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  • #16
    Originally posted by EMTGuard
    One bad thing about those long commutes is the odds of getting in a wreck go up with each mile. Yesterday the odds caught up with me. At approx 5pm on what was a typical Thursday afternoon commute to work I was slammed into while sitting at a red light. A woman driving an SUV at about 45MPH was distracted by something she had dropped on the foor of her car. She slammend into the back of a full sized pickup truck sitting behind me. The pickup truck was thrown into the back of my car. My car was pushed into the car infront of me and they were pushed into a fifth vehicle. The woman in the SUV had moderate injuries. The guy who was behind me in the pickup truck had some serous injuries and I was walking wounded with a injured knee from slamming into the dashboard. After it was all over and done with, the SUV and the truck drivers both got transported to the hospital by ambulance. I ws driven to the hospital by my spouce and the lady who was in front of me went in with her husband to get checked out. I'm a bit banged up but the doc gave me some Goooood pain drugs and I am gonna feel sore for a couple of days. I still plan on going into work as scheduled Sunday night but will be borrowing my lady's car until the insurance company gets mine replaced.
    For those of you doing those long commutes, stay safe.

    Steve
    I definately can agree with that one. Though I am more used to being the one who is now 10 miles back, stuck in gridlock traffic as I grumble about how I am going to be late to my site because some idiot doesnt know how to drive .

    That is the primary reason I did not like travelling the long distance, with every mile there IS an increased chance of an accident, or road construction, or a spill, or a detour, or a flying saucer in the road... whatever the case may be. When you drive to the other side of town you typically know how long the journey will be, and worst comes to worse, there are usually different routes you can take or you'll be stuck in traffic for 10-15 minutes. However on a long range drive you may very well be stuck in traffic for something like 3 hours on what was intended to be a one hour or less trip. Whenever this happened to me, I felt horrible, because I know without my presence, there is an S/O that cant go home, and I am one person who knows how much it sucks when your shift is up and relief hasn't arrived.
    "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
    "The Curve" 1998

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    • #17
      The new job comes with a new screen name and everything
      "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
      "The Curve" 1998

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      • #18
        Originally posted by BHR Lawson
        The new job comes with a new screen name and everything
        You can request that the editor/admin change your old screen name.
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BHR Lawson
          The new job comes with a new screen name and everything
          I think you made the right choice based on rising fuel costs and an idiot manager. It's better to make a move than become disheartened by a job that no longer meets your expectations. Congratulations on your new position.

          PS - Nathan is right about the screen name. This will also preserve your history and seniority.
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by EMTGuard
            One bad thing about those long commutes is the odds of getting in a wreck go up with each mile. Yesterday the odds caught up with me. At approx 5pm on what was a typical Thursday afternoon commute to work I was slammed into while sitting at a red light. A woman driving an SUV at about 45MPH was distracted by something she had dropped on the foor of her car. She slammend into the back of a full sized pickup truck sitting behind me. The pickup truck was thrown into the back of my car. My car was pushed into the car infront of me and they were pushed into a fifth vehicle. The woman in the SUV had moderate injuries. The guy who was behind me in the pickup truck had some serous injuries and I was walking wounded with a injured knee from slamming into the dashboard. After it was all over and done with, the SUV and the truck drivers both got transported to the hospital by ambulance. I ws driven to the hospital by my spouce and the lady who was in front of me went in with her husband to get checked out. I'm a bit banged up but the doc gave me some Goooood pain drugs and I am gonna feel sore for a couple of days. I still plan on going into work as scheduled Sunday night but will be borrowing my lady's car until the insurance company gets mine replaced.
            For those of you doing those long commutes, stay safe.

            Steve
            Yep. I have even installed two additional stoplights on the rear deck of my POV to reduce the risk of a rear end accident (not that it would have mattered with this accident). At night, all drivers see when I hit the brakes is a "sea" of red. (Yes, it's legal here.)
            Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Mr. Security
              PS - Nathan is right about the screen name. This will also preserve your history and seniority.
              Yes, I have already contacted SIW Editor on this.
              "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
              "The Curve" 1998

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              • #22
                Originally posted by BHR Lawson
                Wasn't fired, but thats what at least one of them seems to think.

                Its going to be nice to have to fill my tank once or twice a month rather than 6 or 7.

                I wish things would have worked out better for me at Wackenhut, but they just dont seem to have their heads on straight. They wont modernize at all, its like the uniforms and equipment is straight out of the '50s. Which, I feel is killing them on the GSA accounts that they keep saying they're close to winning. I dont see how they think they can win these accounts when they are offering some guard in a 1959 California Highway Trooper lookin' uniform with a .38 revolver and nothing else, but for the same price, another company has an officer in 5.11 Tactical Pants, a Cool-max polo shirt with reflective lettering, armed with a Glock 17, extra mags, baton and OC Certified, handcuff and restraint trained etc...
                They wont go for contracts that the officers WANT to work... but they jump all over the ones that the officers dread. I.E. They picked up a weeklong contract guarding the American Trial Lawyers Association convention, but turned down a contract where the officers would be used at a protest because they didnt want to do it armed.
                BWAHAHAHAHAH!! Good one Lawson. I just put in an app with paragon. There payin 16.99 an hour and same as your situation its only a couple of miles away. How you enjoying BHR ? Give me a sitrep (call me)

                P.S. Lawson was not fired I was the one sittin there when he called and quit

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                • #23
                  This is going to become confusing.
                  Some Kind of Commando Leader

                  "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by wackenhut hickey
                    BWAHAHAHAHAH!! Good one Lawson. I just put in an app with paragon. There payin 16.99 an hour and same as your situation its only a couple of miles away. How you enjoying BHR ? Give me a sitrep (call me)

                    P.S. Lawson was not fired I was the one sittin there when he called and quit
                    Did you apply to McChord AFB ?
                    "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                    "The Curve" 1998

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BHR Lawson
                      Did you apply to McChord AFB ?
                      A couple of weeks ago why?

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                      • #26
                        Jus' wonderin
                        "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                        "The Curve" 1998

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by BHR Lawson
                          Well, in about a little less than 20 hours I will no longer be a Wackenhut Employee. I have left Wackenhut and taken up a security position with the Behavioral Health Resource (Mental Health Triage) in Olympia WA. I enjoyed my time with Wackenhut, but as of late people in our corporate office have gotten a little screwy in my opinion. One of whom has even stated that he was the reason I was fired (He told this directly to the S/o who sat next to me as I spoke to Wackenhut over the phone about my two week notice
                          Best of luck to You. Sounds like the decision was a no-brainer, although any change like that isn't easy.
                          Richard Dickinson
                          Dickinson Security Management Group, LLC
                          DSMG Provides a Variety of Software Products and Consulting Services to the Contract Security Industry
                          www.hrdickinson.com

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