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post #1 of 11 Old 03-27-2016, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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I've been wearing a uniform to work since 1985 when I joined the Army up until yesterday; my last day as a Corrections Officer. That's 31 years all together.

I guess technically I didn't have to wear a "uniform" at the Chrysler dealership where I was the "Transmission Guy" for a couple of years but did have to wear a blue cotton shirt with "Eric" stitched in script on the front of it so personally I think that counts as a uniform.

Got a recent promotion from CO to Case Manager and get to wear my own clothes from now on instead of polyester pants and shirt, a duty belt and boots. No more handcuffs, no more pepper spray, no more latex gloves.

Only bad part is that I usually dress like a slob and hadn't bought any new clothes in the last 10 years or so (besides new jeans and underwear from the farm store from time to time) so had to go drop coin on new clothes for the job.

Nothing but cargo pants, polo shirts and tennis shoes for me from now on. Jeans every Friday with a $1 donation to the Personnel Club.......

I now get weekends and holidays off along with a raise, but the biggest bonus for me is not having to wear a damned uniform and not having to carry around all that crap with me anymore. 14 years was enough.

Up until now, when I've gotten new uniforms they've just told me to cut the patches off the old ones and throw them in the trash. For some reason, I've always just kept them.

If they tell me to do the same thing with the 3 Lawn And Leaf Bags full of old uniforms I currently have, I'm going to douse them with kerosene and have a ceremonial burning out in the pasture next weekend.........



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post #2 of 11 Old 03-27-2016, 06:14 PM
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Congrats on the promotion! My only question would be is what if you like handcuffs, latex gloves, and pepper spray? Sounds like a night with my ex when we were still together...

Kidding aside though, sounds like a great promotion. I can identify on the clothing situation, I only buy when I wear my old stuff out, and I look at the price rather than the brand name...
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Congrats on the promotion! My only question would be is what if you like handcuffs, latex gloves, and pepper spray? Sounds like a night with my ex when we were still together...
Thanks, Stew.

Hey, all's fair in love and war as long as the other people involved don't have Chlamydia, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C............I would avoid any prostitutes or intravenous drug users if I was you. Just sayin'........

I've been lucky in that I've never had a blood exposure, or any other bodily fluids for that matter.........



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Lol, I was just joking but you kinda sucked all the fun out of it.
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Lol, I was just joking but you kinda sucked all the fun out of it.
Hey, I hear 'ya. I've become, to some degree, a little coarse, callous and jaded since starting in this line of work, especially when it comes to humor which is vital to sanity at work.

No offense intended. It's a whole 'nother world from what most of the rest of us live in.



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Congratulations on the promotion, Planalp!

A suggestion: Consider Good Will, Salvation Army, charity thrift stores, vs. cremation for the old clothes. Besides helping others, you're entitled to a tax deduction.
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Congrats, Eric!

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Congratulations on the promotion, Planalp!

A suggestion: Consider Good Will, Salvation Army, charity thrift stores, vs. cremation for the old clothes. Besides helping others, you're entitled to a tax deduction.
Thanks, Damocles.

Hey, I hear 'ya. Unfortunately, even with the patches cut off they're still "state issue" made by inmates somewhere in the state (with tags that say so), making that a big no-no.



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Congrats, Eric!

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post #10 of 11 Old 03-28-2016, 05:08 AM
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Congrats Eric on all the big changes. It sounds like a good deal all around.
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