Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
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
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
- More money - I will definitely be making more than the $9/hr I am making now.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Illegal immigrants who have been here more than five years could apply for legal permanent residency immediately without having to leave the country.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.