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Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 19, 2019 7:45 PM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by Ken [NY]) Apr 19, 2019 8:55 PM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 20, 2019 2:36 AM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by WMH [NC]) Apr 20, 2019 3:43 AM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 20, 2019 7:12 AM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 20, 2019 8:24 AM
       Fmr Cop wants room (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 20, 2019 5:20 PM

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Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 7:45 PM

Pulled another interesting one for the rooming house. This one is a former cop who got a job here locally in security for a logistics company. He completed training while living in a hotel last week and wants a room to get out of the hotel as he starts work on Monday. Something is up with the picture though. Starting salary for a cop in the city he was with is about 60,000. He says the job he took is paying about $ 15 an hour. He may be a burned out cop. Regardless, as long as he checks out, I'll put him in a room.

The guy making 58K is all settled in and seems to be doing fine with his accommodations. He's on a floor with only one other person sharing a bath and kitchen, so there shouldn't be any issues there.

Had a tenant call me the other week accusing another tenant of mast??bating in the shower. Actually sent me a picture of a substance that looked like hair gel. LOL. He claimed this other tenant never cleans up after himself. This is the same guy who plugged the toilet a few months back. When I get around to it, I'll send a text out reminding everyone to clean up after themselves after using the shower.

Fmr Cop wants room (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 8:55 PM

Did he actually retire and is receiving a pension or was he fired? who would quit or even retire from a $60000 or more job to take a $15 an hour job? I wouldn't even want a cop for a tenant never mind a dirty cop

Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 2:36 AM

I'll get more details when I process his app. He's a young guy (looks to be about mid 30's per FB) so he's definitely not retired.

Fmr Cop wants room (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 3:43 AM

My son thought he wanted to be a cop. Got a criminal justice/homeland security dual degree, got hired by the police at a really nice salary right out of college, went through nine months of para-military training, hit the streets with a partner for further training before getting his own car. They had to pull their guns the first night out (a burglary.) Had to deal with a dead person the second night. Etc. He was not in a low-crime area. He was afraid of killing someone or getting someone killed. After about a month on the streets, he said this was just not for him and left.

Took a low-paying job just to survive while he planned his next steps in life.

He's fine now, but that was a bad time! I was REALLY glad he quit, btw.

Fmr Cop wants room (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 7:12 AM

Where did you find your numbers?

Looking up my town's "average police salary" online, it says a police officer in my town should expect to earn about $50k/year, although it can range from about $46-$54k based on experience, skills, other factors, and "other incentives".

However, I just rented to a new officer in town, who had a few years' worth of service with another county's sheriff's office. He's still bringing in less than $35k/year with our local police department. Who knows where the website got their information from. (In contrast, $15/hr pulls in $31k/year.)

So, if you know that the starting salary in that town is $60k because you've seen the job advertisements or have talked to police officers discussing their earnings, that would be one thing-- but if it's based on internet data, I'd be a little cautious.

But it very well may be a situation where he takes a lower pay in exchange for better quality of life-- more regular hours, less stress, less interaction with the more depressing elements of humanity.

Fmr Cop wants room (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 8:24 AM

Deanna, I know the city he worked in and just pulled the numbers from the internet. It's a good sized city with a police union. The $ 15 an hour is definitely enough for a rooming house or small apartment in my area. I'll meet him tomorrow and will have more details then. He's moving into the area for his new job.

Fmr Cop wants room (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 5:20 PM

It could be that he wanted out or it could be that he was forced out. Be sure to google his last name and the PD he worked for. If he was forced out, there's a good chance there will be a news article detailing the circumstances.

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