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on the wheel

on the wheel  adj.— «On the wheel—A rotating work schedule, as 8 A.M.-to-4 P.M. shifts one week, 4 P.M.-to-midnight shifts the next week and midnight-to-8 A.M. shifts the next, complicated by the fact that many officers work four days on...

hangup

hangup
 n.— «Hangups—Suicides.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

stick list

stick list  n.— «Stick list—A list of correction officers who have been “stuck,” or compelled to work overtime.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued...

bang in

bang in
 v.— «Banging in—When an officer calls in sick.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

punch list

punch list  n.— «The innumerable reports, punch lists and letters of complaint written by principals, custodians and teachers taken from board files and introduced here serve to emphasize that most of these problems were brought to the...

rowback

rowback  n.— «A “rowback” is an important if little-known tool of the journalistic trade. It is the reporter’s artgum eraser. If used skillfully enough, the readers will not even realize he has made a correction...