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by purplepig20
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Is there many transgender prison officers? And whats the prison polices on searching?
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Is there many transgender prison officers? And whats the prison polices on searching?

Regarding the full searching of transgender prisoners, female officers search the female part of the prisoner and male officers then search the male part.
by purplepig20
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Uniform
Replies: 27
Views: 735

Re: Uniform

This is a concern of mine - bra's. (my username is my cats name,I am actually a girl!) I would really struggle to run in a normal bra,but never had to buy sports bra's for every day use. Are they comfortable to wear all day long? M&S do really good sports bras. Get it fitted and it’ll be the most c...
by purplepig20
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Uniform
Replies: 27
Views: 735

Re: Uniform

K123 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Wonder if a good decent sports bra, would be a good investment! After all .... we might be running a lot!!
Definitely!!!
by purplepig20
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Exempt from Maths and English at RAD
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Exempt from Maths and English at RAD

If someone has got the levels required, then the tests should be a breeze! It’s no reason why people should be exempt from the assessments. If someone doesn’t do well under pressure, then maybe this job isn’t for them. There’s a hell of a lot of pressure on us, pretty much all of the time, so better...
by purplepig20
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Poelt training Wandsworth
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Poelt training Wandsworth

They used to have POELTs stay in the Holiday Inn Express at Wandsworth Town, which is about 20 minutes walk from the prison. Not sure if they still stay at that hotel though.
by purplepig20
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Halloween Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Halloween Thread

For some time I worked in 'collection of recently deceased' whenever we took a body into the morgue, you could guarantee the lights would flicker, especially at night and sometimes more than others. Once in the middle of the night we were taking in the body of a 'known to the police bad person' I s...
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Benefits off the Landings...
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Benefits off the Landings...

Well, you learn something new every day! :slyay:
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Risk of the job
Replies: 55
Views: 1840

Re: Risk of the job

So I'm wanting to join the prison service but I've been told by current prisoners and past prisoners that it's bad for new officers and they get completely targetted. I've been told in the first week they've seen new officers get scolded and bucket of facies thrown over them. Now obviously this hap...
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Benefits off the Landings...
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Benefits off the Landings...

You need to have an active membership of the POA to get your discount.
Also, you should really be using your work email address to sign up for the BlueLight card.

I’m a bit puzzled how you signed up for these things if you haven’t started the job yet, or did you start this week?
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Risk of the job
Replies: 55
Views: 1840

Re: Risk of the job

And I haven’t even opened my mouth... yet! :slwh: :slwoot:
by purplepig20
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Google can be as useful too...
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Google can be as useful too...

SWM5436 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:16 pm
You're and parties :slno:
Took the words right out of my mouth! :slcl:
by purplepig20
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Assertiveness over friendliness
Replies: 25
Views: 1237

Re: Assertiveness over friendliness

Be very careful. They’ve already started to condition you. Just remember, it’s easier to turn a no into a yes, rather than a yes into a no. I’m not saying what you’re doing is wrong, but remember that there’s usually an ulterior motive behind them buttering you up by telling you that you’re their fa...
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shift phone apps
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Shift phone apps

I don’t need it, but thanks anyway :slwin:
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shift phone apps
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Shift phone apps

Whatever works for you, buddy. I’m not arguing with you! :slbg:
by purplepig20
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shift phone apps
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Shift phone apps

Errrrm... iBooks is an app on iPhone/iPad that stores PDFs etc and you don’t need to print them out. No point downloading extra unnecessary apps :slwin: