I met a chap recently who’d jacked in the prison service after 20 years to go and work in TATA steel in Port Talbot.Presumably, he was being sent on detached duty. A nice little earner if you don't mind being away from home.
We've constantly got staff leaving.
Experienced Officer's with twenty odd years in just walking out with no job to go to. Others are doing HGV lessons on rest days or taking leave to do so, that's if you can get leave with the current staffing problems.
Now the economy is picking up (however temporary) & there's jobs out there, who'd be a Prison Officer for £24k a year. And that's after a few years service.
After many years in uniform I'm now in civvies for just a couple of days a week.
But believe me, I don't look on in amusement.
He told me he’s on ‘the broom’ at the minute because he’s new, but he was loving the change, as before he left he was in charge of one wing all by himself.
Sounded well scary.