Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Casino Security Officers REALLY think

I thought it would be nice to let you know what all Security Officers are thinking when you waste our time with your bullshit answer/questions. A Security Officer main job is to Observe, Report, and Deter crime. Unofficially, an Officers job is to answer questions that come upon them from civilians. We all realize visitors lose 75% of their IQ points once arriving in Las Vegas, but its still no excuse for losing Common Sense. What you bastards need to do is read once in awhile. You do have smart phones, don't you? Use your damn phone once in awhile instead of playing Candy Crush all the goddamn time.

Below are some questions every Officer hear from the general public;

Question: Where is hotel check in?

Answer: Turn to your left. The front desk for check in is right there.

REAL THOUGHT:  Are you fucking blind? Look to your left. The damn front desk is right there.
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Question:  Where is the bathroom?

Answer: Right behind you.

REAL THOUGHT: You're an idiot. You walked right past it. You need to go to the bathroom so bad that you can't look up from your fucking cell to see you're standing right next to it. Behind you you dumb bitch. And, put your shoes on.
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Question: Could you help me with my bags?

Answer: Sure.

REAL THOUGHT: Do I look like a fucking Doorman to you? I am not a Bell person. I'm not Valet. I'm not the fucking Doorman. Go to the front desk if you need that shit.
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Question: Who won the Golden State game? (Cleveland game? Red Sox? Steelers?)

Answer: I don't know sir. If you go to our Sportsbook area you can find out there on the TV's.

REAL THOUGHT: How the fuck would I know? Is it because I'm black, I'm supposed to know every goddamn game score in the country? Fuck you man. Go look it up yo damn self.
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Question: Where can I catch a cab?

Answer: If you go back to the Main entrance. It's outside on your left.

REAL THOUGHT: Remember where the cab dropped you off in front of the hotel? The same damn place. Shit ain't change.
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 Question: Do you have the time?

Answer: Yes. It is 2:47.

REAL THOUGHT: You fucking kidding me. Look at yo damn phone. All that damn texting and you can't see the time. Fuck me.
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Now For Something Completely Different.
On any given night (mostly weekends), all Security must check guests Room Keys before anyone up to the Hotel rooms. If a person refuses to show the key, we must call Dispatch to alert them that a possible non-guest is going to the room floors. 

In most cases, we're correct that they are up to no good. Here is one such instance;
 
Security: May I see your Room Key please?

Guest: Why the fuck you need to see my room key? 

Security: Per Hotel management. This is for the safety and protection of our guests who are staying at the hotel.

Guest: I've been here for 4 days and this is the first time anybody ever ask me for my room key.
 
REAL THOUGHT: Just show me your goddamn room key and get the fuck outta my face. 

KEEPING IT REAL THOUGHT: Holy fuck! Is that an impossible request? You know what, don't show me. When the next crazed homeless person or pimp or drunk hoe comes around. I'll personally give them your room number so they can go to your room and fuck you up. Then, when you call Security. We ain't coming. So fuck you, and your husband...bitch! Welcome to Las Vegas.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of reading about my real life experiences as a Security Officer in a Las Vegas casino. After Super Bowl 51, I'll more than likely have more beautiful stories for you to read.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Welcome Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

BEST news ever in Las Vegas! It is about damn time. NO MORE should Security Officers be a victim of work abuse, disrespect, being underpaid, penalize for taken sick leave, getting fired for doing your job wrong, and for doing your job. Security Officers STAND UP and TALK HARD.

Welcome Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SECURITY OFFICER STORIES

Well, here I am at the Palms resort casino. When I first got there it was okay, but being part time at 20 hours weekly at $12.26 hourly, does not exactly pay the bills. You know, I have 3 jobs in total to make up for the pitiful work hours I have with the Palms. 

Anyway, this past weekend was one of the busiest in months at the Palms, which was good for business, but not enough Security Officers to work it. For example, when there is overtime offered. Don't expect anybody from Day shift to come and help. Those bastards won't ever help out the Swing or Grave  shifts for any reason (I know its a choice but security officers need each other more than other departments). Hell, word at work is "don't rely on the Day shift officers. They will never help out". I'm finding it to be true. Most of those old fucks won't quit so guys who could really prosper with the Day hours can the Day hours. I don't like those guys. If they ever ask me to help out, I'll make a deal for them to come to Graveyard to help out. Damn, I lost my thinking.

