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  • How a Good Officer Can Lose His Post/Job

    It's ridiculously simple, and tragically ironic.
    1) Begin by working anywhere there is extreme vocational prejudice against security officers(which seems pretty much everywhere...).
    2) When someone displays kindness, react to this unexpected benevolence with enthusiasm, kindled by the relief that apparently at least one person sees you as human. Breathe easy as you are rest assured that you will see at least this one friendly face each day.
    3) Be so relieved that you respond with some simple gesture, even merely introducing yourself.
    4) To really get the crash and burn of your self-esteem going, allow yourself to show kindness to a FEMALE who frequents your post, or is employed there (BONUS: Make certain this female habitually dresses inappropriately for an office setting, i.e., low-cut blouses, too-short skirts, etc., or in poor taste for public display, in general. TRIPLE BONUS: Also make certain this person is half your age.)
    5) To crucify oneself even further, smile and wave even once more as this person passes by on the day of the perpetrated kindness in question.
    5) Watch in horror as the friendly expression of this female melts also into one of horror, even outright malevolence.
    6) Cringe as your supervisor arrives at your post alone, staring accusingly at you with a grim expression, possibly accompanied by HER supervisor, etc.
    7) Observe the cold, accusing faces pressed to the windows as you are escorted out of the building, those intellectual giants who "always knew there was something creepy about that guy." It is likely that at least one of them is committing the same offence of which you were accused, or is at least contemplating it.
    8) Be kind, considerate, and compassionate, with a positive attitude, or possess any attitude at all. The results will be the same.
    9) React in any way you like as you read in the morning paper not a month later that the officer who replaced you was apprehended either stealing from the post, touching women inappropriately, or worse.
    10) Have a good laugh as dispatch calls you, speaking with excited tones that all is forgiven, and the company representatives of your previous post are requesting anxiously that you return.
    11) Calm your nerves as you realize that this is the quintessential "self-fulfilling prophecy" which very effectively saddles future victims with the actual criminals they had always feared.
    12) Buy your twenty-two year old, career-oriented daughter a can of pepper spray. She's gonna need it.
    Last edited by izeneers; 08-26-2007, 06:34 PM.

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    This sounds like a testimonial, Izeneers? I'm assuming you are saying this particular female was a 'set up a fall guy' type? These folks, male and female, young and old, are everywhere. The way I've always gone about business is to be nice to everyone. I believe the old saying, "What goes round, comes round." Those folks usually do themselves in with no outside help.

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    • #3
      Sounds like a gut wrenching experience... yet another reason to keep all interactions purely professional?
      "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        testimonial...yes!...

        ...to these self-same horror stories I've been told, mh.
        Sorry if I touched a nerve...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by izeneers View Post
          ...to these self-same horror stories I've been told, mh.
          Sorry if I touched a nerve...
          Yeah. Same story. Different female.

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          • #6
            regarding females looking like they do in the example given: There is a reason sunglasses were invented.
            sigpicMy ideal security vehicle and uniforms:

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            • #7
              I had one employee (female) ask me why I stared at her while she sat in her car in the parking garage. Wtf? is what went through my mind. I didn't even recognize her. I just calmly explained its my job to look around as I patrol the garage. It was a glance, not a stare.

              It never went further than that, but you can bet I was nervous, waiting for the visit from a supervisor.

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              • #8
                A small smile and a quick nod to acknowledge goes a long way. Another reason I LOVE CCTVs on post. especially with audio pick ups
                sigpicMy ideal security vehicle and uniforms:

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                • #9
                  clleeevvver...

                  Originally posted by Ron Jessee View Post
                  regarding females looking like they do in the example given: There is a reason sunglasses were invented.
                  Yeah, those shades do come in handy, don't they! One has to remember to keep the head tilted at a certain angle, even as the eyes may be tilted elsewhere...not that I've engaged in this behavior myself, of course
                  Last edited by izeneers; 09-02-2007, 03:25 PM.

