Furious...

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by sparkswillfly, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Basically.... Im due to start work as a Prison Officer this year. I applied before I was pregnant. I really didnt think being a mother would make a difference to me doing the job as my partner works from home and will look after Meadow.

    A few days ago I went on a prison officer forum to ask about flexible working hours and if anyone had had any luck with them and I got several replies saying I shouldnt be doing the job and Ill be no use to them if I have to go home and look after a sick baby or whatever. I shouldnt do the job basically. They were soooooooooo rude to me.

    WTF if that is the attitude of the men that work there I bloody dont want to work with them. SEXIST PIGS!!!!!!!!!!! Im so MAD! Sorry didnt realise this was the 1950s Ill go back to my kitchen sink shall I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Eoz

    Eoz Mummy of 5! Eeek!

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    thats shite hun .Well done you for wanting to take on such a demanding role.Ignore them.I'm sure they would love to take on a female esp a mummy as you have a more patient side xx
     
  3. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    gimme the link...
     
  4. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    Lmao @ Nic! Give me the link n all... I HATE sexist men with a passion
     
  5. maddiwatts19

    maddiwatts19 Guest

    :( thats shit hun... i agree with 4thbump, i'm sure some prisions would love to have a mum working for them.. you can bring so many different aspects to the job! dont give up on your dream because of some idiotic men....:hugs:
     
  6. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    nevermind, found it :smug:
     
  7. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    I agree with this xx
     
  8. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    c*nts.

    Want me to post? *gets her man beating hat on*
     
  9. I got one serious response saying that women who they worked with werent able to get flexible hours and ended up quitting
     
  10. You can do. I tried to reply but couldnt get back on. Prob banned me lol
     
  11. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    If it makes you feel better, I got the same on an Army forum saying I won't be able to hack it and should just stay at home and make babies.
     
  12. A lot of Prison Officers are ex army
     
  13. malpal

    malpal Mummy to 3 girlies!!!

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    Is it an 'unofficial' forum? If not make a complaint!
    W**kers! xx
     
  14. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    Well you do make very cute babies :) xx

    You'll have to let us know what happens when you go on this forum and wreak havoc. I hate sexism xx
     
  15. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Seriously?

    Dont take any notice hun, idiots

    A friend of mine is a prison officer, she has 2 LO's and she still does the job, so im sure it is a option. If they didnt allow it they would be ruling out a vast majority of potential employees
     
  16. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    I think it brings a certain type of man to comment like that. Sexiest yes, but also very narrowminded and stupid. I used to work on an Army base and would get dirty looks from the older (but not younger) Army Officers. These jobs are traditional not done by women, so you will always find some people who are prejudice about women being in the workplace.
     
  17. Chaos

    Chaos Mum to one =)

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    Wow, what a jackarse. People like that are the reason we have equal opportunity laws. Don't let them put a downer on your choice. You should go for it and when you've got the job and your flexible hours, go back and say screw you!!
     
  18. I once read a thread on there about them not wanting to work with women because they were efffectively useless.
     
  19. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Thats a load of crap two of my food friends are prison officers and mothers ...they shift swap if they need to why cant a mum do just a good job as a dad ? :hugs: xxx
     
  20. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    :hugs:

    Makes one appreciate this forum all the more. ;)

    Sorry that you had to endure that crap!
     

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