Working in Bad neighborhoods
Would you work for a company that a majority of their business in low income neighborhoods ?. Running calls in ghettoes all alone can be a high risk..
I have worked for a company that took care of some sewage lift pumps in a very bad section 8 apartment complex. When I say bad I mean techs seeing a shooting take place, I saw a curb side memorial to a murder victim (shooting), been offered drugs, etc... We would get calls to this place about once a month for high water alarms and loss of power, money was no object as the feds were paying all of our overtime and double time.
It was company policy that no less than two techs had to respond and it was known who had their pistol permits and we got the majority of the runs to that crap hole (literately).
I remember one warm summer night in the middle of July getting a call at 1am for a high water alarm, I knew it was going to be "lively" down there so I called out two other techs to back me up. We had enough firepower between the three of us that we could have overtaken a small country.
Not if it was against company policy to be armed....
Originally Posted by jmiles
A bit like being the pooper scooper at the lion cage at the zoo, don't you think? You might not get mauled today, or even over the next year, but sooner or later it will be your turn.
Used to, but not anymore....they can freeze to death for all I care...freakin animals is what they are!
Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. -- Ronald Reagan
I never had to feel threatened for my life but I have had the honor of getting my van stolen and tools yanked out of my van when i lived in St. Louis when I first started out. I am fortunate to live in rual USA and the only thing that would be considered the "bad" neighborhood would be the nasty poop covered floors of random trailers and rentals.
If your not getting the results you desire then change. People change from either desperation or inspiration.
I did it for years, and now I don't have to do it anymore. Seen alot of F'd up stuff. I started working for a company about 12 years ago. First day on the job my duties were to watch the vans during a rooftop changeout. Company policy was out of the bad neighborhoods by 4:00pm and no OT calls at night. Most of the restaurants in the crappy areas closed before it got dark anyways. Had a restaurant in the Englewood neighborhood that every service call 2 techs go out
freemind, OP is in Chicago. We have the strictest gun laws and some of the highest crime rates in the nation.
Officially, Down for the count
YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET
I know enough to know, I don't know enough
Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them
First day on a new job & had just moved there, in Las Vegas, sent to Mt. Hood & Charleston. Was informed the cops call this area the guns and knives club.
3 days later while changing a compressor in roughly the same area, three swat vehicles rolled around the corner and kicked in the door 2 houses down.
Old hotel, wish I knew where it was in vegas, turned section 8 had window shakers. Had one guy working, the other watching. Parked around the back of the place I was staying a guy ran up to me and said man don't leave this parked here they will steal everything you own before you get done, he kindly watched my van for me for $5, I offered. At the same place a man and a woman got into an argument, woman punched the guy in his face, so he slammed her on the ground, cops came and they both went to jail. Went back to the office and told the dispatcher and the owner that if I was sent back there that I would be dropping my van off.
At a 7-11 on Charleston in LV, my dad was told by the manager to leave, he didn't care about what they had called in. My dad told them, but it is your policy that we go by a certain time. The manager informed him that the last 3 saturday nights there had been shooting in his parking lot. needless to say, he left and returned in the morning.
Don't do that anymore, work on markets, some can be in the ghetto, but still seems safer.
NO WAY I would work there. My life and saftey are worth more than that.
Originally Posted by 2sac
And yet no concealed carry.
Originally Posted by 2sac
At some point one would one would have to form a conclusion that crimals could give a crap about your gun law.. should come to mind?
Classmate of mine works the slums of Rockford. He is looking for a way out, problem is his boss keeps putting the carrot in front of him.
The more I learn the smarter I work.
you know if all the: hvac, plumbers, pipe-fitters, electricians, general contractors and mechanics left the stink hole that is Chicago, all would change.
my toilet is clogged, crappy gun laws
my house is cold/hot, crappy gun laws
my car is broked, crappy gun laws
my foundation is caving in, crappy gun laws
even king god emperor daley and stooges/ coneys would be affected by their actions
There will ALWAYS be a sucker that puts his life on the line for a quick buck.
Originally Posted by daniel87829
It just won't be you or me.
Define "bad neighborhood". There is not a neighborhood that's crime free. I can be easily robbed outside of Bloomingdales as well the Dollar Tree. Guns do not deter crime or criminals. Countries with very strict guns laws has some of the lowest crime. I have worked and walked in some of the worst and safest places in America. No matter what I will not walk or work in fear. I fear no man or woman. That's the truth to the matter. Actually, carrying a gun would make me fearful. Believe me, a person with a gun is not the bravest. I'm ex-military, gun owner since I was a preteen. It's how you carry yourself that a criminal decides target or not.