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(Opposing Views)   Positive: Police department make fun recruitment video in search of new chief. Negative: Video cost $9,000 of taxpayer money   (opposingviews.com) divider line 34
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2013-08-14 02:19:50 PM  
Professional recruiting also costs money.  Qualified police chiefs don't just fall off passing apple carts, and whaddya know... it's gone viral.
 
2013-08-14 02:32:22 PM  
$9,000 isn't really that much money.
 
2013-08-14 03:47:48 PM  
News flash:  recruiting money spent to recruit!
 
2013-08-14 03:48:10 PM  

James!: $9,000 isn't really that much money.


Subby sounds poor.
 
2013-08-14 03:48:36 PM  
I'm glad subby's stupidity was covered in the Boobiess.
 
2013-08-14 03:49:27 PM  
Dammit!

I said furst three poasts.
 
2013-08-14 03:49:42 PM  
Welcome to the real world and higher end job positions, subby.  Maybe if you moved out of your parent's basement and worked at something past Burger King you'd know that.
 
2013-08-14 03:50:23 PM  
$9000.00 is dirt cheap for 3 days of production and god knows how much post-production.
 
2013-08-14 03:50:49 PM  

The Muthaship: I'm glad subby's stupidity was covered in the Boobiess.


Me, too.  But there's no sense wasting a perfectly good thread by not mentioning it again.

I'm in.
 
2013-08-14 03:52:32 PM  
Many recruiters work on a 20% commission, so if the chief is gonna make $45K his first year, $9,000 is a fair price to hire a qualified candidate.  But if they promote from within, this was a waste of money.
 
2013-08-14 03:52:48 PM  
9,000 is cheap if they land a qualified candidate because of hte video and press it has gotten. Professional recruitment is crazy expensive.
 
2013-08-14 04:00:27 PM  
Is it really that hard to recruit rapists, murderers and thieves?

Most gangs don't need commercials to get members.
 
rbt
2013-08-14 04:02:36 PM  

rkiller1: Many recruiters work on a 20% commission, so if the chief is gonna make $45K his first year, $9,000 is a fair price to hire a qualified candidate.  But if they promote from within, this was a waste of money.


What kind of city pays their Police Chief $45K? Around here regular old detectives get $100K.
 
2013-08-14 04:02:49 PM  
$9,000 to hire a power-hungry, race-profiling, corrupt, unionized egomaniac. If I lived in Oregon, I'd ask for my money back immediately
 
2013-08-14 04:04:53 PM  

James!: $9,000 isn't really that much money.



They more than got their money's worth.  That was well done and coming from someone who's in post production I say not only did they get a bargain they got a great pitch piece.
 
2013-08-14 04:05:07 PM  

The Muthaship: was covered in the Boobiess.


I like my coffee covered in Boobies.
 
2013-08-14 04:06:55 PM  
Most head hunting fees for c-level positions are above $80K, maybe a little less for a public company.
 
2013-08-14 04:08:02 PM  
$9000 or a long running campaign of interviews, headhunters, resume reviews, eating up hundreds of productive person-hours.  It's almost like things are always going to cost something.
 
2013-08-14 04:31:09 PM  
Six-year, multi-multi-episode recruitment video for, among other things, police chief of Dog River, SK.
 Bonus, you get to (try to) boss around Constable Pelly.
 
2013-08-14 04:35:38 PM  
Excellent video.  And for $9K I think they got a great production.

/works in post-production
//shooting/editing something like that is way harder than it looks.
 
2013-08-14 04:52:05 PM  

rkiller1: Many recruiters work on a 20% commission, so if the chief is gonna make $45K his first year, $9,000 is a fair price to hire a qualified candidate.  But if they promote from within, this was a waste of money.


Was gonna say the same thing:
"How much would a headhunter have charged them?"
 
2013-08-14 04:57:55 PM  
Considering that the hood damage at 5:20 accounted for $4800 of that, sounds like a bargain.
 
2013-08-14 05:09:08 PM  

factoryconnection: Professional recruiting also costs money.  Qualified police chiefs don't just fall off passing apple carts, and whaddya know... it's gone viral.


This.  You get a good chief from the effort, your money was well spent.
 
2013-08-14 05:16:18 PM  

DubyaHater: $9,000 to hire a power-hungry, race-profiling, corrupt, unionized egomaniac. If I lived in Oregon, I'd ask for my money back immediately


You know how I know you're a regular pot smoker?
 
2013-08-14 05:24:11 PM  

DubyaHater: $9,000 to hire a power-hungry, race-profiling, corrupt, unionized egomaniac. If I lived in Oregon, I'd ask for my money back immediately


In a city of 90,000 people, your share of the money would be ten cents. You'd have no trouble getting a cop to give you a dime. Hell, if you asked nicely you might even get two or three times that much.
 
2013-08-14 05:26:35 PM  

James!: $9,000 isn't really that much money.


New Jersey made a tourism video that features Chris Christie. The cost was an extra $2 million over the bid that didn't feature the governor.
 
2013-08-14 05:51:27 PM  
AS someone living is said town, who paid his share of said $9,000 cost.... I think it was money well spent.    Some of the jokes were corny, but the video is effective.

If you didn't pay taxes in Hillsboro Oregon, I don't think you should worry about what we're up to.
 
2013-08-14 07:22:23 PM  

rbt: rkiller1: Many recruiters work on a 20% commission, so if the chief is gonna make $45K his first year, $9,000 is a fair price to hire a qualified candidate.  But if they promote from within, this was a waste of money.

What kind of city pays their Police Chief $45K? Around here regular old detectives get $100K.


Exactly, which makes $9K a bargain if the video in fact yields a new Chief.
 
2013-08-14 07:43:35 PM  
That's not a very big negative compared to his salary and the positive of having a police chief.
 
2013-08-14 07:56:56 PM  

rkiller1: Many recruiters work on a 20% commission, so if the chief is gonna make $45K his first year, $9,000 is a fair price to hire a qualified candidate.  But if they promote from within, this was a waste of money.


I don't think they'd be producing the video if they were looking to hire from within.  Probably nobody qualified within the small department.

I'll note that this also sounds like a fair cost for the military recruiting enlisted.  You need the recruiter - $30k salary, $30k in support costs, plus office space, budget, etc...  He's only expected to sign up 2-3 people a month, typically.  Call it $4k per person right there, then there's the television ads and such.
 
2013-08-14 08:08:00 PM  
Fire them all.  Better yet, make them pay back people who paid speeding tickets.
 
2013-08-14 09:41:32 PM  
COME ON SUBBY

You poor uneducated Wal-Mart working bastard, OUT YOURSELF!   WE WANT TO KNOW SO WE CAN FARKIE YOU AS "Poor uneducated Farker!"

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2013-08-14 11:07:52 PM  
Nine grand is dirt cheap for video production of that quality. I'm surprised it didn't cost three times that.
 
2013-08-15 03:28:13 PM  
For 9 grand they coulda had space ships and Vulcans!
 
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