Hello everyone and sorry for the long absence. Crazy few months for me.
I was recently on a subway in New York City and was pleased to see professional, sharp-looking recruitment posters for the NYPD. They looked exciting enough; speeding police cars with the lights blazing, horseback cops, motorcycle cops, K9 cops, helicopter cops…
Then I saw one that said this:
“NYPD starting salary recently raised to $35,881.00!”
Yippie! RAISED to $35K!! Are you freakin kidding me? I can think of a few rural areas where a family might survive on that. New York City is not one of them. And the hidden tragedy here is that NYPD training is quite excellent. So that means all of those $35K cops are going to soak the city for the good training, and then leave and go work elsewhere.
I guess all I can say is “god bless you” for the women and men who work at THAT job for THAT salary. Be safe – the city doesn’t own your health or your life, and especially not at those numbers.