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by spooky
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

how so?
by spooky
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

I get a bit more than $26/hour. The main reasons I'd stay are a). to have a backup plan in case something catastrophic happens during my schooling/training (which likely won't happen) and b). to have something fun for retirement. Mainly reason a). I have a spouse and kids and I prefer to lead my lif...
by spooky
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Yeah, the only real conflict of interest theory I've seen is in regards to if you get robbed. Otherwise... I'm missing it.

Armored gig is fun. Company is always cutting corners, equipment is shit but my coworkers are what makes me want to be there.
by spooky
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

If you were hired as a police officer... why would you want to still work as a security guard? I wouldn't be working as a security guard, first off. I enjoy my job and I like my coworkers. Also, in 30 years or so it's a really easy retirement job. The real reason I wanted to keep it was to make sur...
by spooky
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Just heard something (that I later confirmed) that has surprised me. I was told that if I were to get into a police service, it'd be considered a conflict of interest to remain working at GardaWorld. I was always planning on staying on at Garda as casual but I'd need permission from the service to d...
by spooky
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

What's a tech's pay rate?
by spooky
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

I was speaking with Inkas CEO a while ago and she asked if I had applied. I told her I hadn't and she suggested I apply. So I did. Never heard back... Inkas operates out of white sprinter vans - not sure if armored or not. I've never seen them though. I did hear that they're actively recruiting righ...
by spooky
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Inkas is still around.
by spooky
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

An expired vest is better than no vest at all.
by spooky
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

It all depends. If your friend is not getting hours right now he must be way low on the seniority. Summer is normally super busy for casuals due to full timer's vacations. Either way, it's something that's earned. Make sure he keeps the phone handy and take every shift that's offered. Which branch i...
by spooky
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

I've heard the Gatineau branch is hiring and there's a sign-on bonus for those with experience. PM me if you want further details.
by spooky
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Not sure with brinks re: pay. I also heard that Brinks guards have the option of wearing a vest since they have to pay for half. On the plus side I hear they operate in 3 man teams. Not sure if that's accurate though - all hear say.
by spooky
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opportunites in and around Ottawa
Replies: 13
Views: 3071

Opportunites in and around Ottawa

A few months ago me and my family moved to the Ottawa area. I've applied to the Canadian Mint, Senate protection services, CSIS security, and to the Ottawa Police Services. I missed the opportunity to apply for 1 of 15 spots with OC Transpo which is frustrating. What else can I apply to in the area?...
by spooky
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Web Design - Dreamweaver
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: Web Design - Dreamweaver

Since it's already been derailed, I wanted to let you know that I have a small hosting biz. If you need hosting, let me know.
by spooky
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for
Replies: 109
Views: 27943

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

I dropped my resumes off to the local branches in my area. Hours depend on location and the time of the year. As part time casual, we fill in for full timers who are off. Summers are busy. I was getting 30-40 hours per week when I first started. Christmas is also busy. Everything else is less busy a...