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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:59 am
kelpangler


Posts: 1195
Location: Pasadena, CA

So I was zipping through the web last night (checking out some Zodiac inflatables!) when my search brought me across a couple documents on californiagameandfishwardens.com. The quote from their site says:

"A riveting expose of the inner workings of the department of fish and game and the Thin Green Line of Game Wardens that protect our natural resources, environment and very way of life through homeland security activities. If this doesn't make you write a letter to the State of California Legislature, nothing will."

Updated
http://www.californiafishandgamewardens.com/docs/ExposeUpdate2007Standard.pdf

Original
http://www.californiafishandgamewardens.com/docs/WardenExposeFInalStandard.pdf

Oi, we know how woefully understaffed they are but this really gives you perspective by providing some numbers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 pm
riorust


Posts: 446
Location: Head in the clouds, eyes on the horizon.

Woefully understaffed and woefully underpaid. 192 wardens for the entire state...I've seen more security at the mall!
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:33 am
illcatchanything2


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Pretty shocking stuff. I cant believe how little they earn. No wonder they have a problem recruiting.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:05 am
red fish


Posts: 2539
Location: Berkeley Pier

illcatchanything2 wrote:
Pretty shocking stuff. I cant believe how little they earn. No wonder they have a problem recruiting.
Brian, it is the lowest paying of what is considered "law enforcement" but is equivalent to some basic county jobs. I considered CHP at one time, because I used to like to drive fast, so why not get paid well for it (very dangerous though). Smile The cutoff age for that is (32) and I almost signed up for that a few years back. Baitfish and I considered warden, but baitfish considered the risk for him wasn't worth the pay off. I would have to get corrective eye surgery, and, well, you usually don't have to fight with people as a county worker Smile. As someone that considers himself a natural outdoorsman, getting paid to hunt and fish is "almost" worth working for free. Actually, best case scenario would be a DFG biologist; they make more, and usually don't get shot at (need a few more college Biology units for that). Smile.
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While we're at it, let's raise base teachers' salaries too that are right in there at the basic warden pay, shall we? And, be mindful the next time someone willfully breaks a F&G law, the warden just may be having a bad day from being "underpaid" and take his frustrations out on you with that beat up old 9mm semi Wink ::JKing::
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:31 pm
gordo grande


Posts: 1091

thanks for posting this Eugene.
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