Are the cops overpaid?

Policeman Salaries vs. Free Economy [Page 2]

Free spirit from Zitzewitz  📅 16.04.2015 09:24:10
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Of that, € 2,000 is certainly not "meager" and many academics can only dream of it.

full agreement. only God knows what some have for ideas.
Policeman in training  📅 16.04.2015 19:44:08
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I am currently in the 3rd year! What I read here amazes me. I get along very well with the money and if we earn too little it is only because the overtime doesn't fit. Otherwise it's good money! My opinion
mathematician  📅 16.04.2015 22:23:58
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derbulle wrote:
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> During the discussion, mine was of the same opinion
> Police would be "secured poverty" and one could
> Do a lot more in the free economy. Thinks
> you the same?

The person you were talking to simply had no idea. Of course, business is better for high potentials, but the rest usually do worse than a police officer or civil servant. Assured poverty can be predicted for many, but certainly not for the officials.

Just recently wrote in detail about the advantages of civil servants compared to employees here, see thread "Teacher Salary and Subject". However, there is basically no insight into this topic, everyone stubbornly sticks to their opinion. More similar to questions of religion or political discussions

Before someone accuses me of net 2000 is not much, I see it that way, but that is only one part of being a civil servant. For the remaining and decisive advantages, I refer to the thread mentioned above ...
Mathematicians  📅 16.04.2015 22:54:19
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derbulle wrote:
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> And do you find the salary justified in the
> With regard to the necessary effort and the risk?
> Do you know police officers? And what do they say?

This is a topic that you can discuss for hours and nothing comes out in the end. If, for example, I compare an A13 teacher with an A9 policeman, then I would subjectively consider the policeman's salary to be unfair. If, however, I compare a road builder who works himself to pieces for a maximum of 1,500 net, can be happy if he even makes it to his measly pension compared to a police officer, then I would perceive the police officer as overpaid.

Basically, the more intellectual the training / study, the higher the salary (there are of course exceptions!). Whether that's fair, probably not, but that's the way it is.
Generally, yes,  📅 17.04.2015 00:15:12
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Mathematician wrote:
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> Basically, the more intellectual the one
> Training / studies, the higher the salary
> (There are of course exceptions!). Whether that's fair
> is, probably not, but that's the way it is.

But only if the supply and demand ratio is right for the contractor. If, on the other hand, many become smarter and study more than there are actually jobs, then salaries will also fall there. Stagnation can already be seen today in many parts, even in the complex MINT area.
Mathematicians  📅 19.04.2015 15:25:34
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In principle yes, wrote:
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> But only if offer and
> Demand ratio for the contractor fits. Become
> Now, however, many are smarter and are studying more
> When there are actually jobs, then they also decrease
> there the salaries. You can stagnate
> today in many parts, even in complex ones
> MINT area, recognize.

That's probably true. I come from the MINT corner and that's actually no longer the case. A degree, whether easy or difficult, is nothing special anymore. If you are one of the best, there are quite a few doors open to you. Civil servants are actually not recommended for people with a lot of motivation and potential. The rest, however, often have to take what comes and exactly this group is in a worse position compared to civil servants. The only difference to before is actually that this "rest" no longer makes up a small part of the students, but rather the majority ...
the bull  📅 19.04.2015 18:08:11
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From This is a topic you can discuss it for hours and nothing comes out in the end.
As with any other topic that is discussed in a forum. All the opinions are actually the beautiful thing. Then you can make your own for yourself.


A degree, whether easy or difficult, is nothing special anymore. If you are one of the best, there are quite a few doors open to you. Civil servants are actually not recommended for people with a lot of motivation and potential.
So you think if you are not a genius in your field, does studying make no sense these days?
JuraFR  📅 19.04.2015 19:01:04
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Yes, of course it still makes sense. But you shouldn't expect miracles.
Anonymous  📅 19.04.2015 19:10:13
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In general, wages in the private sector are based on two things

- how scarce is the supply of a certain worker?
- how much does this manpower bring to the company?

if there are not enough professional groups, but the profit is not particularly high, what these forces bring to a company, the wages are also not particularly high, despite the shortage. The best example: care. It is true that there is a strong shortage of workers, but what a carer earns is not that much, hence rather a low wage.

Regarding studies and talents: depending on the subject, it is just the case that it is extremely difficult with a below-average profile and, depending on the situation, even training in the same area would have been the better solution.