POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Only use this area to start new topics if you are applying for a post for HMPS or similar.
User avatar
NeedToKnowBasis
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 1044
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:42 am
Alignment: 'Shadow'
Sacred: 'Hemlock'
Location: Who knows?..

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by NeedToKnowBasis » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:35 am

How to address others - if you know their surname then it's a choice of the following: Mr. xyz, Miss xyz, Sir or Miss. If you don't know their surname, then just Sir or Miss. Don't use first names as a general rule.
If you post on a public forum, asking for opinions, I may give mine - I don't care if you don't like what I post... I don't care what you think about me... it simply isn't important!

User avatar
NeedToKnowBasis
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 1044
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:42 am
Alignment: 'Shadow'
Sacred: 'Hemlock'
Location: Who knows?..

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by NeedToKnowBasis » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:03 am

As this info is already on the forum but the question still gets asked, lets clarify it here...

What to wear on the first day at your establishment or training if you have no uniform:

Men:
White Shirt (ironed)
Black Tie
Black Trousers (ironed)
Black Socks
Black Shoes (sensible, comfortable, robust)
Black Jacket (optional, plain, no hood)

Women:
White Blouse (ironed)
White Bra (less noticeable so doesn't give anyone excuses to fantasise!)
Black Trousers (ironed - or skirt if you really must! You'll change your mind very quickly though...)
Black Socks (or tights if you're determined to wear a skirt!)
Black Shoes (sensible, comfortable, robust)
Black Jacket (optional, plain, no hood)

Watch
Notebook
Pen (black ink)

NTKB :slda:
If you post on a public forum, asking for opinions, I may give mine - I don't care if you don't like what I post... I don't care what you think about me... it simply isn't important!

User avatar
memphis
Official Member
Official Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:51 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by memphis » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:59 pm

Someone menioned "don't travel in blues". What does this term mean?
M :slcoo:

User avatar
Wannabe1973
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:34 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by Wannabe1973 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:04 pm

I would guess it references not to travel in uniform or at least with uniform on show, there's plenty out there that take umbridge to it...

User avatar
Baldy1970
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:48 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by Baldy1970 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:32 pm

kevhufc wrote:Someone menioned "don't travel in blues". What does this term mean?
Wannabe1973 is right - it means it is probably a good idea not to travel in uniform or with parts of your uniform showing i.e. key chain hanging down etc.
I don't have money.
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Skills that make me useful for people like you.

User avatar
memphis
Official Member
Official Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:51 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by memphis » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:57 pm

Thanks very much for that.
This is a very informative topic. Thanks everyone for contributing.
M :slcoo:

User avatar
Knappers87
Registered Member
Registered Member
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:25 pm
Class: 'Undead Hunter'

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by Knappers87 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:00 am

Cheers for this NTKB. Most appears to be common sense but it seems to be lacking some in the world. Informative as always. Cheers again.

DGibbons
Registered Member
Registered Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:57 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by DGibbons » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:14 am

Do many fail the training? I am close to 50 and not been in a classroom environment for a very long time . Great at people management and thinking on my feet but classroom scares me

User avatar
Baldy1970
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:48 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by Baldy1970 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:32 am

DGibbons - no, very few fail. It is quite difficult to fail. You have passed the assessment process, which is designed to test if you are suitable. You have good tutors and lots of support. It is fairly relaxed in 'class' and your age makes no difference, although some might say it gives you an unfair advantage!
I don't have money.
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Skills that make me useful for people like you.

Diverdavie
Registered Member
Registered Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by Diverdavie » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:37 am

By the sounds of them rules its like being back in Basic!

9851colle
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 170
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:13 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by 9851colle » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:04 pm

it's like been back in basic
It's not mate, it's wartered down quite considerably compared to basic - well the basic I did 28 years ago. POELT is a lot more chilled out and you don't get bested anywhere.
NEC ASPERA TERRANT

mack
Rookie Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:55 pm
Class: 'Elf'
Alignment: 'Lightning'

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by mack » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:25 pm

DGibbons wrote:
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:14 am
Do many fail the training? I am close to 50 and not been in a classroom environment for a very long time . Great at people management and thinking on my feet but classroom scares me
Hello youngster, I'm at Newbold in March and will be 56 this year. Like you the thought of an afternoon classroom environment doesn't thrill me that much. Mind you I reckon my real world experiences and probably yours too must count for something. Just hope the younger element can keep up with us... :slbg:

User avatar
aars3000
Registered Member
Registered Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:20 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by aars3000 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:32 pm

Does anybody know where the POELT is likely to be held if you live in the Staffordshire area?

User avatar
CalmingStorm
Registered Member
Registered Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:45 am

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by CalmingStorm » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:49 pm

After reading a few posts on here the preferred venue is Newbold, no matter where you live. If that's full another training venue will be used.
i think therefore i am, i'm pink therefore i'm spam

User avatar
BigDave
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:21 pm

Re: POELT... a few of the rules to adhere to.

Post by BigDave » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:36 pm

I'm half way through my POELT at Newby Revs, and it's exactly as NTKB described :wink: It's all straight forward, just don't be a dick!

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic