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calendar   Wednesday - October 13, 2010

off work 8 years, demands long service and good conduct medal …

This might come under a heading we don’t have yet.
Well, if that don’t beat all.

Had I been here yesterday I would have posted this bit of lunacy. Least, I think it is. So I held on to it and am happy to share now. 
Here’s a case of, HUH?  She is out sick, she claims, has been for eight years. But she wants, among many other things,

An award for Long Service and a Good Conduct Medal

Couldn’t make that up. But here. Read the part of the story here and then the rest at the link.

Injured policewoman on sick leave for 8 years sues force ‘for not giving her holiday pay or long service medal’

By Daily Mail Reporter

A tribunal into a former police officer seeking damages from the force she worked for heard that some officers on sick leave hate the police so much they can never return.

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Alison Doyle, who spent eight years on sick leave from Northumbria Police, claims she was never able to return to work after an attack on the beat.

She already had a painful back problem from a previous car crash when she made an arrest in October 2001 which turned violent. She claims the scuffle caused her existing injury to become unbearable and never returned to work, although she remained with the force.: ‘She could not even perform administration tasks because of her enmity towards the police force.’

Her long-running dispute that she deserved a medical pension reached the High Court in November 2005. Lawyers for the Northumbria Police Authority challenged the doctor’s assessment and argued that Miss Doyle’s problems did not amount to a permanent disability.

Mr Wirz said employees off work sick could foster hatred of the force which meant they were unable to return to work.

He added: ‘She could not even perform administration tasks because of her enmity towards the police force.’

THE FULL ARTICLE IS HERE

I know we aren’t supposed to be judging books by their covers but.  Sometimes ya just can’t help it.  Looking at this dork I couldn’t help but wonder about the standards of the cops and thought perhaps if they’d not been forced to lower those standards to meet certain quotas .... yadda,yadda.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2010 at 03:09 PM   
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