That's a good question. There are people on our camp that I would trust without hesitation. The ones that I know are "good" at what they do and wouldn't get me off in a wreck.
There are some that if they asked me to get them a soda from the machine I would question their motives. Yet they are also, in their way and in their element, "good" at what they do.
I guess it's all on what your job is and where you work. The academy taught us to be Fair, Firm And Consistent. But that wouldn't work if you went from house to house. The things I do and say in the Adseg unit wouldn't work well over in the treatment house. Or over in the R&O house where the newbies are. The officers that are good in the treatment house probably wouldn't last long in Adseg. I'm not putting them down. They are fine at what they do. It's all context.
I think I do okay. I haven't heard too many complaints. And I've worked other houses. I didn't like them much, but I did okay. And there are people who wouldn't want to work with me. I'm sure they think I'm a loose cannon or something. I always hear the remarks about breaking windows with inmates. Man! You do something one time and you're labeled for life....
It's funny, but some of the biggest screwballs on the camp have been officers for years. I can think of a few that make me cringe. And they've been doing this at least twice as long as I have. It's a mystery.
There have been a few that came in fresh from the academy and I thought to myself "This joker will never make it. He/She is going to get someone hurt." And most of them are still here. And a couple of them have actually turned out to be really good officers. You just never know.
There are jobs on this camp you couldn't force me to do. I would suck at them so bad I'd be banned from the institution inside of a week. Like working the front desk and dealing with the visitors. Or working up at Central for the Major and all the Captains and Lieutenants. I'd be fired for sure. And some of those people would do as poorly amongst my wayward children.
We should have the same MOS system as the military. You could be classified suitable for one job or another through testing. Some people would be classified high in all fields. They would be our "utilities" that just go where they are needed.
And some of us would never be allowed to roam free. For the safety and security of the institution.
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