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Why make the captain rank.


Give me good reasons to make Capt? I see and met a lot of unhappy captains. With the new command Qualifications how does one get motivated to make the captain rank. I have 17+ yrs on.  So to get the max salary I would have to stay at least 25 yrs



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No more chasing ot which can come or go at the drop of a dime, your pension/overage will go up, 8hr tours, potential cat 1 Veh.

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Chasing OT, you are never off, CAT 1 car means you better get into work if news worthy stuff happens. Constant community board meetings and being scrutinized for crime going up but cant spend a single dollar over budget. COs that want that full bird micromanaging the command staff and when the COs not in its all on you. IDK, Im still gonna take it tho. Lol

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You are obv not a cpt



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Chasing OT, you are never off, CAT 1 car means you better get into work if news worthy stuff happens. Constant community board meetings and being scrutinized for crime going up but cant spend a single dollar over budget. COs that want that full bird micromanaging the command staff and when the COs not in its all on you. IDK, Im still gonna take it tho. Lol


 You are obv not a cpt



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Lol how Im feeling.  



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I can walk out the door in less than 3 yrs. if I make Capt I wouldnt make it until my 20th yr. so I would have to stay for 25/26 yrs to increase my pension. I dont really care for a Dept car to be honest.  Is giving up your life beneficial at a certain point in your career ? I dont have 11-12 yrs on.  



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Dresch58 wrote:

Chasing OT, you are never off, CAT 1 car means you better get into work if news worthy stuff happens. Constant community board meetings and being scrutinized for crime going up but cant spend a single dollar over budget. COs that want that full bird micromanaging the command staff and when the COs not in its all on you. IDK, Im still gonna take it tho. Lol


 You are talking about being a CO.  Bc XO does not stress out that hard unless they are trying to make a name for themselves and impress others. My xo gives zero shits, goes to his random meetings, gets told do better and says ok. Not stressing out. Not chasing after people for checkpoints. He will be a captain for rest of his career and he's fine with that. 200k and take home car. I'm sure first year or 2 sucks but better after that. 



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It's a good rank, take it.

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The pay... Almost 200k at top pay will def boost the pension. After the job, retired captain looks better on a resume vs retired Lt.



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Take home car definitely adds to the salary with the crazy gas prices. 



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CaptDee wrote:

Take home car definitely adds to the salary with the crazy gas prices. 


 are they giving take home cars to captains in details?



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Take home car definitely adds to the salary with the crazy gas prices. 


 are they giving take home cars to captains in details?


 No, every capt (CO's etc) i spoke to at the puzzle palace got their CAT1 designation taken away and now only have CAT2 designation... huge blow to the guys who live in long island and upstate. 



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Saw this going around. thought it was funny, if you have a sense of humor that is... 

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Take home car definitely adds to the salary with the crazy gas prices. 


 are they giving take home cars to captains in details?


 No, every capt (CO's etc) i spoke to at the puzzle palace got their CAT1 designation taken away and now only have CAT2 designation... huge blow to the guys who live in long island and upstate. 


 Was the previous expansion of the cat 1 cars part of contract talk or just something the city did to sweeten the pot bc no one was taking the tests?



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Jibberjab wrote:
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Take home car definitely adds to the salary with the crazy gas prices. 


 are they giving take home cars to captains in details?


 No, every capt (CO's etc) i spoke to at the puzzle palace got their CAT1 designation taken away and now only have CAT2 designation... huge blow to the guys who live in long island and upstate. 


 Was the previous expansion of the cat 1 cars part of contract talk or just something the city did to sweeten the pot bc no one was taking the tests?


 Never in the contract. Gentlemen's agreement Under Bratton you can see all the contracts under labor Relations. It doesnt mention Captains having CAT1 cars. COs and XOs of PSB/TB/HB & DB Zone commanders/COs still have CAT1 designations. For now cityhall Requested a reduction of CAT1 citywide and the NYPD took them away from Administration Capts including those designated COs.



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Very true on all aspects but details dont last forever and nor does OT. Only way to guarantee those last year digits is to be a Capt. I still dont see anyone giving back the rank..



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There are plenty of detail spots. (Non CO/XO). If you are in the game more than a year or so it's by choice.



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CAPTAIN NOE should be dropping tomorrow and should indicate the cut-off date as well.
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KeyCapt wrote:

CAPTAIN NOE should be dropping tomorrow and should indicate the cut-off date as well.
#bestinthebusiness


 Will it indicate the date of the test?



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CAPTAIN NOE should be dropping tomorrow and should indicate the cut-off date as well.
#bestinthebusiness


 Will it indicate the date of the test?


 Yes it will.



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Anyone see the signup on DCAS? I cant seem to find the exam on it in order to sign up

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Apply for Traffic Enforcement Agent in the meantime.



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It's out now, test date of August 16 with a cutoff of TODAY May 4, 2022.
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$101 really. They couldn't just make it an even 100

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-- Edited by ROCKY IV SKIN on Wednesday 4th of May 2022 08:44:01 PM



-- Edited by ROCKY IV SKIN on Wednesday 4th of May 2022 08:44:27 PM



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Does it look like theres an in-basket?

