CharlieOne wrote:36 with about 6 hrs sleep on rotation, a guy did a no show for the night shift so I offered to cover, just rst on a low risk job
(there was an extra guy to cover for breaks on a two on two off basis before any of the usual keyboard warriors want to have a cry about sleeping on the job, if ive got a 2hr break il do what i want with it)
I wish I could sleep on the job! I always heard stories from mobile supervisors of them catching people sleeping on the job, one of the supervisors seemed alright with it. He said to me that if the guard is physically fuc**d and just gets his head down for 40 minutes to perk him up for the rest of the night then he personally was ok with that. What he would never tolerate was the people who put together make-shift beds lol and kip all night.
Ive known of a few asian guards who would come to work, sleep all night, get up in the morning and go out on the taxis.
Personally I could never sleep at work, I never let myself become relaxed enough, I was always conscious of the fact that a van load of gypsies could come through my gate at any time, it happened several times, but I was always AWAKE! and ready to call the police, they never got anything from the site while I was on duty and I am proud of that.
There were a few times when I got so tired that I started to imagine hearing / seeing things because of lack of sleep. That was scary.