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I decided I want to pursue in becoming a probation officer. I want to know is it a good field to get into? Any advice?

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marie1509

Stressful. Have to send people back to court for violations which can lead to prison. Dealing with mentally ill, rapists, alcoholics, drug users who may be preg.
Sorry to rain on your parade
Family member sees one. I feel sorry for the officer.

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Yes, what marie 1509 and what ThisisAtriumph said!

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Some inmates will hurt you for no reason! And if you ever talk to them it can only be about sports, nothing personal. You have to be very poor and not have many choices to take a job like that!
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No, stressful and the pay isn't good. Set your goals high!

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You have to be very mentally tough. I don't want to discourage you at all, you should definitely follow your heart. But talk to somebody in the field to get a better idea of what it entails.

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