Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Never Say to a Cop

1. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer. (OK in Texas)
2. Sorry, officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must've been doin' about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, Officer! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the officer says "Gee son, your eyes look red. Have you been drinking?", you probably shouldn't respond with,"Gee officer, your eyes look glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"

Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Depot

On Wednesday I went to my 3rd interview for Security at The Depot. The interview was supposed to be with Mark, the General Manager. When I got there Scott, the Assistant Manager, came down and told me that he would be interviewing me because Mark was "moving on". Since Scott was the one that did my first interview, the interview was a short one. He told me that Sean had interviewed more than 20 people and they were only going to hire 6. He told me that they were going to make a decision by Thursday because they wanted the people they hired to work this weekend.

Yesterday I called Sean and asked him if they had decided who they were going to hire. He told me that they had and that they wanted to offer me a job. He wanted me to start tonight, but when I told him I had to work at Teleperformance until 11:30, he told me to come in at 6 on Saturday to work the Editors & Stellastarr show. I'll also be working the Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers show on Sunday.

My regular schedule for Clearwire, which starts the week after next, will be a graveyard shift Sunday through Wednesday. Since most of the shows at The Depot are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I will be able to work most of the shows. Since I will be working on Wednesdays after training, this Wednesday will be my last regularly scheduled day working at Vortex. After I get off of work tonight, I will be going to work the Jon B. show at Vortex.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Today I started training for Clearwire Tech Support. Susan, who was the Head Supervisor for TurboTax, is filling in for our regular trainer, Paris. I'll be working 3-11:30 P.M. M-F until April 28th.

Last Monday Sean, the new Security Director at The Depot, called me to schedule a 2nd interview on Tuesday. Today he called me to schedule my 3rd interview for tomorrow with the General Manager, Mark. I want to work there, but I don't know if my schedule after training will allow me to.

On Sunday I volunteered for Security for Calvary Chapel S.L.C.'s Easter at the "E". We had a huge resurrection Sunday church service at the E Center. I secured the Sunday school area. I did crowd control for the check-in, stood guard at the Sunday School area during the service, and then made sure that only parents came into the Sunday School area during check-out (they had claim tickets for their chilldren). After I was done at the E Center, I went home and took a nap. Then I went to work until 10 P.M. I worked from 9 A.M. on Monday until 1 A.M. on Tuesday because it was the last day of the tax season. I am glad that the TurboTax project is over!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Decisions, Decisions

The TurboTax project I am currently working on at Teleperformance ends this Monday, April 17th (the last day you can file taxes). I am supposed to start training for another Teleperformance project, Clearwire, the next day. I do have another option though - I might be getting a job as the Security Manager at a new club that Phil will be the General Manager of if the club actually opens. I don't know what I should do. Here are the reasons that I want to take the Security Manager job:

  1. More money - I will definitely be making more than the $9/hr I am making now.
  2. More fulfilling - I know that God has me here for a reason - to protect people. As the Security Manager of a club, I would be fulfilling my purpose.
  3. More enjoyable - I would definitely enjoy working as the Security Manager of a club more than working at a call center.

Here are some reasons why I don't want to or maybe shouldn't take the Security Manager job:

  1. Previous experience says I probably shouldn't take the Security Manager job. The last time I worked for Phil, at Players, I was owed $600 when the club was foreclosed on. I still haven't been paid any of that. Also, his appreciation of the work I do goes up and down like a roller coaster. Some days he treats me like I'm his best employee (which I am); other days he treats me like I'm his worst employee.
  2. More stress - right now I just show up to work and do my job. Although I do have a supervisor, I don't interact with him very much. I just sit at my desk and do my job. It's an easy, boring, laid-back job.
  3. More responsibility - although I am a control freak to a certain extent (I don't like to control people, but I do like to be in control af any given situation, which sometimes requires telling people what to do), I won't necessarily enjoy being responsible for the mistakes of the people that I have authority over.
  4. Phil wants to pay the Bouncers that I'll be hiring $8-10. This is the average pay at most clubs in Utah, but you get what you pay for. Although I might be able to convince some good Bouncers to come work for $10/hour, I'll mostly be stuck with $8/hr Bouncers.

A third option is to look for a job somewhere else. I have kept this job at Teleperformance for 4 months now, but maybe it's time to move on. I'm comfortable where I'm at, but that's not necessarily a good thing. I'll have to pray about it.

Sunday night, Phil, John, and I saw Lucky Number Slevin at the Cinemark 24 at Jordan Landing. I give it a B- (I've decided to switch to the A, B, C, D, F rating system because it allows for 15 ratings instead of the 10 ratings in the 5 star rating system). It was predictable but still a good movie. I'm looking forward to seeing The Sentinel, United 93, Mission: Impossible III, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Sunday I will be doing voluntary Security for Easter at the "E". Easter at the "E" is a resurrection Sunday service hosted by my church, Calvary Chapel S.L.C., that is open to the public. Ginny Owens will be performing at this free event.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Stop Amnesty of Illegal Immigrants

The American Family Association is conducting a poll on the Senate Bill that will grant amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants. Here is the proposal in the Senate:
  1. Illegal immigrants who have been here more than five years could apply for legal permanent residency immediately without having to leave the country.
  2. Those here two years to five years would have to go to border entry points and get a visa but could immediately return as temporary workers.
  3. Those here less than two years would have to leave, go back to their home country and wait in line for visas, then return through the regular immigration process.

Results from the poll will be sent to President George Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Please click here to take the poll.

Sean Paul @ Harry O's

Last night Theorian and I went to the Sean Paul concert at Harry O's. Theorian knows the promoter and I know the owner (although it took him a minute to recognize me ) so we both got in free. D.J. Brisk opened up for Sean Paul. He is a good D.J.

While we were out in the crowd, as I was protecting Theorian (I do Personal Security for him), a lady behind me to the right (I think her name was Rebecca) asked me for help because some ladies behind her were acting like they were the only people in the club (they were dancing into this lady and her friend). I asked them to respect the people around them. They gave me some attitude so I signalled one of the Bouncers (with my Surefire 6P flashlight) to come straighten them out. He came over and told them to chill. They quit dancing into Rebecca and her friend. Rebecca told me that they were talking about me. I told her that I wasn't worried about that, I was just worried about them retaliating against her.

Soon after dealing with those ladies, a drunk lady came into the crowd and was about to get into a fight because she was falling into/pushing people. I escorted her and her boyfriend/friend out of the crowd and told them to stay out of the crowd. A little while later they came back in. I escorted them out of the crowd again and then signalled a Bouncer and asked him to remove them from the club.

A few minutes later some ladies in front of me asked me for help because a heavy lady in front of them was throwing her weight around. I let them stand behind me to the left and asked the heavy lady to respect those around her. She said O.K. Then some guy pushed his way in from the left and was pushing some ladies that were in front of Theorian and me. I put him behind me.

After Sean Paul came out Rebecca told me that she had some gum in her hair. I am sure the inconsiderate ladies that had been bothering her earlier did this to her (they were no longer near her). I helped her friend get the gum out of Rebecca's hair.

Around midnight Theorian thought Sean Paul's set was almost over so we moved over to the backstage entrance. Joe, who works at Vortex with me, was working the backstage entrance. We hung out over there until the show was over. While we were over there I helped Joe control access to backstage. After the show was over, Theorian went down into the V.I.P. area but did not get a chance to talk to Sean Paul because he was busy with some groupies. Theorian is going back home to Vegas today. It was good seeing him.