Long Weekend Ahead

Went out this morning for a nice walk, it was already 70 degrees by the time I was on the beach but still nice. 
It’s Memorial weekend and I have to work it all. I won’t complain though, I’m enjoying what I’m doing so far and thank God for a job. This will be my first full weekend on the night shift and since it’s Memorial weekend I do believe we will get some wild ones for sure. Hopefully the night will fly by and I can be back in my bed by morning, just to turn around and do it all again. Girls leave soon for their dads again for the summer and that gives me some time to work and of course relax on my days off. My life is falling into place and I really have nothing to complain about at the moment. I have great friends, family that is always there when I need them, kids that can be a pain in the butt, but I love them just the same and new job that keeps me on my toes literally at all times. Life is great and I look forward to any new surprises along the way. 🙂

I Just Came Here to Work!!!

So Monday was filled with paper work from 8am until 2pm. From 401k’s to medical, dental, and vision benefits, I was drained trying to figure out what to do. Although my girls are covered under tricare I still want a good paycheck and not have to worry about myself if I get sick. Ok so what’s this all about, large cap, automatic age adjustment, pay yourself not Uncle Sam,, huuuhh? I just came here to work. So much to choose from, but I made my decision and hope that Uncle Sam doesn’t take everything. I can make changes within 30 days so we will see.  Other than paperwork we were introduced to the Jailing system and some of its components. We were issued our radios and will receive our uniforms after 30 days on the job. Looking forward to that. I received my work schedule for the remainder of the month and I’m looking forward to a full day of work on Wednesday. Can’t wait to work with a great bunch of people. My online classes start on Wednesday as well, so I have to run into town to pick up one of my books. I’m going to try to continue my classes (online) as long as my work schedule is flexible, which seems to be for now. Well I better get going, a lot to do today then work at 0545 in the morning.. 🙂

Detention Officer


Well it’s official, I now have a full-time job with benefits. My official start date is the 16 of this month. I am so excited about this great opportunity to work with a great bunch of people. I will be working for the Onslow County Sheriff  Department as a detention officer for the county jail. The Onslow County Jail staff is responsible for the daily security of the jail and care, such as medical, bedding, visits, court appearances, etc, for approximately 110 inmates. Operating the jail is very complex, due to state and federal regulations governing the jails in North Carolina. It is the professionalism and dedication of the administrators and jailers that account for the high marks the jail receives when operations are reviewed for compliance. The Jail is a confinement facility used by law enforcement agencies in Onslow County, as well as the State of North Carolina and Federal Government. I’m hoping that by next year if everything goes well and I’m able get settled and complete all the necessary requirements and if spots are available, I can move up to patrol and be sworn in as a Sheriffs Deputy. But for right now I am thankful to work my way up to that point, gain all the knowledge that I can in the process. I don’t think it has really set in yet though. I feel like I’m still waiting for something else to do, but there isn’t anything else but to go to work. This weekend will be my time to celebrate, some how. Next weekend will be my nice and easy relaxation time before going to work.

So I will be signing off for a bit and I will update my blog with more information on my new career. Until then, God Bless 🙂