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  • Jambogmail1Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:49 pm
    Sorted thanks, I was getting worried that Fi was some new terminology for cool kids that I didn’t know 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • JCOX4Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm
    No idea why that posted Fi lol?
  • JCOX4Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm
    Jambog, find the area you want to post in ie ask an officer. Click into that section then there should be an option at the top that says new topic
  • Jambogmail1Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:31 pm
    Fi?
  • JCOX4Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:28 pm
    Fi
  • Jambogmail1Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 pm
    Guys I’m trying to post a new topic but for some reason I can’t find the option, can anyone help. Thanks
  • gabooSun Feb 23, 2020 10:48 pm
    Bearguy, when is it you start your poelt? I forgot
  • gabooSun Feb 23, 2020 10:48 pm
    JCOX4 wrote:
    falkor wrote: JC I think your previous experience will be a great help to you
    I understand things can go pearshaped on a shift an staying an hour or 2 to sort it out is absolutely not a problem (tbh I aint even fussed about overtime pay or lieu pay)
    sorry missed the chat guys. Had quick flick through n about three following hour out two comment worst i had was 6 hours, but that was because we had a serious incident needing tornado squads in so very rare
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 10:08 pm
    Got myself another 9 hours at work here ! Need to find more prison videos !
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 10:08 pm
    Ta ta !
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 pm
    Gonna check out too. Have a good evening all
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 10:02 pm
    Okay I am sorry I have to get back to the wall papering (Urgent) :slby: see ya guys
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 10:00 pm
    Well I hope he comes back on soon :slhe: yes, I'm sure you're right Bearguy
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:59 pm
    I noticed ! First couple of weeks of being live, might be extremely busy ?
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:58 pm
    NorthorSouth has gone MIA. been gone over 7 days :slex:
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:55 pm
    It is important to have a good holiday, if you dont pent up stress just piles up, not good for ya, even just going up to Scotland or doing Wales or something
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:54 pm
    I did mate, think that was the Neil Samworth one ? Well worth a watch to hear the stories
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:53 pm
    falkor wrote: Well with the 2 storms we just had Ciara and Deniis and with a rumoured 3rd lining up, not sure
    . I was thinking a nice gust of wind to blow the tent away, wake up in a different county would add the element of surprise lol
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:53 pm
    Job security is a big thing and job prospects is even a bigger thing
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:52 pm
    falkor wrote: JC I think your previous experience will be a great help to you
    I understand things can go pearshaped on a shift an staying an hour or 2 to sort it out is absolutely not a problem (tbh I aint even fussed about overtime pay or lieu pay)
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:51 pm
    Bearguy I see you added a new video a few days ago, looks good app.php/video
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:51 pm
    Not the best weather for pitching a tent in !
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:50 pm
    Well with the 2 storms we just had Ciara and Deniis and with a rumoured 3rd lining up, not sure
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:49 pm
    falkor wrote:
    Any holiday mate couldnt care less where it is
    what about a cruise? that sounds luxury to me
    camping in the local playing field?
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:49 pm
    JC I think your previous experience will be a great help to you
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 pm
    Falk, the amount of times ive had to go in 4 or 5 hours earlier due to an issue that happened in store. Cancel days off, cancel annual leave. I think worklife balance will be a dream compared to what im used too.
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 pm
    Any holiday mate couldnt care less where it is
    what about a cruise? that sounds luxury to me
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 pm
    Only us 3 on Falkor
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:47 pm
    Dealing with shite will be a daily occurrence mind !! I haven’t started but watched enough videos and documentary’s about everything Prison related. You watched anything ?
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:46 pm
    Sorry I couldnt get on
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:46 pm
    Falkor.....now now haha !!
  • falkorSun Feb 23, 2020 9:45 pm
    Hehe a healthier work balance sounds good
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:43 pm
    I think I read a thread you said your dad was a Prison Officer.. Part of my decision was also for a healthier work life balance. As a manager if a shift leader calls sick for a day and no one can cover it, guess what? My day off is cancelled and im in covering it. And im fed up with customer complaining about shite. I want to help people out with some real issues in there lives which I can have a big impact on,
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:38 pm
    My dad joined the service when the coal mines closed, and was in there until he retired. I wanted a career, left college early to work and get money on my pocket, worked my way up the ranks in a factory but became disillusioned with it all, and thought, why not give it a go ! It’s a job for life !
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:35 pm
    That’s very admirable !! You won’t be short of people wanting help !
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:34 pm
    Tbh bear, I want to help people on a bigger level with life. As a manager I help people a lot with small problems and working in a prison I think i could help people overcome bigger problems in life... How about u?
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:23 pm
    So JC, what made you want to join the service ?
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:23 pm
    Only right as well !!!! Some people have nothing, sad.
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:18 pm
    Im watching it on c5, poor people going on a luxury safari holiday in Africa, the rich people get a holiday in Isle Of White
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:16 pm
    Any holiday mate couldnt care less where it is
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:16 pm
    I dont think anyones coming on bear
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:15 pm
    Gaboo couldn’t make it and nobody else seemed bothered. Rich holiday poor holiday....and holiday would do for me !
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:15 pm
    I will carry on watching rich holiday poor holiday in the meantime
  • BearguySun Feb 23, 2020 9:14 pm
    No idea ! No bugger on yet ?!
  • JCOX4Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:10 pm
    Is this happening tonight?
  • Snowy206Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:27 pm
    Sorry I missed you guys yesterday, hopefully catch-up next time. 👍
  • JCOX4Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:15 pm
    Ive been searching for ages and all I get is that bloke doing his vlog :slRA2:
  • falkorSat Jan 18, 2020 6:10 pm
    Okay, you are a man on a mission, will be good when you get the link !! :slcl: (we'll all be glued to the TV watching it!) mind you Tony Robinson is always worth a look in the meantime
  • PaddySat Jan 18, 2020 6:07 pm
    Nope wrong again. That was someone commenting on it. Ill be back when ive found it
  • falkorSat Jan 18, 2020 5:59 pm
    Was it app.php/video?mode=view&id=30 ? I think NOS queried if that was the right series
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Site Logo Prison Officers have always had a tough job to do but none tougher than today.

Prisons today lack Officers with experience and often you will find yourself working with Officers who like you, are still learning and gaining experience.

Prisons are needed , the public need protecting from those members of society who choose to commit the worst crimes and lets be honest here, the people in our prisons have largely committed the worst crimes and did so for their own reasons, it wasn't to benefit society at large and now its your job to rehabilitate them.

Yes the public need protecting from these people and you're there to get that job done, but at the end of the day, probably way too soon, they will be on their way out to start the whole circle of reoffending yet again.

Can you make a difference? Can you stop that from happening? You will have a hard enough job already just keeping the peace, just preventing prisoner on prisoner assaults and of course prisoner on officer assaults, not to mention drug possession which of course is rife.

Prison Officers today more than ever need the mentoring and leadership, from highly experienced Officers in their prison, who sadly are no longer there, basically its up to you and your fellow trainees, you deserve good pay, good conditions and good acknowledgement that you are doing a worthwhile job. Good luck.

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