Marion Correction Center
Nellie

Hermitage, TN

#123 Nov 26, 2011
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
If it's so bad, Red Onion and Wallens Ridge are hiring, as are McDonalds and the Dip Dog Stand. It's called career choice. If you're so miserable where you are that you take to hiding and writing snarky comments about your bosses, then you really need a change. Find it before it finds you. I'd bet your bosses think even less of you, but they don't resort to childish behavior. With all this loyalty and dedication, I'm surprised you're all not getting "Employee of the Year" awards this Christmas. Grow up and do your job or move on and let someone who needs a job have a chance. Bet they won't be on here griping at the wages, benefits, and state retirement in this economy.
Another one of his butt lickers or maybe the mighty warden himself?
Nurse Ratchet

Charlottesville, VA

#124 Nov 26, 2011
Nope, never even worked there. But I do know the DOC system and most idiots know the job market. Shameful to see grown "professionals" whine on and on but still take the paycheck twice a month. How do you think you make the job look? If your ratings are indicative of your job performance, I'm surprised the warden keeps you on the payroll. VEC is full of people who would love to have a job, maybe yours.
offbeat

Charlottesville, VA

#125 Nov 26, 2011
It doesn't matter what your job is or how bad the economy is, it's human nature to complain about your boss. Most people just do it in the break room or the parking lot rather than on a public forum. The thing is, corrections staff are locked in a building with criminals and MCTC employees are locked in with mentally ill criminals! They NEED to know that they can trust the people in control. Also, I think it's important to point out that people can be thankful for their job, even love their job, and still hate the b.s. that goes along with it.
Nurse Ratchet

Charlottesville, VA

#126 Nov 26, 2011
Difference is, water cooler talk stays there. Posting here puts it out there for the world to see forever. I understand the former, not the latter. It's a dangerous job. Why make it worse by publicly accusing the boss of being corrupt? Just plain stupid. Makes me wonder how these people keep a job if that's all the discernment they have.
Been There

Ferrum, VA

#127 Nov 26, 2011
You are correct on one main point ,it is evident you have never worked there. From your comments doubtful you know the Doc. There are problems and the boss appears to really care less. Yes they get paid two paychecks monthly, do not think for one minute it is not deserved. The greatest risk is not so much the inmates but headhunting supervisors and a Boss that will gladly take your job. Unless you walk in the shoes of what these officers deals with on daily basis it is easy to sit back as an outsider and judge. I very well doubt that MCTC has the only discontent employess in the Great Commonwealth of VA.
Even in the private sector alot of people from VEC would like to have your jobs too.
Old an Tired

United States

#128 Nov 26, 2011
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
Nope, never even worked there. But I do know the DOC system and most idiots know the job market. Shameful to see grown "professionals" whine on and on but still take the paycheck twice a month. How do you think you make the job look? If your ratings are indicative of your job performance, I'm surprised the warden keeps you on the payroll. VEC is full of people who would love to have a job, maybe yours.
When I worked there the institution always scored 90 or higher in every security audit we had. Also Marion is JCAHO certified and we always scored 90 or higher on those audits. Good audits are because of good people not good administrators. Marion is the only facility in the state that can claim good scores every year from 1980-2005. We always performed our duties well.
GottaBeJoking

Charlottesville, VA

#129 Nov 26, 2011
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
If it's so bad, Red Onion and Wallens Ridge are hiring, as are McDonalds and the Dip Dog Stand. It's called career choice. If you're so miserable where you are that you take to hiding and writing snarky comments about your bosses, then you really need a change. Find it before it finds you. I'd bet your bosses think even less of you, but they don't resort to childish behavior. With all this loyalty and dedication, I'm surprised you're all not getting "Employee of the Year" awards this Christmas. Grow up and do your job or move on and let someone who needs a job have a chance. Bet they won't be on here griping at the wages, benefits, and state retirement in this economy.
I agree with you 100%! People want to bitch about how bad it is, but instead of wanting to get out and try to find a job that would just be wonderful for them they continue to go back and bitch some more! GET OUT!!! Like I said if you think its so bad, go work in a factory or try digging ditches all day! I know lots of people that have retired from Corrections and I know a lot that are still working there and they don't bitch about it all the time! They do like everybody else! Go to work and come home! I'm not saying it's not a dangerous job, but the truth is if you do your job and do it the way you're suppose to and not be looking for something else to whine and bitch about and get on topix to belly ache about it wouldn't be as dangerous! I know it's a mental Correctional facility! You should be watching out for the inmates and what they're doing instead of watching out what your boss is doing and whinning all the time! Grow up or get out! It's that simple!
Been There

Ferrum, VA

#130 Nov 27, 2011
So as long as the economy is bad and other people wants your job there should never be any complaints.
The grievance procedure the Commonwealth has in place is geared towards the administration therefore the employee has no way to really voice a complaint.
No matter what the administration does to an employee
right or wrong they should not complain. As far as Mcdonalds or even ditch diggers they are no less and should be respected as any other hard worker in the work force. Use to have an assitant warden use to say the same ,"if you do not like it go to McDonalds". Then Dick Young [reginal director] gave him a warning that was considered a threat and harrassment to employees. Maybe we should take given advice ,and when the economy picks up and people are not wanting your jobs then you can complain on topix.
Since Dept of Corrections is the only one with complaints, and all other comments are from 100% satisfied workers maybe we are in the wrong career.
Funny though I never saw people lined up wanting to be locked down with mental and abusive inmates asking for my job when I worked there. Guess I just did not see them. People that has never stepped foot in the facility seems to know more about the working conditions than the actual officers.
marion 19

