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  • SecTrainer
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    Every rodeo has cowboys and clowns. The same is true of Madison Avenue, Wall Street, etc. The people who can do, do. The people who can't do, spend their time striking poses that they think will impress us. The trick is to know the difference.

    You might have come across a dozen GENUINE "secret squirrels" in your security work, but you wouldn't know it if you did, because the operative word for those folks is....

    .....SECRET!

    A "secret squirrel" is the very last person you would suspect, in fact.
    Last edited by SecTrainer; 10-20-2007, 08:18 PM.

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  • Mr. Security
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    The guy is insecure and tries to compensate for it by bragging. Someone like that has emotional issues, probably from something in his background. You can find them anywhere, but they often migrate towards a uniform to give themselves a sense of self-worth. Kind of sad when you think about it.

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  • integrator97
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    IT's the quiet ones you gotta watch.

    The guys that talk about everything usually don't do half the stuff the say, if that much. And people doing real secret squirrel stuff don't brag about it. Some people just have to impress you, or feel important.

    I prefer to do most of the listening in a conversation, so I can know what's going on and what people are about. What they claim usually says alot about them, just not always at face value.

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  • Hank1
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    Originally posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Thanks for the heads up!

    More keepers might be just what I need, either that or a velcro inner belt
    I use both keepers and velcro trouser belt. It helps immensly.

    Be Safe,

    Hank

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  • Maelstrom
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    Thanks for the heads up!

    More keepers might be just what I need, either that or a velcro inner belt

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  • NRM_Oz
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    Maelstrom - I always carried what I needed with me including a disposable clear poncho in a pager size case which was worth the $2.00 the night we were working 2 miles from the car on a 100f night. I was slightly damp but my partner was saturated. Look at www.wellingtonsurplus.com.au for bloody good gear as they give us a 10% discount if you send a copy of your sec licence. This is the same mob who sell those copy swords and the like inside People and Picture magazines from a few years ago (they are in WA). Send me a msg if you wish to know a bit more about these great people.

    But the more you carry the more weight you need to balance out too. Sometimes 2 more keepers (I always used 6) make a huge difference to the balance but when you need something - you know you have it there too.

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  • Maelstrom
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    Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
    Wolf was working this detail and no sooner then the second I got out of the squad, one of them is asking me if I want work as a bounty hunter for them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't you at least make sure a person is not mute before you ask them to go after fugitives?
    I guess he thought you looked 10 foot tall & bullet proof... take it as a compliment on your professional appearance (then laugh it off)


    Originally posted by NRM_Oz
    I would be approached by every carpark security guard who would say "get me a job with your company". Not please or may I - but just "get me".
    Complete lack of decorum wouldn't you say? sadly people severely underestimate the power of good manners

    Originally posted by NRM_Oz
    we have Wyatt Earp's Aussie cousins here and when you see a walking catalogue get out of a patrol car (everything from Uncle Mikes on his belt) you know you are dealing with a WANNABE hero.
    That's really hurtful NRM' it's not my fault I spend hours 'drooling' over Uncle Mike's catalogues (and secretly waiting for new releases), what can I say? I've an addiction to black nylon duty gear!

    Seriously though... our RTO recommended we carry everything we could conceivably require to perform our duties, is that wanna-be-ism? boy scout mentality? or just a desire to meet our primary requirement... making it home at the end of every shift?

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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
    He doesn't know Batman.

    (I'm Batman.)

    If you're Batman, then I'm Hannah Montana.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    He doesn't know Batman.

    (I'm Batman.)

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  • Taktiq
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    Yeah, I had no problem whatsoever about the gate guard asking about if we were hiring (another one of their guys asked me last night as well), but the arrogant manner this CPO displayed just made me wanna laugh....or puke (whichever comes first). The funny thing is, just because I took a few minutes out of my shift to politely chat with the guy, he constantly rolls up like we're BFF's and continues to tell me more and more about the federal sites he works. Of course he can't tell me much cause it's all so hush hush, secret squirrel type stuff. I bet he knows Batman too!

    Again, I still say hip waders should be standard issue in this profession.

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  • ValleyOne
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    Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
    When I worked back in uniform the company I worked for looked very smart when we all worked together in a group. I was supposed to wear my bars and threads but hated the added attention during a major event. I would be approached by every carpark security guard who would say "get me a job with your company". Not please or may I - but just "get me".
    "Sure thing buddy (mate)!! We're always looking for people with great personal skills, respect, and MANNERS..."

    Tak - we have Wyatt Earp's Aussie cousins here and when you see a walking catalogue get out of a patrol car (everything from Uncle Mikes on his belt) you know you are dealing with a WANNABE hero.
    Super Ninja's are everywhere.

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  • ValleyOne
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    Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
    So, you're pissed off that someone tried to poach you? Treat it as what it is: a backhanded compliment.
    The point I was trying to make is that the dolt came across acting as if he was a bad ass, when all it comes down is that he is a Super Ninja. Nothing more nothing less... This type of person isn't worth my time or energy wasted geting pissed off. Why get pissed off because he or his company isn't armed? His BS excuse for not carrying (out of respect WTFE) is something I would have laughed at. The guy sounds about as sharp as a baseball...

    As far as the other guy simply asking if Taktiq's company was hiring, what the hell is wrong with that? I didn't get the impression this guy was a SN, so what's wrong with trying to better your life? How many people here have been at work and observed another company that they felt were more on the ball than their employer?

    Originally posted by gcmc security part 2 View Post
    The Wackenhut Corporation
    Thanks...

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  • Hank1
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    Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
    I was riding along with a buddy of mine on Minneapolis Park police, and we took a call at the Hennepin Avenue Art Fair. Wolf was working this detail and no sooner then the second I got out of the squad, one of them is asking me if I want work as a bounty hunter for them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't you at least make sure a person is not mute befor you ask them to go after fugatives?
    LOL! I would agree.

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
    I was riding along with a buddy of mine on Minneapolis Park police, and we took a call at the Hennepin Avenue Art Fair. Wolf was working this detail and no sooner then the second I got out of the squad, one of them is asking me if I want work as a bounty hunter for them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't you at least make sure a person is not mute befor you ask them to go after fugatives?
    Did this Wolf guy happen to have a strong accent?

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  • NRM_Oz
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    When I worked back in uniform the company I worked for looked very smart when we all worked together in a group. I was supposed to wear my bars and threads but hated the added attention during a major event. I would be approached by every carpark security guard who would say "get me a job with your company". Not please or may I - but just "get me".

    Tak - we have Wyatt Earp's Aussie cousins here and when you see a walking catalogue get out of a patrol car (everything from Uncle Mikes on his belt) you know you are dealing with a WANNABE hero. I have been poached for joining another company but usually decline since there is no future for me.

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