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by Miquay
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Are we nearly there yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Are we nearly there yet?

I applied in Jan 08 - just got a place - so yes you may be nearly there!
by Miquay
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: anybody still got a PS3?
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: anybody still got a PS3?

I have one. Currently COD MW2 online multiplayer gaming. Internet, music storage, Blu Ray DVD. Started online gaming through the Wii (daughter's) on COD MW Reflex. HDMI cable is essential from PS3 to TV for the ultimate in detail. I thought online gaming was pretty sad and for people without too muc...
by Miquay
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: How much more can Prison Officers take???
Replies: 26
Views: 3612

Re: How much more can Prison Officers take???

In the immortal words of Marti Pellow 'Privatisation is all around us and everywhere we go'. NHS is being privatised so don't think that if it was happening in the NHS the public will be marching in the streets - it is happening and me thinks I can get down the high street pretty OK right now. Socia...
by Miquay
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: This group/site is nothing like it used to be!
Replies: 27
Views: 3429

Re: This group/site is nothing like it used to be!

just popped my head back in also.
hey up there Kwaks
by Miquay
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Just been offered a job
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Just been offered a job

Civvie - I posted whilst awaiting to be found a spot.
and waited
and waited
and ........ now I've been offered a spot. I get far more salary now than I would should I join.
Decisions decisions
by Miquay
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Just been offered a job
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Just been offered a job

I am seeking genuine advice - so obviously, I come here!!!!!! hundreds of months (feels like it) after applying I have been offered a place I joined this site 26 months ago. For more than a year I have not put much thought into it (it being the job or this site). Should I become an officer? What is ...
by Miquay
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Poll: New grade Prison Officer 1st Sept 2009 - Salary £14500
Replies: 82
Views: 6537

Re: Poll: New grade Prison Officer 1st Sept 2009 - Salary £14500

I cannot afford to start on the new proposed salary. I would struggle on the starting salary now but wanted to do it for the job, not the pay. However I cannot justify the change in lifestyle that a dramatic drop in income would have on my family. Their needs over my wants. The salary makes a mocker...
by Miquay
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NORTH WEST - Any news???
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: NORTH WEST - Any news???

email from hmps-jobs [hmps-jobs@hmps.gsi.gov.uk]
by Miquay
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Letter from Shared Services - does it mean anything?
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Letter from Shared Services - does it mean anything?

I think nobody replied because nobody has a bloody clue what is going on. I was allocated May 08, references sought April 08. It s such a convoluted process with too many departments having a piece of the process that no one can ever tell you what stage you are up to because in reality there are no ...
by Miquay
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: 6 month extension
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: 6 month extension

Thank you for your email. Please accept our apologies if you were unable to view the voting buttons as requested in the email you received. It appears that some email packages are not compatible with ours, which has caused the inconvenience. What like Outlook? Well I guess it is one of the lesser u...
by Miquay
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: two weeks left on rad
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: two weeks left on rad

Extension has been offered to me for 6 months. RAD was March 2008
by Miquay
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NORTH WEST - Any news???
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: NORTH WEST - Any news???

East North East - RAD March 08
Nothing moving here.
18 months extended by a further 6 - notification today.
M
by Miquay
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: recruitment
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: recruitment

Dear Candidate, Thank you for your interest with regards to Prison Officer Recruitment within HM Prison Service. You will have been advised that the results of your Recruitment Assessment Day would remain valid on file, for a maximum of eighteen months from the date you attended the Assessment. As ...
by Miquay
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Allocated First Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Allocated First Choice

20th September and I am done. If they extend it then superb. If they don't then I won't be reapplying - I've put on 15 stone, got COPD, Diabetes, a gammy right toe and lost three fingers on my left hand (that was last Christmas whilst carving the turkey up). They'll never notice unless I have to do ...
by Miquay
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Allocated First Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Allocated First Choice

Got told there may also be an extension to the '18 month since RAD and you are back to square one' ruling.
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