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April 29, 2022


At what point does it just stop working?

When I started, a big overtime guy said if you get one OT shift per pay period (two weeks), you're doing pretty good. Over the years (last 10 years or more), with less staffing, I've heard of people working 50 to 80 hours of OT per pay period. Sometimes they've come to rely on OT for everyday living too. And that's the danger of OT.

As far as the current problem of being able to find people to work OT, that's the danger of burnout and people developing behaviors that gets them jammed up.

Sometimes it seems like management doesn't seem to grasp that it's a no win situation for both the officer and the organization. But what can you do with a mucked up Pond. That's my two cents.

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