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by gaboo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: finally back to training
Replies: 0
Views: 3

finally back to training

Finally got a date to redo my training since rejoining. Not going to lie, its been very hard being on the landings but having to take a step backwards and not get as involved as i normally would of liked. Thankfully though i can now focus on smashing the training out and getting back to it all 😁
by gaboo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

i was eligible for this scheme but have since started through the regular routes.... but have got a LONG wait until i do training again which they jnsist i need. Makes no sense to me
by gaboo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Smoking ban one step closer?
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: Smoking ban one step closer?

to be honest, when prisoners could smoke it helped in some ways with them coping with stress etc. However in my opinion tobacco caused a lot more issues than it helped.

I like the way it is now with vaping, and hope it continues to stay like this
by gaboo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: thank you to TEN past and present Moderators
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: thank you to TEN past and present Moderators

Same as TMH, only the last 3 i dont remember.

Well done to all the mods though for their continued food work. And thank you to all the members and their contributions
by gaboo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Vetting questions
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Vetting questions

thats insane mate sorry to hear that.

What will you do now? Apply again elsewhere taking your current ARC with you?
by gaboo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Quality of recruits nowadays
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Quality of recruits nowadays

Yeah was a shock to me too in all honesty, but then again, theyre the ones which as harsh as it may sound, wont make it through the training unless they mature very quickly
by gaboo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Vetting questions
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Vetting questions

bearguy i thought you were doing osg whilst waiting for training to start? They have started one course up so far this week. And another starts.minday and i think 2 more end of July. But none are residential and i dont think and will be for a while. I have been told though theres 1300 waiting to be ...
by gaboo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Quality of recruits nowadays
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Quality of recruits nowadays

Had a quick read through this thread, and i agree whole heartedly that new officers /staff definitely need the support network from their peers and oppos..... However.... Having rejoined several weeks ago, i am like most poelts waiting to go (back) to college doing very menial tasks - kitchens, grou...
by gaboo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Im back at last
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Im back at last

Wierd.... but very good. Without sounding crazy, its nice to be back in the prison environment
by gaboo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Im back at last
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Im back at last

Not even osg really, just been helping in kitchens really Nobody there knows whats happening with me yet theyre trying to get me so i dont have to retrain which would be ideal, though yeh would need c&r refresher with the new techniques etc but thats fine. Just wish they would decide one way or anot...
by gaboo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Im back at last
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Im back at last

Finally started back this monday just gone, though doing some random jobs at the moment. Hoping to not need training again but all up in the air at the moment.

Very weird being at a different jail though, but will soon get used to it.im sure
by gaboo
Fri May 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Vetting and Recruitment
Topic: Just has "the call". OSG duties, here i come
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Just has "the call". OSG duties, here i come

I did yeah, but then they sent me the wrong health questionnaire thing, which took them a couple of weeks to notice and send the correct one. after which they decided i needed a telephone health assessment, which took all of 5 minutes and they said they're more than happy. that was on a friday and g...
by gaboo
Wed May 20, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Vetting and Recruitment
Topic: Just has "the call". OSG duties, here i come
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Just has "the call". OSG duties, here i come

Had the call earlier tonight, a lot sooner than expected as i only passed my vetting on Monday. Weirdly they said If i wanted to do the returning officer scheme i would have to cancel this application and reapply for that, OJ otherwise i could accept this one and do the training again, which is the ...
by gaboo
Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Letter requesting to return to Duty
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Letter requesting to return to Duty

Well apparently have spoken to them tonight and have got to do the training again seemjngly
by gaboo
Tue May 19, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Letter requesting to return to Duty
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Letter requesting to return to Duty

finally had an update last night, my portal has now changed to the infamous "we will be in touch soon to discuss the next stages" but no mention of the returning letter, so i have email the priority recruitment to ask about that now, as i presume i have finally passed all of the vetting so all being...