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Poll: If Demoted d you leave your department?

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Posted over 5 years ago

 

You are a Captain, Sargent, or Lieutenant. You have just been informed, by the Powers that be, that due to budget cuts you will have to take a demotion. Do you take the demotion or quit?

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is retirement an option?


if i have the time in, i retire.  if not then i take the demotion and keep doing the job that i love doing.


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Like HB says retirement would be my first choice but, with the job situation now a demotion might make better sense.


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I can't see wanting to rise above where I am as a Patrol Deputy.   I have to do animal control duties as it is, so I couldn't get demoted to dog catcher. :-D

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If not eligible for retirement then definitely take the demotion.  In today's economic climate jobs are scarce, especially for "Old Guys" who have reached the Lt. or Capt. level.  Why start at the bottom of someone else's pile when you would probably only be demoted one rank in your current agency!


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This is probably a question from ignorance but why would they demote couldn't they just pay at a lower rate until they were able to raise your pay again?  If they couldn't do that would they put the demotion down as reasons for budget?