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Probation

1. An initial period of employment during which an employee is evaluated. Typically, it is easier to dismiss a new employee during probation. At the conclusion of the probation, the employer decides whether or not to keep the employee on staff. A new employee may not be eligible for some benefits during probation.

2. A period during which an employee has been warned that his/her performance may result in termination if it does not improve.
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They then shadowed the probational PC, who was working in the city with Strathclyde Police, and saw him make two drugs deals.
"Trusteeship," the idea that "colonial possession is probational, conditioned on colonial beneficence and self-restraint" (146), was not opposed to imperialism, but rather sought to improve it.
(91) Although there is scant information regarding black probation officers and probational, care in black communities, for some useful information, see ANNE MEIS KNUPFER, REFORM AND RESISTANCE: GENDER, DELINQUENCY, AND AMERICA'S FIRST JUVENILE COURT 59-64 (2001); ANNE MEIS KNUPFER, TOWARD A TENDERER HUMANITY AND A NOBLER WOMANHOOD: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CLUBS IN TURN-OF-THECENTURY CHICAGO 66-67 (1996).
Obviously, some geriatric inmates will not be able to function in society if they are released; they will be incapable of taking on a full-time job, will have no place to live and will have little income, which is often a problem in parole and probational situations (Anderson and McGehee, 1991).