Monday, October 9, 2017

Security guard who found Vegas gunman was alone and unarmed: 'I was just doing my job'

An unarmed security guard at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the first to take on gunman Stephen Paddock, getting shot in the process, but providing crucial help for police looking to stop the massacre.
The security guard, identified as Jesus Campos by the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, was shot in the leg after Paddock fired at him through a door, police said.
Police said Paddock managed to fire off over 200 rounds as the security guard approached the suspect's room alone. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock's suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention.
Reached by phone Wednesday night, Campos told ABC News, "I'm fine."
The guard who found the shooter and helped bring the massacre to an end said, "I was just doing my job."
Campos provided information over the phone that helped authorities locate the 32nd-floor room that Paddock was firing from, a spokesperson for the union said. 

Campos was on "random patrol" as a security officer at the hotel when he found the shooter, said Liliana Rodriguez, who identified herself as a coworker of Campos' at Mandalay Bay on a GoFundMe page she set up for him.
Campos went to investigate a door alarm on the 32nd floor of the hotel when he "came under fire," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said in a press conference Friday.
McMahill called Campos an "absolute hero" who was "doing his job, diligently."
"I can tell you that this was a remarkable effort by a brave and remarkable man," McMahill said. "We haven't done a good enough job recognizing his actions."
Campos was unarmed when he engaged with Paddock, the union spokesperson confirmed, which was first reported by The Daily Beast.
"Any one of us could have been in the position he was in," Rodriguez wrote. "Most importantly we are a home away from home and at the end of the day we are a team and we should all go home together."
Speaking Thursday evening, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo praised Campos, saying he aided officers in their search for Paddock.
Lombardo added that Paddock fired "well over 200 rounds" into the hallway when the security guard approached. Paddock had set up a camera in the hallway, apparently to watch for approaching authorities.
"It's amazing" that Campos didn't sustain more injuries, Lombardo said.
"His bravery was amazing," Lombardo added. "He gave our officers the key card for the room and then continued clearing rooms until he was ordered to go seek attention."
On Sunday, about 22,000 concertgoers were attending the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip -- across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel -- when Paddock began his deadly assault.
It took authorities just minutes to locate where the bullets were coming from after the attack rang out. Once police breached the door to Paddock's suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel, they found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A total of 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured in the attack. A motive is still not known, but police said the shooting was "obviously premeditated."
ABC News' James Hill and Michael DelMoro contributed to this report.

We Love Locals. We HATE our Employees. (especially Security Officers)

Here's a new business slogan.
Station Casinos..."We love Locals. We Hate our Employees!"

Yeah, people. How would you feel if a company buys your company and sends everyone a very ecstatic email stating, "We are so happy to be apart of the Palms family that we will be giving all hourly employees a pay increase effective next pay period." 15 cents. That's right Fifteen cents! I don't know about you, but a pay increase to me is anything over .25 cents, but .15!? What the Fuck? To those who believe in that "Be positive" crap, cannot be more wrong in the assumption that .15 cents can make things better in their lives. In the real world, sure, extra money is extra money. so thank you. To make it an extravagant gesture that they are doing us a favor is utter bullshit. 

Well, most of the citizens of Las Vegas do realize that Corporations are worst than the Mafia. At least, they treated employees with respect, not with smiles and lies. Then, fire you without a care in the world because everyone is EXPENDABLE. It's true. Twenty-five years ago, it was better here. 

I hate casinos.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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