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Stressful, draining, poor management

Being a probation officer used to be rewarding, you would have freedom to work creatively, have the time to do quality work and make a difference. Do not apply for this job if you think you will be able to do this. Cuts to the service, huge caseloads, red tape and processes and poor management make being a Probation Officer stressful, tiring and robotic. There is zero understanding from those in charge at local or national level about the enormous caseloads that forever cast a shadow over your working day and make it impossible to ever feel that you’re doing your job well. If you like forever treading water to keep yourself from drowning this is the job for you.
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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