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to wonder why some MNers always call "tell their boss!" re: the police

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Bogeyface Thu 08-Nov-12 16:52:24

As in, if someone has a personal issue with someone who happens to be a police officer.

This isnt a thread about a thread, although a comment made in a thread made me think about it.

I have noticed that whenever someone has an issue with someone who is in the force, someone else will always say to inform their boss. Why? Is the boss going to be interested in child access issues or extra marital affairs? Surely the only thing that they care about is the officers ability to do their job, if the officer is actually breaking the law or actively bringing the force into disrepute.

It just seems very playground. "I'm telling on yoooooo"

WhenShallWeThreeKingsMeetAgain Thu 08-Nov-12 17:03:17

Wellllllll.........I've been a Mumsnetter for a good while and I don't even ever remember a thread about what you are mithering on about.

GrimAndHumourless Thu 08-Nov-12 17:05:06

Eh ?

PeggyCarter Thu 08-Nov-12 17:06:16

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PeggyCarter Thu 08-Nov-12 17:07:00

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Bogeyface Thu 08-Nov-12 17:31:54

I am thinking of one in particular where a womans PO husband was having an affair with a civilian colleague. Everyone was shouting to report him, and even though a serving officer said that it would just be ignored, still the shouting continued.

Someone has said the same tonight, on the back of a couple of snotty texts in a family fall out.

And mithering on? Thank you hmm Why did you bother to reply?

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 08-Nov-12 17:34:47

If I, when I worked for SS, had an affair with someone who I worked with, that might well be an issue for my manager. Client, it would certainly be an issue for my manager. Colleague, it might still be if it created conflicts or supervision issues or similar. Public servants do need to be careful in their private lives.

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