“Children like when I call them by their names!” Day in the life of a security guard – Wired868 how to get rid of small ants in house

Wired868 highlights the day-to-day lives of everyday trinbagonians in our ongoing series entitled: ‘A day in the life…’ today, we talk to a security guard contracted to a government-related firm: photo: MTS security guards have a light moment.

Well, I was born in 1966 at my parents’ home. Long ago most people my age were born under their how to get rid of small ants in house parents’ house or by the neighbour. I grew up in a large family. My father died when I was young so my mother how to get rid of small ants in house was left with the responsibility to take care of us. I had the opportunity to attend school and got as how to get rid of small ants in house far as secondary education and then I started to work.

I didn’t have the push or motivation otherwise I would have how to get rid of small ants in house reached further than secondary school. I held down my first job for almost 17 years. When I got my second job I got married and how to get rid of small ants in house started a family; and, well, the rest is history. [laughs]

I have been employed at this security firm for the how to get rid of small ants in house past three years. Before I became a security officer, I worked for a company where I started as a how to get rid of small ants in house labourer and worked my way up to an assistant foreman. I worked at that position until they closed down. Then I worked taxi for a couple of years, and then I got a security/handyman job at a prominent high school.

Sometimes I am so disoriented that I don’t even know what day of the week it is, to be honest. One shift is usually 12 hours. Sometimes we work 36 or 48 hours; but most times it is 24 hours. If no relief is sent for me when I’m done working, then I have to work another shift.

When the supervisor makes the roster, it doesn’t change. Sometimes I work on mothers day, fathers day, christmas day or even boxing day. At times, I would request to my supervisor for my family to how to get rid of small ants in house come spend the day with me if it falls on how to get rid of small ants in house my birthday. I would also have to ask permission from the school how to get rid of small ants in house principal or person in charge where I am stationed at how to get rid of small ants in house the time for them to come visit. Photo: A security guard sleeps on the train after his shift how to get rid of small ants in house in USA.

Well this depends on what shift I am working… the morning shift starts from the night before at home. I would prep my food and clothes to get a how to get rid of small ants in house little head start. The next morning I would wake up at 4am because how to get rid of small ants in house work starts at 6am. I’d get ready and leave and begin work at 5.45am.

[…] I am stationed at a primary school, so there’s a lot going on. Logging in information in the diary of who is entering how to get rid of small ants in house and leaving and so on within school hours. At 3pm, the pace picks back up as parents collect their children how to get rid of small ants in house and you have to make sure the compound is secure how to get rid of small ants in house and the flag is taken down.

The night shift now; this is where the day gets slower. After a busy day, I can relax. I look forward to the night shift because it less how to get rid of small ants in house busy. There are no activities going on and nothing to do; the place is cool and quiet. I’d try to occupy myself because it does get hard how to get rid of small ants in house at times, especially when tiredness kicks in. I’d count down the hours and patiently wait for my how to get rid of small ants in house relief the next morning. Photo: A security guard on the job.

Well, I do not have a smartphone; I just have a regular phone—so I don’t have the pleasure of surfing the net or watching how to get rid of small ants in house youtube. There is a television where I might watch the news how to get rid of small ants in house or whatever is showing at the time, or I’d listen to the radio. I’d also read the bible and other inspirational literature to how to get rid of small ants in house keep me up. When I don’t feel like doing any of that, I would take a nap right at my desk or how to get rid of small ants in house continue building my scrapbook of historical sites in trinidad and how to get rid of small ants in house tobago.

I discuss my hours with my wife and children. When I’m at work, especially if I’m making a double, they would come and drop food or a change of how to get rid of small ants in house clothing for me and lime a little bit. On mornings, I would travel or drop my wife to work before how to get rid of small ants in house we go our separate ways. Five out of seven days, we would communicate regularly. I would see my girls when I get home from how to get rid of small ants in house work or when they are leaving for school in the how to get rid of small ants in house mornings.

I get two off days per week. If it’s on a sunday and monday, I’ll go to church with the family on sunday and how to get rid of small ants in house then we’ll either go to the beach or sightseeing on monday. If its two days during the week, I try to catch up on some sleep, do some laundry, clean around the house and cook for my family.

I earn $3,500 a month on average and [when you add my wife’s pay], our two salaries put together is $7,500. It barely meets our needs. We get paid fortnightly. My family and I are renting currently so one pay how to get rid of small ants in house check for the month is allocated to rent and the how to get rid of small ants in house next one would go towards buying groceries and paying the how to get rid of small ants in house bills. Photo: A security guard on the job.

