Tag Archives: industrial security

SIGNS TECHNOLOGY IS WINNING

SIGNS TECHNOLOGY IS WINNING

I’m sure someone somewhere is grinning,

To hear technology’s winning…

Our back gate ope’ed

Much sooner than hoped,

Before my spiel was beginning!*

–Jonathan Caswell

* The author works in industrial security, with a remotely controlled back gate…that’s supposed to wait until he gets the incoming vehicle drivers name and THEN push the button to open the gate.  This time…it beeped and opened ALL BY ITSELF!!!

TEAM EFFORT

TEAM EFFORT

 

At this particular site,

The Head Office doesn’t have the right…

To plug in a Float

Officer in our Boat,

Their training just isn’t quite…!

To service this client takes training,

And trained people they’re retaining…

Some guards work for years

And a core group appears,

We do our own schedule maintaining.

With no help from the outside,

We do what we must to abide….

Within the contract,

Deciding to act

Willingly for each other’s side.

When one cannot keep his ground,

The others circle around…

Standing in his place

Filling the space

Til he’s up again and sound.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  I say “he” and “him” because very few women have worked with us for long….I don’t know why.  We’ve had one or two really good ones who left, as far as I am aware, for reasons unrelated to work: I wish Cassie would come back!!!  🙂

 

 

TRAINS ON SCHEDULE

TRAINS ON SCHEDULE

 

One of the joys of that gate house

Is hearing a train working near…

Providence and Worcester Railroad trains

Often do appear.

Climbing the hill out of Worcester,

Going to Gardiner, Mass…

Up in early afternoon

And back down when sunset is passed.

Lots or interesting freight cars

Appear on the monitor screen…

Provided so that we can see

If a vehicle goes where it means…!

Return trains run in darkness,

Screeching like a slythering ghost…

Despite the hardships of the gatehouse

This scheduled show means the most!!!!

 

–Jonathan Caswell