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When im on the Night Rotation..

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Ncso-chad1_max50

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

I will sit at my desk, and listen to 58 men snoring.. Do my security checks.. and draw a tribal tattoo or two.. What else you gonna do till chow.. Wife works the opposite shift, and is asleep, ready to deal with the female shitbirds in the morning.. :P

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I am not on a night shift rotation, I work a 10 hour day shift. I am subject to call out all hours of the night due to my K-9 partner Baron. Which just happened Friday night/Saturday night

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I'm with you goldskull. The snoring of 80 detainees or inmates is what I hear all night. We get the occational toilet flushing that REALLY breaks the silence. I work in a direct supervision facility so, I get to hear everything. From 2200hrs to 0530hrs it's pretty much dead silent. We work 12hr shifts here..1900hrs to 0700hrs. thats my shift.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We work 8 HR shifts at my facility. I try to work the night shift as much as possible because thats when I'm most awake ( a little wierd I know, but I got used to it from my past 2 jobs). I work days too sometimes, but my nights are a lot like COman's. Every couple of nights when I'm on the block for the first hour or two the inmates like to make noise and act like idiots, but they usually quiet down after an HR or so. Then we have the 302 inmates who sometimes wake up and yell at ghosts or whatever they are seeing, but for the main part it's quiet. Then theres new commitments sometimes and they can make things interesting. Recently I started working in our Work Release Center 1-2 times a week and that is SO quiet! Thats our break down of things.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

When i worked on HEDS(bracelet program) i loved nights. i would drive by a few houses if there were problems with the equipment and then back to the office to "work" on the computer. inside i work center control so even on midnights i'm always counting radios, buzzing doors, and checking on the patrols. it does help the night go by faster.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I hated the jail at night....the male inmates were fine, but the females were up all night giggling and talking like it was some kind of slumber party....and they participated in other activities also.......I give anyone credit for working nights in a CF....god bless.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I've been working this shift for almost 8 yrs. now. I've gotten very used to it and it works good for the family. We have 2 facilities and I work strictly males, don't need the hassles that go with dealing with females.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I just recently went to overnights....was bid off dayshift by a more senior officer...(oh well stuff happens)...I actually am enjoying it. I am assigned to Seg 2 nights a week so those nights I stay active as our seg inmates are riled up all the time. I'm assinged to the work release/trustee pod one night a week so with the inmate workers in and out all night (we have overnight trustee workers that clean and buff floors and offices overnight, as well as work release inmates that actually work second and third shift jobs off site) so there is alot of movement there also. And on the other two nights of my week I'm working relief officer and hallways so I'm always somewhat busy.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Gonna be a long night, it's gonna be all right

On the nightshift

Oh you found another home, I know you're not alone

On the nightshift

I've been working 2145 - 0615 for a bit over a year now, and I love it.

I started working night shift for my family. The way it usually works is I go to work after the kids are in bed. I get home in time to put them on the school bus, and I wake up in time to get them off the bus in the afternoon. We do homework, cook dinner, play for a while and then we start all over.

Since I work 6 days on and 3 days off, my off days don't always fall on a weekend. That's when it really sucks. The kids are home and awake, and I want to be with them, but I gotta sleep. The other part that really sucks is that even though my wife and I share a bedroom, we very rarely share a bed....


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I work at a high - rise prison and lucky for me I have a good post . I get to walk around the building all night , having little coffee clutches with my co-workers. If I get really bored , I have a good book in my bag . THAT BOOK HAS'NT BEEN TAKEN OUT IN YEARS!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

been workin nite since i started corrections n 95.worked 8 hr shifts first 11-7.the dept switched over 2 12 hr shifts n 96 i work 7p-7a now i think its great.but of course due 2 me bein away from home i have experienced 2 failed relationships n those 13 yrs of my law enforcement career.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I know what ya'll mean. I work the 1830-0630 rotation. The Sheriff "rents" a building for the Marshall (FEDS) inmates and the ICE inmates. Always talking water weights full of moonshine off the tiers.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I work the Midnight to 8AM or 1st shift as they call it here. Very boring..especially if I have to go to post (perimeter patrol) I pass the time by  spotlighting for deer and other creatures of the night. Sometimes I get called to check a particular zone because the alarms have indicated a breach...but non the less it's a skunk or a raccoon rooting around in the dog run. If I'm not on post I'm in my regular assigned dorm. Close management i/m. They still screw up in their sleep !!! Caught 2 of them sleeping naked. We let them off w/ a verbal warning, one of which I regret, he needed to go to confinement !!!! He's in my radar now !! Sux to be an i/m on my watch !!!

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

GOLDSKULL says ...


I will sit at my desk, and listen to 58 men snoring.. Do my security checks.. and draw a tribal tattoo or two.. What else you gonna do till chow.. Wife works the opposite shift, and is asleep, ready to deal with the female shitbirds in the morning.. :P
Silly me I thought the 58 men snoring was staff members he was talking about snoring...


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Put a movie in and try to pass the time.. Tonight is hard because I only booked one in and that was 4hrs ago and I still have 4 more hours to go.. We need some action here.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I work From 1800 to 0700. Lights out is at 2200 and breakfast chow starts at 0500. thats seven hours of silence and boredom. I used to work seg where it didnt matter what time it was people where yelling making all sorts of noises and being routy.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I work from 0000 - 0800 and normally i am at the control post for the first 4 hours, ( that is where i sit in a room and open doors, run the intercomes and thats about it.). TVs off at 0030 and from there, there is nothing else to do untill we push in cleaning supplies at 0530, we make them clean their dorms every day. While that is going on we take them out to rec, and get breakfast around, pass out medication and that is about it. There are only 2 COs and a Supervisor on third here.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I work in a Maximum Security Mental Health ward and my hours are 6p-6a. Most of those nuts are up all night and sleep during the day! TV's are off @10:30p sun.-thur and midnight on Fri & Sat. They start fussing as soon as the tv's go off and don't shut up until morning chow @ 4am

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I work from 1900-0700, and I love it. 2300 is lockdown and chow is at 0500. But we all know anything can happen at any time! Be safe and keep your eyes open.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I have been working the night shift for 3 yr. now, and I love it. I worked on the day / evening and to me the night shift is by far the best. Less contact with those viruses called inmates, less contact with admin., just supervisor or sgt. We make our rounds every 15-30 min. based on how busy we are, and as a team (our shift) we work together which make the job easier to deal with.


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

We work from 1800-0600. I love the shift, and would not want to go to days. Hope all of you stay safe.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I worked "C" Shift most of my 20 years. Been through rapes, suicides, escapes, etc.. I've always emphasized SECURITY, SECURITY, SECURITY.  If something bad is gonna happen, it's usually gonna happen at night.