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  • #31
    Your "Shack"

    Are you sure that's not solitary confinement?
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • #32
      yeah, careful Clark Kent doesn't get changed in there... or some construction worker taking a dump in there while you're on patrol XD
      sigpicMy ideal security vehicle and uniforms:

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      • #33
        Originally posted by EMTGuard View Post
        When a ship is in port and we the plant is laoding steel on the ship a SO is posted up on the Mississippi River levee at teh end of the dock. For this post we have a small, 5foot by 3foot "phone booth" guard shack. It is air conditioned and has electricity and not much else. Here are a couple of photos of this cramped little shack.

        and

        I like the chance to make overtime when we need extra manpower to handle the dock but man this is one uncomfortable post. I almost forgot. It's not leveled so you sit inside at an angle the whole 12 hours.
        By "Air Conditioning" do you mean havind both doors open? Is this thing ON the dock, or do you have to haul it out there? As far as it not being level, it looks like a 6yr old could push against the on of the corners then have someone else shove a few shimmy's in there.

        If it were up to me I would rather work out of the Lumina, than that shack.

        You've got my sympathy...
        ~Super Ninja Sniper~
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        • #34
          I have completed some shifts in 5 star "dog boxes" (guard houses) and I have been inside some dumps too. 1 I recalled leaked if it rained too hard and our reference books got saturated one night so we had to microwave them drive as the pages fell loose from the glue.

          When I was working with the Y2k I designed a gate house for my team that was like a Hilton it had toilets and showers, a kitchenette, lockers and above all A/C in 2 zones so if you had to man a post outside you were getting hot or cold air to your body to keep you warm or cool. Happy officers work better but unhappy officers will focus more on their unhappiness than their tasks.
          "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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          • #35
            I work in a check cashing store. My "station" is a corner in the lobby. The tellers sit behind bulletproof glass. I used to go behind the glass with the tellers all the time, but back in January, the corporate office decided they no longer wanted security in the back with the employees. Ever since then I've been confined to the lobby and the parking lot. However, I am still able to go back there in the mornings when I escort the employees in (I guess to make sure nobody is hiding and waiting for the employees) and I'm allowed to use the bathroom too.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by tattedupboy View Post
              I work in a check cashing store. My "station" is a corner in the lobby. The tellers sit behind bulletproof glass. I used to go behind the glass with the tellers all the time, but back in January, the corporate office decided they no longer wanted security in the back with the employees. Ever since then I've been confined to the lobby and the parking lot. However, I am still able to go back there in the mornings when I escort the employees in (I guess to make sure nobody is hiding and waiting for the employees) and I'm allowed to use the bathroom too.
              I hope the pay makes up for this post...
              ~Super Ninja Sniper~
              Corbier's Commandos

              Nemo me impune lacessit

              Grammical and Spelling errors may occur form time to time. Yoov bin worned

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              • #37


                Our "office"
                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

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                • #38
                  For those asking about my little shack on the levee near the dock....
                  Yes it has 2 doors but the door with the orange cones sitting in front of it is bolted shut and doesn't open.
                  Yes it has an air conditioning unit. Sitting in the metal folding chair inside you will be cool but the chair is too low to see out the windows well.
                  Some guards sit in their car parked where you see my Lumina in the photos. The seats are more comfortable and I have a TV in my car to watch. The only problem is that if you want to have air conditioning, it gets hot in Louisiana, you have to run you car. Keeping the windows rolled down just means you end your sift covered in mosquito bites.
                  Hospital Security Officer

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                  • #39
                    i'd fill that podium with cement and make some actual cover
                    sigpicMy ideal security vehicle and uniforms:

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Echos13 View Post


                      Our "office"
                      Is that a bullet hole in the brick?

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Echos13 View Post


                        Our "office"
                        That's pretty nice! You've got shade, a fan, cushioned chair, cover, and cars are not zipping by you (on both sides) at 45mph to make a 5 minute long FL Greenlight signal just 10' away.

                        Heck, with that electrical cord running up to your podium, you may even have a working battery charger for your radio. Wow, some day...

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                        • #42
                          It’s worse during peak season of nature. You burn up in the summer (two CPOs have already had a case of heat exhaustion). Freeze your you know what off in the winter (three cases of pneumonia last year). Summer it’s misquotes, bugs, other critters. Wind, debris, sand, rain and other crap. You get home you smell like a dock worker. If we had to wear body armor (there are time we wish we had) I think some of us would be in bad shape by now. Heat index at high gets around 105. Winter its wind chill factors, cold, debris and other crap. You’re so weak from cold snaps your ready to go into a coma by the time you get home. Coldest so far with wind chill was 31. The chair is NOT ergonomically correct! Oh, yea. Car exhaust along with the trucks. Brush fires about 15 times a year. That real fun too. The extension cord runs a little radio. Something I did to help the day go buy when you have to sit there 45 minutes out of the hour. We can pick up FM just fine but not AM. So much for talk radio. The attendants have an office by the way. Which we are allowed to use to have lunch and that’s it.

                          Oh, that hole. We think it's an impact hole from something. But so far no one knows for sure. It showed up one day. I checked it out and there's no debris, fragments or anything to tell what it may have been. There is no daytime security between 8am and 4pm.
                          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

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                          • #43
                            In post #8 you saw the outside of my guard post. Over in the Uniforms thread we were discussing the inside where my desk is so I thought I'd get an updated photo. So here's what it was like at 6pm last night when I came on duty.

                            My partner had made relief about 30 min prior and was enjoying her dinner when I came in and started snapping photos. That's her on the far left.
                            Hospital Security Officer

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                            • #44
                              I've never posted a video before so I thought I'd try it out. This is a quick pan of the inside of our onsite First Aid/Medical/Nurses clinic at the plant. It's only about 20 seconds long and I didn't say anything so you don't need to turn your speakers on. It's just a pan from the exam bed around to the right past the sink and cabinets around past the nurses desk to the layout room and our supply closet then back around to finish on the stack of boxes of work boots and the copier.

                              This is where I treat minor injuries and illnesses, issue out safety glasses and steel toed boots and tell employees to "pee in the cup" for post accident drug tests. Just about all medical issues come through here and are recorded in the logbook on the nurses desk.
                              Hospital Security Officer

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                              • #45
                                Stills from the medical clinic-

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                                I have to get to sleep. It's nearly 8am and I have to be back behind that desk by 5pm. I'll check into the forum tommorrow sometime. Take care....Back in 24 hours or so.
                                Last edited by EMTGuard; 10-19-2007, 08:50 AM.
                                Hospital Security Officer

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