If GEO is your first corrections job, you would think that this is how an agency is managed but its not. First of all, GEO/South Bay is a private organization, so they make their own rules and change/enforce them as they see fit. There are a lot of cliques and favoritism starting from the upper echelon to the veteran officers. If the officer in charge of issuing new uniforms doesn't know who you are or like you personally, you might as well continue to wash that cheap fabric, falling apart uniform.The turnover is high so they always have low staffing per shift. The overtime is absolutely ridiculous (not in a good way). Sometimes you are drafted a half hour before your shift ends. Most officers are complacent and just do the minimal. My advice, If you are new to this career field, then yes join GEO, attend and complete the academy and become FL certified, give GEO two years of committed employment then BE GONE. In that order.
Experience. Good food near the facility.
Pay. Overtime. Favoritism. Inconsistency. Insubordination.