Department Of Public Safety
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) – Albemarle, NC – March 26, 2018
The Department Of Public Safety is definitely not a place to work for the weak mind. You must be strong, although, there is limited physical work the mental frustration can supersede any labor. It is a very stressful environment to be in but you take the good with the bad. I've learned a lot working for the Prison including; how to communicate with different personalities, learning multiple methods to stay positive, being scared but also standing my ground, learning the true definition of a team player and what it takes to help protect your team, using different equipment, handling weapons and prioritizing my personal life. The job is not always easy and most days you want to give up. I think the hardest part of my job is coping with so many negative individuals surrounding you. It's hard to stay positive when everyone complains daily but remembering that your attitude can change someone's whether it's for the best or worst. Good days come often to those who pray for them and always looking at the brighter side of any situation. I enjoy working most days and try to smile as much as I can. I would recommend this job to anyone knowing that someone has to do it and always being honest about what they would be walking into.