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Re: Plagued by staffing shortages, Texas prisons bump up officer starting salaries 12 percent
The rift is already there until the new boot earns their stripes so to speak. Unless you are one of those rare officers that never rolls their eyes when a new boot makes a mistake. Nor are you one that makes predictions on new boots. Who will sleep with rank or who will be dirty. This has nothing to do with deliberately screwing over a new boot (who does that?) It also has nothing to do with holding a grudge against a new boot because they got a raise. They didnít receive a raise, that is their starting pay. This is about the state paying respect to those who did not leave after the first year. This is about the state giving *old boots* a raise that doesnít include messing with our benefits. Pay is based on experience, a CO 3 has more experience than a CO 1. Higher pay is a reward, if you will, for the time and experience earned and gained by an officer. As it is now, a CO 2 will make more than a CO 5. I have never heard of any business paying higher wages to someone with less experience and less qualifications.