What's the big deal with G4S?

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131772Post SWM5436
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:13 pm

They are sharing experiences of g4s, they aren't slating them just out of hearsay.

Take it or leave it.
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131773Post SgtBush
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:15 pm

What we are saying is there are plenty of opportunitys within HMPPS, you dont have to expose yourself to g4s failings.

When your stood in a coroners court with the deceased families barrister ripping into you , giving you a new bum hole because you (as a pco) didn't have time to check on a ACCT document and a prisoner killed themselves because of staffing levels you'll understand.

Its happened.
G4S turned round and said it was the pco fault. They should work harder, nothing to do with an unsafe prisoner/officer ratio.

I work with an ex pco now Hmpps officer and that's what happened to them.
G4S will hang you out to Dry to save themselves

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131777Post SWM5436
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:30 pm

Alright Dave wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:56 pm
I for one won't be able to see their comments as they are on my foe list. I have no desire to read anything they feel we all need to know.
This has actually tickled me, what are you going to do on the landings when someone tells you to do something you don't like? Real life doesn't have a foe list.
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131782Post Mccudden
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:47 pm

Not another tantrum Dave......... SgtBush, SWM5436 going forward try not to offend snowflakes :slwin:
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131783Post Alright Dave
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:48 pm

SWM another to my list. Don't you worry about the landings, I have ample experience from my previous career to deal with nasty insecure people. I will be fine with the cons too. Just worry about mouthing off on a forum.
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131785Post SWM5436
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Took me this long to get on your list.... I do hope Santa comes round this year.

Can't say I care that you have decided to add me to your list, I'm not here to be your friend, you ask a question, me or someone else answers and you get offended, you need tougher skin princess.
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131801Post Stacey_evans96
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 pm

HMPS are not currently recruiting in my area so I'm going to give G4S a chance.

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131803Post SWM5436
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Best of luck to you and stay safe.
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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131805Post Quickthinker
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:28 pm

G4s are the marmite company youeither love them or hate them. A manager once told me that g4s can pay all frontline staff upto supervisor a minimum wage of 11£ and still turn a profit of multi million pounds but only pay min wage of 7.50 an hour for them, the problem is there to big to many hands in to many pies and to many managers not enough ground staff. Treat them with caution dont get to involved and expect overtime in droves.
Ive worked for them for a while and had no problems but now with hmps, working less hours for same money ;) with every other weekend off :)

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131807Post villachris
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:30 pm

When do u start stacey.
Find out for yourself stace,i am.i start 18th december.

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131814Post Stacey_evans96
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:41 pm

Haven't got a start date, need to pass my RAD first and that's in march

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 131821Post villachris
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:59 pm

Oh right.
Good luck anyway.
I start my training in 2 weeks and getting a little nervous now,but also looking forward to it also.

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Post: # 131823Post Stacey_evans96
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:05 pm

That's so exciting, hope you enjoy!

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 135150Post Irish13
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:51 am

villachris wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:06 pm
I first joined the forum to ask questions on being a prison custody officer and what the job role is like.
Like a number of new recruits i was nervous and intrigued to hear what current staff thought of the role.
Im under no illusions that this role isnt for the faint hearted and not every person would take to a role like this hence why i joined.
Tbh i never really got the answers to my questions.
People seemed more bothered in which company i was working for than actually answering my questions like many other people who are new on this forum.
I thought thats what a forum was for,sharing experiences etc.

By the way not once have i ever slated a public sector prison and i also know about the olympic games contract as at the time i was serving in the armed forces myself.
Hi did you you manage to get any more info for a G4S prison? I myself just wanted some information on the job but it seems like there is a big battle bewteen private and public prisons.

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Re: What's the big deal with G4S?

Post: # 135177Post manc-apollo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 pm

It is a shame that the only answers this member got was to either tell him to join public sector, or slating the private sector! I think going forward we all should offer advice if we know the answer and not just bombard with the just join hmpps. In all honesty that does not help anyone!

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