Nashville, TN

#131 Nov 27, 2011
all the big wigs, including human resources has a big buddy system-it's not even funny...the big wigs can do "who" ever and what ever they want-even if you are in the right-they will get you fired in a heart beat-mainly jealousy-most everybody guilty of adultry with staff there, have their own spouses working there---go figure

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#132 Nov 28, 2011
People who do not work at MCTC don't know what's going on. When officers get hired there most intent to make this a life long job. They intent to retire with state benefits(which is being taken away)We put up with a lot of bull up there. Not only are we around criminally insane inmates but we have administration hanging over our backs. You look at someone the wrong way and they are wanting to write you up.Call it whining all you want but the fact is nobody is willing to help the employees up there. The complaints have gone to the region and nothing is being done. Oh yeah, write a grievance that really works.NOT! People with 15 years or more are looking for jobs. They are set to retire in another 5 or 6 years and they are feed up. The administration could care less about the employees or there families. We go through alot of training to work there and it's hard to throw it all away because of certain people in leadership roles. You never heard complaints when the other warden was there.Things ran good.But of course he didn't make crazy rules and at least he would listen to us!!! The one we got now is never wrong about anything. Makes his own rules to please him.It's sad when he is not respected at all! Most people see him coming they turn and walk the other way. You used to know who to trust up there but even that's screwed up now. So the one's of you saying "find another job" oh please. Why don't you come on up and get a job at the prison, see how you like it in about 6 months.
GottaBeJoking

Charlottesville, VA

#133 Nov 28, 2011
Camo11 wrote:
People who do not work at MCTC don't know what's going on. When officers get hired there most intent to make this a life long job. They intent to retire with state benefits(which is being taken away)We put up with a lot of bull up there. Not only are we around criminally insane inmates but we have administration hanging over our backs. You look at someone the wrong way and they are wanting to write you up.Call it whining all you want but the fact is nobody is willing to help the employees up there. The complaints have gone to the region and nothing is being done. Oh yeah, write a grievance that really works.NOT! People with 15 years or more are looking for jobs. They are set to retire in another 5 or 6 years and they are feed up. The administration could care less about the employees or there families. We go through alot of training to work there and it's hard to throw it all away because of certain people in leadership roles. You never heard complaints when the other warden was there.Things ran good.But of course he didn't make crazy rules and at least he would listen to us!!! The one we got now is never wrong about anything. Makes his own rules to please him.It's sad when he is not respected at all! Most people see him coming they turn and walk the other way. You used to know who to trust up there but even that's screwed up now. So the one's of you saying "find another job" oh please. Why don't you come on up and get a job at the prison, see how you like it in about 6 months.
I'm not saying that there isn't crap to put up with, but you are getting paid for it! If you have a job there is automatically crap to put up with! It's EVERYWHERE! Not just Corrections! You don't have to work there! Nobody is begging you to stay...try the jail! I heard they were hiring! There must be something you like about it or you wouldn't stay! Everybody has a reason not to like their job for one reason or another, but do you all honestly think that getting on something like Topix and bitching about it is going to help matters? SERIOUSLY? If the warden finds out who it is doing all the whining, do you think that is going to help?
u-me

Nashville, TN

#134 Nov 28, 2011
There is a saying and I believe it goes like this--IT'S NOT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS. Some big suprises may be coming!!! Just saying.You don't do people wrong and it not come back to bite you.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#135 Nov 29, 2011
Hey Gottabejoking,I do believe this is what this topix is for to post my view on the subject.There ain't a damn thing I like about my job and yes I am looking for another smarta$$.So is half the dang prison.And I really could care less if the warden or anybody else finds out cause everyone up there is whinning!! So if you don't know what's going on up there mind your own business!!! Find another topic to go write about. And by the way if no one else listens maybe venting on here will help a few people cope with that place. Now I'm not going to call the Warden nasty name's or anything like that but the public needs to know what's going on up there.I do believe that was the first question asked on this topic and I gave my reply! And like I said, If they hiring hop on up there and put your application in.
target

United States

#137 Nov 30, 2011
Somebody had a brian fart.
target

United States

#138 Nov 30, 2011
Ooops, me to. brain
offbeat

Charlottesville, VA

#139 Dec 7, 2011
Ummm

United States

#140 Dec 8, 2011
Offbeat, brilliant article!
lawer

Johnson City, TN

#141 Dec 14, 2011
Nellie wrote:
<quoted text>
Another one of his butt lickers or maybe the mighty warden himself?
Well well well- ms. nellie the queen of butt licking- all you can come back with- It was to be about Marion Correction Center- But- just about every one on here has made it about Mr. Boehm- I do feel for ya nellie, I understand that all your butt-licking and sucking got you no where. Now that I know who you are- we can start a forum about you. You have a good butt-licking day- you have really made mine!!!!
Funny

Hermitage, TN

#142 Dec 14, 2011
lawer wrote:
<quoted text> Well well well- ms. nellie the queen of butt licking- all you can come back with- It was to be about Marion Correction Center- But- just about every one on here has made it about Mr. Boehm- I do feel for ya nellie, I understand that all your butt-licking and sucking got you no where. Now that I know who you are- we can start a forum about you. You have a good butt-licking day- you have really made mine!!!!
I'm so glad you know who I am. Please give me a call, super butt licker. I don't lick anyone's butt like you do. I call it like I see it. The point has been made here. The warden is a think he knows it all dumb ass, supported by stupid people like you. Give me a call anytime. Maybe we can have lunch one day to discuss this further.
THE MAN

Hermitage, TN

#143 Dec 17, 2011
BETTER TIMES ARE COMING.

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