Retiring Policeman working the system - Yamaha R1 Forum: YZF-R1 Forums
Off Topic Talk All off-topic posts. Music, Sports, Movies, Humor, etc... (No NWS)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Ridenhigh FTW
 
ridenhigh21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: O.N.E.
Posts: 243
Retired fireman working the system

where I live there is a huge battle over police and fireman pensions. This dude just worked the system like a genius. I dont really know how I feel about this because this is the way it was set up so I guess we have to take it in the backside if we were stupid enough to set it up this way. BTW Bellevue is about 8 seconds outside downtown Omaha.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100323/NEWS01/703239872


On a side note the firefighters union in my city is crying a river because the city is trying to renegotiate their pension contracts, which are waaaaay above the national average. My grandparents have lived next door to a city council woman for many years and she is receiving death threats from presumably the union for her stance to cut their pensions. Unions suck!!!! I have known her almost my whole life and all she wants to do is see the tax dollars spent right, and she gets death threats for this? Some people just cant live without their handout.

Last edited by ridenhigh21; 03-24-2010 at 11:57 PM.
ridenhigh21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 12:10 AM
Sofa King Tired!!!
 
TexASS R1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridenhigh21 View Post
where I live there is a huge battle over police and fireman pensions. This dude just worked the system like a genius. I dont really know how I feel about this because this is the way it was set up so I guess we have to take it in the backside if we were stupid enough to set it up this way. BTW Bellevue is about 8 seconds outside downtown Omaha.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100323/NEWS01/703239872


On a side note the firefighters union in my city is crying a river because the city is trying to renegotiate their pension contracts, which are waaaaay above the national average. My grandparents have lived next door to a city council woman for many years and she is receiving death threats from presumably the union for her stance to cut their pensions. Unions suck!!!! I have known her almost my whole life and all she wants to do is see the tax dollars spent right, and she gets death threats for this? Some people just cant live without their handout.
That guy is the man, he spent 22 yrs putting his life on the line.. Good for him:doll ar


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SIG Courtesy of Petrol
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GHOSTRIDER SQUADRON - 015

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TexASS R1 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 12:33 AM
there is never enough carbon
 
Psycho Biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 854
and you guys wonder why your economy is rooted:dun dun:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Craig
Dictator
Sydney Knights

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"one by one the pixels steal my sanity"
Psycho Biker is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 12:45 AM
Sofa King Tired!!!
 
TexASS R1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycho Biker View Post
and you guys wonder why your economy is rooted:dun dun:
These guys pension plans arent the reason our economy is rooted..


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SIG Courtesy of Petrol
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GHOSTRIDER SQUADRON - 015

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TexASS R1 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 04:52 AM
anything on two wheels
 
gypsyjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: baltimore maryland usa
Posts: 1,887
Our fine city mayor was just convicted of stealing from the poor, in a deal, walked away from other charges, and though forced out, walked with nearly a 6 figure pension for the rest of her life. In a system thats broke? Is it any wonder? Our fine legal system at work.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gypsyjack is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 06:56 AM
there is never enough carbon
 
Psycho Biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 854
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberry 07 View Post
These guys pension plans arent the reason our economy is rooted..
you're right, people playing the system for all they can get has nothing to do with it.

$80k here, $80k there, doesn't make any difference. 100 people play the system and you're down $800k a year, big deal, 1000 play the system, that's $8mil a year, still not making a difference?

and then you have the execs walking away with millions from companys going down the shitter, still just playing the system.

almost seems like the system is the problem.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Craig
Dictator
Sydney Knights

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"one by one the pixels steal my sanity"
Psycho Biker is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 11:11 PM
shut up and hold on
 
2heavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: central cal
Posts: 1,119
This Guy is working the system? Any Lame that wants to risk there ass in either fire or law enforcement for 20 something years feel free to apply and try it yourself then tell me how you think their compensation is a rip off. Oh and by the way they pay into their pension plans for those twenty years or so a certain percentage of their pay so a large percentage of the pension fund they pay for themselves. Don't forget the public doesn't have to worry about paying these exorbitant retirement's for too long since its a fact that a majority of them don't live too long after leaving the job. You got crooked ass politicians that don't risk sh*t getting pensions after a fraction of the time these folks do but everybody figures you can't do anything about that so lets just bitch about the people who we expect to come save our ass when the sh*t flies. Please, give me a break.

sometimes I make myself laugh, sometimes its just your face
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Using a chicken feather is Kinky, using the whole chicken is sick!
2heavy is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 01:14 AM
I eat my R1
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,302
^I just wanna know the name of the chick in your avatar.
InfinitiR1 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 03:12 AM
Sofa King Tired!!!
 
