Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What I miss?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What I miss?

    Gesh have I been away too long, 2021 already!? Seems its all still here but alas a few others are not.
    My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

    -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

    -It's just a job kid deal with it

    -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

  • #2
    Welcome back. We've lost some due to mortality, others have retired or switched careers. We had a couple of nasty trolls that no doubt drove some away, but we finally got rid of them.

    I've posted a lot of Seattle stuff because our "progressive" city council is busy dismantling the police and criminal justice system, and it is definitely having a a large negative impact on security. The pay has gone up, but the stress and danger have gone up much more.

    Comment


    • #3
      Which ones died?

      Comment


      • #4
        We lost Nate Corbier in 2016 - never knew him personally, but I miss him. I'm drawing a blank on others; Hotel Security is still around but posts infrequently.

        The Troll War of 2017-18 probably drove a few away. Squid, Lunch Meat and Ingio Montaya were given plenty of chances before the Ban Hammer fell. (There are others, but I've thankfully forgotten their names.)

        Comment


        • #5
          Too bad those guys kept the place alive and lively.

          Comment


          • #6
            To a point, Tom. It was amusing at first, but it got very nasty and very personal at the end, and definitely violated forum policy. Some people just don't get the hint.

            We all make mistakes on the internet, myself included, but a gentle reminder is all it has ever taken for me to apologize and take it down a notch. So many of them just kept rolling on, each post more offensive than the last. I'm sure they're all having a blast on 4chan and reddit...or maybe they grew up and became productive adults. Here's hoping...

            Comment


            • #7
              They NEVER grew up...

              Comment


              • #8
                Well damn better late then never.

                Life takes us in one way or another. As for being a dick well that's a given.

                Life has been a little torrent of late. I left security work altogether in May after 10 years with Disney. I'm an old **** now and just goofing off. I paid my dues in LEO work and private sector.
                My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

                -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

                -It's just a job kid deal with it

                -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

                Comment


                • #9
                  Thanks for your service in LE. I've got another decade at least of working before I can think about retiring. I am thinking about a career change, though. With less and less cops my city is getting worse, even in the nice neighborhoods. The crooks get younger and I'm getting older - Tylenol and Icy Hot are unfortunately becoming more and more frequent in my daily routine.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I decided I was getting out of Security during the lockdowns. Where I'm at security has a very little authority. We're essentially empowered to act as an agent or the property owner. We can ask people to leave, we can call the police or if the police come we can sign the complaint in the place of the property owner.

                    I started my "career" doing government contracts for HSS. To be perfectly honest on most of the sites that I worked on that contract I was a receptionist in a security guard uniform. It paid well though because it was a government contract. Generally speaking my coworkers weren't necessarily gung-ho but they showed up on time and they did the things they were supposed to do with a few exceptions.

                    When HSS lost that contract to G4S, G4S purged anyone who had been an HSS supervisor and I ended up at Allied. My first 6 months at Allied I worked the front desk at an investment Bank and I was once again a receptionist in a security guard uniform. Still good pay though. At the end of 6 months the client cut the guard force in half. They got rid of all the floaters (all of whom had been promised full time positions) and all of the discipline problems. I actually made the cut until one of the supervisors that they wanted to get rid of filed a complaint with HR because of his seniority and they cut me and gave him the slot. I'm not sure who I pissed off at Allied but I ended up guarding a FedEx warehouse for 3 years, for 2 years it was an empty Warehouse, it was actually a great job. Nobody messed with me, I didn't have any client employees to deal with. I had plenty of time to catch up on my reading and still do everything I was supposed to do. Then FedEx sold the building and they made me a roving parol guard in the middle of the lockdown.

                    During the lockdowns it got to the point where I was calling the police to remove trespassers and I was told "We're not coming." When the tweakers figured that out they became bollder and bolder and I knew that at some point I was going to end up in a real fight with somebody and (God Forbid) I killed them or even had to use OC to defend myself I was going to be blamed. So I quit.

                    Retirement was actually the best thing that ever happened to me. I hit the gym 5 days a week I go hiking in the mountains. I'm catching up on all the books that I wanted to read. I'm getting used to being awake in the daytime. I've lost 45 and Counting pounds.
                    Last edited by The Night Rider; 08-05-2022, 10:35 AM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Condo Guard View Post
                      We lost Nate Corbier in 2016 - never knew him personally, but I miss him. I'm drawing a blank on others; Hotel Security is still around but posts infrequently.

                      The Troll War of 2017-18 probably drove a few away. Squid, Lunch Meat and Ingio Montaya were given plenty of chances before the Ban Hammer fell. (There are others, but I've thankfully forgotten their names.)
                      If anything killed this place it was Reddit and Spork

                      Comment

                      Leaderboard

                      Collapse
                      Working...
                      X