Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

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Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

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Hi.... I've noticed that people who are going through recruitment and are active on here tend to stop posting after they start their job. Does the service frown upon it ? Is it workload? Does it no longer serve them? Just curious on your thoughts :sloo:

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I’m curious too?! X

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Speaking to people I know live in the service it is advised not to in training, you are also advised to keep any social media as private as possible even to the point of altering your name slightly

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You would think that potential officers and serving officers supporting each other would be a positive

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There are a few of us on here that still are active that are now in the job! Myself, Craig and Taff for a start!
But I agree, there are thousands of prison officers around the country and this site doesn’t seem to reflect that ...

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My take on this is that when people are in the recruitment process, they tend to have a lot of unanswered questions. As the forum is a hive of past and present knowledge, it gives answers to most of those questions and there are people who can relate as they’re in the same boat. Now, when someone is successful and takes up the role, they have experienced colleagues who can generally tell them what they need to know or point them in the right direction, thus, taking away the need to come online. A bit sad really, as it would be great to have more first hand experience on here who can share their thoughts and experiences. Another angle on this is that the job has its challenges, long shifts, late finishes, early starts- to name just a few, and people may have more pressing things going on, like sleeping 😂. Grateful to all those doing the role but still finding the time to check-in and having an input- hats off to you all!

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:slcl:

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TheRealMe- how’s it going with you? Still in vetting?
And what about you Bearguy? What’s your situation?

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Back to square one for me, LL. VARC in a couple weeks for a different jail 🤞🏻

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Therealme, just had update they waiting for my last work reference, but that was sat back last Sunday! So hoping they pick it up SSCL said this morning should be near the end now! X

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