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  • #16
    The hardest part for me is simple: Leaving everything behind when I walk out the front door at the end of Shift. Stop worrying about the unit when I am off, and not answering the phone when I am at home,LOL.
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    • #17
      When the damn pager goes off bright and early and you are told that you are being forced in for day shift. Or when the pager goes off at 0300 because some drunk decided he wanted to act up. Watching a co-worker decide he wants to do things his way and screw the consequences. Being 1 month in on a 3 month Pod tour and realizing you still have 2 months left. Have a supv. decide to tell you that you screwed up in front of inmates. Realizing you still have 17 years before you can retire. I'm sure I'll come up with some more.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dla4079
        The hardest part for me is simple: Leaving everything behind when I walk out the front door at the end of Shift. Stop worrying about the unit when I am off, and not answering the phone when I am at home,LOL.
        I agree with you , 'specially since we have forced ot which contributes to the madness, hey Texas be careful stay out of Rita's wrath !!
        READY, AIM...OH! THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A SCAR !!

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        • #19
          I have to say definatley... co workers... I always say, I exspect inmates to act like jerks, and when they do not, that is a bonus, but when y ou have immature punks working with you, Some one is going to get hurt...AND they better hope it is not me!

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          • #20
            Inmate Lover

            Originally posted by aroddakoda
            Hello corrections officers..........just curious as to what you guys think is the most demanding part of your job? physicaly or mentaly...
            THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING AROUND AN INMATE *** KISSER. YOU'LL KNOW WHO THEY ARE. THE ONE WHO WILL "RAP" WITH AN INMATE AND CLAM UP WITH HIS/HER FELLOW C/OS'. THEIR REASON, IF THE **** HITS THE FAN, MAY BE THEIR INMATE PALS WON'T HURT THEM. I AM SORRY TO SAY I'VE SEEN THIS TOO MANY TIMES. "PLAYING THE NUMBERS GAME" IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. SGT. TONY (RET)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bowles
              BOSS = Stupid Son of a Bi**h (backwards)
              Here it means "bucket of slimey sh?t"
              But it is part of the culture to call all officers boss. The only way I have found to stop it is to refer to them as convict.
              I had to give a talk to some new recruits about my perspective of the job and they asked me what the hardest part was. I couldn't tell them. So I described the job to them.

              It's the worst job in the world. You get treated like sh?t by coworkers, management and inmates not to mention the public. You get absolutly no thanks for the work you do from anyone. But I love every minute of it and could not think of anything I would rather do for a living and the day I stop learning and the day I don't see something that makes me smile or surprises me is the day I quit. I have a feeling I will be here for a long time. I love my job.
              Turning and turning in the widening gyre,
              The falcon cannot hear the falconer,
              Things fall apart,
              The centre cannot hold.
              Mere anarchy is loosed apon the world

              Currently working as a CERT Advisor in the South Pacific. Looking for new contarct in Iraq / Astan in corrections or security field.

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              • #22
                mine??? Not working with the inmates. I exspect them to he idiots. It is working with MOST of my co workers. They hired arrogant, immature kids, who think they are all it. They make it hard on us few mid 30-40's who do our jobs correctly. They are always goofing off, falsifing reports, degrading inmates, talking bad about officers, (and in front on inmates) Cpl's know but they act like it too and cover up since they "hang" out after work together and cover each others butts.. So they keep alot of things from admin. a few have told admin, but they believe the cpls. So here we sit in the middle.

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                • #23
                  #1.) Forced OT
                  #2.) Leaving the job at work and not slipping and treating family like an inmate some times
                  #3.) Fellow staff members who do not and care not to know their jobs
                  #4.) Fellow staff members who give inmates what they want just to gain compliance
                  #5.) The total lack of understanding that the outside world has about corrections

                  Well there is my *itch list. STAY SAFE
                  Stay Safe
                  And remember that you only have
                  1 *

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                  • #24
                    It's a love/hate relationship. It's tough to get vacation when you need it. I have been working for corrections for 4 years. I am on squad. I think the toughest part for me is being in a confrontation with 130 other offenders standing by. You have to be at the top of your game at all times and don't let your guard down. There is alot of stress when your on front street and hopefully you have the tools to handle it properly. Another of the hard parts of dealing with offenders is no matter how tense the situation gets - YOU HAVE TO BE IN CONTROL, you might want to take the S.O.B. to the floor but you know the rats have RIGHTS and nowadays you can be sued so fast it ain't funny.
                    Just an note. KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR OR THE JOB WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!!
                    Be Safe
                    Last edited by Squad Guy; 10-22-2005, 03:14 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Hardest part of this job....

                      For me it's putting up with dump truck partners, and incompetent supervisors. I can deal with inmates.
                      "ACTA NON VERBA" (Deeds not words!)

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                      • #26
                        In all honesty, I would say for me the hardest part is not to get "Complacent". I can handle myself in a fight, I can deal with dibbly stupidvisors, hell I can even deal with the mystery meat at lunch time. But I think we all can agree that complacency is a killer, and unless your rockin and rollinn 24-7 it happens to all of us.

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                        • #27
                          Complacent

                          Amen. Let your guard down & you might get an unpleasant surprise. I've seen it happen. Good point Solid Blue.
                          "ACTA NON VERBA" (Deeds not words!)

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                          • #28
                            I love my job, but I would say the things I look forward to the least is strip searching smelly homeless people in admissions and secondly the smell that is emanating from the kitchen, I would rather walk all the way around the building than go near the kitchen.

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                            • #29
                              How bout the smell of a cell after the villians have been in lockdown for a week. now thats bad.
                              Turning and turning in the widening gyre,
                              The falcon cannot hear the falconer,
                              Things fall apart,
                              The centre cannot hold.
                              Mere anarchy is loosed apon the world

                              Currently working as a CERT Advisor in the South Pacific. Looking for new contarct in Iraq / Astan in corrections or security field.

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                              • #30
                                I just started and i would have to say its mentally. Thinking about stuff that happend in the unit while im off, is becoming a real problem.

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