Trouble at the Harpers Ferry Job Corps

Trouble at the Harpers Ferry Job Corps

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Sam

Glasgow, KY

#1 Apr 15, 2009
I have heard there has been some trouble at the job corps this week. Does anyone know what is going on?
newkid

Washington, DC

#2 Apr 6, 2010
I am about to go to Harpers ferry job corp next week, do you think that is a smart move?
Ac3 Boogi3

Richardson, TX

#3 May 24, 2010
Noooooooooo
HarpersFerry1985

Baltimore, MD

#4 Jan 2, 2011
Go and get what you need so you can move forward, it not easy anywhere now a days..it cab be what you make. If you need to start somewhere then go and make the best you can out of it.....i did.
AC3 Boogi3

Richardson, TX

#5 Jun 13, 2011
But I DID make it....... Im doing ADV traning in TX now.
Z MONEY

United States

#6 Sep 26, 2012
is harpers ferry really haunted and do people still shove brooms up anyones butts anymore nd im talking about jobcorps harpers ferry in west virginia so let me know this info before i make my choice on whether i shuld go or not?
Unknown

Dearborn, MI

#7 Oct 20, 2012
I wouldn't send my child to Harpers Ferry Job Corps. They don't teach independent living skills. The staff is there for a paycheck and that's it. If u are white good luck! The head supervisor of residential is a racist along with a few others. I have been around there for a few years and I KNOW what goes on behind the scenes. Big waste of tax payers money. The kids are better off on the streets!
Miscellaneous

Romney, WV

#8 May 7, 2013
I think this program has potential to be more then it is, but I don t believe they will ever reach it. It s helped several, but it shoves away many. Many who deserve good things, but need extra help in getting on that right path. I believe how they go about motivating their students is crooked. Dangling little rewards in front of them like they re children is not the way to motivate people you wish to be adults. This is supposed to be a place where they teach young adults how to exist in the real world, how to be independent. But all they do is degrade, and belittle half of their student body, and treat them like lying criminals. Having a set bed time; Having to wake up when they say so; Not being able to take sick days; Not being able to live like a regular human being.. Yet they expected us to act like adults. They expected us to behave in a way that wasn t demonstrated to us, ever. The RA s held their positions over our heads, and lied their way out of the wrong simply because they could. That s not even scratching the ice.

It s a very prejudice place. The majority of the staff are African American, and during my time there it was very apparent that they picked and chose who their favorites where in the dorms.. Favorites in the dorm to the RA s got privileges none of the others got; Staying up later then was allowed, cooking food after hours, behaving rudely to others and not being held responsible for it. The list goes on for days about how crooked this place is, and how undesirable their staff was. At least it isn t run by Root anymore. He was a bigoted old man, who seemed to have lost his love for what he did. The last I heard? Things had not changed much.

I suggest Harpers Ferry change how the run things, if they wish to become better in the ranks. Last I heard they were rated the lowest the the country. Not the State.. The entire country.

That s really sad, and quite unfortunate.

I myself ended up having to leave before I could accomplish anything because they made it impossible for me to live there with a healthy state of mind, and body.

The stress that is unloaded onto the people there, be it work, education, and trade, let alone dorm responsibilities. That was all fine; But we also had to deal with people fighting. People playing loud music. People cussing. People fucking where ever they pleased. Being treated like sub par individuals. Having no privileges. Not being able to go anywhere, or do anything. Scheduled trips where more than not, forgotten about or Canceled completely. The site was unpleasant to look at. The buildings are old, and people spit where ever they please.

The food was unhealthy, fruit was hard to come by. If you didn t get there first, you got shitty left overs. They never seemed to make enough deserts for everyone, and a lot of people ended up going without. They left it up to the kids to keep the cafeteria clean, and so half the time it wasn t.

In the time that I was there, they forked money over for asinine uniforms, a pool table, and a juice machine.. When they should have been replacing the air-conditioning & Heating units that never seemed to work.

The female dorm was a disgrace to women, and I wish they would put in a little bit more effort into making it seem like home.. But let s not also forget the male dorm that is crowded, unpleasant, smelled bad constantly, had broken beds, bugs, and insects.

