Latest Police TV advert - recruiting arseholes
Ummmmmmmm, we all know being a Police Officer isn't the easiest of occupations. The barest and cheapest training possible coupled with very little counselling to deal with the stress of the job (other than booze) makes it a profession one needs to be dedicated to, yet oddly the new adverts on TV to recruit for the Police leave me with as many questions as their previous recruitment adverts.
Their previous recruitment adverts on TV had bored sales staff fantasising about 'getting better work stories'. They dreamed these fantasies about catching criminals only to realize that they had played these fantasies out in real life by attacking unsuspecting civilians.
I wasn't sure that we really wanted to give bored retail staff the barest of training, $50 000 and all the pumped up power of being in uniform, however the latest recruitment advert seems aimed at recruiting arseholes into the Police force.
It has another bored staff member at a carpark who decides to repaint the parking spaces smaller so that people can't get out of their cars??? Why the fuck would you want to recruit an arsehole like that? Does someone who would create the environment to pointlessly damage private property fit into the Police do they?
It's nice to see petty vandalism and being an arsehole has become formally recognized as a prerequisite for being a cop.