pfim wrote:Letang Is The Truth wrote:mac5155 wrote:pfim wrote:Spangler wrote:My brother is a cop outside of PA, and he works a ton of extra events as OT. He may end up working all day. If you put the work in, you should be paid.
The media always makes the cops look bad where he's from. A crackhead could be opening fire in a public area, forcing them to shoot him, and the media always focuses on shooters family to make it look tragic. That example has actually happened.
He says the media never tells the full story.
While I understand it's an extreme example, if the cop's salary is $66k and he makes an additional $105k, that means he's working, on average, 80 to 90 hours a week for an entire year.
I don't blame him for doing so if he's putting in the time, but that's incredibly wasteful.
YEah, and if a cop is logging 90 hours a week, it would be cheaper to pay the "overhead" to hire more workers.
would it? in the example listed above the officer is making 39k greater than his normal wage. if he is issued that by working an extra 30 hours per week, this is about 1700 hours yearly. with pensions, bennys, etc you arent going to find someone to work 1700 hours and pay them 39k
No, you misunderstand. His salary is $66k. His premium time paid is $105k. Total compensation: $171k.