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Post by Tarot » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:27 pm

Hi

I have just passed everything and been offered a placement.....no major doubts or concerns...quite looking forward to the challenge....just looking for a run down of general life, shifts, teamwork, promotions, transfers to other departments, pay scales (dare I ?) and an insight into the service from anyone currently in it...Any help appreciated x

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Post by Crumbling Victorian Cat B » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:43 am

Yes they all exist and the pay is crap

Everything will be covered in your first week, and become more apparent, when you spend the week induction in you prison.
Most of the stuff you’re asking about can be picked up on the prison service website

There are a few answers to your questions here
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Post by Tarot » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:20 pm

Thanks for that......im sure it will all become clear haha.....what have I let myself in for?? Do you enjoy the job though?

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Post by falkor » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:17 pm

what job have you just been doing prior then Tarot? and do you like Jaffa cakes? :wink:

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Post by Carbon » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:43 pm

If it's anything like our place you'll spend the first few weeks wandering around, getting lost and given tasks to do that you are expected to know.

It's a case of 'suck it and see' or should it be 'sink or swim' :)

Seriously you'll have a bloody good laugh and settle in fairly quickly.

Enjoy it, I do!

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Post by Tarot » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:38 pm

Hahah... Im an office manager at the moment....bit of a change I know...but something Ive always fancied doing...even did a psychology degree many moons ago...just got waylaid in my mission....bit nervy as a female but sure i'll be fine......

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Post by Crumbling Victorian Cat B » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:49 pm

Hi

Roughly what area of the country, and what sort of prison are you joining?
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Post by Tarot » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:12 pm

North West - Closed YOI ......

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Post by UKmember » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:40 pm

Hiya welcome to the site,

I hope you enjoy the prison service and ALL the benefits dont forget to join the POA ;)

Any questions feel free to ask me


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Post by Tarot » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:53 pm

lapmonkey9 wrote:Hiya welcome to the site,

I hope you enjoy the prison service and ALL the benefits dont forget to join the POA ;)

Any questions feel free to ask me


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Thanks Steve.... bit miffed today actually...course dates have been moved forward and not sure I can wrangle it with my cureent job and notice etc...ah well....i'm sure it will work out one way or another....just a quick question (for anyone really....) whats the best and worst thing about working in a prison in your opinion?

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Post by falkor » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:22 pm

a total lack of jaffa cakes?

I worked in a prison once (HMP Wandsworth) and concluded that there are good and bad people amongst those prisoners

(and good and bad among the staff too :twisted: ) can't answer your question really as I only worked there a few days (during ye old strike of 1988)

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