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carl2591

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Posted: 03/30/15 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In reading the email it seem the hourly rate is a better?? 12 x 24 = $288 vs 200 dollars a day.. I do remember reading somewhere when on a RV site they provide elec, water and sewer plus propane at times if I do remember correctly?

I guess in that case $200 a day is a better rate.

If you get a 1099 are there any expenses that can be deducted against the income.

is there a actual gate you close and open to control access to the area, so like at night if you are trying to catch a couple of zzz the truck trying to enter would honk, etc to get your attention?

bet you could get a system to install that would produce a sound when someone arrives, kinds like the system used to bing/ding when you walk in a door but with a light beam not a door switch.

that would sure help with night time traffic.


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Posted: 03/30/15 04:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never worked as a gate guard. I just started the process, made inquiries, took some sort of certification test and paid $35 for that, then I could not commit to their schedule.
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Posted: 04/01/15 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thanks for a good reply.. I was sorta thinking that might be the case but never having done this or really knowing anyone that has i appreciate your answer.

thanks and i hope the health condition improves.

The Texan wrote:

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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Texan, I am curious. We are taking time off for health reasons, too. I was wondering if you are experiencing cancer tumors? On face? Eyes? This is what is happening to my better half.

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No, mine are lungs and other internal organs, suspected to be related to asbestos exposure in the military and associated work. The wife is having serious skin cancer problems, which she never had before we started working in the field though.


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We have been away from GG for several years. What is the going rate now? Any major changes in the last 3 yrs?
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Yep, there are some MAJOR changes in the industry. Rigs are stacked, jobs are scarce and the pay has been lowered by GGS. Also, many gates are now set up with guard shacks and you work a 12 hour shift, then go home to where ever you are living. Luckily, several companies still believe in their people and work to keep the good ones. Do not go back thinking you will get a gate in a couple weeks. Make darn sure you have something lined up, prior to heading to the patch.

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That's interesting. We got a call wanting to know if we were still working gates.

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We got a few calls also but the Texan is right just go by the Gate Guard yards and you will see hundreds of generators just sitting there.


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Fill in Gate Guard.

We had some last minute plans fall through and are looking for a way to make a few bucks during Nov. No Amazon for us. We are wondering if any gate guards take a month or so off and need a fill in? Is this something folks do?

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