No, they don’t. This is one of the professions that many people scorn how to get rid of small ants in house upon. They see us as nobodies. Many people would come at the compound and refuse to how to get rid of small ants in house give their name at the booth because they assume that how to get rid of small ants in house they can just walk in. Parents just drop off their children without saying ‘good morning.’ staff would just pull up at the gate and wait how to get rid of small ants in house for me to open the gate and just drive straight how to get rid of small ants in house through without saying ‘thanks.’ this really tells me how we see each other as how to get rid of small ants in house human beings in today’s society.

I can. I love writing poetry. There this one poem that I wrote years ago for how to get rid of small ants in house my mother—she is now deceased—that I love sharing with people that I meet. The school that I am stationed at is a SDMS how to get rid of small ants in house primary school, so there are strict rules that they follow. However I took a chance to share my poem with how to get rid of small ants in house them for their mothers’ day program.

The security booth is close to the hall and on how to get rid of small ants in house the day of the program I heard a student reading how to get rid of small ants in house it aloud for everyone. No edits were made; he read it word for word. I felt a sense of pride and it really warmed how to get rid of small ants in house me on the inside. When school was over, teachers and students complimented me on the poem that I how to get rid of small ants in house wrote as they said it made them think of their how to get rid of small ants in house own mothers.

I get to communicate with people. Yes, I receive a salary at the end of the month how to get rid of small ants in house but working isn’t just about money. I am able to talk to students who may have how to get rid of small ants in house issues at home [or] who may not have a father in their life and how to get rid of small ants in house encourage them to strive for excellence. I enjoy coming to work the daylight shift. Children like when I call them by their names or how to get rid of small ants in house when I make monkey faces at them. I just love to see them smile. I even talk to parents who look stressed or whom how to get rid of small ants in house I haven’t seen in a while. They really appreciate these small things.

I started working on the scrapbook two years ago. I actually have done two scrap books; but I’ll tell you about the historical one first. Seeing that I have no form of recreation or internet how to get rid of small ants in house at work, I read. I read the daily newspapers and religious literature and I’ll come across really interesting articles that I think is how to get rid of small ants in house worthy of saving.

I started cutting them out and keeping them. I bought some pieces of bristol board, glue and started working on a scrapbook. I would usually use the newspapers I found at work how to get rid of small ants in house and then I started asking people to bring their old how to get rid of small ants in house newspapers for me. I don’t go on the internet and print articles and I how to get rid of small ants in house don’t use articles from magazines.

People buy newspapers every day and then they just throw how to get rid of small ants in house it away. Why throw away something that you can use? So, I gathered as much papers as I can and at how to get rid of small ants in house work I would read and select the most interesting articles. I would work on the scrap book depending on the how to get rid of small ants in house location I’m stationed at. Sometimes there’s space to do things and sometimes there’s none. I just work with what I have.

Some of the articles in the scrapbook are on people how to get rid of small ants in house who collect antiques like old cars, crafts and arts, or on old historical sites in trinidad and tobago and how to get rid of small ants in house around the world, couples that had a 50th year anniversary or children who how to get rid of small ants in house have learning disabilities that excelled in sports or other aspects how to get rid of small ants in house of life.

In terms of historical sites, I don’t think people know enough about their history and how how to get rid of small ants in house trinidad was 20 years ago. There are some sites I’ve never been too and some that recently surfaced such how to get rid of small ants in house as the bunsee trace mud volcano located in penal. Photo: A scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

These are the things that inspired while reading the newspaper how to get rid of small ants in house and I said to myself that if this can inspire how to get rid of small ants in house me then it just may inspire someone else too. I made this scrapbook so in case something happens to how to get rid of small ants in house me; my children will know what the world is like and how to get rid of small ants in house what existed before their time. I also hope that it goes from generation to generation how to get rid of small ants in house so that children will be more appreciative of life and how to get rid of small ants in house what is around them. I’m still working on the scrapbook up to today.

The second scrapbook is one I did for my daughter how to get rid of small ants in house as a christmas gift. She’s aspiring to be a veterinarian so I did one how to get rid of small ants in house along those lines. Using the same daily newspaper, I’d cut out articles about each and every single animal how to get rid of small ants in house there is. This one is about 60 pages long.

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