The people there will tell you that the staff never wanted us to open our mouths to tell the truth. Their jobs were more valuable than our quality of living.

Well, I m not there anymore, and I have nothing to loose by saying that Harpers Ferry Job Corps is a disheveled, out dated, unorganized, fear mongering, prejudice, highly underfunded, militaristic facility that should be either completely renovated, or just closed down entirely. Find somewhere better to go. There are better centers out there.
London_present_s tudent

Lanham, MD

#9 Jun 26, 2014
Job Corp is what you make of it. its not about what you will given cause you are given nothing but a second chance. no different than the first. they are a few staff members that have a good heart and really want to see you get somewhere in life. the others probably could care less but that's everywhere you go in life. Job Corp its self is a great program. its what you make of it.
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a_present_studen t

Newark, NJ

#11 Jul 15, 2014
London_present_student wrote:
Job Corp is what you make of it. its not about what you will given cause you are given nothing but a second chance. no different than the first. they are a few staff members that have a good heart and really want to see you get somewhere in life. the others probably could care less but that's everywhere you go in life. Job Corp its self is a great program. its what you make of it.
I know u London wonder if u will figure out who this is before u leave lmao she speaks the truth but this place is stressful no bullshit
a_present_studen t

Newark, NJ

#12 Nov 14, 2014
I've been here since March, so tired of this place if you are thinking about coming here make sure you don't have any option because this place test the shit out of u like they want to see how far they can piss you off before you snap none of my days ones are here, day ones are the people you come in with and y'all do CPP with there's details everyday morning and at night same on weekend ratio guys to girls is like 5-6 to 1 guys outnumber girls here painting trade is gone they have brick masonry, cement masonry, carpentry, business tech (BT) and IT which is computer tech really BT and IT are boring as shit it's going to b ok when u first come cuz u new but after a while you are going to b like wtf we get 25 $ before taxes biweekly so really you get 23.01 for 183 training days (week days) after that you get 35$ before taxes after u get 32.01 they take us to Walmart every now and then I could throw out names of staff I don't like but I'm not going to do that cuz I still attend and they always try to get rid of people who talk about the horrible conditions we live in the crappy food we get everyday invest in a small portable movie device cuz every now and then your going to get bored in trade there's no Wi-Fi I might get the air card with sprint so I can have some every now and then if you come in spring try to be done by winter cuz as it gets cold the more you get bored and angry and staff to I can at the edge of winter me and my bf are in the same trade in going to advanced training soon
wish

Lanham, MD

#13 Jan 12, 2015
Harpers Ferry is the place if you want to do the shit here . In education they do not help the students to improve and performed your knowledge .in trade sometimes you find some teacher who help. in a dorm is very bad we got a new staff in dorm1 , she spoke too much the horse language , she is not exemplar students can follow, she take herself like a little 5 years girl and wait only when we went to sleep after curfew to do a lot noisy we can't live in that situation if the center director don't say nothing about she insupportable for the girls , because it's not helping us to be independent for ourselves that stupid to lives with the lady like that .the staff need to do something to stop this viruses to spread.
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wish

Lanham, MD

#15 Mar 31, 2015
I'm done and I waiting to go to the TCU . But when I came here in harpers ferry job corps . I found the students respects so now , most viruses come in dorm 1 and pissed you off everyday by doing their shit, having a sex between the girls is too much now .So some staff need to go home and get a education again, because they are not helping for the students .
wish

Lanham, MD

#16 Mar 31, 2015
Sam wrote:
I have heard there has been some trouble at the job corps this week. Does anyone know what is going on?
If you wanna coming to harpers ferry job corps ,bro u need to be blind and deaf before , because u gonna get mad and dicide to leave with thousand stress and high blood pressure.
Algernod Washington

United States

#17 Nov 14, 2015
This place is only good for getting what you need and keeping it moving and some of the staff meaning only afew of the staff is cool most of them are lame the nurse angel don't do shit at all she only work one and a half hour to two hours out of a eight hour shift then get paid by the clock they gave this broad an award when she barely do anything and then you got fucked up R.A 's and shit like Ms.Darden wasting everybody time but impatient when somebody getting their stuff done and she is clown she always take shit out on everybody else Smh both of them needs to be fired kilbain racist ass along with them

