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Just applied for "Jackboot" today... Wish me luck.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Just applied for "jackboot".. Update... Got the Job :)

    (updated Feb 15th.. got the job)

    Well, I had hoped to get away from the LEO/Security stuff when I relocated a couple months ago, but the sad fact is that it's the best job around here that I'm qualified for as far as pay/benefits are concerned. And I'm starting to run out of money.

    (sigh).... So I put in my app today for a Corrections Officer position that just opened up at a nearby prison.

    I've done this kind of work before, and it usually ends up in me being depressed and even more cynical about the human race than I already am (if that's possible), but I don't seem to have a lot of options now. So I'm gonna try to keep focused on the positive aspects (If I get the job obviously), like decent pay, good benefits, retirement plan, bla bla. And I figure if tshtf, surely the badge is worth something?
  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Good luck Blackjack. I can imagine how hard it would be to not become cynical in that job. LEO's of all branches tend to suffer from depression much more than the general public. Just come here at the end of the day and check in. I can usually find something here to give me a chuckle or lift my spirits. And I have on occasion spewed coffee all over my keyboard!!
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    +1 goodluck...very tough job I couldn't do. It would be rough dealing with miscreants day in, day out, of course at least they're up front about who's who. Elsewhere the snakes all wear suits.
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I would't classify this position as a "jackboot" position at all. It is a necessary LEO position that is much harder than working a beat.

    jackboots = BATF & FBI & DEA all the various SWAT teams that have proliferated across the country -- especially when they exercise their powers at the cost of trampling citizens' rights.
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Well, I don't really consider it a jackboot position (a little tongue in cheek there). But it's definitely workin "for the man".

    I pretty much agree with your definition Clyde, Corrections doesn't have the opportunity to stomp on average citizen rights, just inmates rights.
  6. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

    Good Luck, it is a challenging enviroment. My son is a detention officer for our County Sherriffs dept.
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good luck. One of my B-I-L's is a corrections officer. Tough line of work.
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    [winkthumb] Good luck with the app. process, I hope it works out in your favor!

    Positive thoughts sent your way!!!
  9. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    Scheduled me for an interview for Feb 7, so one step closer.

    I neeeeed to quit smoking by then as it's a non-smoking facility.

    You know, the more I think about it, it's a pretty good job considering all the benefits. I would think that corrections would be a very stable job even in a SHTF situation. You can't just quit guarding prisoners.... can you?

    Strikes me as funny while I ramble on about this, I know nobody is really interested in "what's going on in Blackjacks life today" :)
    But since I have no friends to talk to, you guys are forced to hear it. ;)
  10. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

    Hey, Blackjack, I just got off the phone with my son. He is starting the Sheriffs Academy on Monday to be a detention officer.

    Pay is OK, benefits are good, and like you say, job security is pretty much assured. There will always be MZB's......
  11. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Hi BlackJack -- even though I'm new here and don't really know anyone, it's still a great place to run ideas past others. Believe me - I'm pulling for you and I think everyone else is too.

    Hope you can find some like-minded people where you live, but helping others via this forum like you do has tons of merit that should never be dissed.

    Today I'm home with my daughter because she has a nasty cough; we'll say a quick prayer for you!
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Believe it or not, we do care to hear what's going on in member's lives, especially when they are doing something about their own situation. We can cheer the doers on and offer hints. Those that are stuck will get suggestions. Those that whine, we shy away from, more because we don't know what to say than for lack of sympathy. Ramble on, bub, we're behind you. Good luck on the interview. (They did stop guarding prisoners in NO, so we are told --)
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Just one of the perks of being a Monkey. A place where everyone knows your name. Or at least your screen name. Our little Cheers here. So pull up a stool and tell us how lifes going for you.

    "It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear."-Norm
  14. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Lots of luck on the inteview Blackjack.
  15. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    Norm: Next to Sammy's life, my life has always appeared dull. Then again, next to a barnacle's life, my life has always appeared dull.

    "...our troubles are all the same ..."

    Good luck with quitting smoking! You can do it, you can do it, you can do it!
  16. BRONZ

    BRONZ Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Brother There is no problem working for the man. You get all kinds of info inside info. Some good some bad.

    Corrections...man thats a tough way to go. You are locked in there just like they are only you get to go home after your 8 or 12. Be safe and watch your back. Most in the joint know if they even touch you they get the beating of their lives. Sorry but thats the truth.
  17. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Glad to hear its looking good for you to get it. Hope it comes through.
  18. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Black Jack

    At least you'll know where all the bad guys are.
  19. griffin1340

    griffin1340 Monkey+++

    Well I can't say I exactly "applied" to be a JBT..but I did get nominated to become TOWN CONSTIABLE if the April 3 election pans out.[touchdown] OK, so that means dogcatcher and "Get the junk offa 'da lawn" guy but it's gotta be important....right?
    Oh yeah, my wife want's to be part of the SWAT team![stayback]

    Good luck Blackjack![flag]
  20. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [applaud][flag]Pulling for you guy!
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