Rude condo security- what to do ?

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:50 pm

Move into a condo without guards... there are some around. That was one of the pluses for where we bought. I'm on the MC and we've had to resist numerous calls for "24 hour security" when really what they want is a 24 hour gofer.

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Post by uscate » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:57 pm

Unfortunately, since our development came under new management there's been constant turnover in security staff (for the past year). My SO travels extensively and typically arrives home or departs between 24:00 and 03:30. He likens the taxi drop-off area at that time to Geylang, with the local talent escorting their "dates" back to their respective condos. Security is non-existent (or snoozing) at that time, so I tend to doubt that they really know what's going on. We pay a premium for living where we do, so I just figured that with current labor shortages this kind of behavior from security had become pretty much par for the course throughout the island….

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Post by PPSIA » Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: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.
Interesting! So you mean the ang bao would be only with one dollar inside?

I would just feel very silly to give this to the guards and I feel it would not be enough but on the other hand and sorry if this sounds like I am a cheapskate, I really cannot think of giving more than 10 bucks either

As some have metnioend also above, I don't know whether I could say that the security guards at my condo "take care of you all year"

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Jan 2014 2:53 pm

$2 is fine. Often it's even better to give them two lotto tickets for the CNY TOTO draw. Might not get anything at all, but might end up with more moola than you. :D

If every unit in the building gave them $2, it could add up to a couple of hundred and for the salaries that they get, it's a pretty good windfall. But I leave it up to the individual. I know what I and most of the people I have known on a personal level usually do this. If they don't seem all that enthused over their jobs, I'd have to say that $800/month wouldn't enthuse me much either. :-(
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by sarasari » Tue, 28 Jan 2014 4:52 pm

Fair point and Thanks for the advice. I think I will do the lottery thing!
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Re: Rude condo security- what to do ?

Post by drago.man » Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:15 am

Is Singapore government giving too much authority to the security as they seems to be able to do what they lime with most of them no integrity.

1.My guards are so rude to my friends and almost wanting to chase them awsy indirectly
2.they actually have flings with my maid
3.when i approach them, they said impeccibly that they are our police in the compund with an arrogant tone
4. I have a feeling that are actually trying to abuse the authority because most of they are not local..
5. I have an incident when I'm in Malaysia the security guard as a word at the shirt on the ship mention security say that they are actually you know from the security force in Singapore and us and scolded us and pull us off very rudely as the half actually pronounce themselves as the security in Singapore they shouldn't be using these few hours in Malaysia I think this is very very important and he's very very serious.
6. For them all a lot of them are actually quite unfit for the position of a security guard in an international Arena fasted as a security officer or an enforcement person all of them must be physically fit in order to apprehend environment and environmental situation

Ps. S A Singaporean we are suppressed with a lot of things that we cannot talk and for that we no point complaining to the authority as they are all very well protected with what they are today

Remarks with all the remotes that I have I hope and I actually wanted all singaporeans to be very very careful with the reaction of the security guard in all the designated area not only in the condo but as well as any of the vicinity that you guys can find because firstly it is so so annoying and secondly it is such a tarnishing of Singapore reputation

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Aug 2019 7:14 pm

Seriously, dude, They can't tarnish Singapore's reputation at all. But you are sure trying your best.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Rude condo security- what to do ?

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 24 Aug 2019 7:03 pm

Security guards have no legal status in Singapore. No more than a normal civilian.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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