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  • CorpSec
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    We have several fast food restaurants in our corporate campus, but none are open during the hours I work. I consider that a good thing! We also have a full service employee cafeteria, but as someone who makes the occasional round through there I can't really say I am sad it isn't open at night.

    There are probably close to 100 vending machines here for snacks and pop. I generally plunk $2-3 a night in them for a couple of pops and some pretzels.

    I work a part time job once in a while and they actually have pretty good food like sandwhiches and dinners in their vending machines. Vending machine food has come a long way. Some of the stuff is very tasty. Although I am no food critic.

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  • craig333
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    Well, If I had the fridge and microwave I've wanted for my camper anyway, I'd really be set.

    http://www.engelaustralia.com.au/cgi...207-1186374968
    These really work as advertised and have a nice low power consumption. Pricey as hell but you get what you pay for.

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...wave&noImage=0

    Haven't heard from anyone who has one of these.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Steak and Shake is expensive, but "If its in sight, it must be right" is extremely important when you're wearing a target.

    Otherwise, things like bringing food from home, stopping off at a 7-11, etc. I was fond of heating things like sammiches and lunchables and whatnot using the engine.

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  • EMTGuard
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    We have drink/soda machines in several locations throughout the plant and 2 breakrooms with candy and sandwich machines. As some may have seen in the photos I posted before, my 'guard shack' is in a building shared with the plant scale house. Between us is a hallway with restroom and small kitchen. I rarely use the vending machines since I can keep my stuff in a fullsized refridgerator and microwave or fry it up when I want.

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    This always works...

    I keep an ice chest in the back of my truck. I can also throw it in the trunk of the cruiser when on patrol. I am going to be upgrading to Coleman's thermoelectric model soon so I don't have an ice mess. I just pack a few days worth of food and am usually fine. When I have the truck and am doing standing overnight shifts, I also pack a small gas stove so I can eat something other than a cold sandwich on occassion.

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  • Hank1
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    BROWN BAG AND A THERMOS, the only way to go. That way you KNOW what your having for supper.[/QUOTE]

    I could not agree more! If you eat out, know who is making your food and try to watch the food handlers if possible.

    Be safe,

    Hank

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  • CAPTAIN KOOLAID
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    vending machines

    I work many post from hotel to crack head apt builds.

    Hotel, only has soda vending machines and bar & grill soda's are 1.50 the grill gives us 50% off the meal.
    REtail store ,only soda vending machine 1.00 for a 20 %.
    Apt building, nothing.
    High school, water log vending machines i'm in new orleans.
    Quick stop , free soda from the tap.
    Warehouse, nothing.
    Ship yard, nothing.
    Bar, free drinks after the bar is close and duty rig locked in the trunk off my car

    When going to new post i recon the area. I get all the menua from the area for all the delivery places. If they don't delver I brown bag it and if i'm to broke do that MREs come in handy.


    SGT koolaid
    9594

    oh ya
    Last edited by CAPTAIN KOOLAID; 07-10-2007, 02:28 AM. Reason: forgot somethig

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    I have this problem at the hotel. The restaurant is a deli. The menu hasn't changed in 10 years. I've become diabetic & need to keep you blood pressure low. Can you think of ANY deli food that is low in salt??? One of Montreal's famous smoked meat sandwitch contains 96% of the daily reccommended salt!!!
    I'm borderline, and I know what you mean. I stopped using salt at all about 3 years ago. I used to put margarine on pasta, and wonder why the margarine didn't taste 'sweet.' It wasn't sweet, it was salty, the taste I was missing.

    The stuff out of vending machines is scary, but quite frankly, I'd eat it anyway at posts where it was available... Because 9 times out of 10, we had no place to store anything!

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  • ctbgpo
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    MHA that is the only way to be safe nowadays.
    When I worked at the powerplant there were 12 vending machines selling sandwiches and soup to coffee and crap, we used to refer to them as the Wheel of Death, as you never knew what you were going to get outta them. Now that I work for the state we are feed, but institutional food albe it ok, sometimes is not at all appetizing.

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  • Andy Taylor
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    I enjoyed the free meals when I worked in the hotel industry (not security).

    Currently we have a candy/chip machine, a cigarette machine, and a LOTTO machine. I use none of them, but I am responsible to stock the LOTTO machine and empty the cash. We have an American and Chinese restaurant on site and a diner next door. Sodas, coffee and such are free.
    Last edited by Andy Taylor; 07-09-2007, 07:16 AM.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
    While I like mall food, even I would get bored of it eventually.
    I have this problem at the hotel. The restaurant is a deli. The menu hasn't changed in 10 years. I've become diabetic & need to keep you blood pressure low. Can you think of ANY deli food that is low in salt??? One of Montreal's famous smoked meat sandwitch contains 96% of the daily reccommended salt!!!

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  • War113
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    It's good when you can't afford to eat something more heavy because you walk all day.Or when you fall asleep and have no coffe a couple of pepsi can isnt bad.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by Security Consultant View Post
    I've eaten at one of the hotels you're at....If memory serves me the steak was great. Was even served by a waiter with a very heavy French accent and a bad attitude, but then I was a guest in his Country.
    Steak is not on the staff menu My first hotel (the now closed Windsor Hotel) was well known for having huge banquets. Staff got the leftovers. We ate good there!

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  • Curtis Baillie
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    One of the few advantages of working in an hotel - "free" meals. (They are a taxable benefit).
    I've eaten at one of the hotels you're at....If memory serves me the steak was great. Was even served by a waiter with a very heavy French accent and a bad attitude, but then I was a guest in his Country.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by Mall Director View Post
    Well, being at a mall.. We have a ton of them! We also have the food court, which has the same ol same ol selection and products. I do like our buffet restaruant we have, but thats a once in a while deal as its pricey too. We can get the "employee discount" at the joints, but its like 15%, not worth it still.

    I allow my peeps to go stretch their legs and wheels and find something good to eat, and bring it back. We all share and its nice.. Though I am stuck on Qudoba (I hope I spelled it right).
    While I like mall food, even I would get bored of it eventually.

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