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lousy place to work

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17 September 2015
I do not have anything good to say about corrections, except the pay. Some workers were good but very few a great many were backstabbing career builders who did nothing to help but cause problems for staff who dared to question directions that were needed to improve working there. Overall I would warn people to stay away from there
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pay
Cons
too much to put in here
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17 June 2020
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There were positive and negatives. What ruined it for me was horrible shift patterns, No work life balance and zero flexibility from middle management who seemed to ‘look after their own’ or pandered to the squeaky wheel whilst ignoring and not really developing the more reserved / solid workers.
Pros
Worthwhile and interesting job
Cons
Sold a lot of dreams during recruitment
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9 February 2018
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Every day was different. Always had to be on your toes and aware of your surroundings. I was always a team player and was prepared to multi-task when required. Had to be prepared to respond to emergency's and incidents when necessary. At times, I was required to act up in a SCO position(Senior Corrections Officer), which I achieved successfully.
Pros
Team work
Cons
Shift work
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10 October 2015
Helping others to achieve tasks
how to deal with a variety of personal problems

there for support when needed

communicate with variety of aged people skilled and unskilled.

who will complete tasks, who needs to be encouraged to do tasks

Tasks completed during day

policys over riding, day to day tasks.

just a number, not a person.
Pros
Rumuneration package
Cons
not near Partrners, family. start 5.00am
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