Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Last one out please...

Having given myself a break from typing out my third TIU request of the day.
I know its going to be prepay but I have to tick that box!
I took a look at Corporate News.
Header 'Lights out in London'

I almost cheered up..flashbacks..one of my favourite Albums of the 70's.
A time when I had hair and a passably interesting social life.

Had the Met embraced the classic rockers UFO to promote something?
No,its the MET making an environmental statement.We are joining a list of organisations who on the 21st June will be switching off the lights between 9-10pm.
However Health and Safety considerations and Operational requirements have to be considered.So basically thats going to mean the floor containing Admin, FandR, Duties and Senior management.
It gets very quiet up there past 6pm.

Apparently as a city we are trying to beat Sydneys record.
I can feel my pulse racing already.

I always thought the Met had a head start on this over the years with the selling off,limiting opening hours or mothballing the smaller sub stations on Borough.
Sorry,I am not thinking that one through.That comes under Rationalisation/Efficiency.

As we are now all carbon footprints and trying to save the planet I will try and reach out to my inner self.On the 21st I will find myself in some quiet dark room between 9-10 on the upper floors, I will kick my shoes off and sit cross-legged on the nicely carpeted floor.. meditate.. looking for that inner truth....something simple to sum up the way we are...wait its coming.. I can hear it now.. Phil Mogg belting out those lines..

Heaven help those who help themselves
That's the way it goes
The frightening thoughts of whats been taught
And now it shows.



Blogger Big Fella in Blue said...

9-0 more like 1630hrs to 0900hrs mon to fri and again 1230hrs to 1330hrs when they are on lunch.......
sat and sun for 48hrs.

Yet they get all the nice computers one each, desks and a working printer.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

Big Fella
..and decent chairs! The assortment of chairs in my office looks like the leftovers from a 90's office sale.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Big Fella in Blue said...

My computer is that slow I can walk in turn it on go and get changed for duty make a cuppa and then its only just starting up windows2000!! Then I have to wait for the crime system to boot up to see what jobs I have to crack on with, as our force has abolished paperfiles, all MGs (narey court file system) and the investigation log is on the computer.
Which is why last week when we had a power failure I couldnt do any paperwork I actually went out and patrolled my beat.
We get all the cast off chairs as well, eg you are sat in the right position and then suddenly you end up with your chin on the table as the height lever is broken.

4:35 PM  

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