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  • #16
    Another memorable one was driving 3 hours to a post only to find no bugger had bothered to tell the Ops Mgr that the job was cancelled. I hit them for the full 12 hours as I had taken this roster based on bonus travel allowances.

    The temporary bus terminus was a bad memory as it was a giant wind tunnel, was away from the police station by 200 yds, when it rained it always wet your trousers around your calves and wet the pages in your records book. There was minimal shelter around as you were expected to check with the driver and check on passengers for the late night services home. When winter hit you had to do a Michael Jackson with only 1 glove on due to the extensive book work and without warning you would be chasing your hat down the road if was not secured right (only in winter did I wear it or if it was raining). A few nights I remember being sick with the flu, counting down the 5 hours and counting the superb cash we got paid as Inspectors / Security.
    "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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    • #17
      Menards 'nuff said.
      "A good deed’s like pissing yourself in dark pants. Warm feeling but no one notices." - Jacob Taylor

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      • #18
        Patrolling power company substations; have to walk around every one of them. Wet, nasty, cockleburrs, and always those damned skunks! Only time I ever discharged a firearm in the LOD was when I shot a skunk at a substation one night(it was either him or me!). I ran away from a lot of others.
        Never make a drummer mad; we beat things for a living!

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        • #19
          Contract mall security....Low pay, zero respect from client and contract office, facility is falling apart, and vehicles are crap

          never again

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          • #20
            I filled in at a scrap metal yard for a shift two winters ago, and it was the worst site I could possibly imagine. Here's why:

            1) Getting to the site:
            -It doesn't appear on most maps.
            -The yard is unmarked
            -It's in the industrial sector, where buses don't really run.

            2) Site office
            -No real office provided-rather, there's a desk and chair for you to use between the doors leading into the employee office area. It's small and cramped, with a crappy chair.
            -The "office" is heated but gets drafty because it's between the doors and employees are going in and out a lot.
            -There's mud everywhere.
            -No phone is provided.

            3) Patrols
            -The facility is a scrap metal yard where they tear apart stuff and store it in piles. However, there's always loose pieces of shrapnel lying around, and you have to be careful not to step on it and have it go right through your boot. If it's nighttime or covered in snow it's doubly dangerous.
            -You have to carry around an 8lb timeclock recorder, and the keys are in spots that are horrible to reach.
            -One spot is by the rail yards at the far end of the facility, and is a pain in the ass to reach. Depending on the time of year, it's a trip of 200-300 metres in either deep snow or mud.
            -Another spot is beside the car compactor. Problem is that the key is located on the side of the compactor, and there's a pit-like hill between the compactor and the key. To get to the key you have to carefully walk along side the compactor while holding onto it (All the while also carrying your timeclock) in order not to fall into the pit.
            -The whole area is a wide open space without shelter, which leaves you at the mercy of the weather.

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            • #21
              May of 2001 while working for Smith protective services of Dallas.
              I was posted at a convenience store right accross the street from several gay bars in the Cedar Springs area.
              I google searched and found this.

              The worst one is not mentioned, as it was the one accross the street.
              Moby Dick's bar.

              "Oh officer, you're so cute!"
              This happened more than once while I was in my blue "rentacop" uniform.

              Not to mention all the noise that often happened right after 2 am when the bars closed and all the drunks wandered in for cigarettes before thier crazy drive home.

              This was actually an unarmed post.
              Observe and report what you saw with a good flashlight.
              Bedtime at sunrise

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              • #22
                Moby Dick. LMAO.
                I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by 3rd_shift View Post
                  May of 2001 while working for Smith protective services of Dallas.
                  I was posted at a convenience store right accross the street from several gay bars in the Cedar Springs area.
                  I google searched and found this.

                  The worst one is not mentioned, as it was the one accross the street.
                  Moby Dick's bar.

                  "Oh officer, you're so cute!"
                  This happened more than once while I was in my blue "rentacop" uniform.

                  Not to mention all the noise that often happened right after 2 am when the bars closed and all the drunks wandered in for cigarettes before thier crazy drive home.

                  This was actually an unarmed post.
                  ROTFLMAO

                  Smith protective was my very 1st Security job back in 1994.

                  I went in to fill out an application in the morning, that afternoon I walked out with 2 pairs of navy blue slacks, 2 light blue security shirts, and a plasting security badge lol. They made me watch videos for 4 hours (that was the "training"), I was 2 hours in to watching the videos before I found out I had the job. I asked if this was a part of the hiring process, The manager was like "oh, we already hired you" LOL.

                  My 1st post with them was a drug infested apartment complex on Harry Hines Blvd (anyone from Dallas knows how bad that area is lol). It was me, my plastic Badge, my Red "Smith Protective Services" pick up truck with the empty shotgun rack that I could barely drive because it was a stick and a radio that didn't half work....in a crack infested apartment complex. I was paid $5 per hour to do this, the Armed S/Os at other accound got between $5.75 and $6 per hour.

