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    Evening and weekend security

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    Reply to: [email protected]
    Date: 2008-01-12, 12:05AM PST


    Looking for an easy job? Perfect job for a college student who needs some quiet time to get some reading done. Sit on a couch in the lobby of an office building and read, knit, play solitaire or write some poetry. The catch? The hours suck. Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 till 11pm AND Saturdays from 8am till 6pm. If you are responsible, have a clean criminal history and can work all three of these shifts please respond with a brief cover letter and resume (please don’t respond if you only want one or two of the listed days and no, I don’t have any other shifts available!). If you are easily bored, have a hard time making it to work regularly or think that a sick cat or bad haircut is a legitimate excuse to call off work, please do not respond. If you need the month of February off to visit your dying aunt in Hoboken, or if you think that 10 minutes late for work isn’t really late, please don’t respond. If you’re not sure if your mom will let you work all day Saturday… etc..etc Saturday 8 till 6pm is a looong day; are you sure you want to give up your Saturday to sit on a couch all day for $11.50 an hour? If you do send me an email.




    Location: downtown seattle
    Compensation: $11.50
    This is a part-time job.
    Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
    "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
    "The Curve" 1998

  • #2
    Wow . . . that's all I can say about this one.
    The law is reason free from passion." -- Aristotle

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    • #3
      I already work these crazy, eractic hours, week after week after week.
      And yes I have sat for hours upon hours with nothing to do in office buildings,
      closed down factories, or in a security vehicle. So where's the beef?
      Okay, I maybe a tad late on occasion. Driving from Boston to Seattle may take longer than 15 minutes.
      http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/ Greatest Comedy team ever!

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      • #4
        If that job wasn't filled before the ink dried I'd be real surprized.

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        • #5
          They deserve what they will get.
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #6
            Wish that was available when I was in HS up there, woulda been nice.
            -Protect and Serve-

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            • #7
              The flat rate is an issue but to shine a couch with your butt is a good selling point. When I worked as a Consulate Constable (fancy title for no1 special) I had the whole consulate to myself and apart from the 1000 odd satellite channels to watch, I had nothing much else to do. Apart from reading the weekend newspapers, some magazines and hourly checks it was boring. Just 1 floor of a building with stunning harbour views to keep me company. Ideal for someone who wants to get some things done on the side and be paid for it as well - like students or those wishing to work p/t.
              "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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              • #8
                Interesting. But I wonder what the client will think if they see the ad.

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                • #9
                  Hey, I give them credit for being honest! I don't really have a big issue with the ad.

                  I know it doesn't do anything to quell people's perceptions of what we do or advance our cause of professionalism but the guy is being straightforward and I can respect that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
                    The flat rate is an issue but to shine a couch with your butt is a good selling point. When I worked as a Consulate Constable (fancy title for no1 special) I had the whole consulate to myself and apart from the 1000 odd satellite channels to watch, I had nothing much else to do. Apart from reading the weekend newspapers, some magazines and hourly checks it was boring. Just 1 floor of a building with stunning harbour views to keep me company. Ideal for someone who wants to get some things done on the side and be paid for it as well - like students or those wishing to work p/t.
                    Flat rate? Please explain. The job is 11.50 USD per hour. Most security guard jobs pay in this manner.

                    Originally posted by Plugger View Post
                    Interesting. But I wonder what the client will think if they see the ad.
                    I'm guessing that's in-house.

                    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
                    Hey, I give them credit for being honest! I don't really have a big issue with the ad.

                    I know it doesn't do anything to quell people's perceptions of what we do or advance our cause of professionalism but the guy is being straightforward and I can respect that.
                    The ad is humorous, and most likely in-house.
                    Some Kind of Commando Leader

                    "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                    • #11
                      Except for a few shonky operators all s/o's here SHOULD be paid penalties for nights from 0800 - 0600 of some 22% loading, Saturday shifts are 50% loading and Sundays are 100% loading (double time) with public holidays at 150% (or 2.5 times) penalties.

                      Retail and some hospitality areas have awards that are slightly different like no penalties for saturday and sundays are only 1.5 times not 2.0 times like in security. I know when I worked for wages, I would never have worked without my penalties on weekends or public holidays.
                      "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
                        Except for a few shonky operators all s/o's here SHOULD be paid penalties for nights from 0800 - 0600 of some 22% loading, Saturday shifts are 50% loading and Sundays are 100% loading (double time) with public holidays at 150% (or 2.5 times) penalties.

                        Retail and some hospitality areas have awards that are slightly different like no penalties for saturday and sundays are only 1.5 times not 2.0 times like in security. I know when I worked for wages, I would never have worked without my penalties on weekends or public holidays.
                        Then you simply wouldn't be working, in Canada

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
                          Except for a few shonky operators all s/o's here SHOULD be paid penalties for nights from 0800 - 0600 of some 22% loading, Saturday shifts are 50% loading and Sundays are 100% loading (double time) with public holidays at 150% (or 2.5 times) penalties.

                          Retail and some hospitality areas have awards that are slightly different like no penalties for saturday and sundays are only 1.5 times not 2.0 times like in security. I know when I worked for wages, I would never have worked without my penalties on weekends or public holidays.
                          I know of no non-skilled (security is not skilled, folks.) service industry that charges their clients penalties for weekend or night service. I can charge additional rates for support at 3 AM because I offer skilled engineers. A contract security company stating, "We pay our guards 22% extra at night," might fly well with the client, but when you tell the client they're paying 22% extra at night...

                          No.
                          Some Kind of Commando Leader

                          "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                          • #14
                            Hey, if they just added an extra $10.00 per hour, I'd be willing to put in that extra rough work schedule.

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                            • #15
                              It's just standard labour hire conditions here and in many other Commonwealth Countries like the UK, Ireland and Scotland (apart from Canada I see now). You have day / night / Saturday / Sunday and Public Hols rates but some shonky businesses just charge out a flat rate and rip off their staff in the process. Why would I want to work $22.00 /hr on a public holiday when the award rate is around $47.00 ?

                              Some companies have a weekday rate which covers the night penalties and another one for weekends as they may rarely supply staff for Sundays and Public Holidays.
                              "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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