This past weekend we had the UFC fight at the Pearl, and I was posted at Palms Place lobby to check Door Keys. Well, been there for only a lousy 10 minutes and my first guest I ask to see his door key. He says, "I didn't see you ask for their keys." Now I know I shouldn't respond to a childish remark from a fuck head guest but I did. "Sir, as you can see the key is right there in their hand, and they just come from the Front desk." That did not make him happy at all. So, while he showed me his key and walked off, Jojo the Bellman walked up. (I haven't seen Jojo in about a month. We started work there together) so Jojo and I punched fists and said to each other "so it begins". Mind you, I quickly wrote that last customer off like always because I don't care about these goddamn jackasses. Would you believe that man heard me and claimed I was referring to him and what had transpired with him. Jojo looked at me and I looked back thinking, "What da fuck now?" He said, "You're talking about me, huh?" I said, "Sir, I'm not referring to you about anything. I was talking to my friend whom I haven't seen in about month" (i really don't have to say anything that detail but screw it). He says, "I want to speak to a manager about this." I responded quickly, "The Hotel manager is right there at the desk, there you go." And, off he went......bitch. I don't have time for this shit. 

I go back to Jojo and we continued to talk and he ask me what was that. I told him, all I ask was for his Door Key and he gets outta shape by referring to me that I didn't ask the people in front of him. When of course I did (when people leave the front desk from checking in, you watched it go down. Why ask for the key when you ca see it in their hand?

Well, he went to the Assistant Hotel Manager to complain about absolutely nuthin', and the manager used to work Nightlife Security so he knows this guy is all about nuthin'. After about 20 minutes worth of talking, he finally went to his room. The manager told me don't even worry about it because he's not furthering the subject. (Majority of guests assholes don't even further complaints unless they want some kinda comp). Can you believe I was 10 minutes at my post....10 minutes. Then this.

till next time.

Monday, September 5, 2016

You are stooooo-pid

Being a Security Officer in Las Vegas, Nevada can help a budding Sociologist, Psychiatrist or Psychologist (same difference just more days in school). Because all the time you spend working in a casino you will come to the conclusion that people are absolutely STOOOO-PID! Yes...you. You are stooooo-pid.

Tell me: How can a parent let their children walk around a casino unsupervised? With the kind of people that are there. Then, get mad when Security comes knocking on their room door to inform them that its against the law to let "underage minors go unsupervised in any gambling establishment." Ya'll got some goddamn nerve. We're trying to help yo ass out. Security Officers aren't the problem, because if the police are visiting a casino and you act like you don't care what your bastards are doing on the casino floor. The police will give you a ticket and Child Protective services will come and take your kids. No lie. If it seems like children are abandon, they will take 'em. So watch your goddamn bastard kids.

I can say alot about children in the casinos but it may make me look like the kind of person that hates children. I do, but its not the kids fault for that. It's all about the parents. Da parents. I hate people that have kids and set them loose in society and get angry at folks who remind them that they have to discipline, supervise, and actually, raise those children. Casinos are not playgrounds for children to run around in and for Security to waste their time dealing with those disrespectful bastards you have. Because children lie to Security. They lie, lie, and lie so more. And, how they dress is the only thing that separates them from the animals. Oh, and another thing, if your 15 year old daughter has big boobs and can fill out a pair of jeans like a 25 year old and act like she can handle some dick. She gonna get some dick. Might be mine, might not. But, somebody in the casino is gonna try to give her some dick though. With the right lawyer, any guy can get off (sorry for the pun) with the proverbial, "she told me she was 21." Yes, for real. I've spoken with a few guys at casinos, and regular bars, in the past and they said they ran into that situation before. 
1-Right lawyer. 
2-Stick with your story. 
3-Go home with a slap on the wrist. 

By the way, Security Officers get blame for that too, because we allowed such a thing to happen. We get blamed for everything.

Oh well, to prevent what I am talking about take birth control dammit! Pull out. Leave them at home with John Wayne Gacy...something. Look, I have to go to bed now. Will have more stories from a Security Officer later.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Unionize NOW!

