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(News.com.au)   Australian morning program hosts have fun with the actions of an overzealous security guard (w/video)   (news.com.au) divider line 19
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2012-08-27 07:40:13 AM
I think the report was so much better that three feet further away from the centre. Suddenly it all just branched out so well but with a barking guard, it's best to leaf it alone.
 
2012-08-27 08:19:56 AM
I reckon the guard is weeing on it.
 
2012-08-27 08:52:32 AM
The guard did his job and the reporters think they are above it all. Imagine the trouble that guard might have been in when mall management or the owners see the report.
 
2012-08-27 09:09:45 AM

Waldo Pepper: The guard did his job and the reporters think they are above it all. Imagine the trouble that guard might have been in when mall management or the owners see the report.


Speaking as a security guard (ugh, suddenly I need a drink), I'll concur and offer a big "fark you" to anyone who thinks he shouldn't be doing his job, makes these decisions, or is supposed to stop doing his job because some TV guy is live. And yeah, we pee on things.
 
2012-08-27 09:16:09 AM
I thought they spoke German there.
 
2012-08-27 09:19:43 AM
More people will comment on this thread than watch that horrible show. It mamaged to score 0 viewers in Melbourne one morning.
 
2012-08-27 09:37:55 AM
The article mentions that the paper is banned from taking photos of the tree (not sure why). So I'm assuming that the orders went out for the media not to be around the tree and someone much higher up stressed this. The guard walked the guy off as he was ordered to, I'm just not sure why they're walking the media off.
 
2012-08-27 09:54:27 AM
Darn, I was hoping for some Lisa Wilkinson. Best smile in the world. (On video. For some reason it's not the same in stills.)
 
2012-08-27 10:31:10 AM

ha-ha-guy: The article mentions that the paper is banned from taking photos of the tree (not sure why). So I'm assuming that the orders went out for the media not to be around the tree and someone much higher up stressed this. The guard walked the guy off as he was ordered to, I'm just not sure why they're walking the media off.


Yeah, that's the puzzle here - why antagonize the media? What was just a minor local issue has now ballooned. It seems like the mall should publicize the efforts and expense they have expended to save the tree. That way, when it dies, they can say they tried everything possible, but nothing lives forever. Now when it dies, it will look like they have something to hide.

If nothing else, proves that Australian management types are as dumb as their American cousins.
 
2012-08-27 10:42:47 AM
That accent sounds like it would be just goddamn exhausting.
 
2012-08-27 11:27:08 AM
You know who else is Australian and made reporters keep their reporting on the sidewalk...
 
2012-08-27 11:51:24 AM

OldManDownDRoad: ha-ha-guy: The article mentions that the paper is banned from taking photos of the tree (not sure why). So I'm assuming that the orders went out for the media not to be around the tree and someone much higher up stressed this. The guard walked the guy off as he was ordered to, I'm just not sure why they're walking the media off.

Yeah, that's the puzzle here - why antagonize the media? What was just a minor local issue has now ballooned. It seems like the mall should publicize the efforts and expense they have expended to save the tree. That way, when it dies, they can say they tried everything possible, but nothing lives forever. Now when it dies, it will look like they have something to hide.

If nothing else, proves that Australian management types are as dumb as their American cousins.


and since you don't know why the ban you are making an uninformed opinion on their management. This has nothing to do with the management of the mall and more to do with the elitist attitude of the morning team commenting on a man doing his job and they degrade him by saying he peed on the tree
 
2012-08-27 12:57:35 PM
That guard watched them setup for their live broadcast for quite awhile, then waited until there was a live broadcast and stuck his face into it. This made the companies (both security and the mall) look horrible. That alone is grounds for termination. Unless you are suggesting that he didn't notice the film crew setting up for a live feed in the parking lot in which case he should be fired for not actually watching what he is charged with securing.
 
2012-08-27 01:51:43 PM

cenobyte40k: stuck his face into it


No, the camera pulled out and panned over to him.

cenobyte40k: Unless you are suggesting that he didn't notice the film crew setting up for a live feed in the parking lot in which case he should be fired for not actually watching what he is charged with securing.


Yeah, it's such a tiny place he could have been there in seconds. There's no back side to the building either, or an inside to check out, or morning shift changes.

Waldo Pepper: elitist attitude of the morning team commenting on a man doing his job and they degrade him by saying he peed on the tree


This.
 
2012-08-27 02:57:59 PM

cenobyte40k: That guard watched them setup for their live broadcast for quite awhile, then waited until there was a live broadcast and stuck his face into it. This made the companies (both security and the mall) look horrible. That alone is grounds for termination. Unless you are suggesting that he didn't notice the film crew setting up for a live feed in the parking lot in which case he should be fired for not actually watching what he is charged with securing.


Yeah, it's not possible he has other places to cover or needed to wait for his manager's manager's manager to sign off on doing something, or anything like that.
 
2012-08-27 06:00:56 PM
Who the fark build a mall around a farking tree?
 
2012-08-27 07:09:05 PM

Actor_au: More people will comment on this thread than watch that horrible show. It mamaged to score 0 viewers in Melbourne one morning.


Haha. Paul Henry is your problem now.

/Kiwi
 
2012-08-28 07:18:23 AM

OldManDownDRoad: ha-ha-guy: The article mentions that the paper is banned from taking photos of the tree (not sure why). So I'm assuming that the orders went out for the media not to be around the tree and someone much higher up stressed this. The guard walked the guy off as he was ordered to, I'm just not sure why they're walking the media off.

Yeah, that's the puzzle here - why antagonize the media? What was just a minor local issue has now ballooned. It seems like the mall should publicize the efforts and expense they have expended to save the tree. That way, when it dies, they can say they tried everything possible, but nothing lives forever. Now when it dies, it will look like they have something to hide.

If nothing else, proves that Australian management types are as dumb as their American cousins.


We both learned from the best: The British.
 
2012-08-28 07:36:39 AM

cenobyte40k: That guard watched them setup for their live broadcast for quite awhile, then waited until there was a live broadcast and stuck his face into it. This made the companies (both security and the mall) look horrible. That alone is grounds for termination. Unless you are suggesting that he didn't notice the film crew setting up for a live feed in the parking lot in which case he should be fired for not actually watching what he is charged with securing.


Given that it looked to be a good distance from the shopping center (sorry, centre) to edge of the parking lot, odd are even if the guards dropped what they were doing and immediately headed for the camera it would still take them a finite number of minutes to arrive. (Short of breaking into a run, diving into a security vehicle, peeling out, coming to a screeching halt, and diving out of the car with guns blazing. Which the situation clearly did not call for.)

A news crew pretty much has to pull up the truck, raise an antenna, and pin the microphone on the idiot. That takes 2 minutes tops.

I do survival analysis for the Navy. We have a specialty simulator that models the movement of people, the communication of information, and even the process of grabbing and deploying equipment.

Take a simple fire. If nobody is in the room to detect it first, smoke spreads until it reaches a smoke alarm. That can be several minutes. An investigator has to notified, and has walk to the compartment with the alarm. That is a minute or two, depending on the distance, the communication system, and whether the ship has a designated investigator or they have to quick re-hat somebody who was busy doing something else. Once he/she arrives and discovers the smoke, they have to find an fire extinguisher, return with it, and deploy it.

To the people performing the task, it seems like an instant goes by. But on the clock, it's several minutes.
 
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