Page 1 of 1

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:58 am
by Archived Topic
my coworker and I are going on a trip together.We are both female and we are both correctional officers, but we don't really want to tell anyone that. We wanted to use a different type of description for what we do, but not actually lie about it... ( ie: hospitality hostesses....but something not so lame )
I would appreciate any creative titles.
Submitted by Laura Love (Shelby - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:13 am
by Archived Reply
Conjugation Specialist? Penal Inspector? Shepardess? Groundskeepers? I am sure this crafty bunch will come up with some doozies!
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:27 am
by Archived Reply
How about Rehabilitation Workers/Officers(Rehab Workers)?
Ahmed
15th of February,2004
Reply from Ahmed ELNamer (Dawson Creek - Canada)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:41 am
by Archived Reply
Whoops. I meant "shepherdess."
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:56 am
by Archived Reply
How about 'compliance officer' or 'compliance supervisor'?

Otherwise, I like Ahmed's suggestion.
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:10 am
by Archived Reply
How about a ‘yard bird aviarist,’ ‘a felonopthropist,’ ‘a person of convictions,’ ‘a slamologist,’ ‘a rectification specialist,’ or a ‘confinement engineer’ – which if you really want to be impressive, you might pose as something like: “Well, it’s not exactly math and it’s not exactly physics – people in my field describe it as ‘spatial confinement engineering.”

Personally, I would stick with ‘correctional officer.’ To me it would be kind of a turnon. Of course, you might not want to meet the type of person who thought that it was. Or as I once told a prospective date “I’m sorry, but I just can’t have any respect for a girl who would want to go out with a guy like me.” (<:)

Guess this probably wasn’t very helpful. (>;) I’ll keep thinking.
_______________________________________________

Ken G – February 15, 2004




Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:25 am
by Archived Reply
Laura, Sorry for the outburst, but with all the humorous possibilities I just got carried away. I actually think that you can’t do much better than Ahmed’s suggestion. You obviously don’t want to talk about what you do, which I would argue with, but that’s up to you. And I do feel that when you say you ‘work in the area of rehabilitation’ or as ‘a rehabilitation worker,’ that might tend to end conversation on the subject sooner than otherwise, since many would just assume ‘physical rehabilitation’ and that’s that. Erik’s suggestion of ‘compliance officer,’ although a very good one, seems to have the potential of being a bit more troublesome (maybe) since fewer people may know what a compliance officer is/does, which might be more likely to lead to further questions.

__________________________________________________

Ken G – February 15, 2004

Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:39 am
by Archived Reply
Hey, ladies! Be proud of your occupation. If the guys are turned off by it, too bad for them. If they are turned on by it, make sure you have a set of handcuffs with you. You don't explicate your reason for wishing to have a pseudonymous job description! Are you embarrassed by this honorable occupation? Think of all the women in the world that would love to have your job being in charge of all those men! It should provide hours of conversation with folks you meet. Be proud, ladies! *G*

Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:53 am
by Archived Reply
Leif,why do you assume these two women are in charge of men ? Females commit crimes too. Very often there are female "Rehab Workers " for other females. Let's have some equal oppportunity here?
Reply from Cat Dart (A'ham - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:08 am
by Archived Reply
Let's ask them. Unless the Shelby area's Department of Corrections is applying a policy of assigning women correctional officers primarily to female prisoners, there is a considerably greater probability of Laura and her colleague being responsible for male rather than female inmates.
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:22 am
by Archived Reply
somehow funny discussion (at least I have laughed out loud)

But: there may be more behind that. In medieval ages (you don´t have that in the Americas) it was "normal" that a hangman was reputated person but nonetheless he has to live outside the city limits. I would not call that hippocrisy, but a way "how to handle unpleasant problems".

Now we have changed (advanced): now we are inventing new words (and Ken was very creative at that) to cope with that problem.

And: humo(u)r was always a way to go over that..

(I understand the ladies´ concerns)
Reply from Jan Saudek (Marbach - Germany)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:37 am
by Archived Reply
Dear CatDart: You'll have to forgive me for assuming the PC position in this matter. "We" here in the multicultural, diversified, unisexed USA have been putting more and more women into the formerly male-dominated corrections field to level up the playing field. This has been so successful that I was so proud the other day when some prisoners in Southwest prison seized two CO's, one of whom was female. They let the male go, but kept the female CO. Undoubtedly a better bargaining chip, or something. The are getting more men into the formerly female dominated female prisons. An interesting unintended consequence of both levelings has been the increase in female CO's and female prisoner pregnancy rates. Apparently, stone walls and iron bars do not a contraceptive make. *G*
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:51 am
by Archived Reply
P.S. Update to my above commentary: Apparently the female CO was used for the "something."
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

different title for correctional officer

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 5:05 am
by Archived Reply
Righters.

Reply from Edwin Ashworth (Oldham - England)