I was employed by Crimson Security Services Inc. for six months. I have worked in security positions ranging from bouncer to supervisor for eleven years now and like to think that this qualifies me as somewhat of an expert on the matter. Thanks to this experience, I was able to walk into an interview for a standard guard position at Crimson Security, and walk away with an offer for a supervisor position. | Crimson requires their supervisors to fill out reports online, yet does not list ownership of a laptop or tablet(the required tools to perform this duty) as a prerequisite for the job, nor are they willing to provide this necessary tool. On top of regular guard duties, their supervisors are also required to make the trip across town to fill work vehicles with gas whenever necessary. None of these things are all that out of line UNTIL you take into consideration the fact that they will NOT approve the overtime necessary to get this work done. They expect their supervisors to work OFF THE CLOCK and if they do not, they are berated, punished, and inevitably fired. | Keep in mind, this is all for $13/hour. | Keeping in tandem with the vice grip they have on their company funds, any time there is any kind of problem with a work vehicle, the people in charge will try their absolute damnedest to delegate the issue in such a way that it MUST be a guard’s fault, instead of just the cost of doing business. Again, please bear in mind that these are vehicles that are running twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Can anyone tell me how simply circling the perimeter of a parking lot can make an alternator go out? Yeah, my boss couldn’t either. That didn’t stop him from blaming my guards. | Just because this was such a common problem, let me give you a few more examples of vehicular maladies that were inevitable, yet treated like incompetence. A rock shot up from the gravel- due to the actions of a separate, non-company related car- and broke a window. A guard was blamed. The power cord for the electric vehicle stopped working. A guard was blamed. The Chief Operating Officer/Owner of Crimson Security TOLD US DIRECTLY to use an extension cord that the manufacturer’s manual explicitly said NOT TO USE. When I brought this to his attention, I was ignored and told to use it anyway. Naturally, it killed the battery and- you guessed it- a guard was blamed. | I was fired today. | Why? If you ask my ex-boss, he’ll say because of vehicular mistreatment. The REAL reason I was fired? Corporate greed. I found a better job, they knew it, and they didn’t want to pay me out the vacation that I had never used. Anyone who reads this, please know that I am not a disgruntled ex-employee out for blood. I am simply a hard-working man trying to make ends meet. I just refuse to be slandered by these people. | These are the facts. Do with them what you will.
Name: Crimson Security Service
Country: United States
Address: 660 Fitzhugh Blvd. Suite 100