Start anywhere between 5 am and 6 am, always be on the lookout for contraband, inmates sneaking food or other stuff back to their cells. Keeping inmates on task, making sure all paperwork is done on time, food is prepared on time and no overages.
I have learned I have to watch my own back, because others will throw you under the bus if they can. You have to be firm, do not give any leeway, because the inmates will take advantage of it.
Trying to make everyone happy, it is impossible,
Going home anywhere between 6pm and 8pm, and coming in on a weekend day is normal. This position is better suited for someone who is single, with no children.
Long hours, no paid holidays, on call all the time.