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    So, I quite possibly have a new job! It's all contingent on passing the drug test (notta prob), but I should be very soon start work in the field of hospital security. Not only am I psyched to have the opportunity to stop working my butt off at two jobs, getting little or no sleep, but I'll be getting paid double what the current security company I work for is paying me thanks to shift differentials. No more living paycheck to paycheck (I'll hopefully be able to save again), no more boring static guard shack work, no more getting bit by annoying dachshunds (my other job) and, no more wishing I had the time to see my little girl!

    So, cross your fingers and wish me luck!
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    I sincerely wish you the best of luck and as you know, luck favors the prepared.
    Let us know how thing go.
    Golden rule, "Remember the 21-Foot Rule." It will be your friend and perhaps save you from harm or worse.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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    • #3
      Congrats on the new position, it sounds GREAT.

      I'm jealous , but I'm HAPPY for you.

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      • #4
        Well done Taktiq .............. have missed your posts.

        Congrats on the move up in the world and the quality of life beats $$$ anytime. I could pursue other positions but I think what for ? I lose 40% in tax now so why bust a gut to work another 30 hours a week just to have a fancier title ? No use paying for a house I cannot get to use or a car that rusts away because I am not in it to enjoy it.

        The time with your daughter is precious - so try not to let it slip through your fingers too much. Best of Luck !!
        "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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        • #5
          Congrats.
          "Gun control, the theory that 110lb. women have the "right" to fistfight with 210lb. rapists. " Author Unknown

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          • #6
            Congrats

            Congrats on moving a head wish you best.
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            • #7
              Congrats and best wishes
              That's a direct quote. Not word for word, but the gist of it.

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              • #8
                Congratulations!!!
                Never be afraid to try new things. Remember, amatures built the Ark while professionals built the Titanic.

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                • #9
                  Congrats and good luck!

                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bill Warnock View Post
                    Golden rule, "Remember the 21-Foot Rule." It will be your friend and perhaps save you from harm or worse.
                    It's now questionable if 21 foot distance is sufficient, due to higher security retention holsters combined with varying reaction times etc. still definitely a hell'o'va lot safer than arms length!

                    BTW congrat's on your career path adjustment there Taktiq!
                    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maelstrom View Post
                      It's now questionable if 21 foot distance is sufficient, due to higher security retention holsters combined with varying reaction times etc. still definitely a hell'o'va lot safer than arms length!

                      BTW congrat's on your career path adjustment there Taktiq!
                      Maelstrom it is for that very reason one must practice, practice and practice some more. Your point is well taken and hopefully our fellow members will see the wisdom of your post and internalize them.
                      When making traffic stops, regardless of who, what, when, where or why, my weapon was out and against my thigh trigger finger against the frame of the piece. I knew full well that I could still go down through some unknown factor but I tried to even the odds in my favor.
                      Enjoy the day,
                      Bill

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Taktiq View Post
                        no more getting bit by annoying dachshunds (my other job)
                        You had a job where they threw Dachshunds at you? How cool is that?

                        Congrats and good luck!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maelstrom View Post
                          It's now questionable if 21 foot distance is sufficient, due to higher security retention holsters combined with varying reaction times etc. still definitely a hell'o'va lot safer than arms length!

                          BTW congrat's on your career path adjustment there Taktiq!
                          I am hearing " 24 foot rule" now. Unfortunately, in some of the environments I work, such as stairwells, breezeways and other urban type areas, 21 or 24 feet is a luxury to say the least.

                          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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                          • #14
                            I still keep hearing 7 metres in 1.7 seconds as demonstrated by my first instructor. We had someone run at us as he demonstrated how long it took to react (the person was 60 feet away) to the side of the instructor. Either way I reported in a post of a 25 year vet Senior Sgt who when confronted with an offender got off 9 rounds from his glock .40 cal about 20 feet away and hit the offender only twice when he ran towards him.

                            FYI: 3 metres = 10 feet
                            Last edited by NRM_Oz; 12-02-2007, 12:47 AM.
                            "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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                            • #15
                              Congrats from me as well...

                              I sometimes wish I were in another aspect of Security other than "Hospitality" (meaning, no guns, OC and HC's only)...

                              I have no doubt in my mind that one of these days, myself or one of my Officers is going to stumble across a situation which requires a helluva lot more than 5.5% OC...

                              I'd looooove to abide by the 21 foot rule, however I gots Mk III Sabre Red, while the miscreant has (at a minimum) .22 colt or ruger, either of which will kinda make me and my guys slightly FUBAR'ed more than we would to them....
                              “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left”
                              "I swear to God, I'm going to pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans' "... Capt. O'Hagan, "Super Troopers"

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