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PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 5 points

It's a no-brainer that, at that point, she was a danger to herself and others, so she very well should've been taken into protective custody by the police via an ambulance and taken to the hospital. Even if not taken into custody involuntarily, those folks are very good at using powers of persuasion in that situation and convincing people that it's a really, really, really good idea for them to go along with the program.

yepprobablyno 4 points

It's a major freeway and she was pacing back and forth across the lanes. I mean, I know I'm not in the wrong but, I guess I was just doubting myself. If it were a regular person I definitely would've reported it. Thanks for the input.. it helps.

PuckFigs 3 points

If it were a regular person I definitely would've reported it.

Well, that's the end of it right there. You absolutely did the right thing. And seeing as how pacing across the lanes of an open freeway is an excellent way to end up... dead... then yeah. This is not a tough call in the least. I just hope you don't have to work with this person anymore.

Thanks for the input.. it helps.

Anytime. That's why you pay us the big bucks. ;)

PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 0 points

Drug testing is illegal in Canada for the most part.

ArmedNerd 0 points

That's ridiculous.

PuckFigs 1 point

It's true. It is considered disability discrimination. Now, it is allowed for safety-sensitive positions, but not for your average office drone job. Drug and alcohol dependence, in other words, are treated as medical/public health issues rather than as criminal justice ones.

This is what a civilised country looks like.

PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
FFStudios 6 points

Jesus Christ they pay you $11.25 for that? I make the exact same amount being an unarmed O&R Paul Blart at a mall. That's crazy.

PuckFigs 3 points

In what godforsaken red state shithole are they able to find people willing to do this work for $11.25/hour?

PM_ME_YOUR_HANDCUFFS 1 point

I did alarm response for $12.10/hr armed with everything except a gun. I had a taser which gave me SOME peace of mind.

I had my own policy that if I ever saw what appeared to be signs of forced entry and not just an alarm that was set off because the A/C kicked on, I’d immediately back off and call 911.

PuckFigs 2 points

I had my own policy that if I ever saw what appeared to be signs of forced entry and not just an alarm that was set off because the A/C kicked on, I’d immediately back off and call 911.

Good. You're smart.

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PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
UnknownGuard 1 point

I used to like just warm body posts where I did fuck all and played on my phone.

Time just seems to drag on those posts though, I also went home feeling like shit because I did nothing all day. No accomplishment whatsoever.

I like busy posts now where I’m surrounded by people and other security officers. Unless those officers are complete morons. Or stink like ass and onions.

PuckFigs 1 point

I used to like just warm body posts where I did fuck all and played on my phone.

Time just seems to drag on those posts though, I also went home feeling like shit because I did nothing all day. No accomplishment whatsoever.

That's why you use the time to study for a degree or credential that will get you out of this line of work.

I like busy posts now where I’m surrounded by people and other security officers. Unless those officers are complete morons.

Sadly, all too many of them are.

Or stink like ass and onions.

All too many of them do.

Robertusa123 16 points

Unmanned locations with no one to brother you. And wifi

PuckFigs 1 point

Unmanned locations with no one to brother you.

As opposed to sistering you? Either way, I'm pretty sure that's a crime in all of Canada and at least 35 U.S. states.

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cocksherpa2 -5 points

Unpopular opinion but most people who pass the ccnas without significant relevant experience do it by cheating which devalues the cert almost entirely.

PuckFigs 1 point

Unpopular opinion but most people who pass the ccnas without significant relevant experience do it by cheating

How do you figure that?

kris-insejn 1 point

326€ a few weeks ago. Required an 860 score to pass, 67 questions, all but three were theory multiple choice.

@OP It's not a test to just go do and try to wing it. Would definitely do a course for it if you get it included.

PuckFigs 1 point

I most definitely would not wing it. I would study on my own using the OCG and videos, and GNS3 to practise.

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PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 1 point

In most states, flashing green lights are used on volunteer firefighter vehicles. Amber lights simply mean caution and are used by security, sweeping rigs, tow trucks, pilot cars, etc. Pretty much anybody can have amber lights on their vehicle, but they do not confer any special legal standing.

PuckFigs commented on a post in r/ccna
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PuckFigs 1 point

What do they call the student who graduated last in their medical school class?

"Doctor".

I got 810/810 on the CCNA R&S composite (200-125) exam earlier this year, so I know how you feel.

A win is a win.

EDIT: CCNA R&S composite exam.

PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 2 points

This is so true on so many levels.

First, ask yourself this: How many people can you think of who make a proper, decent, living wage working security? Not very many, right?

Second, security is a nasty, cutthroat business on many levels. Most of us are just there as warm bodies because we are an insurance requirement. Clients know this, know that the product is essentially homogeneous (warm bodies willing to work all hours of the night for wages that qualify for food stamps and Medicaid), and thus go with the low bid.

Clients have also figured out that in the event that SHTF, there isn't a hell of a lot we can or will do, so what's the use of paying a penny more than they have to? (I know this much, there's no way in Hell I'm going to risk my life or my safety for the client and anybody who would is a fool.) Essentially, we're a money suck, an expense, we add very little value. This also partly explains why we're often treated so poorly by clients. I've been at sites where we were below the janitors, in fact, the janitors could fire us!