TexASS R1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2heavy View Post
This Guy is working the system? Any Lame that wants to risk there ass in either fire or law enforcement for 20 something years feel free to apply and try it yourself then tell me how you think their compensation is a rip off. Oh and by the way they pay into their pension plans for those twenty years or so a certain percentage of their pay so a large percentage of the pension fund they pay for themselves. Don't forget the public doesn't have to worry about paying these exorbitant retirement's for too long since its a fact that a majority of them don't live too long after leaving the job. You got crooked ass politicians that don't risk sh*t getting pensions after a fraction of the time these folks do but everybody figures you can't do anything about that so lets just bitch about the people who we expect to come save our ass when the sh*t flies. Please, give me a break.
I agree 100%..


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SIG Courtesy of Petrol
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GHOSTRIDER SQUADRON - 015

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TexASS R1 is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 06:50 AM
anything on two wheels
 
gypsyjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: baltimore maryland usa
Posts: 1,887
RIGHTON 2Heavy! I thought the other day. Who's more important to us? The atheletes we pay millions, or the soldiers fighting and dieing to presserve our sweet lives? Why arn't our soldiers getting the big bucks? Or the officers? Atheletes and poloticians? What sacrifice do they make, what risk do they take? If you had to give up one or the other, which would you choose?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gypsyjack is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 08:08 PM
..sleep is good..
 
vid151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wi --> Mt
Posts: 2,144
Send a message via AIM to vid151
this happens all the time.. you're smart if you have a job that allows you to retire at 20-25 yrs then you get another for a 2nd income/retirement & perhaps better work environment, benefits, etc.

my future father-in-law retired as a colonel & now is a civilian contractor doing nearly the same job.. with his govt pension & current salary he's making nearly double what he would be making if he stayed in the military. VERY SMART!!



....

and i don't really see how he is working the system. he meets the requirements to retire and does so.. then he is free to get another job, cruise the R1-forum all day, or whatever the heck he wants to do with his time.

...

formerly th1npower..

Last edited by vid151; 03-26-2010 at 08:14 PM.
vid151 is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 03:49 AM
what could possibly go wrong
 
DannyC188's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,241
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2heavy View Post
This Guy is working the system? Any Lame that wants to risk there ass in either fire or law enforcement for 20 something years feel free to apply and try it yourself then tell me how you think their compensation is a rip off. Oh and by the way they pay into their pension plans for those twenty years or so a certain percentage of their pay so a large percentage of the pension fund they pay for themselves. Don't forget the public doesn't have to worry about paying these exorbitant retirement's for too long since its a fact that a majority of them don't live too long after leaving the job. You got crooked ass politicians that don't risk sh*t getting pensions after a fraction of the time these folks do but everybody figures you can't do anything about that so lets just bitch about the people who we expect to come save our ass when the sh*t flies. Please, give me a break.

those same do nothing POS politicians here in Florida are trying to pass a bill now that fvcks all police and firefighters.

the new pension plans would have a cap of 70% of just your base salary. not what you acually worked for which would include overtime or additional compensation like unused sick days or comp time.

another part of the bill says you cannot collect until you are 60 years old no matter what age you retire at or after 30 years of service

but if you serve 5 yrs as mayor or on the board here in miami you get a 6 figure retirement package for the rest of your life...WTF

1*

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sig compliments of Buddyluv
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


We will not waiver; We will not tire; We will not falter; We will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail.
Quote:
Originally posted by Solidus
And when you stop holding me accountable for all bunghole cops I'll stop holding you responsible for all the child molesters that live in your state, you friggin pervert.
DannyC188 is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 04:05 AM
Have you killed a cat today ?
 
