Ontario Correctional Services

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timg87
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby timg87 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm

Worked in corrections for just under 3 years...have now moved on to a Special Constable position...

I definitely believe my corrections experiences helped me for my interview and there are qualities from the job that I am able to bring over to my new position.

Corrections is what it is....if nothing worked out for me and I couldn't move on to something that provided me more opportunities than I was willing to take it on as a career with full effort...but if you want to just use it as life experience it can be that too...it really comes down to you as a person and how motivated you are and what if any satisfaction you require out of work.

Wont rip corrections...it paid my bills and allowed me to build my foundation.
Previous: Correctional Officer 2
Current: Transit Special Constable

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:17 am

timg87 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Worked in corrections for just under 3 years...have now moved on to a Special Constable position...

I definitely believe my corrections experiences helped me for my interview and there are qualities from the job that I am able to bring over to my new position.

Corrections is what it is....if nothing worked out for me and I couldn't move on to something that provided me more opportunities than I was willing to take it on as a career with full effort...but if you want to just use it as life experience it can be that too...it really comes down to you as a person and how motivated you are and what if any satisfaction you require out of work.

Wont rip corrections...it paid my bills and allowed me to build my foundation.
That’s great to hear.

So you took a pay cut ?

I would believe at the moment, a special constable position would be a stepping stone before corrections with the rate of pay.

People have to get Corrections out of their head as this job as a stepping stone.
I would say security or life experience is a stepping stone for policing

Good luck
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby timg87 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:24 pm

Pay cut ? Oh no no....not even close ..my hourly rate jumped from just under 30 as a newer fulltimer to 36 as a bottom rate S/C with a top rate of 46 an hour within 5 years and all OT at double time. So not even close to a paycut.

And as for stepping stone to corrections....since becoming a special I've had multiple arrests, MHA apprehensions, parading at police divisions, court time and provincial tickets and criminal summons issued in the 7 months I've been gone.

Again, i appreciate everything i was given from corrections and some special constable jobs are vastly different than others...but in my humble opinion this is much more of what i wanted from a job.

Always open to help but of course my opinions are only my own. We all have a tough job especially with way society has gone/continues to go...so much respect for all my brothers and sisters in ANY uniform
Previous: Correctional Officer 2
Current: Transit Special Constable

Always willing to help and answer general questions..private msgs with specific questions are welcomed.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:49 pm

timg87 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Pay cut ? Oh no no....not even close ..my hourly rate jumped from just under 30 as a newer fulltimer to 36 as a bottom rate S/C with a top rate of 46 an hour within 5 years and all OT at double time. So not even close to a paycut.

And as for stepping stone to corrections....since becoming a special I've had multiple arrests, MHA apprehensions, parading at police divisions, court time and provincial tickets and criminal summons issued in the 7 months I've been gone.

Again, i appreciate everything i was given from corrections and some special constable jobs are vastly different than others...but in my humble opinion this is much more of what i wanted from a job.

Always open to help but of course my opinions are only my own. We all have a tough job especially with way society has gone/continues to go...so much respect for all my brothers and sisters in ANY uniform
Wow, who knew lol

What union are you apart of ? We need them. Double time for OT. I would work all the time and would think half the crisis in corrections would be solved.
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Tue May 14, 2019 5:35 pm

How’s the process going for those that want a job that’s in crisis.

I mean being a causal after 5 years you would make aprx 94 grand a year without Ot
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby supaDean » Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 am

@ Fonthill.... sent you a PM. Cheers.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby supaDean » Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 am

@ Foothill.... Whoops, I see I can't send you a PM.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Wed May 15, 2019 2:42 pm

supaDean wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 am
@ Foothill.... Whoops, I see I can't send you a PM.
No worries.

Sorry

It’s off for a reason :)
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