Why my job is better then your!



Glenfiddich_Man

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Try and prove me wrong! lol

Here is a little taste of what I can do at my job besides arrest people.

My buddy gets a signal-30 call, that means animal call. Animal calls are usually just a stray dog. So it was about 15 min to the end of shift, and I was like "what the hell, you can't hold that for next shift?!?" Then they say there is an alligator on the bridge, in the running path! Well I was the furtherst away and still managed to get there first :D. I get there, sure as **** I find a 8 foot gator! So my zone partner from New York won't get within 15 feet of the gator, and there is a 3 foot cement barrier between it and us. So I go and grab a pole out of my car to poke test it, do that 'yep, its alive alright.' After my buddies tell me I am crazy and that I'm going to get bit 2 people that can help me show up. We send the first two clowns to direct traffic and people away. So my Sarge and the animal guy get to work. Well the gator bent and broke our first catch pole by doing its roll. We get a few nylon lines on it, then another catch pole and the animal guy jumps on its back and duct tapes it up. Then its time to move it and I get the head! By the noise this thing is making I can tell its super ****** and wants to tear into me. Its the most god awful noise when they suck in air. I make a comment on how the thing is staring me down, the animal guy then goes "yeah they have really cool eyes. they have 2 eyelids" he then pokes the gator in the eye several times to prove to me what he jsut said is true. Lets just say that did not make the gator any happier.
In the picture you can see that it is half way in the truck. Well we could not get it all the way in because the catch pole would not come off, since we taped the mouth shut. So i had to stand there and hold this gator up and they cut the stainless steel line. And I'll tell yuo what, gators and heavy and muscular as heck. They don't look it but they are
The only bad thing about the whole thing was that was the first day with that uniform. Gators stink! I was so pumped up I couldn't sleep.
Here is a bad picture, its a scan of a copy made on a cheap inkjet. I am working on getting the originals.
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Thats me on my soap box saying how cool my job is!
 

OldSoldier

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Direct from my job description:

" Incumbent independently plans, coordinates, and performs day-to-day work"

It means I do whatever I want!
 

Sn4fu

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OldSoldier said:
Direct from my job description:

" Incumbent independently plans, coordinates, and performs day-to-day work"

It means I do whatever I want!
Wrestle any gators? No? He still wins then! :D
 

stevebaby

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A couple of former workplaces.(pics below)
I was a cop for 4 years.It was mostly drunks,speeders,druggies shoplifters etc.I hated arresting people in the end.It just meant another 4 hours in the office listening to ******** and typing statements and then hanging around courthouses.
I had a couple of years in the Water division which was OK.No gators...but plenty of sharks,whales,seals,sunfish.Plenty of beer and girls too.
Unfortunately...too many dead bodies.
http://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6855&stc=1
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For exotic locations,Eoin is probably a strong contender. :D
 

EoinC

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stevebaby said:
A couple of former workplaces.(pics below)
I was a cop for 4 years.It was mostly drunks,speeders,druggies shoplifters etc.I hated arresting people in the end.It just meant another 4 hours in the office listening to ******** and typing statements and then hanging around courthouses.
I had a couple of years in the Water division which was OK.No gators...but plenty of sharks,whales,seals,sunfish.Plenty of beer and girls too.
Unfortunately...too many dead bodies.
http://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6855&stc=1
rivercat0546.jpghttp://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6856&stc=1
rivercat0723.jpghttp://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6857&stc=1
rivercat0725.jpg

For exotic locations,Eoin is probably a strong contender. :D
Damnit, SB, the Water Polizi has always looked like being the best job on the force (even before they started making TV series on it), especially over in Sudney.
Speaking of Sudney, I used to have a carvel-planked yacht that was built in Pittwater. She was a fine piece of kit. I've kept my eyes peeled for her (last seen in Darwin, looks like a Roberts Spray and answers to the name "Samba") to no avail.
 

stevebaby

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The job had its moments..we guaranteed that Lady jane beach had a strong deterrent presence for example,but it was much much more mundane than "Water Rats" suggests.Still,it was a pretty good job for a while and I was sorry when the 2 year posting was up.I had to do another 2 years somewhere else before I could return...got knocked back for the Mounties and Highway Patrol and ended up filing prints in the office for 6 months,so I chucked it in and went travelling.
Sadly the most lasting memory is pulling a drowned child out near Maroubra...still think about it,and I don't know that I would have lasted in the job that long anyway.
Are you based in Kuching? We went there when I was a kid...brought back a Dayak blow-gun (confiscated by Oz customs when we later returned). It's a really nice place...like most of Malaysia. Bloody wonderful place to spend a childhood! :D :D
 

stevebaby

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Funny thing,eoin...When I was (much) younger and fitter,I had 12 months on a diamond drill rig in NQ. It was the hardest physical job I've ever done,very well paid though.When the contracts ran out,I tried to get into oil-rigs,without success.
Just saw on 7.30 Report tonight,prospects for Tech staff on oil-rigs looking real bright. The phrase "Write their own ticket" came up. :)