                  I sometimes wonder how I survived the whole ordeal lol.
                  ~Black Caesar~
                  Corbier's Commandos

                  " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Tennsix View Post
                    Moby Dick. LMAO.
                    Back in the day it used to be a regular (hetero) strip club (now its like ALL gay bars and nothing else there). My cousin took me there one night, I wasn't familiar with the Oaklawn/Cedar Springs scene. I'd had a few drinks (my cuz doesn't drink) and as we were leaving I commented on how friendly all the guys were out on the street in the area, but where were all the women.

                    He still laughs at me for saying that.....
                    Last edited by Black Caesar; 03-19-2008, 02:37 AM.
                    ~Black Caesar~
                    Corbier's Commandos

                    " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Black Caesar View Post
                      Back in the day it used to be a regular (hetero) strip club (now its like ALL gay bars and nothing else there). My cousin took me there one night, I wasn't familiar with the Oaklawn/Cedar Springs scene. I'd had a few drinks (my cuz doesn't drink) and as we were leaving I commented on how friendly all the guys were out on the street in the area, but where were all the women.

                      He still laughs at me for saying that.....
                      I can see the picture on the milk carton now. ...you thrown over a shoulder and being trotted down the street.
                      I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                      -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                      • #26
                        worst post? or worst company?

                        I have been alright on most of my posts. The worst one, however, was watching an empty parking lot for 12 hours for Austin City Limits one night. The worst part was watching my relief come in and bs with my super for 30 minutes after I should have been off.

                        Umm...usually I get crappy eqpt. I worked one company that put me on construction sites all the time. No radio, a crappy golf cart because those are so great in the ruts from construction eqpt, and no real semblance of back up in case of an emergency. Oh, they also gave us ratty cold weather jackets and no rain gear. In Texas rain gear is especially important.

                        Another company gave us never maintained kia rios to drive on site patrol. Totally ridiculous. Plus, this was an unarmed site in a high theft area where PD response was a minimum 30 min. Yea, could not carry anything. I said F it and carried the Mag-Lite, my CRKT, my Ka-Bar TDI LDK, and ASP Key Defender. I was more willing to take my chances.

                        Another company gave us nothing. We were 'event staff,' but I always seemed to be working overnight security in parking lots, etc. I kept my shotty in the truck and had the plan to take off my uniform shirt if there was an issue. I never left the vehicle, usually parked it in front of a gate.

                        The worst was working for my college. The deans wanted us to keep campus safe, but would not allow the officers to get certified in anything. We also had a strictly 'hands off' policy. All I could do was tell you to leave the property and call the cops. A co-worker and I nearly got fired for forcefully removing an attempted carjacker from the premises. We grabbed him and he was sorry for resisting.

                        Oh, and my current company will hire anyone. Including people who cannot stand a post for five minutes without needing a potty break. I relieved a female officer on the site 7 times in a n 8-hr shift to go to the head. Ridiculous. Oh, and 2 out of my 10 had flashlights to work a NIGHT SHIFT. Drives me nuts...

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                        • #27
                          Driving home in the rain last night I spotted a post I would never consider - working car yard security for contract security. These blokes are stuck outside all night with no shelter and most are contract security staff on cash or extremely poor wages. English is rare and most are refugees or new migrants. This poor bugger was holding a flattened cardboard box over his head as a shelter from the rain as the door way had little covering from the rain. I shook my head wondering how many others were working in similar conditions.
                          "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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                          • #28
                            [QUOTE=3rd_shift;55676]May of 2001 while working for Smith protective services of Dallas.
                            I was posted at a convenience store right accross the street from several gay bars in the Cedar Springs area.
                            I google searched and found this.

                            The worst one is not mentioned, as it was the one accross the street.
                            Moby Dick's bar.

                            "Oh officer, you're so cute!"
                            This happened more than once while I was in my blue "rentacop" uniform.

                            Now if the Village People ever needed a replacement ................... I guess they could have given you a call, right ?
                            "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer" Sun Tzu

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                            • #29
                              Worst was doing security outside a movie theater in Palm Beach County on the 3-11pm shift.The spoiled brats would throw bottles at me on bike patrol.

                              I left that and now work Miami Beach.Working in a nice condo where all the famous people come.I already came across Madonna and Brad Pitt.
                              Last edited by Miami-Dade; 03-26-2008, 10:42 PM.

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                              • #30
                                Comet, We Live Electricals!. With a tinpot security department
                                Ewfr 'Gomulee - EuwFer 'Gom-You-Lee
                                Court Security Officer - Her Majesty's Courts Service HMCS

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