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In the clique'?

Posted by Officer Friendly on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Old Timers 
Guess it depends on a lot of factors, if one is to be part of the "in" group here on campus (or not) .  What are these factors?  Hell, I sure don't know, but I DO have some general ideas.  I also know I'm not part of this group, never will be and wouldn't want to be... as odd as that may seem.

I think it helps to have been here many many years, like double digits numbers of years.  It probably helps if you're a JCO 5 or 6.  Might be real handy to have relatives/kin that work here, too, and to ...

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ASK THE BOSS

Posted by Officer Friendly on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Old Timers 

Y'all know about the boring Bulletin Board on the main Gateway page, where you can ask questions of head TYC folk?  Well... here's my experience with it.

Last question I left was "It's been 4 months since you updated any answers to questions asked.  Why don't you provide more timely feedback or just get rid of it?"  Not an unfair question, eh?  I've asked a number of other topical questions there and somehow no one has ever addressed any of them.  Hmmm.  Gotta wonder why.  

Never mind.  The que...


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Make An Effort

Posted by JCOfficer on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Old Timers 



Happy TJJD Day!

Let's all make a special effort to work with those who set policy and those who follow it here at TYC Giddings... and by that I mean we need to make the best of a bad situation.

Those who make policy, say, regarding CoNextions -- THEY  don't have to fill out the paperwork.  THEY don't have to deal with the kids who don't give a rip if they get 1's OR 5's, and can't be consequenced enough, on a daily basis, to make them modify their behavior.  If they want to call the current sys...


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Make An Effort

Posted by JCOfficer on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Old Timers 
Happy TJJD Day!

Let's all make a special effort to work with those who set policy and those who follow it here at TYC Giddings... and by that I mean we need to make the best of a bad situation.

Those who make policy, say, regarding CoNextions -- THEY  don't have to fill out the paperwork.  THEY don't have to deal with the kids who don't give a rip if they get 1's OR 5's, and can't be consequenced enough, on a daily basis, to make them modify their behavior.  If they want to call the current sys...
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The BIG DAY Approaches

Posted by JCOfficer on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Old Timers 
September First looms... out with the old, and in with the new??   Who can say...

No one has really made it clear to ME what to expect when we go from TYC to TJJD -- can anyone help me out?  It would seem there might be some changes ahead,  but WHAT?

Are we ready for it... are the kids... we can only hope.  When/if the word goes out to JCO's like us that groups are being formed to cuss and discuss new developments and ideas -- I'm rarin' to go for it!  From what little I understand, the changes...

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Who'da thunk?

Posted by JCOfficer on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, In : Old Timers 
KID : "I need a new toothbrush."
ME:  "I'll go see if we got any."
(No toothbrushes available; no surprise)
ME:  "Sorry, we don't have any."
KID:  "Call the "A" side and get me one."
(I call; "A" side has none -- again, no surprise)
ME:  "They don't have any either, sorry."
KID:  "Call the dorm-next-to-us and see if they got some."
ME:  "No, I'm not going to do that right now.  We'll see you get you one when the next (expected any minute, late) staff shows up."
KID:  "@%&*#! etc etc etc."

I explain why...

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Guest Opinions

Posted by JCOfficer on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Old Timers 
Here's a letter from Officer JCOC3P0:

"Just would like to know if anyone has noticed a change in attitude around campus?  Students going around with their T-shirts out, or pants way down low.  How about the tight cuffs; does this bother anyone other than myself?  What happened to no talking in line movement?

Does it piss you off at the med window when students sit down and you can't refer them.  Funny how staff still yell at students to tuck thier shirts in or uncuff their pants and the student...

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What's the deal??

Posted by JCOfficer on Friday, July 8, 2011, In : Old Timers 
Word I hear is that 3 (new?) JCO staff all quit on one day on one of the dorms... 2 to 10 folks, as I hear.  Not good.

Why would people FLOCK out like that?  My assumption is that they found that The Floor wasn't ANYTHING like what was painted in Corsicana.  The reality of the situation lately -- that is to say, the kids totally in control -- probably wasn't something brought up in their two week training course.  How to handle these situations?

Disipline would help.  Chairs would maybe work.  ...
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