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by JCOX4
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Separate fitness test from rest of ARC
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Separate fitness test from rest of ARC

You have to wear the hazmat suit they provide beforehand
by JCOX4
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Scottish Prison Service
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Scottish Prison Service

Did you understand them ok bear? I don’t have a clue what they are saying most of the time lol
J
by JCOX4
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Guidance.....
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Guidance.....

How was your first day dartsrob?
J
by JCOX4
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Reality of the job
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Reality of the job

Hi jcox how are you? Yeah about 7k year 1 and 5k after. That’s gross pay though. That also includes a lot of compulsory overtime as well so when broken down it’s not as bad as it seems. It must be rough feeling the way you do but there is always a way back when it’s a more viable option. I’m lucky ...
by JCOX4
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Reality of the job
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Reality of the job

Dartsrob, I tried sending you a PM but it won’t let me... I recall you saying you are taking a pay cut joining the prison service, do you mind me asking how big of a pay cut? Reason I ask is that I was going to take a very large pay cut to join the service but had to pull out at the last minute due ...
by JCOX4
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: HMYOI Feltham
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: HMYOI Feltham

When were feltham recruiting? I’ve been keeping an eye on them and checking once or twice a week and it just keeps saying no vacancy’s for YJW..
J
by JCOX4
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021
Replies: 63
Views: 1591

Re: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021

Oh guys I can’t lie, I am so jealous of you all waiting to start! I was supposed to start yesterday (4th) but had to turn it away last minute due to financial reasons.. I guess this wasn’t my time to start and my time will come in the future, but I am still super jealous! I was in a grumpy mood yest...
by JCOX4
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ARC Results
Replies: 27
Views: 1014

Re: ARC Results

Seems like the whole process has taken some steps backwards. Looking back to posts a couple of years ago people were taking 12/13 weeks for vetting I think I read one that took 6 months!! Then when I went through it was done within I think 2 weeks now it’s gone back to several weeks.
J
by JCOX4
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1664

Re: take home pay

Thanks for the support guys, means a lot. The recent pay freeze announcement was another kick in the teeth really, prison officers are not appreciated for what they do and what they sacrifice to do the job. Potentially not spending Christmas with family, assaulted, potted and the unsociable hours. I...
by JCOX4
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1664

Re: take home pay

So guys, after 13 months of starting my application and jumping through many hurdles (failing vetting, appeals, retaking fitness and the rest) I received and accepted a start date. However, since i started my application last year my circumstances have now changed and due to the pay I can no longer ...
by JCOX4
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: First Day Tomorrow

That seems common bits missing. Are you supposed to have your full uniform and epaulettes and belt from day 1 or are them bits issued after poelt?
J
by JCOX4
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: First Day Tomorrow

What is the sizing like on the uniform? Im usually a small, but close to medium so border on the edge of them both.
J
by JCOX4
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1664

Re: take home pay

Where abouts in the country are you working Taff?
J
by JCOX4
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: First Day Tomorrow

Nice one LL. You should get a little diary going!
J
by JCOX4
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: First Day Tomorrow

Good luck mate, 5 more weeks and ill be sat here the night before I start.. exciting times ahead!
J