Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – all provincial jails – 4 November 2017
working in Manitoba jails has it pro's and cons.
The pro side is the job security and high pay for basically babysitting.. unfortunitly you don't have to watch your back for inmates,... you have to watch your back from other staff as it seems they become superhereos when they put a uniform on and they are perfect (in there own eyes)
to become a correctional officer you must take and pass a 2 month training course, and 2 weeks of that training deals with how you deal with other staff and gossip etc.. ITS BAD!!!!!!!!
and after you pass the course and start the job, nobody follows what they were trained to do.. management is not seen or heard throughout the jail
The management team are soul sucking parasites who go out of their way to treat staff and some judges badly, second guess our every move and do things their way whether it is the right way or not. I have nothing but disdain for management and feel sorry for their next sucker. Still can't figure out how they are even still here. If they got rid of some dead weight managers it might be good to be here.
Safety officer (Current Employee) – Winnipeg – 10 January 2015
Half of your day is spent on justifying the other half of your day. Workplace Safety and health has very low morale. Workers are afraid to make decisions. The best part of the job is the direct interaction with the public. The worst part of the job are all the stifling policies.
Manager (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 November 2013
A typical day at work involves being around the same team I've worked with for the most part for my 13 years in the organization. We develop together. There is a wonderful team spirit. The hardest part of my job is telling people we can't try out their great ideas because (insert reason here, usually budget concerns). The best part of my job is knowing as soon as I get up in the morning that I get to spend my day with a cheerful group of dedicated public servants. Also, it's great to know I'll learn something new this day.
benefits and vacation leave, opportunities to evolve as society's interests and needs change, lots of opportunity to move around the organization and try out different jobs
unfortunately, often too little recognition for ideas and hard work
-many phone calls email and some staff neetings -i learned how to be a better communicator - managing staff is probably the most difficult job and requires a natural ability to lead and coach -my co-workers have a mix of strengs and weakness, getting then to work together is the talent - hardest part is being patient in selling change and understanding that some people don.t want to change. - seeing a satisfied client working with a vendor that i set up