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                  • #10
                    ...cooked goose

                    Originally posted by craig333 View Post
                    I had one employee (female) ask me why I stared at her while she sat in her car in the parking garage. Wtf? is what went through my mind. I didn't even recognize her. I just calmly explained its my job to look around as I patrol the garage. It was a glance, not a stare.

                    It never went further than that, but you can bet I was nervous, waiting for the visit from a supervisor.
                    ...and she was feelin' the power, and lovin' it, gloating that she might be making you squirm. ('Should I unleash my substantial political wrath [..rash?] upon this hapless security guard as just recompense for what my boyfriend did to me yesterday?', she thought, smirking to herself. 'Or, has my husband been negligent in giving me the attention I demand? A little induced jealousy might get me the Mercedes he refuses to buy for me! Jerk! If I cry wolf!, might the boss give me that raise I know I truly do not deserve, in spite of all those "favors" done for him? I've got what could potentially be a very valuable situation here. Work it, girl!)

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                    • #11
                      Zzooommm!

                      Originally posted by Ron Jessee View Post
                      A small smile and a quick nod to acknowledge goes a long way. Another reason I LOVE CCTVs on post. especially with audio pick ups
                      Careful, man! Your CCTV activities are in a digital file somewhere. This has cost many a campus security guard, as well as cops, his (her?) job, as well as very efficient access to surveillance software features such as "zoom in". (was that a gun I just saw in Mr. Cho's hand, or a cell phone? Hmmm...hard to tell without the zoom...wish I had the password for that...) Wait a minute. You've got AUDIO P/Us???? You've got a wild post, dude!
                      Last edited by izeneers; 09-02-2007, 03:41 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I have a scenario that can go sideways in a hurry!
                        Your on foot patrol in a apartment complex, behind buildings stealthily looking for drug activity that has been reported by a caller. A resident's bedroom faces the rear of the building as most do. You round the corner and a female is in all her glory, blinds/curtains wide open and you both are face to face. Oh the awkwardness..... That takes a little explaining! I guess the moral of the story is.....there are threats other than physical to consider.

                        Be safe,

                        Hank
                        " We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on one hand and of overwhelming force on the other" - General George C. Marshall

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                        • #13
                          I don't have access to any CCTV. I like it to show that I'm not making any misconduct against anyone. By making only eye contact with a smile and nod.

                          LMAO never even occured to me that one could pan & scan on the occasional neckline. creepy creepy CCTV guys.
                          sigpicMy ideal security vehicle and uniforms:

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                          • #14
                            ...what the!!????

                            Originally posted by Ron Jessee View Post
                            I don't have access to any CCTV. I like it to show that I'm not making any misconduct against anyone. By making only eye contact with a smile and nod.

                            LMAO never even occured to me that one could pan & scan on the occasional neckline. creepy creepy CCTV guys.
                            (...a typical day in the CCTV monitor room-Anymallatall, USA)"Sure, Hal, I'd love a coffee from Starbucks right about now. You buyin'? [Dave's eyes suddenly grow wide with astonishment...] Hey! What the...!!???? [Dave stutters, jabbing a trembling forefinger at a CCTV monitor]Did you see that??!!! Why, I do believe that nubile, young woman in the sheer sun dress has a push dagger tucked very cautiously between her full, rotund _____!!! Or was it a small automatic? I'll just hit the "zoom" button here, and get a closer look. You're my witness, Hal, that this surveillance was performed in the name of Anymallatall security!"..
                            Last edited by izeneers; 09-02-2007, 08:39 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ron Jessee View Post
                              I don't have access to any CCTV. I like it to show that I'm not making any misconduct against anyone. By making only eye contact with a smile and nod.

                              LMAO never even occured to me that one could pan & scan on the occasional neckline. creepy creepy CCTV guys.
                              Yes, and I'm so very proud to have this sort of thing being posted on a forum that is regularly visited by the public, too. I'm no prude, but how does this help our image - even in jest?
                              "Every betrayal begins with trust." - Brian Jacques

                              "I can't predict the future, but I know that it'll be very weird." - Anonymous

                              "There is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9

                              "History, with all its volumes vast, hath but one page." - Lord Byron

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