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0 points · 2 days ago

Fluorine is an element. There is no way to create an element. Just saying.

Now that that’s out-of-the-way…

I would not imagine that you would be anywhere near where the actual work takes place, or you would need to have a great deal of hazmat training, which I am guessing you have not had, so there’s that.

Do you have any idea what your primary duties will be?

Did they spring this on you after working your 8 hour shift and already mentally checked out? That's happened to me so many times I actually began to resent my relief, like mfer I have a life too.

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Original Poster2 points · 2 days ago

That's exactly what happened.

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What have my fellow guards fantasised about doing on the last day at their jobs?

One time, I was playing the Hallelujah Chorus on repeat my entire shift. That’s not a fantasy, that was reality.

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4 points · 3 days ago

You ask what I'll do on my last day. Thing is, this never ends. I'll be on post until I die.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 days ago

You ask what I'll do on my last day. Thing is, this never ends. I'll be on post until I die.

I won't.

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I was outside last night, on patrol, doing what I was supposed to, on the sidewalk in front of the building, puffing on a stogy.

Aaand... somebody complained. According to the lead, "It's bad for the image of the company!" and "it went pretty high up."

(sigh)

And people wonder why this job has high turnover.

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Have you ever heard of the term “professionalism”?

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Original Poster5 points · 3 days ago

When I'm paid like a professional, I'll conduct myself as one. Until then, minimum wage = minimum effort.

Just do it away from view by anyone/cameras. Do it in the parking area or garage if you have it on site. My company has the same policy but that doesn't stop people from smoking/vaping.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 days ago

Just do it away from view by anyone/cameras.

What do you suppose I’m doing right now? I am in one of the nice expanses of sidewalk where the cameras are blind as a bat.

Do it in the parking area or garage if you have it on site. My company has the same policy but that doesn't stop people from smoking/vaping.

My partner used to vape their face off when we worked nights together. Right by the front door, in full view of all of the cameras and nobody said a word. Note to self: being here when the bigshots are here requires a little more caution. Best to lay low for the first few hours of the shift.

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Supervisors with business degrees.

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Supervisors who are ex-military. This is warm body security, not a deployment to Iraq.

Low pay. Little, if any respect. Poverty wages. Hard workers get treated like shit. Did I mention the poverty wages?

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2 points · 8 days ago

Low pay. Little, if any respect. Poverty wages. Hard workers get treated like shit. Did I mention the poverty wages?

Pretty much demolishes the old canard that people are poor because they are lazy, eh? Poor people work much, much harder than rich people do.

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Check his post history.... you’ll get a clear view of specops specimen we’re dealing with.

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2 points · 4 days ago

In my experience, these "SpecOPS Tacticool" types often washed out of basic training.

MUH FREEDOMZ

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'Murica!

5 points · 7 days ago

Do you work in Washington state?

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Yeah I was going to ask this cause sick leave is paid in Seattle.

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All of Washington State actually. And their economy is going great guns.

2 points · 7 days ago

Or do you have a union?

7 points · 7 days ago

Translation: We can't get enough reliable people to work for us at our shit wages.

4 points · 7 days ago

Security is there and being prepared to react in case something happens. Since "being there" and "being prepared" are things to be done, then no, security is not doing nothing.

You're wrong. ;)

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15 points · 9 days ago

Give written notice to your stupidvisor/scheduling manager/whateverthefuck. Send the written notice to the office via email, fax, and regular mail. BE VERY CAREFUL lest they claim you no-call/no-showed and try to fuck you over with that later.

Yes, contract security will always get screwed unless you have a federal or nuclear contract.

In house is the way to go. I work Corporate Security, in our high-rise the hiding owners have building security. They are getting paid only 12.00, I make literally double that in house with all the perks, holidays off, 2 week's of PTO and 2 week's of vacation yearly and it increases along with a yearly increase in salary. In the end, find in house security asap. Look into Corproate Security or Security Operations within huge companies.

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Yes, contract security will always get screwed unless you have a federal or nuclear contract.

Or a union.

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What're those? Never heard of them down south, lol.

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Right. Because unions do terroristic/communistic things like, oh, demand better pay, job security, rights at the job, etc. Can't have that because freedom. MURICA!

36 points · 11 days ago

The gall on the lad, I'm the senior guard on my shift as I was hired 20 minutes before my subordinates and I wouldn't stand for such blatant disrespect on my site. You should begin corporal punishment immediately.

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2 points · 9 days ago

Corporal punishment? You must be one of those softy millennials. Capital punishment is the only suitable sanction for such blatant disregard for the authority vested in you by virtue of your twenty minutes of seniority!

14 points · 11 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Insubordination must be dealt with swiftly. Just the other day I had a junior guard make eye contact with me. Once the initial shock of seeing his beady eyes wore off I wrote him up, had him transferred to straight night shifts, made him wash my car, and gave his morning relief the day off with no coverage so he had to stay late

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3 points · 9 days ago

In his book, U.S. General George Smith Patton did say that there is only one kind of discipline: Perfect discipline. If indiscipline such as this manages to take hold, where does it end?!?

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2 points · 9 days ago

Being in the Guard is a major handicap. Companies won't hire you because drill weekends.

2 points · 9 days ago

Studying so that I don't have to do this job ever again. That keeps me more than occupied.

And teh reddits, of course.

7 points · 26 days ago

What you were doing is commonly called "spotting", and in addition to being illegal in some areas is generally a sign of a novice CCW holder. Also, just because you can carry a weapon somewhere in duty does not mean you can while off duty. Ask any one here who works hospital or school security if they would carry a personal weapon into there off duty and the vast majority would tell you hell no.

