Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Outside the bank was an armed private security guard. His name is George. I know this because I first introduced myself, gave him a flyer and told
him I would cause him no trouble. George is one of the 99% and he had no beef in the banks game.
He will have beef with the banks if he's their security guard on this protester's side, against his employer, if not BoA directly then his security
company's account that is BoA.
No sir, that's not the way that gig works. If he's at BoA, then he's working for Wackenhut, which has the national BoA acount, but they all work about
the same. As long as the protestor stays on the sidewalk and doesn't trespass on bank property, his job is to do nothing but observe. The security
firm doesn't need nor want a suit for false arrest, and in any event CAN NOT enforce bank rules off bank property. The security guard will get in much
more trouble from the security firm if he breaks that rule and opens them up to a liability.
That's a termination offense.
He can observe anything within his eye sight, and report on it to whomever asks whether Wackenhut, Bank, or police, but he can't interfere unless it
comes on to bank property, at which time he MUST interfere, regardless of his personal convictions.
Off1: "They say you are trespassing. Did you go into the bank?"
MB: "No Sir, I did not enter the premises at any time. I have been walking along the sidewalk, not blocking traffic or their business and I have been
handing out flyers. If you ask George here he will tell you that I'm not bothering anyone, he's watched me for almost an hour". George nods, and says
"this guy, no problem".
If George is the bank's private security and just sided with the protester over the BoA boss, then George will be joining the 99s, not percent, the 99
week'ers collecting unemployment.
Not a bad story overall of the difference one person can make.
No, he won't. He's expected to be truthful in his report, and if caught in a lie, THEN will be terminated. The theory is that if he'll lie about that,
he'll lie about other things, too. No one needs a guard who they can't trust to be honest.
Now, BoA may take issue with that, and may have him moved from that site, but he won't be terminated, he'll be assigned a new work site. If that
happens much, then BoA will get a reputation among the guards as an unreliable site, and before they know it, they'll have trouble finding guards to
fill that site.
I know this because I worked for Wackenhut for nearly 14 years, including several of the BoA sites and some "bodyguard" work for a couple of employees
under threat at the HQ in Charlotte, NC.
edit on 2011/11/3 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)