Chicago, IL—One of my young blog visitors asked me for advice on how to get his dream job as a Chicago cop. This was what I wrote back…
Let me say first and foremost I’ve had an exciting life as a cop and private investigator. Now that I said that I must say if I was you, I’d spend a few more years in school and become an RN, a lawyer, or anything at all but a cop. At one time it was a decent job. Now you’re in a goldfish bowl and everyone wants you, on their cell phone cameras as they agitate you into something regrettable.
In Chicago the politicians are racist, rotten and for the most part totally hate cops. If being a cop was what it should be or used to be I’d say go for it. Now you’d just be in for heartbreak, frustration and self-loathing for taking that job.
Promotions used to be based somewhat on skills and ability. Now they are based solely on one’s ability to perform fellatio or bribe ward bosses.
Rather than having a mission to serve and protect the politicians want you to be their bag men extorting money from underemployed citizens in the name of traffic safety. The politicians then use the funds as personal ATMs.
Everyone either hates cops or wants to kill them except other cops. Most attractive women will ignore you unless they are whack jobs that want domination or abuse. Cops usually have horrible multiple marriages.
If you want excitement be an emergency room RN or better yet a physician. Women chase doctors down the street with mattresses. Criminal law can be exciting. TV news was once a good job but that’s all changed now.
Please don’t waste your time trying out for a job you will quickly learn to hate. Do something where you will win respect and admiration instead of hate.
I hope I have helped you change directions.