It's like working in a trailer park, minus the aluminum. No contract in the last 4 years 4 months and not one on the horizon any time soon. Other than that, it's OK. I'll post if a test is coming up. HC
Bear with me...first posting and all...I've been at Boston Housing for about 4 years now...Like any job it has its ups and downs. There's tons of work to do and you learn ALOT very fast. Considering how hard it is to get a job in this state I consider myself lucky that I got on this job. I work with great people (for the most part) and we have a ton of fun. Equipment is ok...they've always taken care of me with uniforms and such. As Housingcop has already said, they could be a little more humane on the contract end of things, but I guess you have to take the good with the bad.
We don't do evictions or serve civil process. Constables who have a contract with the Authority do that. Sometimes the Constable who serves the papers runs into a bit of trouble & they call us.
Nothing like getting bounced from the bricks for non-payment of $125/month to fire up a group of people. Think about it, where are you going to go once you get tossed out? 444 Harrison Ave is not a good option either.
Back in the day we had people assigned to the Suffolk County DA's office, BPD Gang Unit, HUD-OIG, & 2 in the DEA. Most of those positions are gone now due to budget & personnel constraints. Equipment is fair but as always, can be better. We are in fact finding now before a mediator. Let's hope this gets settled before I retire.
Yeah, I think they gave him a wanted poster of ****** Bulger and a plastic Junior Marshal badge & sent him on his merry way. Made him happy so he could submit OT slips. Hehe. Sorry to see him go. He was one of us.