Well, today my blog post is all about me!!!
Thats right .... I want to talk a bit about myself and my plans...lol..or lack of plans for the summer.
A few weeks ago I applied for a Supervisor's position, not expecting to get it - I was right I did not but to my surprise I was offered a temporary one for 9 weeks for the summer but that meant I could not take any vacation time as I was filling in for someone going on a vacation.
I was thrilled and took it. I am nervous but looking forward to the challenges this position presents... I am a correctional officer at our provincial correctional center that houses from 100 - 140 inmates on the weekends.
I work out of a unit that is called Medium and houses 27 inmates. I will be supervising that unit but on evenings and some days I will be supervising the whole building. That is where the real challenge comes in - we deal with weekend inmates, remand inmates, sentenced inmates and ones the police take to our back door. I have had the occasion to fill in on a shift once in awhile but nothing like I am facing now and of course due to the vacations of permanent staff I will also be dealing with a lot of casual staff.
This will give me the opportunity to decide if I want to apply for this position in the future. We have 3 supervisors retiring in the next few years and that will be the last until after I retire.
This also means I will not be working any nights nor weekends! Not sure if I would like this or not - I do like to work my nights as you all know...lol...when will I ever have the chance to sew!