I would describe my former place of employment as a professional environment with high expectations
Pros: freedom of action
Cons: long hours
As a Probation and Parole officer , my day was filled with shifting priorities and demands I routinely supervised a large caseload of more then 100 people and wrote numerous reports for various judicial and quasi judicial bodies including the Ontario Court of Justice , the Superior Court of Justice and the the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board .
I was also actively involved in processing various enforcement responsibilities and gave evidence on numerous occasions . I began my career in a satellite office and finished in a District office. As such I had exposure to working independently as well as under the direct supervision of an Area Manager .
I have had the pleasure of working with some exceptional people as well as exposure to rather caustic and negative people but always managed to display a pleasant and co operative outlook . I truly appreciated the ability to work independently without much oversight and felt that I had my employers confidence to do so in a meaningful and constructive manner.
The hardest part of the job was constant exposure to negativity and violence. I supervised people convicted of every conceivable crime crime at 15 minute intervals, 8 hours a day , I did not enjoy charging people as I fully appreciated the negative impact to them , balanced by the need to protect the best interests of society.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the realization that I was actually helping people and enabling them to live a crime free life style . I can state with authority, that I helped many people. I conclusion , this chapter of my life has ended and I am looking to move on to an occupation that I can transfer my existing skill set as well as engage in a setting that will provide ongoing learning and new challenges