dieyoung69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pretoria - South Africa
Posts: 9,925
Send a message via Skype™ to dieyoung69
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyC188 View Post
those same do nothing POS politicians here in Florida are trying to pass a bill now that fvcks all police and firefighters.

the new pension plans would have a cap of 70% of just your base salary. not what you acually worked for which would include overtime or additional compensation like unused sick days or comp time.

another part of the bill says you cannot collect until you are 60 years old no matter what age you retire at or after 30 years of service

but if you serve 5 yrs as mayor or on the board here in miami you get a 6 figure retirement package for the rest of your life...WTF
That sucks, firefigters / police can only effectively work operational until about 45, it's a high risk and physically demanding work, you will only know if you done it.



'sup Danny


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sig by Petrol_Spice


Big Plums Racing
"Harder to pass than a kidney stone"

Trucker Rodney Racing Team
"no pace too slow"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dieyoung69 is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 05:51 AM
I'm an Englishman in WI.
 
Redgecko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: WI
Posts: 33,606
Garage
And no one has mentioned the rip off fvckers in the banks yet


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Redgecko is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 06:42 AM
R1...what else???
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CANADA
Posts: 834
I can understand how it annoys people without pensions. But that was YOUR choice.

Unless you work these jobs you will never really get it. 20-25 years may seem like a dream to retirement. Fact is many of my own brothers drop dead in the first 5 years of that wonderful retirement. The day in day out grind is hard. Seeing dead children and abuse does something to a person.

Maybe people should bitch about people that cause problems rather than those that help

Oh and did I mention I pay more out of my cheque for my pension than alot of people make.

2009 R1- PURE BLACK

Performance Mods-
BST 17" Wheels, Leo Vince Factory Evo II Slip on, Mid Pipe, PCV V, Sato Rear Sets, GYTR Air Filter, Spiegler Black Brake Lines, Michelin Pilot 2CT, Driven Sprockets, Galfer Pads, Wave Rotors.

Appearance Mods-
Watsen Flush Mounts, Rizoma Grips, COX Rad Guard, Rizoma Fluid Resevoirs, Zero Gravity Windscreen, Custom Led Tailight, Bike Litez Fender Eliminator, 12K HID, Garmin GPS, Rizoma Proto Sport Mirrors, Seat Covers, Custom Yamaha Decals.

Last edited by F-I-R-E-R1; 03-27-2010 at 06:45 AM.
F-I-R-E-R1 is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 09:37 AM
shut up and hold on
 
2heavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: central cal
Posts: 1,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by F-I-R-E-R1 View Post
I can understand how it annoys people without pensions. But that was YOUR choice.

Unless you work these jobs you will never really get it. 20-25 years may seem like a dream to retirement. Fact is many of my own brothers drop dead in the first 5 years of that wonderful retirement. The day in day out grind is hard. Seeing dead children and abuse does something to a person.

Maybe people should bitch about people that cause problems rather than those that help

Oh and did I mention I pay more out of my cheque for my pension than alot of people make.

Hah-Hah, I know and my dumba** spent 20 years in the service then stepped into another high stress job for a decent pension. My service retirement is crap, especially after my ex gets 43% of it Now the Governator is going to raise the amount they withhold for retirement out of my check. At least CalPers administers the program so I know the money won't get pissed off by the crooks in Sacramento.

sometimes I make myself laugh, sometimes its just your face
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Using a chicken feather is Kinky, using the whole chicken is sick!
2heavy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R1 Forum: YZF-R1 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brett Favre: RETIRING Anubis Off Topic Talk 75 07-03-2008 01:36 PM
Is my charging system working? JestersPlace Mechanical / Help 4 10-02-2004 06:31 AM
Chargin system not working CALR1 Mechanical / Help 11 05-31-2004 03:44 AM
Found a good working security system for R1 codemaster General Motorcycle Discussions 28 03-13-2003 09:05 AM
Please help me with my EXUP system, not working correctly Bliksem Mechanical / Help 11 11-19-2002 07:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome