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  • Thanks guys. My institution hasn't said a word to me since I've been back from training, so I guess I'll play the waiting game

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    • Looks like you’re getting the coveted POB award. You get to give yourself three pats on the back for doing a good job just like Angry Cops does in his YouTube videos!
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      The opinions expressed above are not those of any official capacity or agency. Fix yourself.

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      • My institution has unlimited OT. I worked 93 hours last week, 80 hours the week before that and I've only been in for 2 months. Pretty easy job.

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        • hopefulfedle
          hopefulfedle commented
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          Misco Jones & in625shooter--I don't plan to work this much OT often, and I thank you for your wisdom.

          @dangerr101-- I work at a standalone FCI that is extremely short staffed. It's an easy job meaning all you are required to do is sit in your office and do what's required by your post orders.

        • dangerr101
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          As a CO, you get an office? If I may ask other than counts what do you do?

          Would a FCI be similar to an FDC?

        • hopefulfedle
          hopefulfedle commented
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          dangerr101 You have an office inside a unit. It depends really on what you do, if the inmates are on lockdown then you feed them, you transfer them, and just overall supervise. Like others have said in this forum, you're really an overpaid babysitter unless you are working in a Pen.

          I have no idea how a FDC compares to a FCI, I'm sure its a bit different being that a FDC is a high rise and the inmates are temporary until they transfer out.

        • Winter_Patriot
          Winter_Patriot commented
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          I applied to an FDC and was told that the defendants are basically in a modified lockdown most of the time.

      • Originally posted by hopefulfedle View Post
        My institution has unlimited OT. I worked 93 hours last week, 80 hours the week before that and I've only been in for 2 months. Pretty easy job.
        I can only imagine what that paycheck will look like. Especially after all the special pay rates I’m sure you reached. I think about 13 hours days and it’s no different then going to PT in the morning and getting of at 6pm in the military to be honest. I start at my institution on the 21st and am looking forward to it.

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        • hopefulfedle
          hopefulfedle commented
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          Good luck and congrats!

      • Like I wrote previously, the OT is good until you start getting mandated 2-4x per week. If you are crazy enough to put in for a place like Thomson or any USP, you will be working over 60 hours per week at a minimum. With that said, the turnover in the BOP is getting pretty bad. At my standalone low, staff with 5 years in are in the top third in the seniority roster. Put in for CBP, get your automatic 12 , and stamp passports all day.

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        • Misco tells the truth. Unless you cannot pass a poly, have background or medical issues; one is foolish to go to the BOP. Unless you are stopping the age clock. If you stay in the BOP it is best done in facilities as HVAC, plumbing or electrician.
          If you have to go BOP get some trade skill schooling, you’ll be glad you did.

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          • in625shooter
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            Before my BOP career I did some municiple PD time and worked for the US Marshals Service as a contractor. Le tr me just add MY experience No Federal agency is progressive in their LE mission and haven't been for years Sure some have more prestige than others but none are truly tip of the spear with the exception of FBI HRT members and maybe some FBI Regional SWAT, USMS SOG or DHS Borstar. Thats about it.

            As far as BOP I did my whole stint at an active USP that becane a complex USPs while you have note inmate issues you have less staff on staff petty issues than a med or especially a low FCI (and I mean no disrespect to staff at those joints)

            The catch that many gravitate to with BOP is unless you are municiple area or west coast BOP pays about 2 to 2 1/2 times more base pay than many many LE agencies. Is money everything? NO you have to be happy. But I made a lot of money ln 20 years with minimal O/T (6 figures my last 3 years) and after doing the municiple PD thing I was over that.

            Most of us never grew up saying "Hey I want to work at a Fed Prison" But the oay and Fed LE retirement isn't that bad of a thing so many just get comfortable and happy.

            That said my advice if anyone wants to do proactive LE stuff I'd find a good municiple or state agency over any Federal agency

            That said the Feds and particular BOP can be great promotion wise if you are willing to move every 2 years.
            Last edited by in625shooter; 06-07-2021, 09:40 AM.

          • Winter_Patriot
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            I applied all over and was willing to work for BOP to stop my age timer (34 at the time) and get my foot in the door. It sounds like the shift work could have been tough, but I was definitely willing to do it for a few years. The ability to transfer to different locations would have been a plus for me. If they'd offered me an interview first, I probably would have ended up with BOP. I ended up getting an offer for US Probation first though. I'm still considering going to work for BOP as an attorney if I ever see an opening.

          • Yungstar713
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            Yea like shooter said if your willing to take some unpaid moves and deal with the politics that come with becoming a warden bop is gold.

        • Anyone have any info on FCI Coleman hiring process? I had my interview in April, was given a conditional offer pending on a few things to clear from my credit. Everything was paid off and I provided proof. Anyone go through the same and never heard back? I was told my application is waiting on clearance from DC? Not sure if that just means it's a no go for me.

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          • Good luck to everyone still in process. Hang in there.
            Last edited by hudsoncounty91; 06-14-2021, 11:18 AM.

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