If you're given 40 hours of scheduled shifts, then everything you do beyond that is OT?
I have a copy of every schedule sent out, & every email from the company, or from me to it -- it's come in handy
I get her attitude -- she was 1,000% loyal to the owner, & misunderstood a notation I'd made regarding lunch time away from office.
Raises happen regularly & without my asking
For hourly people its the law. If on salary they can work you 24/7 for'
the same amount as straight time.
I had a salary job once, for 15 years. Many was the week I put in 50-60 hours and maybe given an extra $10 in cash at the end of the week.
and the hours on a calendar. (Being old-fashioned I prefer real paper
In security we had to keep a daily activity log (DAR), we called "a
One was filled out each shift with start/stop time, and an hourly report
of what was going on. Mostly its just something like:
0800 - Arrived on post, relived so-and-so (if one to relieve), made inspection round. All appears secure. Monitoring lobby (or whatever we were there to do).
0900- Monitoring lobby
This went on for the entire day and at the end:
1600 Relieved by so-and-so, off post.
Anything out of the ordinary was recorded such as alarms and what was
done, suspicious person/event and how handled, etc.
Except in parking we had no designated lunch time and ate on post and not recorded since we were at our desk, podium, whatever, when we ate. So our
I had a supervisor who wanted to know where I was and what I was doing
every minute, literally.
I spent more time recording this than working.
My daily would read something like:
0800 Arrived on post, got radio and writer.
0810 Got golf cart and began patrol and ticketing.
0813 Tickets D Lot.
0816 Ticketed B lot..
And this went on all blessed day long.
This was one thing that really irked me.
Everyone was given a raise to $10 an hour a year or so ago. But my raise went up only 50 cents to $10.50 an hour.
I was upset since with the raise I was making only 50 cents more an hour
than a new hire right off the street with 15 years experience and being a lieutenant. I had been making $1.50 an hour more than the others. I felt my pay should have gone up that muc
That's downright insulting! I'd give my 14-minute notice: "You'll notice in about two weeks that I've been gone two weeks; that's your two weeks notice."
No micromanagement was just how I liked to work; give me the overview of what's needed & how you normally do things, then set me loose on it. .
I provide reports of anything of note that are rightful for the owner to know, &/or could be used for training purposes. Keeping my boss updated is my role everywhere. They fdresserveto know where their money is going.
Oy! Annoying; can you put in blocks of time, & just itemize individual events within the right one?
The law here is we must have 30 minutes(unpaid) time in an 8-hour shift, away from our workspace & with no responsibilities
on the clock, I don't care much what I'm doing. While others are still training for one position, in 8-12 weeks, I'm prepared to be put anywhere in the company & do the job right, with no notice.)
Couldn't you let your ticket book do the talking for when you write tickets?
Here the courts have ruled that tickets given by private parking spaces are not valid.
I enthusiastically supported this whole approach, as I'm all about fairness.
No micromanagement was just how I liked to work; give me the overview ofwhat's needed & how you normally do things, then set me loose on it. .
That's the way I am, or was.
I'll spend the first couple of days going over the basics, once that is learned I give more detailed information and turn them loose a bit by bit then go over their work to make sure they knew what they were doing.
At the end of each day, or the start of the next, I would go over what
they had done, any questions (I was always available to answer any), etc.
And each morning would go over anything they needed to know such a a
special event, etc. After they were there for a while this was usually just a
heads up note.
After about two weeks or so they should know the basics, make their own decisions and be "on their own". After a while they could figure out how best to cover their territory and what worked best for them.
I am firm believer in teaching what a person needs to know, then get out
of their way. Parking was not a life or death or national security issue
and people learn from their mistakes. Even after 15 years there I would still
goof up from time to time.
I provide reports of anything of note that are rightful for the owner to >know, &/or could be used for training purposes. Keeping my boss updated is myrole everywhere. They fdresserveto know where their money is going.
That is part of why a Daily Activity Report (DAR) was kept by the hour.
Plus there were legal reasons in case the client would ever ask what we were doing.
Things like "monitoring lobby" was a catch all for a lot of things. In addition to keeping an eye on who came and went, it was also answering any questions, greeting people, idle chit chat, etc.
There were few places we kept a record of who came and went and the
times. Generally it was if the building was closed and they had an access key/card they came and went as they pleased.
I enjoyed working traffic control for large twice yearly career fairs.
The vendors appreciated being able to unload whatever, being told where
to park, etc. I was there till either the last vendor arrived or 15 minutes after the start of the event.
Then I would go to the room and wander around the tables and get all
sorts of freebies they were handing out.
Pens were a big deal. I would get only one from each table. Then I
The trooper asked, "I guess you want me to move?" I said yes sir and he
did. Ah, the power! Telling a state trooper to move. :)
One year a table had USB plugs and got one. The following event there
were more tables with them. I eventually got about 10 of them, that I still use.
The vendors were glad to get rid of whatever since it made less to take
back. And it was a thank you for being helpful. Take one, take one was often said to me at different tables with different things.
If working a non-lunch shift (having to remain on post) we took our lunch when we wanted and were paid for it.
In parking we got a 30 minute lunch, unpaid, whether we took it or not.
If something happened we couldn't take a lunch, or had to work a little
over for some reason, we merely added that extra time to our lunches later on.
We got no pay for over time in parking. It was a straight 37.5 hours a
If for some reason we didn't take a lunch we merely added that time to
lunch over the following days.
One time there was a power line down and had to secure an area until the electric company could repair the line and re-open the area. That was a 10 hour day, which gave me a three hours (all total) lunch which I took in
30-45 minute increments over a few
The reason was added to the time sheet and recorded on the daily.
on the clock, I don't care much what I'm doing. While others are stilltraining for one position, in 8-12 weeks, I'm prepared to be put anywhere in the company & do the job right, with no notice.)
People should be trained for anything that might come up, or at least
have a book on how to handle something.
Here the courts have ruled that tickets given by private parking spaces arenot valid.
At Marshall all spaces were public.
There was no private or reserved spaces. The "reserved" spaces were for
the president and few others big shots. But even then the president didn't have one space, just whichever space was available in that area. But being creatures of habit, they were us
I enthusiastically supported this whole approach, as I'm all about fairness.Yep. Gonna do it for one its done for all or its not done at all.
The way I see it -- if you hired the guy, presumably you have vetted him/her for the job already,
& no need to keep close tabs on them
Of course; respect & common sense "CYA" self-preservation.
Of course, with an access card their comings & goings can be easily logged
plugs? Flash-drives? Under 1Gb each?
This is how it is at flea market/bazaar type sales -- I ensure to do a go-round an hour before closing, to get steals
I was a smoker, so took 5 minute smoke breaks whenever
We got no pay for over time in parking. It was a straight 37.5 hours a week.
Essentially you were treated as being on salary. . .
Quire fair & reasonable. & if the boss notices & whines, you just "work to rule" & take your mandated 30 minutes, eh, & he learns to leave you alone & trust you to get the job done, eh?
& why not? Some jobs, we'd just leave early, to use up our owed time,
I make a point of knowing what to do in every area.
Without a specific bylaw, their tickets are only unenforceable requests
You expect the president & other higher ups to have priority in parking choices. . Usually they're marked
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