I will try and make this brief.
I work for the Police as an Emergency 999 Call Handler. Yes… It is stressful, and I only work late shifts. Between the Police and Local Government, I have 23 years continuous service.
We had a big meeting yesterday as are joining forces with a neighbourhood force, and there are massive changes afoot.
One of the options I can apply for is Early Retirement on the grounds of ill health, and I spoke to a Unison Rep after the meeting and he said ‘well you are half way there really’…
Fortunately I have a meeting with the Force Medical Advisor tomorrow, as I am struggling with my late finishes on my shifts.
Time is of the essence, as I only have 2 weeks to get my request in.
What will I expect financially ? Will I be forced to live on a pittance… Will I get a lump sum, and then a Pension ? I rfeally dont know what to expect.
Any advice is appreciated.