OC Jail staff and administrator

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concerned

Atlanta, GA

#1 Mar 30, 2011
Why does it seem Detention Officers at the jail are wanting to quit so often? Is it because they are treated like crap by their so called administrator who has been overhead calling them "idiots"? People I talk to it seems the employees have more rules to follow than the inmates. I have friends who work there and no-one seems happy. Sheriff Smith needs to realize his jail is being ran into the ground by so-called administrator. Either they will have no officers, or a new boss where everyone will be happy. My vote is a new boss..........any comments?
BoHawg

Alto, GA

#2 Mar 30, 2011
Maybe they need to give someone a blanket party.
Hootie

Clarkesville, GA

#3 Mar 30, 2011
It seems that the so called jail administrator is at it again. Wonder if they feel the need to bully because they were possibly bullied as a kid? I have been told that Sheriff is aware of everything that is going on. If that is true, he might want to start looking for someone else to run the jail. It is making him look bad too. This threatening nonsense is getting ridiculous. The ones that are working their tails off trying to work for mere pennies are the ones that are suffering. Yes, I know, they are told to look elsewhere for a job. Maybe some of them really want to try and make it work at the jail. But that little bully and possibly the sheriff are making it all impossible to do so. What does it take to put the right people in charge? I know numerous folks that work there. And believe me, they are sick and tired of being treated like criminals themselves. I know that Jail administrator and sheriff both read this forum. Maybe you both find it amusing. It is not. Start treating the folks that work there with a little common decency and you may be surprised at the outcome. And when you have these little meetings, don't let it always be about telling everyone what is wrong. If you would try praising someone sometimes, that might help also. I was raised to treat others as you want to be treated. Evidently you two weren't.
BoHawg

Alto, GA

#4 Mar 30, 2011
Anybody on here know the name of said administrator?
Do no harm

Homer, GA

#5 Mar 30, 2011
Oh good grief. Do we have to hear all this crap again. Get a job where you can be happy.
Hootie

Clarkesville, GA

#6 Mar 30, 2011
If it were just one or two people, I would tend to agree with you Do Not Harm. But when it is practically the whole jail staff, now come on. Something is wrong.
Agree

United States

#7 Mar 31, 2011
Do no harm wrote:
Oh good grief. Do we have to hear all this crap again. Get a job where you can be happy.
You are so right!
Agree

United States

#8 Mar 31, 2011
BoHawg wrote:
Anybody on here know the name of said administrator?
Sheriff Smith the one who knows what all does go on and makes all the calls on everything that they go by and day to day
Stop It

Turnerville, GA

#9 Apr 6, 2011
Do no harm wrote:
Oh good grief. Do we have to hear all this crap again. Get a job where you can be happy.
You have to hear it all again because it never stopped. The bullying from the administrator is unreal. That job title ruined that girl. It's a shame no one else wants that job. People with the right qualifications don't want it because of the conditions they have to work under. So they have the one they have now...... who knows nothing about the job. She kknows how to do the paper work that it involves but knows nothing about the job itself.
Agree

United States

#10 Apr 10, 2011
Stop it: You must work there to think you know so much which from your post you know nothing cause if she didn't know she wouldn't be doing the job. She is no bully maybe you or someone you know must want to be where she has earned her position by her hard work and knowing her job and does it well. We are all very proud of you Johnette and how far you have come in the past years. Don't let anyone bring you down you are a very smart, intelligent, pretty woman who will go far in life while these people do what they do best worry about others when they need to look at their own life's.
Hootie

Cornelia, GA

#11 Apr 10, 2011
Boy has she got you fooled. Or maybe you are Johnette? Either way, that girl needs to go. Along with some of the others that are there. Every county anywhere near Oglethorpe laughs at the so-called people that run the jail and the Sheriff's Department. I feel bad for the few that are really good people that really want to make a difference. Election time will be here before we know it. The only way to get some of this riff-raff out is to vote out this sheriff and clean house with the jail with those that are kissing butt. That is my opinion. I am entitled to it. And I am sticking with it. And no I do not work there. Anyone with any common sense knows what is going on there.
Agree

United States

#12 Apr 11, 2011
No I'm not Johnette last time I checked nor does she have me fooled everyone on here knows you love to keep up lies.
Do no harm

Dahlonega, GA

#13 Apr 11, 2011
Well Hootie if you don't work there why in the world are you so informed and why are you so interested?
Hootie