Also, while licensed is matter of fact "trained" is not. Plenty of armed guards are terrible shots, ignorant of laws and regulations or simply way too Deputy Dan.

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What you were doing is commonly called "spotting", and in addition to being illegal in some areas is generally a sign of a novice CCW holder.

Exactly. What we have here is yet another example of why letting every Tom, Dick, and Harry walk around packing heat is a Bad Idea(TM).

That's such a weird assumption

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Not really. They can't in most countries.

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No more C shift. This is good because now I can have a social life, weekends off, and all of those other little discretionary niceties.

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Congratulations!

There is a light at the end.

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Thank you, but the real light at the end will be when I get a real job in my field that pays twice with this one is paying.

Streamlight. It's your friend. I have a Stinger LED HL myself and it rocks.

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One of my co-workers, with whom I otherwise enjoy working, has a penchant for telling what can be charitably described as "tall tales". You know, they were in Iraq, saw some shit, they have the inside dope on million-dollar composite guns that are only issued to spies that don't show up on metal detectors, yada yada yada. Oh, and everything that happens is a Really Big Deal(TM) to this person. Needless to say, it doesn't take long at all to figure out that they don't have a lick of a clue what they're talking about.

Anyone ever worked with one of these? If so, how do you handle them?

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

The person I work with told me that, in the Army, if you don't call your drill sergeant "Sir", you get recycled.

Uhh... you don't even get off the bus at Basic without being taught how to address an NCO versus an officer.

That's how I know this person has never seen a lick of military service.

One guy I was assigned years ago protected the president of the united states before he took this job... if you protected the president... you ain't working for a buck over minimum wage.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

One possibility is that he was one of these guys. Then he probably couldn't find much other than for a buck above minimum wage.

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Yes, and they don't work in security any more to my knowledge. The scared weapons nut is a standard security type, a huge liability, and often has to be fired for bringing a weapon onto an unarmed site. Look at your employee handbook or post orders to confirm, then make it very very clear that he is not to be bringing knives or a firearm to work, and what the consequences will be if he does. With any luck, the trash will take itself out at that point.

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Yes, and they don't work in security any more to my knowledge.

Yeah, well, there's the odd pooper-scooper company. You know, the Special Tacticool Response companies that get made fun of on this sub. They either don't get any clients or have to go out of business after they lose their insurance.

This site is very closed off and this kid drones on about people breaking in and wanting to at least carry his OC and his Sig.

At least?!? What would he carry if he had his druthers, an AR-15?

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Next up, in a few years when the Trump recession hits:

"Allied Universal, a U.S company handling security and facility services, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection from creditors..."

I can see the death of small private security companies coming

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AUS, G4S, and three dots will divvy up all of the large, international government/corporate contracts, yes. The pooper-scoopers will still be out there and will still staff apartment complexes with $11/hour guards who will be expected to respond to domestic disputes.

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LP can go hands-on in all 50 states.

"Hands-off" policies are put in place by COMPANIES, not States.

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Exactly. It's a business decision that it's cheaper to lose some merch than to have to pay a large settlement because Bubba McTriggerhappy iced someone he thought was stealing something worth two bucks.

How much you wanna bet the people that sleep are the same ones that bitch about never getting the good jobs?

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Or any jobs, for that matter?

Just got off an overnight that I volunteered to cover. Was I tired AF? Yes. Did I sleep/nap? Nope. It's usually insta-termination for sleeping on the job.

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And it's insta-termination of the contract if the client catches you.

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I gave this presentation on IPv6 at a BSD user group meeting about a year ago. It was an intro to IPv6 and its considerations for those who are comfortable with IPv4 networks.

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That presentation is on packages and ports.

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So I got OpenBSD 6.3 installed via USB on my c. 2005 Mac Mini. Now I am re-compiling the userland. 4.5 hours and counting.

Good thing I used nohup on make build, eh?

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2 points · 1 month ago

I have a PowerBook5,4 running OpenBSD/macppc. This machine's cpu boots at half speed (666 MHz), as the apm command shows. If your Mac does that, then you might want to run apmd -A to get faster compiles.

My macppc machine runs OpenBSD-current. This is good because I can upgrade the base system using snapshots, but this is bad because I sometimes can't install packages. (The snapshot packages from a month ago might require old libraries, so they might not work with the snapshot base system from yesterday.)

Most parts of 6.3-stable are identical to 6.3-release. You can save time by compiling only part of the system. I see errata patches for the kernel, httpd, libcrypto, libtls, and perl. If you have the -stable src tree from cvs, it already has the errata fixes, so you don't need to apply the patches. (The downside is that you can't use signify(1) to verify code from cvs.) You can use the instructions in the patches to rebuild one or more of the kernel, libcrypto, libtls, httpd, and perl. Then you would have a -release system with some -stable fixes.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I have a PowerBook5,4 running OpenBSD/macppc. This machine's cpu boots at half speed (666 MHz), as the apm command shows. If your Mac does that, then you might want to run apmd -A to get faster compiles.

Funny you mentioned that. I'm actually having the opposite problem - the fans stay running at full blast 24/7. This is disconcerting as it obviates one of the hoped-for benefits of the Mac Mini as a firewall - low noise.

I'm already running apmd -A and it doesn't seem to help. :(

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

3 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

in 2018, IDE attached spinning rust aint quick! Will be interesting to hear how this goes.

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

“Spinning rust...”

I LOLd. Took the better part of five hours, but it got done without a hitch. Still a far cry from my laptop, which only took 30 minutes to do the same thing.

That said, isn’t it awesome that OpenBSD allows us to repurpose decade-old computers?

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Trying to read this review have me a headache; pathetic grammar and sentence structure.

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No worse than most DARs I've had the misfortune of having to read/edit.

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