It Wasn't For Me

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It Wasn't For Me

Post by Chippy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:09 pm

Unfortunately the role of a PCSO wasn't for me, after 6 months doing the job I knew it wasn't the career for me. I found the job and shifts very demanding and aswell as this I took some abuse because of my young age off my colleagues and the public. The morale went down as soon as I started getting the piss ripped by my colleagues! I was also posted in the wrong area, had nearly a 2 hour journey each day to work on the trains, so you can imagine the early shift was a nightmare lol! Having left the force now and started a new job I still have a lot of respect for PCSOS and the job you do, I know first hand what the job's like. You do a fantastic job. Unfortunately the role wasn't for me but it was a good experience.

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:22 pm

Sorry to hear that the job was not for you but at least you gave it a try perhaps in the future you might come back. :)
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Post by NBT001 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Chippy - at least you gave it a go. It can sometimes be much more difficult to admit something is not what you expected or wanted. So hat off to you for having the courage to do so. Best of luck to you in whatever you do.

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:52 pm

Yeah i agree i have only been doing the job a short time but i am loving the job apart from the traveling 5 to 7 hours a day. :D :D
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Post by NBT001 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:55 pm

Wow Anthony - that some journey each day. How far from your posting do you live? Or do you have really heavy traffic to negotiate?

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:58 pm

110 miles round trip plus heavy traffic basically 3 hours in the morning and 2 to 4 hours in the evening.
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Post by NBT001 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:01 pm

Thats some journey mate, especially on top of shift working as well - hat off to you! :!:

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:03 pm

Hopeing to get a transfer closer to home fingers crossed. :)
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Post by NBT001 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:06 pm

Hope you get one soon - early shifts must feel like they start in the middle of the night for you. Hell, I bet they actually do!!

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:12 pm

Yeah it does feel like that but i don't want to complain, i am loving the job so that makes its alot more bearable. :) :)
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Post by NBT001 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:16 pm

Job satisfaction is such a rarity for most nowadays. Having it makes any of us tolerate any downsides irrespective of what our employment is.

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Post by ANTHONY C » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:27 pm

Yeah you are right. :) :D
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Post by danielswindells » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:28 pm

You live on Canvey Island and work in the MET...how on earth does it take you that long to get to work and home? lol

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Post by Headset 57 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:43 am

Our furthest PCSO comes from HASTINGS to WATERLOO a round trip of about 92 hours each way and he still doesn't get to work at 07.00 for the E/T on his 1st train. Going home he gets the 23.40 and get shome at 02:00.

He also has engineering works at the moment and it adds another 40 minutes on top of that!.

My train is 37 minutes and a 7 minute walk

We also have a Officers that come from Portsmouth, Milton Keynes, Bournemouth, Peterborough daily :cry:
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Post by mj12cz » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:50 am

This is why I love my beat, it a 10 minute ride on my motorbike through the countryside to get to where I book on. :lol:
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