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jimmyfred

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Mfar1234 wrote:

Hello All; I'm about to venture off into the world of full time RV living. I'd sure like to spend a few months unwinding in the Gate Guard community - bank a few more $'s - while I put together my plans.
Can anyone give me some good insight and tell me how easy it is to get a gate? I'm a single fella - hard work isnt an issue!

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.............Much of what happens on a day to day basis depends , on the company you work for , the attitude of the Company man , the weather , the quality of the support trailer which includes generator-fresh water and septic , the knowledge and attitude of support personnel when your genny quits at noon when it's 105f , etc .
..............Understand , IF you are on a gate by your lonesome you're NEVER going to crawl into bed for 8 hours of continuous sleep , you'll be lucky if you can find time too shower and fix a sandwich without someone coming through your gate . You will become 'Zombieized' too some extent depending on the amount of sleep you can "do without" !
..............Don't take it for granted you'll get hired or beable too 'handle' the working conditions of gateguarding . Those singles who've earned their stripes , are dedicated and actually enjoy their work know that it's the $$$ in your savings acct at the end of the first year that offsets all the discomfort they've put up with that motivitates them too keep on working ! And , analyzing and responding correctly too a complex safety issue will overwhelm those who haven't prepared themselves for such ! , jf


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We have been doing this since 2007 and I have worked a gate as a single for up to a month.......No thanks, there is no way I would ever consider taking a full time gate by myself.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to send a PM.


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Before you jump into gate guarding, you need to think about how you will obtain groceries and do laundry. You will be working 24/7 and each well takes 3-4 weeks. So you would need enough groceries and clean clothes for at least a month at a time. You could even be assigned to a gate that might last several months.
It sure would be a hectic job for a single person.

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Yes, the 5th Wheel will have a larger fridge and I plan on placing a smaller deep freeze in the unit - as well as a washer/dryer.

I figured it would be hectic as single -- however, I;ve heard that there are some gates for singles and some w/ a third person because of the work load...

My thought process is to "get in the door" and in time get a slower gate alone or work as a third at another.

Have any other knowledge to pass along?

Thanks for responding
Mark


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Mfar1234 wrote:

Yes, the 5th Wheel will have a larger fridge and I plan on placing a smaller deep freeze in the unit - as well as a washer/dryer.

I figured it would be hectic as single -- however, I;ve heard that there are some gates for singles and some w/ a third person because of the work load...

My thought process is to "get in the door" and in time get a slower gate alone or work as a third at another.

Have any other knowledge to pass along?

Thanks for responding
Mark


Hey Mark,

There are some gates that are 12hr gates where a single might JUST get by. There are also some gates that are manned by a team and a single but please understand these are the exception to what is usual and customary.

You might try and see if anyone has a position up around Ft Worth. Some of those gates in the city up there are mandated to be 7am - 7pm because of there close proximity to subdivisions etc.


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Mfar1234 wrote:

Yes, the 5th Wheel will have a larger fridge and I plan on placing a smaller deep freeze in the unit - as well as a washer/dryer.

I figured it would be hectic as single -- however, I;ve heard that there are some gates for singles and some w/ a third person because of the work load...

My thought process is to "get in the door" and in time get a slower gate alone or work as a third at another.

Have any other knowledge to pass along?

Thanks for responding
Mark


..............Texan , Bob , knows more about GGing than anyone else around ! You should PM him for knowledgeable advise with any questions you might have !
..............I reread my post and it sounds harsh but I really didn't intend for it to come out that way ! I just wanted you too realize , that without any actual experience , a single working on a 24\7 gate is a very tough introduction to a Job that can be very enjoyable as long as you are properally prepared ! , jf

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Here is an interesting blog of a single woman who gate guards. Reading her blog the gates sound pretty easy and very little traffic.

http://whatsupwithsusanandcompany.blogspot.com/


You need to go back a few weeks in her blog to find the gate guarding experiences. I think she left her last gate at the beginning of Sept.


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what happen this thread was great till we joined then it went dead.
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Posted: 09/30/12 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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waywardwinds ,

Several GG companies have recently suggested that the activities of their guards not be public knowledge . If you have specific questions , privately email or pm individuals .

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H345 wrote:

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waywardwinds ,

Several GG companies have recently suggested that the activities of their guards not be public knowledge . If you have specific questions , privately email or pm individuals .

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LOL...No suggestion about it. GGS threatened them with their job if they posted any info on a public forum and made them sign a Non-disclosure statement. The rest of us are still here and still posting, just not any GGS employees.....[emoticon]

By the way, GGS is now the lowest paying gate guard company in Texas. ALL of the others have increased their pay.

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