4'11 and weight 110 pound. Will they hire someone like me? - page 2

by jtranptld 4,880 Views | 14 Comments

I would like to know if I my height is 4'11 and weight only 110 pound. Would they not hire me because I am small and facing IM that are big?... Read More


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    Your size doesn't matter. I'm a reasonable fit guy who stands 70 inches and goes about 175... and would get destroyed in physical confrontations with many inmates. Fortunately, it's not our role to 'handle' them; our role is to provide nursing care. It's up to the cops and the correctional officers to 'handle' them.
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    About 90 percent of corrections is how you carry yourself and how professionally you act. Physical stature doesn't enter into the euqation. This is true for officers as well as for medical staff.
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    I would like to know if I my height is 4'11 and weight only 110 pound. Would they not hire me because I am small and facing IM that are big?
    I worked in Corrections in WI for 8 yrs, as a C/O (correctional officer) not a "prison guard".From my inyeraction with RN's on a daily basis the ones that have established therapeutic relationships with inmates are the ones that got respect. There is the whole staff manipulation aspect but.if you do.that which "security" trains you to do your job (report anything.that the inmate says that could be.construed.as inappropriate, and if necessary write a ticket [prison slang for conduct report].YConfront the inmates behavior by being.1) Professional healthcare practioner 2) know security policy and.procedures and hold inmate to the same standard he/she has coming.from the dedicated Correctional Officers who run their cell hall. You will do just fine. In POSC (PRINCIPLES OF SUBJECT.CONTROL) one mantra recited during.warm up is I am relaxed but alert.
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    When I worked for corrections, we had rules in place that never allowed us to be with an inmate without a corrections officer present. Depending on security classification, the inmate could also be in shackles or accompanied by more than one guard. I am on the smaller side as well at 5ft 6 and 105lbs. My stature was never an issue as I was never in a situation where I might be overpowered or need to do heavy lifting alone (we had a no transfer/movement policy, if an inmate fell unconcious and we could not revive him/her, the person stayed where they were until EMS from the hospital arrived).
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    Quote from BadgerBoy
    I worked in Corrections in WI for 8 yrs, as a C/O (correctional officer) not a "prison guard".
    I was a correctional officer years before I went to nursing school. It drives me crazy that the news media repeatedly uses the term "prison guard", which conjures up an image of an uneducated oaf who just carries a bunch of keys around. They also interchangeably use the terms "jail" and "prison", most often using the term "jail" for any incarceration although they are distinctly different entities. They also can't wean themselves from the phrase "behind bars", even though only the most ancient of prisons typically have bars on cells anymore.
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