Would love to hear about you and your merry band of "jack-wagons" career achievements. Would love to hear how you deserve the same. Tell us about all the times your life was risked, or you dealt with the unthinkable, or the things your mind can't erase at the end of the day. And finally, why don't you all tell us about what you have done to make the community better. Combined, you and other sniveling regular posters couldn't collectively come up with enough to match any public safety person's record, let alone Mickey's.
You see, Mickey actually did these things. He worked hard and dedicated himself to the community...as such, his retirement is a bargain for the service he provided.
Oh please, are you serious or deranged & truly ignorant?
Police chiefs sit comfortably behind enemy lines orchestrating everything.
Go talk to the crab fishermen who may or may not make their catch, OR might get broadsided by rogue waves & drown out in the ocean. Go look at their pay, & see if they have medical, vision, dental, BIG pensions, free access to gyms, psychologists & god knows what else.
Go talk to folks who work in sewer lines or in hydroelectric plants risking their lives everyday. Ask them what they get paid.
Go chat to people that have to overhaul diesel locomotive engines & ask them how it feels to be working, standing underneath 30K pounds of steel in the form of a worn out diesel engine that needs to be overhauled....on a daily basis & could crush them. Ask them what they get paid.
Ask any of these people if they're getting juicy, fat, OTT, pensions while everyone else is being slowly (s)(c)(r)(e)(w)(e)(d).
We live in the "Age of Entitlement" which equates to "I got mine, so F off & (s)(c)(r)(e)(w) everyone else".
The same problem exists with mid level BART employees dragging in $135K a year with maybe, & I emphasize (maybe) a college education. Then go look at the BART trains & see what a disgusting mess they're in.
Why should these people be earning more than primary care physicians is utterly beyond me.
If this issue isn't properly addressed, there's going to be a tax rebellion some time or later. In the meantime, if it's any consolation, the crumbling dollar will mean that pension payouts will denominated in a worthless currency.
Stop being one of the Sheeple.