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Quick rant...

WalkingWolf

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I am so tired of hearing people complain about their job on the internet. "Nobody understands my job", "They don't respect me", "They don't love me", "My job is sooo dangerous".

Stop the damn whining and quit your job! Nobody promised you a rose garden.
 

stealthyeliminator

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But, you don't know what it's like, WW! :mad:

Just kidding. :) What's that saying, suck it up, buttercup, something like that?

Some days I have complaints about my job. But I am very thankful I have it.
 
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OC for ME

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I am so tired of hearing people complain about their job on the internet. "Nobody understands my job", "They don't respect me", "They don't love me", "My job is sooo dangerous". ...
The one question that comes to mind when I hear these bleatings.

"Did ya ever wonder why nobody understands your job when you are sitting in your cruiser waiting for fresh doughnuts and free coffee first thing in the morning?"

"Did ya ever wonder why nobody respects you when you ticket folks for driving three miles over the posted speed limit when it is a good bet that you have not met your quota."

"Given the above, you looking for love is you looking for love in all the wrong places...sorry dude."
 

sudden valley gunner

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These same folks often have deluded the public into almost unconditional idolatry support. Retire sooner, with bigger benefits than most, have huge union support, support of the state and line of color their brethren will rarely cross.
 

color of law

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I am so tired of hearing people complain about their job on the internet. "Nobody understands my job", "They don't respect me", "They don't love me", "My job is sooo dangerous".

Stop the damn whining and quit your job! Nobody promised you a rose garden.
That is just racist. Racist I tall ya.





I don't accept any responsibility for my statement because some nondescript alter-ego forced me to say it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
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utbagpiper

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Quick rant of my own

Maybe I don't spend enough time on gun forums (as if), but if anyone thinks the boys in blue complain about nobody understanding their jobs and not appreciating them, look at how often government school teachers complain: low pay, parents don't care, low pay, no respect, low pay, too small of pay raise this year, low pay. Did I mention government school teachers think their pay is too low? They don't get paid for all the time they work in the evenings (as if very many professionals manage to only work 40 hours these days).

Like cops, government school teachers tend to enjoy very strong union protections. In places like NYC and California it is beyond insane how hard it is to fire bad teachers. In NYC they literally have a building where really bad teachers show up and just sit all day. They are too bad to let into a classroom, but it can take years to fire them. So they get paid to sit around reading newspapers or playing cards all day.

Like a bad cop, a bad teacher can ruin a lot of lives. Not through unjustified force. But consider on what happens to a child who doesn't learn math or reading because of a bad teacher. Even if fundamental skills are gained, if a child learns to dislike learning he has been handicapped. A warped view of history won't cripple a person quite so much, but certainly limits potential. (I freely admit that poor parenting is probably a far more common cause of lack of learning than bad teachers. But I'm not paying parents to parent; my taxes are paying teachers to educate the rising generation so they can be productive members of society.) The teachers' union tends to advocate for policies and laws that increase demand for teachers, even to the exclusion of what may be good for the classroom learning environment of the students.

Of course, teachers rarely want to trade their time away from work or work schedules with other professionals. They don't want to trade their tenure for my "employment at will" status.

"Folks, you spent 12 of your most formative years attending public schools. You spent at least 4 years in college studying for the job. You had to do a student-teaching stint somewhere along the way. Were you really shocked by the working conditions and compensation package?"

Interestingly, teachers at private and even public charter schools rarely have the same "abused spouse" kind of attitude and don't complain nearly so much as many of the teachers at regular public schools do. And I almost never hear firefighters or EMTs complain about their jobs.

Charles
 

OC for ME

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... And I almost never hear firefighters or EMTs complain about their jobs.

Charles
Interesting thought you have here.

Ya ever wonder why? Try this one on for size, FFs and EMTs are not tasked with saving your life then locking you up because you made a mistake and they had to come and save your life. Also, I know a few FFs and EMTs, they socialize with the great unwashed masses. The cops I know, usually, are a wee bit more finicky in their associates and associations.
 

davidmcbeth

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I am so tired of hearing people complain about their job on the internet. "Nobody understands my job", "They don't respect me", "They don't love me", "My job is sooo dangerous".

Stop the damn whining and quit your job! Nobody promised you a rose garden.

People like to complain ! We're complainers. So quit complaining about it. ahhh, LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ5OFbJ6Nyc

Hey, she did not promise a rose garden ^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90b5PhWhWF4

And here's a quarter ^

Both classics..
 
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