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Posted 8 months ago

 

I am getting out of the military and I am extremely interested in becoming a trooper. I know most might laugh, but realistically how many hours does a GA trooper work? Is it worth it?

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My question to you is. . . . . .if you are extremely interested in becoming a Georgia State Trooper. . . . .would it matter how many hours they work?  If you love something. . . .don't you want to be around it all the time?


Okay, maybe I'm being a little facetious here, but in law enforcement, there really is not a "time limit" on when you do and don't work.  If you want a 9 to 5 type of job. . . go get a job at a bank or someplace else because as a police officer (doesn't matter if it is city, county, state or federal), just because your shift is technically over. . . .does not mean your job is over.


There will be times you get called in early.  There will be times you have to stay late.  There will be court during your off days.  There may be times when you are pumping gas in your car and the convenience store gets robbed.  Are you the type of person that will allow any of these to affect your attitude?  If you do. . . .then maybe you should find something else to do.


Police work, like firemen, ambulance and yes, even dispatchers is something that you don't just turn on and off with the time clock.  It is something that has to be a part of you or you will be the one that nobody wants to work with because you are always thinking of nobody else but yourself.


To answer your question though. . . . .most departments conform to a 40 hour work week as a schedule.  Anything over that is overtime and most departments are under the gun to keep their overtime down.  Now, does that 40 hour work week get divided up over 5 days. . . .4 days or some extremely long 3 days.  That, I do not know.  When I retired from my department, they had gone from a 6 on 2 off, 7 on 2 off and a 4 day weekend once a month.  They went to a 5 day on, 5 day off with one 4 day on/off in the month.  Obviously they measured those 40 hour weeks over a 2 week pay period with the first example being 8 hour days and the last example being 12 hour days with 1, 8 hour day to make the 80 hour pay period.  Hope this helps. . . . . .


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What Beowulf_7 said. Why not call the agency and axe?

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uncledennis1 says ...



What Beowulf_7 said. Why not call the agency and axe?



Agreed.............................good luck.   Thanks for serving.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.