the1captain wrote:mx3man123 wrote:Yes, a CX2 is one step up from a CX1. You typically would work the units and have a caseload as a CX2. I just started 2 weeks ago as a CX1 and they have had me acting as a CX2 already, a little bit more money, not much. I would stay a CX1 as long as possible if I were you.
Are you just acting as a CX2 for a day here and there? Such as running a range for just the day. They did that to me day 2 out of OJT. Or or you up acting for 3 months 29 days? JMHO but if you are up acting so soon out of CTP some other Officers might not agree with that.
On the other hand each Prison is different. At one prison I worked at there were alot of people up acting after not much time in. At my current prison many consider that you need at least a couple of years on the job before you should consider going up acting. My advice is do whatever you want. It's your caeer after all. I'm waiting alittle longer before I put in to go up acting.
I was just acting that one shift on a unit that already had a CX2 working there so there wasn't really anything different about the day. I don't have any aspirations to be a CX2 anytime soon, maybe after i get 5-10 years under my belt and really know the job. I like being a CX1, you work different posts all the time and get to know alot of the staff and learn the whole institution which I think is important. You do alot of escorts as a CX1, we took a guy to KP hospital last night and it ate up most of my shift. The last few new guys before me that came to our institution have been givin posts so all they know is the post and nothing else, the one guy works main gate only so no staff really know him at all, and he doesn't work with inmates at all either which I don't think is a good thing.