Here's something to make you say Whhhhaaaaatt? UNION. That's right, UNION

Security Officers are the most needed employees in this town. The only thought when it comes to unions is Jimmy Hoffa, and the Mafia (what Mafia, there's no such thing). Even during the time of Hoffa, people were in better shape thanks to the union he helped formed. Just forget about the other little things that were involved during the creation and workings, you will realize that the so-called dead end jobs were now hard-working, respectful jobs. Security Officers were very much respected when the mafia were in control. Security said not to do something, people listened. Now, you get cursed out 'cause the general public are a bunch of assholes and dickheads. You can be as nice as possible and you people treat us like shit. Last year people realize that Security Officers positions are pretty much recession proof but nobody respects you enough to pay you a livable wage. No matter where you go in this town or the state of Nevada, somebody, somewhere, needs a Security Officer. The main bullshitters in Las Vegas are the casinos, due to the Gaming Commission, casinos must have Security to take care of the casino floor by taking the money earned from the day and tips from dealers to the vaults, this is where a Union could come in handy. Security have so many things to do and be concern with they always have to stop everything to collect money that they don't even get a part of. Wasn't Steve Wynn the man who said that "he did not like having Security in his casino". Why...you ask? Because Security Officers don't make money. Not to mention, if an Officer does something that even looks wrong, a dumb-ass can call the Human Resources and file a complaint on that Officer. You can get suspended for looking like you are reading a newspaper. No kidding, look like. Get it, "looks like". For those who are reading this maybe thinking to themselves that that can never be a reason to be suspended or fired. You come here and work as a Security Officer in this town, you will find out for yourself. Right now, I am telling everybody I come across and Nevada Job Connect, "don't be sending people to the Wynn/Encore hotel. They will not last under the current rule with the new Director of Security. They'll be coming back searching for another in a couple of months."

It's just amazing to me that the Dealers have an union, the cooks have a union, Janitors have a union, but the people who are most deserving of being unionized are the most Abused, Disrespected, Overlooked, Underpaid, and Blamed on: Security Officers. Some people born here haven't a problem with not being unionized; they are called snitches, rat bastards, retards, backstabbers, or simply put, punk-ass-scaredy-cat-bitches. They will tell on you, and yours, to HR like it is their duty to talk about you. It seems as if, they can't mind their goddamn business. Why is that? Do grown people have to tell on others like kindergarten kids running around trying to be the classroom pet. This is why a legitimate union that provides proper training, can weed out the weak ass bitches. "What this town needs is an enema", is the exact words from the Joker when talking about Las Vegas. To not be Unionized in Las Vegas, Nevada is a damn shame. Here's something nobody knows about, there is a National Security Officer Union, and in 2010, said organization was holding their convention here. That's right the SPFPA (International Union, Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America) 15th Constitutional Convention at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The keynote speaker will be the Lieutenant Colonel Rob Waldo Waldman from the Air Force. This is something all current Security officers should be apart of, the unionization of Security professionals in Las Vegas, Nevada no matter the cost. If the Security staff in Los Angeles, California got together to form a union against Kaiser Permanente hospitals last year to get higher wages and better Healthcare. Then, add a new minimum wage set for all new Officers. Finally, full quality healthcare for themselves and their families with the hospital they protect. All this with the company Securitas (they suck balls) and the SEIU (Service Employees International Union). Impressive.

Back in 2008, SEIU Security Officers in Los Angeles Local 2006 voted to approve its first ever union contract. Considered the best ever of its kind in the country, raising total compensation-wages and healthcare-by nearly 40 percent. It has everything an Officer have always been talking about secretly while employed; guaranteed annual pay increases, paid sick days, holidays and vacations, affordable healthcare and more importantly, increased training and a career ladder to professionalize the industry. Which of course, is very needed in Las Vegas. There are so many goons who think they deserve their positions as Director of Security, when in fact they don't know jack shit about how to run any Security Accounts. With that contract, SEIU and Robert Maguire, CEO of Maguire properties have each pledged $500,000 toward establishing a training center for private Security Officers in South Los Angeles. To get rid of the "You get what you paid for" mentality in Security, now Officers will be trained to the fullest before being set on into the public. This is the type of facility needed in Las Vegas, for the union to control and distribute Officers to appropriate casinos, construction sites, hospitals, and the like, after proper training. Instead, of the private businesses who hired a multitude of people and fit them in uniforms, don't train them at all, but will fire you as fast as a texted complaint reaches them. A person could lie their butt off and an Officer is fired. In Los Angeles, since 2008, nearly 70% of Security Officers are African-Americans, just that alone proves to the fact that a person can be fired for nothing. You can imagine the percentage of African-Americans in the Security profession in Las Vegas has got to be more, if not, equal to Los Angeles. Facts are facts, African-Americans are in the Security profession and are most to not have a livable wage given to them due to the profession of choice and their color. Las Vegas is known to have the most racist people living here.

