Just a word now and then about working in a prison and for the Department Of Corrections. Plus a good bit of ranting here and there.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Maybe Joking.... Maybe Not
When that yard relief job came up I went and dropped a bid on it as soon as I got to work. I figure with winter coming on and all.... And the days off being Tuesday Wednesday maybe I stand a good chance of getting it.
But out of the 45 Sergeants we have, I only have more time than about four of them. Minus me leaves forty. Of those forty three others got promoted at exactly the same time. That leaves thirty seven that can outbid me. Out of those thirty seven I think there's only maybe five that would even consider taking the job.
The odds are improving.
Sergeant Major wants a yard job, but he wants Uncle T's B-yard spot. He called me the other evening and said that he was spreading the rumor that he was bidding on the relief job so other people wouldn't bid on it and maybe I would get it. And apparently he's been spreading it around pretty thick.
A few people have come up to me and asked me if I bid the job and scared to death that Sergeant Major might get it over me. He's not the easiest guy in the world to get along with and if you have a chain handy he will jerk it every chance he gets. I get along with him fine. We understand each other. But some people (especially some of those already out on the yard) don't like him at all.
I've been going along with the gag just for fun. Bumming hard because I know he can outbid me and saying how I really wanted the job and now I won't get it. Watching the reactions has been a bit of a giggle.
With my luck I'll go through all of this and somebody completely unexpected will pop up and get the spot. That happens some times. But I haven't really heard of anybody else who bid on it. I don't know.
Unfortunately, when the inmates are behaving themselves we do tend to turn on each other for entertainment.