The New Computer System. The new computer system has been a worry of mine for a while, because I just knew I wouldn’t be here when it was up and running. I assumed I’d be recovering from shoulder surgery, but the Wuhan got to me first. My first impression is the system isn’t as awful as I imagined. Everything is new, and there are still a lot of bugs – the search feature is a mess – but otherwise, it’s user friendly and it doesn’t crash every ten minutes.
Of course, since this is a big city police department, the bosses refuse to accept progress. I need to use the new system for entering and assigning jobs, but I also need to enter them not once, not twice, but thrice. Why? Because the upper echelon refuse to remove the outdated systems.
For example, if an officer brings in a domestic arrest – which happened earlier today – I have to enter the job into Premier One, THEN enter it again into an XL spreadsheet, THEN enter it into the outdated Deskman System. It’s not a big deal during daywork when we’re slow, but on a Friday night in the summer, this will be a disaster…
Riots Are Coming Back. Speaking of disasters, we have been informed that starting as early as today, the city may change our tour from eight hours to twelve hours, as well as canceling approved vacation days and regular days off. Why, you ask? Because the blue cities are welcoming the Saint George Floyd rioters.
IT’S SUMMER 2020 ALL OVER AGAIN!
The best part about this is the city can cancel our days off indefinitely because “emergency powers.”
Diego. Finally, I heard Diego the Idiot Detective’s “Covid” story yesterday – or his completely false bastardized version of it. The other day, Diego was telling people he passed out at court, tested positive, and was back in a week. Yesterday, he “modified” his version… for the worse.
Yesterday Diego was telling people in the squad that he wasn’t feeling well, passed out at court, and went to the doctor’s. (Not sure how he drove after passing out, but whatever.) Diego claimed his doctor is a Trump supporter – why he said that is beyond me – and after testing positive, his doctor gave him Hydroxychloroquine, and he was magically cured in three – THREE! – days.
Now I’m no doctor, but I did have the Chinese Wuhan Virus. I’m in decent shape – much better than Diego – and I was really sick for two full weeks. I guess it is possible for him to recover after three days, but it’s also possible he’s a lying douche.