Cornelia, GA

#14 Apr 13, 2011
Hello to Agree and Do no harm. Agree, Anything that I post on this thread is the truth. I have no reason to lie. I would not benefit either way. And to Do no harm. No, I do not work there. Most people in Oglethorpe do not try to hide their feelings about things that are going on there and other places. It is pretty self explanatory. Look at the high turn over rate. No one stays there very long. Either they quit or they are fired. Sometimes justifiably, sometimes not. I will always stand behind my comments. I believe very strongly that the sheriff, jail administrator and a few others need to be prepared to look for other jobs. If Oglethorpe Co. will FINALLY wake up and realize what truly goes on, then maybe this county will stand a chance. So, you can come at me all you want to. This is a forum. I have every right to be on here as any of you do. I just chose to speak up and be honest unlike some of the others that post on here.
Stop it

Mount Airy, GA

#15 Apr 14, 2011
Agree wrote:
Stop it: You must work there to think you know so much which from your post you know nothing cause if she didn't know she wouldn't be doing the job. She is no bully maybe you or someone you know must want to be where she has earned her position by her hard work and knowing her job and does it well. We are all very proud of you Johnette and how far you have come in the past years. Don't let anyone bring you down you are a very smart, intelligent, pretty woman who will go far in life while these people do what they do best worry about others when they need to look at their own life's.
No i don't work there but maybe when a new Sheriff comes in i might apply, i can't do any worse than some of the others there. I have ears, i hear what going on there. And it doesn't sound like a very good work place to me. The administrator they have has a head as big as a beachball. Her title has destroyed her. She thinks her sh*t doesn't stink.You might be proud of her but "we all" are not. Speak for yourself. When she starts acting like a human instead of a princess maybe she will get somewhere. She also needs to get up off her fat a** and start doing for herself instead of running others around doing personal things for her. I don't think that is part of their job is it Miss administrator?
Do no harm

Dawsonville, GA

#16 Apr 14, 2011
I still find it hard to believe someone who does not work at the jail could be so informed as you two think you are. Do you really think the administrator is the only one at the jail that ever does something wrong. Surely she does some good or she probably would not have the job. My experience has been that the ones complaining the most usually contribute the least.
Hootie

Cornelia, GA

#17 Apr 14, 2011
What makes you think you are more informed than I am, Do no Harm? As I said. Things are pretty self explanatory there at the jail. I have no doubt, that if the majority of those working at the jail knew that they would not be "punished" in any way, that they would speak up more. But that is where the bullying comes in. And no, as I said earlier. the jail administrator is not the only one that does wrong. But you are supposed to treat people like human beings. And she does not know how to do that. There are others there that are the same way. I have noticed that you and a few others just seem to read and respond to only the parts that you want to. Listen to all the facts. You have to be friends of the ones that are being talked about. Or maybe you are one of the bullies themselves. Just use common sense for a change. I do not come on here to listen to myself think. I am on here to inform the public about what really goes on. That comment about "Surely she does some good or she probably would not have the job" Think about what you just said. Really? You know as well as I do that there are others ways of having and keeping jobs. And there are just too many complaints. As for complaining. I just would like to see the county of Oglethorpe be brought into the 21st century. And the Sheriffs Dept. is a big part of that. So, please just think about who you are supporting. Think things through and open your eyes. It is right in front of you.
sunbuff

Brooksville, FL

#18 Apr 16, 2011
Lets get rid of Mike Smith in 2012 and THEN the county will see changes in the way the jail and sheriffs office is operated. the sheriff HAS to be respected by his employees and understand that he is the one who makes all final decisions. BUT the sheriff HAS to make decisions.....
Do no harm

Dawsonville, GA

#19 Apr 16, 2011
Actually I do not know anyone that works at the jail. I do know Mike, but have not spoken to him in years. I just read the blogs and judge from that. And based on that I believe you are more involved than you let on. I mean how else would you know all the details of the jail. Unless maybe you were in jail. Or maybe one of your buddies works there. Just wondering.
Hootie

Cornelia, GA

#20 Apr 23, 2011
Hello Do no harm. it is obvious that you are only going to read and understand what you want to. No, I have never been in jail. No, none of my buddies work there. As I have said numerous times, it doesn't take an idiot to know what is going on. Since I do have a life, I may or may not continue to comment. Does not look like it is doing any good anyway. It is the same ones that are stuck in their ways that always comment and say the same old things. Not willing to listen and learn. I just hope that the next administration will have a little bit of sense and will know how to treat their employees right.

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