You're right, I tried taking this job as a stepping stone to becoming a police officer. I don't really care much for that proffession, I saw it as something to hold me over until a police job came along. I cannot accept the job under these conditions.wheelofmisfortune said::beerude, You are not burning any bridges with the DOC. They are far too concerned with other things like making sure that humanity's worst are living comfortably and out of harm's way. DO NOT TAKE this job as a stepping stone. You will become extremely miserable and it will make it harder for you to be a professional in police work later on. Just think about the most negative atmosphere you've ever been in and times it by ten, and thats not including the inmates.
Call the HR office and ask the question.ProudAmerican said:I have received the conditional offer of employment from the DOC. However due to personal reasons, I cannot accept the position. How do I turn it down without burning any bridges?
Fair enough, but it'd be easier on them to tell them that you're passing up the job...paperwork wise, that's one folder then can put away and not have to worry about anymore.wheelofmisfortune said:They are not human and they just don't care
Did they give you at least two weeks to inform to accept the position? I hear people aren't taking the job because they won't screw employers over by not giving adequate notice.ProudAmerican said:I have received the conditional offer of employment from the DOC. However due to personal reasons, I cannot accept the position. How do I turn it down without burning any bridges?
I was a CO in the DOC for over 5 years.I am now in Week 11 (of 23 weeks) in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Academy (Las Vegas,Nevada) and loving it.I can honestly say my experience and training in the DOC has given me a big advantage so far in this academy.It is a good "stepping stone".There are a lot of great people in the DOC despite the negativity of the cons and the administration.GateKeeper said:Try asking for a deferment to the next class due to personal reasons. That way you will still be on the current list. And if things change, you still have the option.
A footnote: I don't think it would be a bad stepping stone into LE. I have worked with a lot of great people that have left over the years to different departments, Local and State Police, FBI, US Marshalls and I see a lot of great people that will leave in the years to come. I started this job 7 yrs ago in hopes to leaving myself. My age and the fact that I'm color blind will keep me in the DOC for my career. I don't regret it and I don't let it bring me down. Yes at times it could be a shitty place to work. But the people I work with are great. I do it and I keep my head held high. Not everyone that wants to be, will be a Police Officer in Mass.