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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 14th, 2011, 4:15 am

Well, it's 4am and I'm wide awake, nauseous and in tears about the upcoming day already. It's going to be my last day as a Parole Officer. Been here for 7 hears and due to budget cuts I'm being bumped over to one of the prisons. I'm fortunate to even have a job. Several of my friends are getting laid off. But I'm still upset. I enjoyed my job. I have the best boss in the world. It's not perfect, but I'm good at it. I wasn't looking to leave. I decided to take tomorrow off because the thought of making it through 2 more days just killed me. So this afternoon I get to turn in my weapon and all of my gear, including my badge, pack up my desk, and walk out for the last time. Not doing real well right now. :cry:
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Postby iluvk9 » July 14th, 2011, 7:32 am

I can imagine how difficult it is, especially with the "handing in of your badge".

I know it is easy for me to say....maybe this will be a great new beginning of something else for you. Change is always scary, but sometimes it becomes the best thing, in hindsight.

Hang in there, Lady Pants!!! :hug3:
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Postby Hundilein » July 14th, 2011, 7:47 am

Still hoping that this will turn out to be really great for you the way it was for me a year and a half ago, but I know today will be hard. Sending hugs your way today.
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Postby Pit♥bull » July 14th, 2011, 7:51 am

Hang in there Liz,
I've never made a career change that I regretted and I wish the same for you. :)
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Postby copperlegend » July 14th, 2011, 9:01 am

Hugs and good thoughts, Liz!
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Postby madremissy » July 14th, 2011, 9:25 am

Something good will come of this, I just know it!
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 14th, 2011, 9:44 am

:hug3: for you...you're a strong, amazing woman...I'm sure you'll look back on this and think..."this was the change that I needed." Something good WILL come of it, because you'll kick everyone's ass if it goes badly!
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Postby homebrwd » July 14th, 2011, 10:25 am

Good luck Liz, as others have said this may end up being a good change in the long run. I wish I knew what it was like to really love your job as much you do being a parole officer. What are you going to be doing at the prison?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 14th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Thanks for the kind words, all. It was a crappy day. It was a LONG day. There was some laughter interspersed throughout, at least. And my boss and secretary gave me a beautiful charm bracelet.

I actually am optimistic about this change. It's just tough to leave what's familiar.

homebrwd wrote:What are you going to be doing at the prison?


I'm not entirely sure, to be honest. All I know is that I will be determining what security level prison the inmates need to be sent to. I'll be at one of two reception centers in the state, and every inmate has to pass through those before getting sent to what will become their "parent" institution.

Thanks again.
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Postby airwalk » July 14th, 2011, 10:14 pm

I'm sorry that today was difficult, but I'm with everyone else - keep your eyes open for every time a door closes a window opens and your window is out there.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 19th, 2011, 7:50 am

So, how is it going at the new place? Show anyone your new pretty little gun?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 21st, 2011, 4:57 pm

Thanks for asking, Joyce!

Things are going SOOOO well. I honestly couldn't be happier (unless it was air conditioned). The corrections officers are all really nice and I'm already learning to suck up to them so they get me things (like a fan for my office). My boss is awesome and is really keeping me challenged and letting me move faster than the others who started with me. I'm really enjoying it. :)
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Postby iluvk9 » July 21st, 2011, 7:24 pm

Isn't it funny how WE WERE RIGHT about a new opportunity possibly being a great new adventure??? 8)

I am glad you are fitting in and enjoying it. Well, except for the non-a/c area and of course the people you are keeping in jail. :wink:
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 21st, 2011, 8:53 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Thanks for asking, Joyce!

Things are going SOOOO well. I honestly couldn't be happier (unless it was air conditioned). The corrections officers are all really nice and I'm already learning to suck up to them so they get me things (like a fan for my office). My boss is awesome and is really keeping me challenged and letting me move faster than the others who started with me. I'm really enjoying it. :)


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Postby airwalk » July 22nd, 2011, 9:45 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Thanks for asking, Joyce!

Things are going SOOOO well. I honestly couldn't be happier (unless it was air conditioned). The corrections officers are all really nice and I'm already learning to suck up to them so they get me things (like a fan for my office). My boss is awesome and is really keeping me challenged and letting me move faster than the others who started with me. I'm really enjoying it. :)


Excellent, I'm probably biased..but corrections officers are nice guys
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 23rd, 2011, 7:17 am

Diana, the CO's had always been very nice when I'd had to go into the prisons before, but my one ex-co-worker had me so paranoid that they'd be mad at me for bumping their friends out of a job. I let him get to me. :oops:
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Postby Emi » July 23rd, 2011, 8:04 am

Good luck Liz, and I hope you continue to be happy in your new job :)
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Postby airwalk » July 23rd, 2011, 9:24 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Diana, the CO's had always been very nice when I'd had to go into the prisons before, but my one ex-co-worker had me so paranoid that they'd be mad at me for bumping their friends out of a job. I let him get to me. :oops:


Well then I'm glad the CO's were better than expected.
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