FriarFriary 2 points

I should get one of these CEO jobs I hear about....Craig’s List might be a good start.

PuckFigs 1 point

The fact that you even know that this subreddit exists, much less are posting to it, says that you picked the wrong parents to get a CEO job.

Theo_95 1 point

That sucks, makes me glad that I can't be forced to work a double. Did have to pull a 13 hour shift last Saturday tho (only 3 hours more than it ahould have been)

PuckFigs 1 point

I could've said no, in which case teh bossman would've had to come out and do it. Thing is, I could use the extra cash.

ItnotaglockcantyouCZ 1 point

Did the guy just not tell anyone till last minute, or did the company not bother scheduling anyone till last minute?

PuckFigs 1 point

Apparently they didn't schedule anyone at all because they don't have anyone, part-timers, flexers, or whatever.

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PriusCop 1 point

Tell him to straighten up or you'll go to management.

You going to management might be good or bad. With many different endings.

Firstly, they get rid of him and the problem is solved.

Secondly, going straight to management might end up with him still keeping his job, cameras and some sort of guard tracking system into place. He could also still keep his job. You see now that would turn out.

Thirdly, they remove him, add a guard tracking system and forced mandatory patrols.

Normally companies will go for the lowest cost, highest profit setting rather than changing up.

Best case scenario is to aggressively telling him that he needs to get his shit together. Management shouldn't get involved if they don't have too, given the company doesn't do much or care.

PuckFigs 3 points

I have it on good authority that the client is now involved and has requested his removal.

hazybenefits 1 point

Apparently on your other post you said the client allows you too have a lap top , watch tv and "turn off the lights to relax" and you dont have supervisor visits . so what's the point of snitching on him if the client seems to be inviting of this type of behavior?..just let the dude be and mind your buisness I dont see how his incompetence will affect you at all.

PuckFigs 4 points

You're missing the point: He's not just relaxing for a few minutes. He's sleeping and/or leaving post for hours at a time, i.e., his car is gone and I'm unable to raise him on the site phone. This puts my cush warm body position in jeopardy of, e.g., set mandatory patrol times enforced by review of camera footage, guard tour systems, or bans on any extraneous materials at my post ("If you want to read something, read the post orders!") And the people who said to turn the lights off are client employees, but are not in my chain of command.

As I said below, if he'd have come to me in friendship, I'd have been more accommodating. Since that's not what happened, the gloves are off now.

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PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 1 point

Where to begin. He's probably toast. He'd better hope he doesn't end up having to pay AUS' attorney fees.

First, as a security guard, you're on duty during your breaks, that's why you get paid for them. So yes, by sleeping on his "break", he was sleeping on duty. And as a security guard, if he is on post during his shift, he is on duty. If SHTF, he would be expected to drop whatever he was doing and respond, paid break or no.

Second, if he is compliant with his sleep apnoea treatment, then he should not be getting this tired. The defence will have the right to pull his CPAP records to determine his level of (non)compliance. And once it's shown that he's non-compliant with his CPAP therapy, adios amigo.

Third, staying awake at odd hours is likely a bona fide occupational qualification for a security guard.

All of that said, AUS could have accommodated him by, for example, assigning him to a day shift, during which he would most likely sleep on duty anyway.

PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 1 point

Sounds like they did write you up for one twenty-five.

Will they post your face "wanted dead or alive"?

You're lucky they didn't throw your ass in the city joint.

10RndsDown 1 point

Lol 107 and thankfully no, but extremely lucky. Lesson definitely learned, unfortunately it took me two different tickets, a car accident (due to someone else, not at fault) and 2.5k in traffic fees

PuckFigs 1 point
PuckFigs commented on a post in r/securityguards
PuckFigs 2 points
  1. $2.4 million is peanuts for a corporation like Home Depot. It's probably what the CEO spends weekly on plane rides to see his mistresses.

  2. It sounds like the company has made a business decision that its current LP efforts are as effective as they need/want them to be and that trying to further reduce the losses would be counterproductive. After all, $2.4 million = one lawsuit from a customer wrongfully roughed up by some roided-up LP officer.

PuckFigs 1 point

UPDATE: Creepy was just temporarily assigned to "train" me or some shit. I don't have to work with him anymore.

Sleepy was caught sleeping by the day lead when they came in. The day lead apparently took photos of him sleeping and sent them to the Big Boss, so we'll see what happens there. It'll be interesting to see how many times Sleepy will have to be caught sleeping and/or off property before their ass gets canned.

Tonight is my first regular eight-hour shift as a fully-fledged officer. Turns out I have to do two five-minute patrols every hour and that I'm free to study act as a Visual Deterrent(TM) the rest of the time.

So, we'll see.

PuckFigs 1 point

UPDATE: The site is nice, but, once again, my co-workers are idiots. I am stuck with Sleepy (who could not be found for five hours last night) and Creepy (who was hot-Facetiming his piece on the side via speakerphone).

FML

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