Trusting my superiors
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If you choose this career, go to work, do your job and go home.
Not for everybody, been in it 30 years, stressful, lots of fights, Always be ready, if it goes down
I have been so busy with training for this position which I've received in August an still to this day still training, It's the old career I had. I'm a Correctional officer, State employee, I'm happy...
Shaking an inmate hand.
My biggest mistake was not investing in a 457k plan while I was still a rookie. Looking back after almost 20 years it would have been nice to see. Even if it was 50.00 a pay it would have been really nice.
I would say that working as a CO, was exciting. Each day was different. You never knew what to expect. That's why you have to have you guards up at all time. Take nothing for granted when interacting with inmates and staff. Keep your personal life just that, personal. Otherwise, don't get upset when your business is out. DO NOT DATE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT (STAFF NOR INMATE)
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Don't do it. Unless you want problems with your spouse or significant other not enough pay and long drives and no recognition
Applying up there could never advance not good enough salary
Biggest mistake for me was applying and taking the job. Working in that environment was taxing spiritually, emotionally, and physically..