How secure do you feel at work???

  1. Since 9/11, security has been beefed up at our Gov't facility.(?) They built little guard houses at the main entrance and at the back entrance where a policeman is supposed to be stationed around the clock and checks your ID badge when you drive in. Never had that before 9/11. I work nights and I can't tell you how many times the guard has been asleep when I pull up. (the VA way!) They could be dead for all I know!!! I just toot and wake them up and they wave me on without checking anything. Then there are the ones who really check your ID picture with your face! I hear that some terrorists still live in NJ which really makes me feel very secure in knowing that! One never knows....Now when I see someone without an ID badge I'm supposed to ask them to identify themselves and ask them their reason for being here...Are they for real??? I suppose so. How did they get on the property without their ID badge in the first place? :stone Must have slipped by those sleeping guards! So I ask you all, how safe do you feel at your gov't facility???
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   RNConnieF
    Funny, The powers that be insist on focusing on terrorism, it seems at the cost of every day security. I was working 3-1130 tonight. Of course I didn't get out until 1230 (that's another story) When I went to the multi level parking garage where I HAVE to park as an employee I found that the security guard who is supposed to be on duty 24/7 was not at his post at the enterence to the garage meaning that anyone could have walked in. Then I had to walk up 5 flights in an unsecured stair well to the level below where my car was. THEN I had to walk inside the garage up one level and to my car. All this was done at 1245 am while I was alone, in parking garage that is labled, for all the public to see as an employee garage. Now color me silly but, I don't walk outside my house at 1245 am alone let alone in a parking garage identified as where the nurses park. Seems to me that the hospital is making it just a little TOO easy for the crazies who stalk nurses cause they know they work odd hours and ofter are about at night alone. I'll be filing a complaint with the security office tomorrow.
  4. by   jevans
    Connie
    I don't know if this is helpful but here we can ask a security guard to walk us to our cars at that time of night
    j
  5. by   JailRN
    I feel totaly safe here, The inmates are checked for contraband prior to booking, they arenot even given a napkin with their meals, only plastic spoons and they are counted after every meal and heaven help them if they all don't come back. they get no paperclips, staples, glass, sodas, junk food, cigarettes, heaters,
    blankets at 2000, no pillows,
    Plus I have a jailer with me when I go to the tanks. I wouldn't want to be the one who has to explain to hubby why I got hurt.

    Our biggest fear is fire and earthquakes.
  6. by   DelGR
    We have a security check point that is unmanned at the present time. We'll probably have it manned during the Sept.8-14 period. But, there are so many ways someone can access the buildings and go between buildings that it is a drop in the bucket even if the check point is manned and being used properly.

    I feel as secure as I did before Sept. 11, 2001. I live in a free country where people come and go where and when they want and some even carry concealed weapons. I don't worry about it because I feel that no matter how much we try to fool ourselves that we are secure by all our interventions we are wrong. If someone is hell bent on destroying the freedoms we have enjoyed, they're going to try and try as much as they can no matter what measure we take to make the USA a safe place.
  7. by   night owl
    You know Del, you're 100% correct... no argument here! Our facility is out in the country and all anyone has to do is jump the fence and bingo you're in. I doubt it very highly that they'd go through security check points if they don't have to. One of our outside doors off the patio is never locked and I wonder if they even have a key to it!?!? They did install a camera pointing to that door. I would think a key would have been cheaper, but I guess the camera is a good thing too. I don't feel any safer than I did before 9/11 and if any ole Joe wants to do anything crazy, if they're CrAzY enough, they're going to do it regardless.

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