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by Carbon
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Shift Patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Shift Patterns

You've answered your own question Demasoni, it varies greatly from establishment to establishment. I have seen shift patterns that have two types of A shift, three types of Main shift, six types of early shift and four types of late shift. It depends on quite a few factors, cover requirements, manni...
by Carbon
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: F&S job specs ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: F&S job specs ?

Hi All, does anyone know about any prisons making up their own job specs for the restructure? I was under the impression that F&S was about standardising the roles across the country. I have heard that [at one prison] they are taking part of custodial manager spec and putting it with supervisor spe...
by Carbon
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Retirement Age
Replies: 35
Views: 8399

Re: Retirement Age

I think we should all hand our Jubilee medals back as we are clearly not seen as front line staff anymore :sloo:
by Carbon
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Political Fund Exemption
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: Political Fund Exemption

Apologies to all, as Madra Rhu has stated, the payment is to allow the POA to lobby any political party and I got a little confused. I was corrected by a branch official when I questioned them about this and forgot to update the post :slsad:
by Carbon
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Boots
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: Boots

Ordered these yesterday:

http://poauk.patrolstore.com/Magnum-Panther-8.0.html

and they arrived today, bargain :slwin:

I am refusing to wear the new boots as they sent one pair the wrong size and the pair that fit gave me blisters.
by Carbon
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: JES.
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

Re: JES.

so long as i hit "achieved" each year i was get my next payrise then? Straight from the Fair and Sustainable document - Pay Band 2 - 5. Progression through the pay points is subject to receipt of an “achieved” or better performance marking. Progression through the published pay points will be depen...
by Carbon
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: JES.
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

Re: JES.

Zzol, if I recall correctly it would only affect those that receive a nearly achieved or lower rating on the SPDR. Obtaining an achieved isn't that difficult and they can be appealed as I have done this myself.
by Carbon
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today I Have..........................
Replies: 1013
Views: 45802

Re: Today I Have..........................

And I read those posts with a grin on my face too Madra Rhu :slhe:
by Carbon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: staff survey
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: staff survey

I believe the POA have their own staff survey which is due for release tomorrow.
by Carbon
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: compassionate transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: compasionate transfer

I thought it was sixteen weeks but I stand to be corrected. That was the amount of time I was held back.
by Carbon
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Political Fund Exemption
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Political Fund Exemption

I was a little bit bored so I went looking for some information as to how much of our POA subscription is given to the Labour Party. It appears this is 15 pence a month. So I thought to myself, what has the Labour Party actually done for me as a POA union member, erm, not a lot. On further investiga...
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