Don't write yourself off just yet.
When I started the job, little over a year ago, I would probably have just glanced over a post like that. But now a year on, alot of it makes sense and is still relevant so I'd say it's still worth everyones while to have these points passed on to the next generation.
And who knows, in another year, it might mean even more again.
Hey Dingdong. Does the video ( page 159 ) make sense now? A year ago you wouldn't have believed bitter lemon and told him that it had to be different..... But it's not. And you've come to see the job for what it really is.
3 assaults on staff in Cloverhill in the recent past.... And I bet the first question that the Inspector will ask... What did the staff do to antagonise the poor prisoners?
The Job is gone to Sh1te lads. Simple as .
Its good to see you're taking in whats happening and watching instead of thinking your way is the only way and thats how it is. Good stuff.... And to those who blame " jail pups" for knowing everything... Some of the best officers I've ever worked with are Jail pups. <SNIP> young lad being one of them. He had a hard act to follow cos of his dad's reputation. No better man beside you when it kicks off..... I've referred to this issue before. Plenty of other gob****es around.
I mentioned jail pups. You didn't read the whole sentence obviously. I said either jail pups or just pups full stop. That covers everyone. So are you trying to say you have never met a know it all jail pup???
I know a couple and I'm barely in the job. So are they it should be pointed out. I also like you, know loads who are brilliant.
I know a couple and I'm barely in the job. So are they it should be pointed out. I also like you.....
Ah that's beautiful!
Nothing beautiful about bad punctuation
Quick question - does the Prison Service pay an additional allowance or premium payment to PO's who are fluent Irish speakers ?
If they do it would be fairly retarded! How many prisoners only communicate in Irish? I would hazard a guess of zero, wed be probably better off learning polish and getting an allowance for it
I think there's an allowance for Matties who learn basic English. There is no allowance for gaelgeoirs.
No, there is no allowance for speaking Irish.
Reason I ask is that I've heard that in the past some prisoners who were members of subversive groups often spoke Irish both day-to-day and during visits - PO's who were fluent in Irish tended to supervise these prisoners and their visits.
Forgive my ignorance but what is a ' Mattie ' ?
Mattie is the generic term for Laois people. They are given a pay number at birth instead of a PPS number because they all join the job.
I heard a story from the boys in the NIPS that all the stops were pulled out a few years ago to recruit Irish speaking officers so they could monitor the provos calls and visits. They eventually got a female graduate from Queens and stuck her in a room to listen to the boys "as gaeilge".
The first evening all the management wanted to know what they where talking about and she told them "I don't have a clue, that's not Irish they are speaking but some bastardised pigeon Irish they have made up themselves".