Terrible work environment and extreme favoritism
probation officer (Former Employee) – Morrow – May 21, 2013
I worked for the State of GA for 9 years. For the last five I worked as a probation officer for the GA Dept. Of Corrections, or should I say, “Dept. Of Connections." My Chief constantly belittled and ridiculed myself as well as my coworkers. She had the worst attitude and was extremely unprofessional. She was constantly prying into the personal lives of her employees. Her micromanagement style is so annoying. Her best friend works in the office as a probation officer and she is constantly allowed to abuse her leave. She is shown extreme favortism yet she hardly ever came to work. There was zero training yet there was constant reprimand if you made a mistake. Complaints were made to the administration, yet none of them cared. I was only in that office for two years and during that time, 22 officers either transferred, were fired, or quit. The turnover was ridiculous. That particular office was responsible for way more job duties than officers are responsible for in other counties. This is because the Chief is constantly “buttering up" the judges, the jails and the clerks. She made her officers be responsible for their duties as well. The only way to get promoted in that office was to brown nose. I was warned by other offices not to transfer there and I should have listened.
costly benefits, low pay, unprofessional management