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  • Whose Workin The Graveyard???

    What's up? I'm new here and just wanted to ask my fellow S/Os what the hell do you do all night at your post to keep from going insane? Obviously, most of us "play" on the internet so let's rule that out.

  • #2
    No internet, so I'll hit the thrift store and stock up on some books once in awhile, mostly historical non-fiction stuff.

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    • #3
      I work graves, but I'm on patrol so I stay pretty busy on calls/alarm responses and just doing rounds. I generally just drive, drive, drive.
      10-8

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      • #4
        I watch movies on my laptop.

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        • #5
          Watch movies on my laptop or read books. I read alot. I also keep my radio scanner with me and monitor the local fire dispatch frequencies.
          Hospital Security Officer

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          • #6
            At some graveyard posts, I would draw funny pictures on ms_paint.
            "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

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            • #7
              Ahhhhh the days gone by of the famous Grave Yard Shift.

              When I first started in Security back in 1988 I worked for a priviate contracted firm and was assigned diffrent sites {Construction sites, land-fills, office buildings} and after doing a round or two and securing what had to be secured I'd read, do cross-words, and sure doze off......We've all done or do it...it's human nature.

              In 1990 I started graves in Casino Security still we were pretty consistiant with our duties / patrols even overnight. Yet there were posts in garages and maintenance areas that could get pretty boring. -- You look for something to do....get creative. I did. In the casinos I got to know who was who among the employees, and contractors and talk to them...Even learned a thing or two about diffrent trades. I remained in security positions mostly casino and LP until 2000 when I was appointed to a Career Firefighter Position and than sleeping on the job was permitted.

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              • #8
                drive around constantly. I wish I had the time to watch movies and do my homework.

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                • #9
                  I work graveyard 12 hour shifts. Actually I prefer to work that shift. I worked day shift on a few jobs over the past ten years, but it just wasn't the same. The only complaint I have about it is it takes its toll on personal life.
                  "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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                  • #10
                    Heres one of the few pictures Ive done in my time of boredom.


                    "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

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                    • #11
                      I draw pictures.....

                      Here's some of them (all drawn at work), I use color ink pens.

                      http://photobucket.com/albums/0803/s.../Artwork/?sc=3

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                      • #12
                        I work 2300-0700. When I'm not responding to alarms, calls, or doing regular checks, I'm usually doing extra checks at city parks that kids hang out at or I meet up with coffee with local police.

                        24 hour Starbucks are nice too.
                        Liability is never above officer safety. Do what you must to make sure you go home safe.

                        William-2, 10-6 for 105. Yep, I'm at Starbucks!

                        I may be gay, but I'll eff you up!

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                        Cheap, Quality Web Design! Put a great cop on the beat by helping with my tuition! :-D

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 1stWatch
                          I work graveyard 12 hour shifts. Actually I prefer to work that shift. I worked day shift on a few jobs over the past ten years, but it just wasn't the same. The only complaint I have about it is it takes its toll on personal life.
                          Agreed. I work 12 hour shifts, 6pm-6am. When I finally get a day off I spend it sleeping. I'm working 6 out of 7 nights right now. Came on Monday night and did 12 and another Tuesday night. Got Wednesday night off and then back to work Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sunday. By the time I get off Monday morning I'm going to be a zombie. But those 60 hour weeks sure do help pay the bills.
                          By the way, I'm posting this from my desk at work.
                          Last edited by EMTGuard; 03-04-2006, 03:58 AM.
                          Hospital Security Officer

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                          • #14
                            The graveyard shift is a young person's shift (I know there are exceptions). I never could handle it because I just can't sleep well during the day. Several of the guys who work this shift have admitted to me that they sleep a couple hours on the job. Personally, that's not an option for me and I never allowed myself to fall asleep on those occasions where I had to work that shift.

                            If you prefer that shift, I give you a lot of credit. If it was up to me and I had a diligent officer working that shift, I would try to increase their hourly rate to encourage them to stay on. It's not easy finding good officers for that time period.
                            Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                            • #15
                              I refuse to work days, and work swing only if ABSOLUTELY necessary.
                              "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

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