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by Baldy1970
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: transfering from sps
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: transfering from sps

Things can change and you don't always know if what people tell you is the whole story. Last year an officer started at our prison and they said they had to go through the complete process, including POELT - also had to resign from SPS! Might be worth contacting the prison you are hoping to work out...
by Baldy1970
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Some Advice For You Before You Attend Your RAD!
Replies: 31
Views: 2142

Re: Some Advice For You Before You Attend Your RAD!

Shame NTKB is not around, we could do with some advice on the application of the Official Secrets Act and RAD's!! What about recommended boots - Magnums....!? Anyway, good to see so many ex-Forces on here! My mate Grunt was ex-Forces and the skills he learnt and developed in the Forces, really helpe...
by Baldy1970
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Risk of the job
Replies: 55
Views: 5828

Re: Risk of the job

How patronising, I really hope I never work with anyone with that kind of attitude Being an Officer is not right for everyone . The ones that survive, do so because they can deal with all the crap, that comes your way on a daily basis. You need a thick skin and rather than moaning and complaining a...
by Baldy1970
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: POELT attendee's starting 31st July 2017
Replies: 523
Views: 38983

Re: POELT attendee's starting 31st July 2017

I'm now nervous, yet certainly looking forwards to getting started first thing Monday morning and starting to get stuck into the job to see what its really like. Well done Andy on passing your POELT! I am sure you will be ok, just be yourself but with a bit more confidence. Just remember you are li...
by Baldy1970
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm Done 2 by Baldy
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

I'm Done 2 by Baldy

Well everyone, I have been banned from the Learning Game thread...and it was becoming such good fun! It seems as though not everyone values my experience, wit and expert advice. Time to go. Life on the landings is tough - don't underestimate the power of a good sense of humour and a pint of beer! Il...
by Baldy1970
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning game
Replies: 78
Views: 5154

Re: Learning game

Baldy 1970 Totally unacceptable to get personal about other members. Please refrain in future I must apologise to everyone who I have offended - I didn't realise NTKB was so sensitive - it seems you are as well! I was just engaging in a bit of mild prison banter...but I forgot - most of you haven't...
by Baldy1970
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning game
Replies: 78
Views: 5154

Re: Learning game

Q??? What happened to Q??? Q.... Quebec.... Remember tutors are your work colleagues too.!!! Well rather than just repeat what Q is - what about queens - drama queens. You will meet plenty of them both prisoners and staff! People who throw a big hissy fit - they think the prison/forum revolves arou...
by Baldy1970
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Concern with IBS
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Concern with IBS

Does anyone have IBS or know of anyone that does in the service? Also how do toilet brakes work in the prison service? Does someone have to cover you whilst You nip off? I know a couple of guys with this condition. They both cope ok, but need to make colleagues aware, in certain situations. Going t...
by Baldy1970
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Circle of Life
Replies: 4
Views: 854

The Circle of Life

If you are old enough – like me, you always remember where you were when you heard Princess Diana had died! Today I was collecting a large bag of toilet rolls from the Stores, when I heard NTKB had left the forum. Talk of the new female Officer who continued to wear her frilly bra under her neatly p...
by Baldy1970
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Ear stretchers
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Ear stretchers

NTKB - your comments do the Prison Service and this forum no favours! In fact I find your childish ramblings a bit disappointing! This is social media - inject some humour, personality, support, compassion, imagination and warmth - if you possess them! Stop behaving like a school ground bully or som...
by Baldy1970
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Ear stretchers
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Ear stretchers

"Two people who have posted aren't even current Officers!"I presume this is a dig at me your right I'm no longer in the job Yes I am referring to you - but no I'm not having a dig at you! I think your posts are generally good. In fact I think you are the only ex-Officer, who regularly contributes a...
by Baldy1970
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: confused
Replies: 54
Views: 4399

Re: confused

manc-apollo - someone is trying to steal your identity and good looks!
by Baldy1970
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Ear stretchers
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Ear stretchers

Leonidas - The comments on here don't reflect the wider Prison Service. Sure there are some people like NTKB but thankfully they are a dying breed and a new fresh way of recruitment has brought a more modern attitude, which mirrors society. Two people who have posted aren't even current Officers! NT...
by Baldy1970
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: confused
Replies: 54
Views: 4399

Re: confused

I understand your reasons for telling your boss, but clearly it has backfired! You don't know if you are going to pass vetting etc and when you will start. There is still a long way to go until everything is finalised. I think the best thing to do is talk to your boss and try to explain that you don...
by Baldy1970
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Ear stretchers
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Ear stretchers

Something smells fishy...and I am not talking about NTKB's aftershave!