Therefore, let me leave with that on your mind, because next time around we will talk about the hiring process in this town. About how not being able to get the good jobs due to nepotism and racism, after all, Las Vegas was consider the Mississippi of the West. If people can't get Black people the old way, then, do it administratively. By making sure they have all the low-wage, dead-end jobs Las Vegas can offer. 

Stay in touch my peeps, because I got more.

TALES FROM A SECURITY OFFICER

Those who know me say I am a good person with a heart of compassion for the job. Those who do not wish they did. These are my stories from the city of sin.

After living in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past 3 and half years (13 now), I think I have read every little piece of free, and paid for literature this town has to offer. Each one has something to say about casinos, hotels, office buildings, and workers in casinos; mainly Hospitality. I have yet to see any article or subject matter speaking on the most important, yet least favorite, least appreciated, underpaid, and overwork employees in hospitality; Security Officers. There is nothing. Zilch. Nada. Zero.

If you ask anyone, they will say the same thing, nobody talks about the Security Officers around this town. In addition, to think, everywhere you turn there is a Security Officer standing at his/her post somewhere in Las Vegas and the whole of Clark County. Face it, Security Officers are everywhere in this town, so why people won't pay them a decent livable wage. With that in mind, working in Security, is slightly similar to real Law enforcement, it is one of the recession proof jobs in Las Vegas even though your bosses do not want to pay you a real salary. Nobody appreciates, nor respect, a Security Officer; yet, we have to learn so much about being one. The training is non stop; CPR, First Aid, Radio transmissions, Dispatching, Firearms, Handcuffs, Evacuation, and the worst of all Customer Service. All in a days shift. Amazing isn't it? (You don't care), I bet the only thing you have to know at your job is how to count money and where the bathroom is. To have so much responsibility and to get starting pay at the lowest of minimum wage at most companies. If you are an Armed Officer, then you can expect a little bit more on the pay scale (any tactical training is usually out of your own pocket). This reminded me that the hardest working people in your neighborhood gets the crappiest and lowest pay of everyone around you, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Bus drivers, and Maintenance crews.

Back to Security, one thing I truly noticed about being employed as a Security Officer at one of the Strip s most luxurious hotel/casino. People from all lifestyles treat you as if they just step in 3-day-old pig manure. NO RESPECT whatsoever. You get more comments on why you have this job, than, thank you's. When something happens, who they call first? It damn sure is not Ghostbusters, its Security. With my belief of how bad the people around here are, I believe if a person could getaway with spitting in the face of a Security Officer, they will do it. If the Security Officer responds by kicking the ass of said person, he/she would be fired with no support from the desk of upper management. If that happens to me, I will beat the ever-loving shit out of you. Then, beat the shit out of upper management with a lawyer who has five syllables in his name.

Another thing that is also is hard to believe is when you apply for a Security position, or even a Bus driver, you go through a thorough three-month federal and state background check. This involves the FBI checking on you, all that personal, secret information for all of them to see so that you can work for a $9.00 an hour position. Fascinating, isn't it? Just stop for a moment and think about the job you have and how they bypass a majority of background checking so you can get to work as soon as possible. You may ask yourself, Why people become Security Officers? Every Security Officer with a decent sense of right and wrong, and common sense know this is an excellent start to filling out your resume, if you plan to pursue a Law Enforcement or Legal career. Treat it like a small stepping-stone to something you plan for bigger in your life. Most young people, a Security position is a great way to get a start on Criminal Justice, Forensics, or any other type of Law profession. Nobody thinks that this type of work looks good on your resume, and it can help a great deal when in school, any Security position. All of them require that you learn certain rules and regulations for your assign posts. That alone can help you when learning the laws in your state or town you live in.

Not leaving the older generation out of the loop, older people are applying for Security jobs for the extra support of income because they damn well are not able to do anything else. When the shit hits the fan. For most, no matter if you have enough money after retirement to not work anymore. You can still get extremely bored sitting around the house all day. I know that some elders who do not have to work anymore, instead, they choose to. (Even if they really should stay home away from other people). That is something else about a Security job, it has longevity. True longevity. In most cases, all you have to do is keep your eyes open and be able to talk on a radio. In addition, if there are no complications while employed, you can be with the company for a long time while complimenting that monthly pension and Social Security.

Let us face it; there is no use in retiring nowadays with this economy. From the way today s young people look and sound, I am afraid of giving up any position I may hold for them to take over in the future. That is all for now, I will have more stories from other Officers from across this town for you to squirm at.