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Rude condo security- what to do ?

Postby angry scientist » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 2:58 pm

Not sure if any of you ever came across the situation where the security guards at the condo behave in rude/arrogant ways ?

There were 2 incidents in the last 3 weeks that got me really mad. One of the guards even started abusing my visitor and when I had to intervene- the guard told that he does not care..do whatever you can and he showed his ID to me so that I may complain accurately...Shall I complain to the management or to the company that employs such individuals ? Does that make any difference ? I do not want him loose his job or anything, but they better get a chance to rectify the behaviour.[/b]

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Postby sarasari » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:00 pm

that's definitely unusual and I would definitely talk to Management

Never heard of anything similar before as guards usually keep a low profile I believe apart from the noise complaints when they have to get people to stop music/parties I guess

Hope it gets better !
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:09 pm

Complain to the management. This is them who hire the company. If this is not an incident he should be fired.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 7:52 pm

also threaten them with no ang pau this year!

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Re: Rude condo security- what to do ?

Postby AndrewV » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:40 am

angry scientist wrote:Not sure if any of you ever came across the situation where the security guards at the condo behave in rude/arrogant ways ?

There were 2 incidents in the last 3 weeks that got me really mad. One of the guards even started abusing my visitor and when I had to intervene- the guard told that he does not care..do whatever you can and he showed his ID to me so that I may complain accurately...Shall I complain to the management or to the company that employs such individuals ? Does that make any difference ? I do not want him loose his job or anything, but they better get a chance to rectify the behaviour.[/b]

the sad thing i've noticed is these guards are only rude if you are of asian origin

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Re: Rude condo security- what to do ?

Postby x9200 » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:48 am

AndrewV wrote:the sad thing i've noticed is these guards are only rude if you are of asian origin

It probably helps a lot but it is definitely not "only".

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Re: Rude condo security- what to do ?

Postby AndrewV » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:07 pm

x9200 wrote:
AndrewV wrote:the sad thing i've noticed is these guards are only rude if you are of asian origin

It probably helps a lot but it is definitely not "only".

then i'll change it to "mainly"

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Rude condo security- what to do ?

Postby angry scientist » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00 am

In this case, both the guard and the myself are from the sub-continent..may be that is the reason !

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:31 am

I've often thought that as soon as you give someone a uniform, hat, badge, or worse still, a whistle, all that perceived power will often go to their head.

The guards at our condo are quite friendly (AFAIK to everyone), although we do have one guy who seems to take his job just a little too seriously. I've nicknamed him Mr McKay, after a character in an old British sitcom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlRTYwUrv6A
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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 3:10 pm

what is with these guards...unfortunately we had some incident last night with the guard. Since we walk our dog in the evening and we have a neighbor who has a large dog which barks all the time. when we passed by, the dog barked extra loudly last night and since it was near the guard house the guard came out holding a stick. our dog was already frightened from the large dog and even more frightened when she saw the guard holding a stick.

so we couldn't get her inside the compound. And the guard took his time standing there eyeing us like we were robbers even though we live there!

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Postby sarasari » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:31 am

Brah wrote:also threaten them with no ang pau this year!


Interesting comment. Is it actually something you 'have to do' ?

I mean, I wave 'hi' to them and I'm always very polite but I'm not sure I would want to give them money and I can't quite imagine all the people in my condo giving money? Since it's the season, I'd rather know?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 2:56 pm

It is customary to give token ang bao to those who take care of you all year, yes. It doesn't have to be much but it's the thought. When my wife was working in the Golf Courses (both Seletar and SICC) every years she would receive 50 or more "red packets" which often would total to $1G or more. She was the one who did the booking for the golfing flights and was also their announcer at competitions, and so forth. The member appreciated her little courtesies throughout the year so it's their way of thanking her.

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Postby kookaburrah » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 2:59 pm

^^^ +1

I will usually distribute hong baos among security guards, the auntie that empties my bin at the office, a couple of cleaners I see often, the shuttle driver, etc. It's not a big amount, and it acknowledges their often neglected presence and efforts.

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Postby uscate » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:28 pm

The crack security team at our building is typically either asleep or assiduously playing Candy Crusher on their handhelds so as not to make eye contact with any of the residents. I think I may pass on the ang baos this year….

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:48 pm

They just might play candy crush when a shady guy rolls through on a holiday weekend as well. Could result in a housebreaking. Just sayin'

They DO have pretty good memories even though they appear to be either asleep or zoned out.


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