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The Texan

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Don/Shar wrote:

Update
Our service man was here today and he told me all the lots are full and there are several people wanting gates sitting in Rv Parks all around, talk about hard times a falling.

Check your PM box.....


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The Texan wrote:

Don/Shar wrote:

Update
Our service man was here today and he told me all the lots are full and there are several people wanting gates sitting in Rv Parks all around, talk about hard times a falling.

Check your PM box.....

I checked...no new PM since 6-28-2014. What is up.


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I went to town and pumped gas into my Jeep at $1.79 and I thought "man I like this" then I get back to our gate we are working
and it is a little sad to see all these workers leaving because they lost their job. I don't just mean the oil workers it filters down to the service men, rental companies that supply lights, tanks, even the port-a-pots. I talked to one today that was on his way back to Mississippi, left his family at home came to Texas for the good pay...just bought a new home for his family in Mississippi, now don't know where he will get a job paying enough to make payments on their house. One man told me his company just laid off 32 people. I was talking to another gate guard that works for a different company and he was told to go home there are no gates or very few gates to be had.

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My wife & I will be traveling in MS & LA April thru June & would like to connect up with some active or inactive oil filed gate guards in either state. If you know of such & would share our contact information with them it would be appreciated. Our email is agruver@pld.com & phone is 620-874-0751.

Also if you know of any Gate Guard Companies with offices in either state that information would also be appreciated. Web site links would be most helpful but Company Names and City where they have an office would be great.

Thanks in advance!
Alan





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where are you located,, TX or SD or ??

yes it is a sad day for the workers, but as a consumer I have enjoyed the cost of fuel where it should be, not the artificial inflated price we had last year.

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I went to town and pumped gas into my Jeep at $1.79 and I thought "man I like this" then I get back to our gate we are working
and it is a little sad to see all these workers leaving because they lost their job. I don't just mean the oil workers it filters down to the service men, rental companies that supply lights, tanks, even the port-a-pots. I talked to one today that was on his way back to Mississippi, left his family at home came to Texas for the good pay...just bought a new home for his family in Mississippi, now don't know where he will get a job paying enough to make payments on their house. One man told me his company just laid off 32 people. I was talking to another gate guard that works for a different company and he was told to go home there are no gates or very few gates to be had.



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Alan, go here:

jborrego@guard1services.com.


We currently pay our hourly guards a rate of $12 p/hr. Sometimes, the client will pay more, $15-18, depending on the workload of the gate. Maybe you can work an RV gate, we are in need of those right now. RV guards make $152 per day but MUST have a team partner to work with. If you have a team partner or some else to work a gate with you, you can work a 24/7 gate. If you don’t have any pets we could put you at a gate that pays $200 per day. We provide water, fuel generators, septic services and lighting equipment for RV/Camper/Trailer personnel.

In regards to your RV question. Currently, Guard 1 does NOT provide housing or living accommodations for 12 hr. applicants. If you have an RV or Camper/Trailer, and are looking for a 12 hr. position, you will have to park your rig at an RV park and commute to the work site. Most of the RV parks near our gates, offer discounts for our guards.

Right now, we don’t have any positions where you could park your RV/Trailer on-site and work 12 hr. shifts. Those positons are rare and fill up quick when they come up. However, they usually don’t last long, a few days to a few weeks.

Hope this answers your questions, if you have anymore, feel free to contact me.

Thanks,
Juan Borrego
Recruiter| Guard 1 Services

Greetings,
Thank you for your interest in Guard1 Services. As discussed on our phone coversation, our 12 hr positions pay $12 per hour, are eligible for medical benefits after 60 days and work 4 on and 4 off. Right now all of our opening are in South Texas but we anticipate more gates opening soon.
Attached to this email, is the employment forms we need you to complete and return before we can run a background check and schedule your drug test.
Starting the process now will allow us to speed up the hiring process. Please return the forms as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
Also, please go to www.teex.org/security, to complete the Level II Private Security License Course. The cost is $30.
Once you, complete it please email me the certificate of completion along with your paperwork.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my number below or reply to this email.


Regards,
Juan Borrego
Recruiter| Guard 1 Services, LLC
50 Briar Hollow, Ste 495E
Houston, Texas 77027

Office: 713.400.5650
Fax: 713.337.8710
Web: www.guard1services.com

Hope this helps.
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all great info on gate guarding jobs for sure.. I had a question on the team type jobs with RV on site.. do you have to work 7 days a week for months on end or do you get a day or so off to like get food, wash clothes etc. Or is that a one stays on site while the other does the running around stuff??

Seems like the GG gig is going to get slimmer over the next months or longer till the oil prices make a run up some more. They are closing and shutting down more rigs and shutting in more oil capacity till prices go up as well..

ps what is usual time line for GG jobs in length.

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Just ask Juan Alan. I'm sure there is a break for "personal' days, etc. I spoke with him and he is pretty knowledgeable. But some gates require a 2 person team. Good luck.
These emails I copied and pasted. so to give you and idea. But you have to commit and get the license. $35? I think. Then you start the hiring process. My Best
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Having worked in the GG industry since 2007 and for several different companies, I will answer the question about time off ...... NO, you do NOT get any paid time off. If you want a day off, you pay for your own relief. If you want multiple days off, you either find and pay for your own relief or they will replace you and then you get back in the rotation for another gate. I know a few GGs that have been on the same gate for 3 or 4 years and the ONLY time off they have had is when they paid for their own relief. Good luck if you are trying to get into the industry, as it is a dog eat dog job and you are on your own. Is it worth it, to some yes, but to many no, they last a few days or weeks and then move on. We are still current licensed guards with one company, but are taking time off for health reasons.

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