We would like to try something out

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We would like to try something out

Okay, so I am a big crime buff. It sounds horrible, because obviously we hate knowing people have met death at the hands of others. I can't help my fascination though and I aspire to one day be a detective. (Yes, I am still chasing this dream!).

So, we thought if people wanted to discuss crimes and it can be anything. It doesn't only have to be about murders.... or world wide news. It can be local stuff, then just title the thread....

'News report - (story) discuss'

So I would like to know what you think? We're going to trial it on this board before making a seperate one.

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i am interested in crime too. i guess it intrigues me why people do what they do? i don't know any other way to explain it.

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I would totally participate (as much as I could!)

I am also have a huge fascination with crime... I even aspired to be a coroner! I think this would be awesome to chat about with you ladies!

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This is right up my ally! I have a degree in Forensic Science and I was a fraud investigator and private investigator for almost 10 years. I've moved over to IT though (no money in PI work in Canada) and I miss it. It was fun though!

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Wow, Rachael! You had my dream job!! Is the money really that poor in Canada?

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In Canada you can't do Private Investigation of individuals (it's against the law), so none of that "hiring a PI to follow your husband to see if he's cheating" stuff. That rules out a lot of the $ that some people make as a PI (especially in the USA).

And you can't do PI work as an individual either - it has to be with a company (this one is odd I know and it's hard to explain. To be licensed as a PI you have to work for an incorporated entity, you can't get licensed as an individual).

I worked for corporate clients with a somewhat small and "unsatisfactory" company (small in size but still one of the the largest in our province). You only get paid for the work you do. So...no salary, no "9-5". If a lawyer came to us and said "you have a budget of $1200 to investigate x,y,z" you would have to manage your budget wisely to give the best investigation but also not end up working for free. It adds up quick. Sometimes I would only get 15 hours of actual billable work a week, despite working 70 hours. It sucked royally. I was not someone who volunteered to do night surveillance or anything like that (Undercover using spy cameras was fun though). I also had a habit of doing more work than was required because I'm a little OCD... Some work had standard billing of like 15 min but would take me 30 which kind of screwed me over. I know lots of other jobs work on a billable basis, but that's just not my style. I'm NOT en entrepaneur and I like working 9-5.

When I was working in fraud investigations it was for auto insurance accidents and injuries. It was awesome but way too stressful. Before I left I was handling 120 cases with over 170 claimants. In Ontario where I live there is a VERY strict government regulation that regulates injury coverage for auto accidents. The coverage is standard across all policies and insurance companies so everyone gets the same benefits if you are injured in an automobile accident. The goverment would tell us things like "you have to pay this bill in 30 days" "you have 15 days to say yes or no to this doctors recommendation" etc etc. The timelimes made it very stressful along with all the paperwork.

So yeah - I'm in IT now which is fun too. I get to use my investigative skills to solve computer problems now instead.

All in all it was fun.