Since: Jul 15

United States

#18 Nov 15, 2015
Stop acting like spoiled brats. By your grammar it is obvious you stopped paying attention at the third grade level. Is that when you began playing gangster? Had you kept paying attention you would have been an educated well to do successful banger. Instead you have remained a wannabe that ran to job Corp to escape the law. Those people will help develop your skills if you lose the ego, forget trying to look cool, shut up and listen, and choose to want to be something more than the junky children of your parents. Grow up chumps, and hopefully next time you post on this topic, somebody will actually be able to understand wtf you write.
LadyBrisen

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Jul 27, 2016
besthavemovedaway wrote:
Stop acting like spoiled brats. By your grammar it is obvious you stopped paying attention at the third grade level. Is that when you began playing gangster? Had you kept paying attention you would have been an educated well to do successful banger. Instead you have remained a wannabe that ran to job Corp to escape the law. Those people will help develop your skills if you lose the ego, forget trying to look cool, shut up and listen, and choose to want to be something more than the junky children of your parents. Grow up chumps, and hopefully next time you post on this topic, somebody will actually be able to understand wtf you write.
WTF ????? Ran to job corp to escape the law??? Were you referring to one individual or are you talking out of your ass.. My fiance was an electrician before he decided to go to job corp .. He wanted to change professions.. and that place is a joke.. there is soo much corruption and so much flat out wrong doing that I cannot believe that the place runs. it should be closed down .. The food is disgusting.. undercooked..the RA's are as crooked as can be.. The nurses aren't even properly trained.. I mean did you read all of these threads?>??? the one where they took the girls inhaler then refused to take her to the hospital and threatened to expel anyone that called 911??? THAT HAS to be illegal. I am looking into to see what I can do to report Harpers Ferry. I have listened to so much shit .. the way they speak to the students there.. there is Zero respect.. and granted alot of the kids there are little shits.. but not all of them and thy should be treated appropriately .. And even though the ppl that listed their complaints here may have not had the best grammar that did not give you the right to come down on them and behave as if you are better then they are. And as far as understanding them.. I had no problem . Maybe you need to go back to school if you can't understand basic speech. To sit there and call these ppl junkies? Who the FUCK are you?? You do not know what or who these ppl really are .. but I tell you this.. based on what little bit you wrote.. I can tell exactly who you are. You think your better.. and your not. You are just a pathetic individual dissing on others in an attempt to try and make yourself feel better.. How about you go get a life ..

Since: Jul 15

United States

#20 Jul 28, 2016
LadyBrisen wrote:
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WTF ????? Ran to job corp to escape the law??? Were you referring to one individual or are you talking out of your ass.. My fiance was an electrician before he decided to go to job corp .. He wanted to change professions.. and that place is a joke.. there is soo much corruption and so much flat out wrong doing that I cannot believe that the place runs. it should be closed down .. The food is disgusting.. undercooked..the RA's are as crooked as can be.. The nurses aren't even properly trained.. I mean did you read all of these threads?>??? the one where they took the girls inhaler then refused to take her to the hospital and threatened to expel anyone that called 911??? THAT HAS to be illegal. I am looking into to see what I can do to report Harpers Ferry. I have listened to so much shit .. the way they speak to the students there.. there is Zero respect.. and granted alot of the kids there are little shits.. but not all of them and thy should be treated appropriately .. And even though the ppl that listed their complaints here may have not had the best grammar that did not give you the right to come down on them and behave as if you are better then they are. And as far as understanding them.. I had no problem . Maybe you need to go back to school if you can't understand basic speech. To sit there and call these ppl junkies? Who the FUCK are you?? You do not know what or who these ppl really are .. but I tell you this.. based on what little bit you wrote.. I can tell exactly who you are. You think your better.. and your not. You are just a pathetic individual dissing on others in an attempt to try and make yourself feel better.. How about you go get a life ..
I believe I'm better than your boyfriend also.
past student

Dillon, SC

#21 Oct 30, 2016
come on guys,let's talk about job corp.
past student

United States

#22 Oct 30, 2016
i got kicked out when I had an affair with a staff member.

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