Saturday, April 29, 2017

Shipped out

After an eleven year run in NYC I have been shifted to Queens. My move was one of the few done at the top levels. I like the mix of people in Queens better. The Queens office is very happy to welcome my team. Out of four members three are confirmed. I am working on the last one. Out of the ten best officers in my area they received four including two from my team.

Eleven years is a nice run. I leave with a mix of familiar faces. Usually this is a solitary journey but I am going with my team largely in tact and some neighbors. This is the first time I will be separated from the vegan in my stay.

I arrive in Queens a highly celebrated officer. My top boss used to be my first line. Sadly I will literally be replacing one of my students who was shifted to Brooklyn. I will try and get the final member of my team a spot in Queens.

Oddly I was supposed to go last year. A former boss said we kept your office now go build a new team. I loved the old
Team as it was a great veteran ensemble. Now I have a less experienced crew and a different role. I am more of a leader and teacher and the other crew was an ensemble with a promising star. I rose to the challenge that many friends didn't understand. After my team was destroyed by an error I returned at my choosing and built a good one. The people responsible for the destruction of my old team have apologized. My anger at one hasn't abated and the record of this person speaks louder than I can.

I stopped teaching anyone off my team. I make exceptions for a former boss. I refused to teach classes and stated let the flunky do it. She failed miserably and the new officers are a mixed bag. The bosses conceded it was an egregious error but I refused similar offers. My response was you made your choice now live with the consequences. This move will allow me to resume my career without anger. My current boss is a wonderful pleasure to work with. She is amazed
that the anger has not lessened. However,she also kicked this person out at the first opportunity. Does not work well with others or follow directions has become obvious.

Saturday, April 01, 2017


The reality is officer Beakerkin is not the same person as Beakerkin.We are in unknown waters and they are scary indeed. What is going to happen, I don't know. The curse of Beakerkin is that as an independent I am trusted for that quality. I apply the laws with fairness and deference to procedures and equity. There are times when I am less fair, but serious criminality or national security dictate those rare situations.

I was not a fan of Obamas turning my agency into a sweat shop. The new era is upon us and I am appalled by some of my peers who reinvent themselves every time the wind blows differently. I announced there will be no additional students
But I will do limited training upon request from managers who have good relationship with me. I will continue to support all people I have mentored. The reason for this change is entirely personal. Management has tried to make peace, but I told them forget it. I still am dedicated, just no more training.

I am still committed to fairness. I didn't think a law was applied properly and ran it past my boss who was less charitable than I about the error. The court kicked it to us for another look. My reaction was a tepid we got this wrong double check. The error was discovered while doing a denovo review. After the correction the judges have leeway
to offer a more permanent remedy.

Until the law changes I work the same.