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Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:25 pm
by Rareform
blue98saturn wrote:I just got offered less then what this post listed as the minimum.

Brinks - $15.50 / hour (depending on what position you work)


Definitely a wage disparity that is dependent upon location, position and regional union agreements.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:33 am
by noanykey
My friend just got hired with GW. I REALLY do not like the hours they give to the newbies, you have no guarantee of them. You could go days without a shift then poof one day, you get an 4 hour one. This of course is after their training. When they finally get to that real call.. All the training is gone.. :banghead:

G4S was one thing.. GW's takeover.. Wow.....

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:22 am
by spooky
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 is he at?

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:33 am
by noanykey
Vancouver

That's his business though.. Just not for me :)

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:44 pm
by jayj135
I just received a call for from Brinks with some preliminary questions and hopefully an interview to follow. the position I applied for is messenger. I was told that part time casual starts at $14.77 an hour for the Barrie Ontario area. I have been reading older posts, I was shocked to hear that brinks does not supply a vest to wear.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:59 pm
by noanykey
Honestly.. Their vests could be worn down and outdated. I'd get a custom fit one anyway.

Good luck!

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:39 pm
by Rareform
Yeah, I wouldn't advise wearing a spare vest from anyone else whether they are still employed or not. G4S/GardaWorld was pretty good at buying and replacing custom fit vests. But even they ended up giving me a spare one that turned out to be expired while I was waiting for it to arrive and in between vest repairs. (I was kind of aggressive and tore the vest carrier a few times.) :P

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:27 pm
by IndictableChaser
Simplimatics wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't advise wearing a spare vest from anyone else whether they are still employed or not. G4S/GardaWorld was pretty good at buying and replacing custom fit vests. But even they ended up giving me a spare one that turned out to be expired while I was waiting for it to arrive and in between vest repairs. (I was kind of aggressive and tore the vest carrier a few times.) :P



Don't believe the hype. Expired vests are still more than capable of providing protection that it's rated for. I still have 2 vests my dad gave my from his old CCRA days and shot one of them up (still stopped the rounds)

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:49 pm
by noanykey
I was with with some guards working on an ATM the other day.. Apparently GW just picked up Churchill..

GW is cleaning house.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:10 am
by Rareform
IndictableChaser wrote:
Simplimatics wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't advise wearing a spare vest from anyone else whether they are still employed or not. G4S/GardaWorld was pretty good at buying and replacing custom fit vests. But even they ended up giving me a spare one that turned out to be expired while I was waiting for it to arrive and in between vest repairs. (I was kind of aggressive and tore the vest carrier a few times.) :P



Don't believe the hype. Expired vests are still more than capable of providing protection that it's rated for. I still have 2 vests my dad gave my from his old CCRA days and shot one of them up (still stopped the rounds)


I suspected they still provided valid protection, but was never sure. That's good to know.

noanykey wrote:I was with with some guards working on an ATM the other day.. Apparently GW just picked up Churchill..

GW is cleaning house.


That's news to me. You're right though, I just tried digging through Churchill's website and it's been taken down and replaced with "Garda Brand Assessment". Any other Churchill links redirect to GardaWorld's website.

As far as I know, Churchill paid pretty low in comparison. Hopefully that'll mean a raise and a proper unionized environment for their employees - the ones that stuck around or we re-hired that is.

I know Churchill did pre-employment polygraphs on all their employees. I wonder if Garda will pick that up off of them.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:29 pm
by spooky
An expired vest is better than no vest at all.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:46 pm
by noanykey
Simplimatics wrote:
IndictableChaser wrote:
Simplimatics wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't advise wearing a spare vest from anyone else whether they are still employed or not. G4S/GardaWorld was pretty good at buying and replacing custom fit vests. But even they ended up giving me a spare one that turned out to be expired while I was waiting for it to arrive and in between vest repairs. (I was kind of aggressive and tore the vest carrier a few times.) :P



Don't believe the hype. Expired vests are still more than capable of providing protection that it's rated for. I still have 2 vests my dad gave my from his old CCRA days and shot one of them up (still stopped the rounds)


I suspected they still provided valid protection, but was never sure. That's good to know.

noanykey wrote:I was with with some guards working on an ATM the other day.. Apparently GW just picked up Churchill..

GW is cleaning house.


That's news to me. You're right though, I just tried digging through Churchill's website and it's been taken down and replaced with "Garda Brand Assessment". Any other Churchill links redirect to GardaWorld's website.

As far as I know, Churchill paid pretty low in comparison. Hopefully that'll mean a raise and a proper unionized environment for their employees - the ones that stuck around or we re-hired that is.

I know Churchill did pre-employment polygraphs on all their employees. I wonder if Garda will pick that up off of them.



I was told by a GW Guard..

I think.. The only one aside from the ABM trucks are Brinks left.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 pm
by spooky
Inkas is still around.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:35 am
by Rareform
I am surprised.

Re: Brinks vs Garda (G4S) to work for

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:01 pm
by A.T.R.
Dinkas