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...and The Illness Just Keeps On Coming

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Well eldest is still not back to school, been to the Doctors who told us; "yes she probably did have a virus", "no she didn't know what sort" and "no she wasn't going to prescribe her anything".

Which leaves us with the situation of a 14 year old telling us (after guidance from our GP) if she feels well enough to go to school. Needless to say she WILL be well enough to go!!!.

Been busy on a driving course today, second go at it I might add. I am learning how to safely terminate a pursuit. some would say after 22 years, it's about time, others would say, why? I mean if I don't know how to conduct one now then I think I should really consider a career change.

That said like most things in life, this is a largely back covering exercise as well being great fun and I am learning new things. The only trouble is if I fail this course, then I'm removed form my current duties ( a job I've done very well for 16 years ) for the forseeable future. So no pressure then.

Any whoooo there's more important tihngs in life then worrying about a driving course.

Work to Live, not Live to Work. <_< roll on retirement

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I take it from your post you're a policeman. Sorry to hear your time is being wasted in this way, surely your job is busy enough without "retraining"?

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I take it from your post you're a policeman. Sorry to hear your time is being wasted in this way, surely your job is busy enough without "retraining"?

Got it in one.............. But as with every public service, there has to be accountability and retraining ( at least we are getting some training it's usually the first thing to be shelved) is part in parcel of these organisations absolving themselves of responsibility and passing it onto the likes of me. Won't be long before I'll have to take out personal liability insurance, like some cops have already and is the norm in the states.

A waste of time? funnily enough this course is quite useful It's just the fact that some fool has decreed you only get two go's and after that your binned. I would then have to wait 12 months to re-apply for my old post ( the fact that I'm the most experienced, one of the most qualified in the whole force, makes not a jot of difference.) Oh well it's there ball and there game so if that is the outcome it'll be role on retirement. :whistling:

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I take it from your post you're a policeman. Sorry to hear your time is being wasted in this way, surely your job is busy enough without "retraining"?

Got it in one.............. But as with every public service, there has to be accountability and retraining ( at least we are getting some training it's usually the first thing to be shelved) is part in parcel of these organisations absolving themselves of responsibility and passing it onto the likes of me. Won't be long before I'll have to take out personal liability insurance, like some cops have already and is the norm in the states.

A waste of time? funnily enough this course is quite useful It's just the fact that some fool has decreed you only get two go's and after that your binned. I would then have to wait 12 months to re-apply for my old post ( the fact that I'm the most experienced, one of the most qualified in the whole force, makes not a jot of difference.) Oh well it's there ball and there game so if that is the outcome it'll be role on retirement. :whistling:

Glad to hear the course is useful, sad to hear your experience is at risk of being lost to retirement. I'm fairly young myself but have always respected experience over anything else. (i.e. courses, qualifications, etc.)

Good luck to you PeterSpeeder, and let us know how you get on!!

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I take it from your post you're a policeman. Sorry to hear your time is being wasted in this way, surely your job is busy enough without "retraining"?

Got it in one.............. But as with every public service, there has to be accountability and retraining ( at least we are getting some training it's usually the first thing to be shelved) is part in parcel of these organisations absolving themselves of responsibility and passing it onto the likes of me. Won't be long before I'll have to take out personal liability insurance, like some cops have already and is the norm in the states.

A waste of time? funnily enough this course is quite useful It's just the fact that some fool has decreed you only get two go's and after that your binned. I would then have to wait 12 months to re-apply for my old post ( the fact that I'm the most experienced, one of the most qualified in the whole force, makes not a jot of difference.) Oh well it's there ball and there game so if that is the outcome it'll be role on retirement. :whistling:

Glad to hear the course is useful, sad to hear your experience is at risk of being lost to retirement. I'm fairly young myself but have always respected experience over anything else. (i.e. courses, qualifications, etc.)

Good luck to you PeterSpeeder, and let us know how you get on!!

You guys have enough stress as it is I should think in the world today without this pressure on you. Good luck hope it all goes well

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