Department of Corrections
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – November 13, 2018
No one ever raises their hand in elementary school and says,"I want to be a correctional officer when I grow-up". Be that as it may, Delaware Department of Corrections provide you the best training as it relates to dealing with stress. You work in an environment where you don't know if your going home at the end of an (8) hour shift due to staff shortages. You are out numbered on average (1) officer to (60) offenders. You are dealing up close and personal with individuals who don't want to be there and you have to management the offenders in a way that they don't do any harm to you, fellow staff members, other offenders, themselves, and property. All the while, making sure that they get their meals, medication (if necessary), hygiene, recreation, and when ordered by the courts: education/treatment programs.
Job security once you are off probation.
Unpredictable work schedule makes it hard to plan anything with the family.