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Why did you leave your job at NYPD?

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I want to vest. I have 5+ on but it’s simply not worth it. I’m willing to take a little pay cut to have my quality of life back tbh. I feel bad for people coming on now (also any suggestion I’m all ears lol)

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Job is terrible. Work conditions are bad and they make you work 17-18 hours a day every day of the week, you get paid poorly and are expected to do so much. I’m leaving for a better quality of life and not looking back. I laugh at the losers who stay on he job, better off leaving and moving down south where the classless NYPD personnel don’t live since the job full of savages who live amongst other Nyc savages!

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The job blows, your dumb if you stay on this dead job

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Can't wait to leave as much as i enjoy working with the public my time is up with the NYPD. I must admit i made a serious mistake taking this job for starters its too stressful, no room for advancement even for those who demostrate skills or further their education. Too much nepotism and favoritism in the department. Its like a popularity contest there it not what you know is who you know to get ahead. People with disabilities are treated as permanent underclass and get no support. I am educated and waisting my time in an organization that doesnot recognize my skills and abilities. I want to work for an agency that accept me for what i have to offer. That time will come when NYPD will be a distant memory.

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I retired with 21 years of service of doing the job I dreamed of as a child. 17 yrs old I joined the Army, served six years and then joined the NYPD. The only reason I left the job I loved was because of the way I was treated. One thing you should know about the NYPD is that you don't matter to them. You are just a number and there are 100 people waiting to take your job in their eyes. One thing that does matter is the quality of cops they will hire. I've seen many great cops leave for the same reason I did, that would have stayed at least another 10 years if things were right. What "things" you ask? Respect, Honor, Loyalty . . . those kind of things. They don't have any of them. (The department and brass) They are pressured from the top to perform their numbers whether it be in crime, arrests, -250's (As you all have recently heard a lot about) and summonses. If you as a number bring them what they want (legally or illegally) they will turn a blind eye and you will be a golden child with your choice of car, assignment, partner, shift, days off, etc. If you do not then you become a boss fighter, a rebel, a problem. That is what I was to them, a problem. Towards the end of my career I would get unfavorable assignments and was working harder running around then the rookies were. I held my ground, held my head up high, never sold myself out and always did right by the public and my fellow cops. It was a hard road to take but one that I am proud of. That is the reason I finally gave it all up and left the job I loved.

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To focus on continuing my education which is something i always wanted to do all my adult life.

Answered - SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICER (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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Relocated to a different state

Answered - Police Administrative Aide (Current Employee) - New York, NY

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I haven't left NYPD

Answered - Dispatcher (Clerical Administrator) (Current Employee) - 11 Metro Tech ...Compliance Office

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Qualified for vested pension. Pursuing legal education.

Answered - Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, 104 Precinct (Current Employee) - New York, NY

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The job is not for everyone.

Answered - Police Officer (Former Employee) - Manhattan, NY

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