Monday, April 25, 2011

The Saga Of Patrol 1 Continues

For those of you following the saga of Patrol 1, here's the latest update:

A little while ago John got a call from his new supervisor in the Patrol Division in Phoenix. They've changed his schedule all around. Some of the changes are good but some are not. Here's a short run-down of the changes and how it will work:
  • Schedule change which is good for him. He will now have four 10s instead of one 6, one 12 and two 11s. His days off will be Sa-Su-M instead of F-Sa-Su and then he'll work Tu 8pm-6am and W-F 6pm-4am. It's not so great for me because now I have four nights sleeping without him at home instead of three but we don't mention that. :)
  • Route change which is bad. On Tuesdays he'll be working North Patrol, which he's never done before so he'll have to learn it which is no big deal. However, he'll have to drive all the way to Foothills Mall to get his vehicle. For those of you not familiar with the area that's at least a 40 minute drive when traffic is cooperating. Plus it's a LOT farther than going downtown like he will be doing on the other days which isn't great with gas at $3.59/gallon.
  • They will still be doing alarm calls which they were told they would not be handling anymore due to the tightness of the patrol which is not that good. Those will throw them into overtime when they get them.
  • The transition may be a bit rough as he starts his regular schedule tonight and works as he has been through Thursday--well, Friday morning early, actually--and then turns around and starts the new schedule Friday night. So this week he'll work M-early Sa then have the rest of Sa and all of Su and M off. No extra pay though since their pay cuts on Th.
Should prove interesting. We'll see how it goes. Oh, and he should have the new Prius tonight but time will tell on that as well. They said he would have it on Thursday but he didn't and the other driver didn't get it on Friday. I don't know why they're dragging their feet on it because it's just a simple phone call to clear it through fleet.

That's the interesting news from our corner of the world. Hope everyone has a nice week.

Late-breaking info: No new car until Friday when they start the new schedule so he'll still be driving the Cobalt that hasn't been serviced since January 2010--yes, you read that correctly, 2010. Hopefully it will make it through Thursday. LOL

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