chief bottle washer, pizza cook, all around go-fer. Two bucks an hour, free room & board, free beer and shagging as many waitresses as humanly possible! Them were the golden days my friend!

Nothing like working in the resturant enviornment. Just lend a supportive ear to a tired waitress and their bloomers come flying off. :thumbup:
 
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I do not know what everyone is complaining about. The question was brought up and people are giving there opinion.
If they feel they are being taunted by that because they are not on the job yet, them let me tell you " don't take the job!!. You will never make it, because people are going to give you more sh't than that on the street and if you need the police powers to handle it then you are sad!!! Just my opinion.

Oh, I also feel that street smart out ways a college degree in police work. You are correct Housing cop, I have seen a few of the rookies coming into the city and getting eaten up by the local street kids.
 

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reno911_2004";p="65541 said:
I never wanted to be a chef, and believe me, I don't go to MASSCHEFS.COM out of boredom. If what you do doesn't interest you, why come to, and contribute to, this site? To taunt the kids that come on here busting their asses trying to get on? Just curious.
Oh, an like it's my fault that they have not gotten on yet!!! Get real...
 

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Well here is my 2 cents to all. I did take the tests wanting to get on. I took three at around the same time, CS, Non-CS and NH. Got hired by the NH and Non-Cs and went out of state. 14 months later got called by CS and here I am.
I have a degree is CJ and as far as it goes the only good it did was get me the quinn Bill. I do not believe it helped at all on the job. Any degree would be the same.
Although police work is not Rocket Science, it does require a special skill to properly perform and handle the job.
No Badger_bagger it is not your fault. In my opinion Reno was was out of line. You should be able to say what ever you want with out being jumped on. Thats good that you got the job with-out wanting it and no one should blast you for being honest.
To all those trying, just keep trying. Try out of state as well. Not to bring bad news, but the vets will coming in bundles now so you better hurry up. It could be like the late 70's and early 80's again. Not that the Vets do not deserve it, which I believe they do for all they have done.

That's my 2.5 cents
 

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In my opinion Reno was was out of line. You should be able to say what ever you want with out being jumped on. Thats good that you got the job with-out wanting it and no one should blast you for being honest.
Well, here's my take on that:

Badger-bagger, et al., seem to be tauting those who have been feeling frustrated with not gaining a position that they want so badly yet are having a hard time accessing because of how messed up the Civil Circus rules go. Flaunting your career that you didn't really want in the faces of those who would give their right arm to achieve that same position is deviant. I won't even get into the 1st Amendment thing because that horse has been beaten to death at least 1000 times on here, but it's more of a matter of decorum than being innappropriate.*

*For the record, I do disagree with people saying "whatever they want" without being jumped on, because that opens up a whole new can of worms. I don't want to come on here and read anything vulgar or offensive of the sort, like about some sicko's secret desire to touch children or something.
 

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Officer Dunngeon,

You are comparing apples & oranges when you talk about people's 1st Ammendment rights while posting on here. While I agree that nobody should be posting threads about child molestation or kiddie porn, this is a legitimate question being asked & answered. It's basically a holdover from another thread these members were posting on.

You think some on here are stirring the pot about how they got on the job. Some luck into it, others try for decades to accomplish this task. Asking people to post "Politically Correct" topics and then just slap each other on the back & shake hands is counter productive in my opinion. A bit of jealousy sometimes motivates people. Sometimes.

Some have posted that they got on a CS job by leaving Mass and going through an out of state academy & then being called back to Mass for a job. Where is the harm in somebody posting their success on scoring a CS job. You've had your chance in the past, haven't you?

We all know that CS is a warped and outdated method of operation, but it's the only way this state has operated since the 1920's. If you don't like the archaic methods in Mass, do what others have done. Go West or South & then come back to Mass. Plenty people on here have explained this in minute detail over & over. Don't just jump on people because they post their success stories. Not cool. HC
 
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:D :D Well Spoken CoppsInc and Housing Cop. :wink: :wink:

I could not agree with you both more. You can definately tell who are the real cops and who are the wanna be's just by their post's. Dunngeon and Reno are obviously one of the fustrated ones.

My opinion, if you do not like something posted then stay away from it. 1st amendment. my butt!!! You do not know your Con Law very well. You should wait until you finish an academy before you start to quote laws.

I for one am one that had to work very hard to get on. It took me almost 5 years to get it, but I did. You are right that it is a lot of luck and hard work.

Good luck to all......
 

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Everyone here has their own feelings and opinions. That's one of the things about this site I like.

Yes, some people got on by a lucky chance, congrats to them! My first test (almost 9 months ago, and I'm still in the process), I took just for the hell of it. Now I'm very interested in becoming a LE professional. Key word, professional. Right now, I'm working my tail off to get on...but I never feel cheated by the people they got lucky. You can't let that get to you, or you'll never get over it. :2c:
 

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Housing,

Now you of all people know what I am talking about with regard to 1st Amendment rights ON THIS BOARD and the road that issue went down. I was merely commenting on the literal statement of "people should be able to say whatever they want," etc. The comparison of the content in this topic to kiddie porn etc. is like apples to oranges, yes, I was just trying to make a point that people can say whatever they want, I just think some of the things that are written are said with an alterior motivation... like stirring up shit instead of bringing up a legitimate issue. Who gives a flying frigg about how anyone got on the job and if they really wanted it? The reason WHY I even bothered commenting was because I can see where this thread is going to go.

I wasn't "jumping" anyone, I was just interpreting what I saw going on in this thread. Hey, some people get on by pure luck and that's great! My point is that some people on here have been reading these threads for some time now, are WELL AWARE that there is a great deal of frustration from both people that want to be police officers and people that are police officers that do not work for a CC dept. With this knowledge in mind, they purposely start threads to create a little drama on the board and get the natives all riled up.

Again, it's MY OBSERVATION. I could personally care less who, why and how anyone got their jobs. I'm just commenting on what appears to be happening in this thread (and others).

PDFemale,

You can shut the fuck up. :D You don't know me, you know NOTHING about me, my educational background, my training, or my job. If you did, then you would know that I am okay with where I am and where I am going; if you weren't already aware of that, then we can discuss it in person, face to face. Ok?

I find it fascinating that you, badger_bagger, The_Man, pdfrenzy and coppsinc are all posting from the same IP address as well. Do you all work together or are you all the same person?
 

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:D :D Well Spoken CoppsInc and Housing Cop. :wink: :wink:

I could not agree with you both more. You can definately tell who are the real cops and who are the wanna be's just by their post's. Dunngeon and Reno are obviously one of the fustrated ones.

My opinion, if you do not like something posted then stay away from it. 1st amendment. my butt!!! You do not know your Con Law very well. You should wait until you finish an academy before you start to quote laws.

I for one am one that had to work very hard to get on. It took me almost 5 years to get it, but I did. You are right that it is a lot of luck and hard work.

Good luck to all......
Ouch!!!! Way to go girlfriend.....
 
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