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Any word on if they are cutting down on take home cars? Also when does the captain contract expire?

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I think it expired May 1st

 



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Jibberjab wrote:

Any word on if they are cutting down on take home cars? Also when does the captain contract expire?


 They have been cutting cars to admin spots and some gigs. Not sure about new xos or zone cmdr Spots, I think they are still good to go. 



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Quietest forum ever. Crazy, i feel like this time around theres no excitement to take the exam.. the job should guarantee take homes to incentivize this captains exam

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coupled with a ton of info to cover in not so much time.....



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coupled with a ton of info to cover in not so much time.....


 they need to leave the in-basket out and do a straight up multiple question test on the pg. If they dont I have a feeling they will have a repeat of a disaster exam similar to the one that idiot Capt wrote a few yrs back. That in-basket takes a lot of time to create and fact check, its not in line with this fast paced time frame



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I AGREE

 



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Let me preface this by saving test writers can do Watever the hell they want. But usually theres no traditional in basket like you see with lt snd sgt exam

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Either way, lets keep reading folks.....good luck everyone

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FOR THOSE INTERESTED.................759 SIGNED UP FOR CAPTAIN EXAM. COULD INCLUDE CURRENT LT's and SOME SGT''s WHO WERE HOPING TO GET MADE BEFORE FILING ENDED.......



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FOR THOSE INTERESTED.................759 SIGNED UP FOR CAPTAIN EXAM. COULD INCLUDE CURRENT LT's and SOME SGT''s WHO WERE HOPING TO GET MADE BEFORE FILING ENDED.......


 A lot more people than I thought



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As of today there will NOT be an in-basket on the upcoming Captain or Lt exams.

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Do they usually have an in basket for captain tests?

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Yes they do. 



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Damn, I'm having second thoughts about taking this exam. I know the money is good but is it worth the trade off? Any one out there able to give some motivating reasons? I have two young kids and not sure about the lifestyle change. I'd like to be able to have a normal life... Are the crazy hrs only the first year in rank or just crappy the entire time as a Capt?



-- Edited by Leslie on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 03:51:27 PM

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Leslie wrote:

Damn, I'm having second thoughts about taking this exam. I know the money is good but is it worth the trade off? Any one out there able to give some motivating reasons? I have two young kids and not sure about the lifestyle change. I'd like to be able to have a normal life... Are the crazy hrs only the first year in rank or just crappy the entire time as a Capt?



-- Edited by Leslie on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 03:51:27 PM


 Take the rank, a bunch of administrative spots you can go to and have a normal schedule.  



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Leslie wrote:

Damn, I'm having second thoughts about taking this exam. I know the money is good but is it worth the trade off? Any one out there able to give some motivating reasons? I have two young kids and not sure about the lifestyle change. I'd like to be able to have a normal life... Are the crazy hrs only the first year in rank or just crappy the entire time as a Capt?



-- Edited by Leslie on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 03:51:27 PM


 Take the rank, a bunch of administrative spots you can go to and have a normal schedule.  


 Only issue with that is you will most likely not get rank (if youre ok with that). From my understanding if you want inspector or Chief you need to be a CO



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Leslie wrote:

Damn, I'm having second thoughts about taking this exam. I know the money is good but is it worth the trade off? Any one out there able to give some motivating reasons? I have two young kids and not sure about the lifestyle change. I'd like to be able to have a normal life... Are the crazy hrs only the first year in rank or just crappy the entire time as a Capt?



-- Edited by Leslie on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 03:51:27 PM


 Take the rank, a bunch of administrative spots you can go to and have a normal schedule.  


 Only issue with that is you will most likely not get rank (if youre ok with that). From my understanding if you want inspector or Chief you need to be a CO


 Can't have it all.  Time in rank still provides a DI, Inspector, DC pension.  



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wereinbacklog wrote:
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Damn, I'm having second thoughts about taking this exam. I know the money is good but is it worth the trade off? Any one out there able to give some motivating reasons? I have two young kids and not sure about the lifestyle change. I'd like to be able to have a normal life... Are the crazy hrs only the first year in rank or just crappy the entire time as a Capt?



-- Edited by Leslie on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 03:51:27 PM


 Take the rank, a bunch of administrative spots you can go to and have a normal schedule.  


 Only issue with that is you will most likely not get rank (if youre ok with that). From my understanding if you want inspector or Chief you need to be a CO


 Can't have it all.  Time in rank still provides a DI, Inspector, DC pension.  


 Thanks for the response



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Saw this going around. thought it was funny, if you have a sense of humor that is... 

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 Love the rank but this is both true and hilarious.



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sixmonthwonder wrote:
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Saw this going around. thought it was funny, if you have a sense of humor that is... 

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 Love the rank but this is both true and hilarious.


 Lmao well sucks for me bc Im going to be towards the top of that list



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sixmonthwonder wrote:
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Saw this going around. thought it was funny, if you have a sense of humor that is... 

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 Love the rank but this is both true and hilarious.


 
That was written by a Lt. You dont hear of many Capts giving up the rank. 



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