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(KHOU Houston)   It's against the rules to be a security guard and a groupie at the same time   (khou.com) divider line 43
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2014-01-09 01:29:58 PM  
media.khou.com

Everyone seems surprised by this outcome.
 
2014-01-09 01:42:17 PM  
Does anybody else think that America's sphincter is too tight in general, metaphorically speaking?
 
2014-01-09 01:42:40 PM  
Sigh.
I guarantee you "Dhieyla" would never ask for Wes Welker's autograph.

farking figures.
 
2014-01-09 01:44:52 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Does anybody else think that America's sphincter is too tight in general, metaphorically speaking?


There's three kinds of people...
 
2014-01-09 01:44:54 PM  
But what if this was just a ruse so that she could skip the Black Friday lines?
 
2014-01-09 01:46:06 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Does anybody else think that America's sphincter is too tight in general, metaphorically speaking?


Apparently the management at Baylor Medical Clinic need Jaws of Life and a hand grenade to fart.
 
2014-01-09 01:47:09 PM  
Why? It worked for Kevin Costner.
 
2014-01-09 01:47:45 PM  
Why do you think a 2 yr old would care about this guys autograph, anyway? He'd probably be more excited for a blank piece of paper and a crayon
 
2014-01-09 01:48:30 PM  
Well...  That sucks.
Christ, it's not like she walked into his room after anal surgery and disturbed him.  It's also not like she was harassing anyone, or intended to tell everyone in the world that the player was in the hospital for treatment.  Presumably, reason #2, was why she was fired.

And what did that get the hospital and the player who's privacy their rules are supposed to protect?!  It got a full news publication that that particular player was mentioned BY NAME as being in the hospital for treatment.

So, the hospital was the one that disclosed it.  Not the woman who got the autograph.

That is just so pitifully backward and stupid.
 
2014-01-09 01:48:42 PM  
I read that as gropie and I was going to call shenanigans.
 
2014-01-09 01:48:57 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Sigh.
I guarantee you "Dhieyla" would never ask for Wes Welker's autograph.

farking figures.



Smh. Somehow, that thought formed in your head and you said to yourself, "yeah, everyone will know what I'm talking about. I'm posting this."


/No one knows what you're talking about
 
2014-01-09 01:49:21 PM  

Fano: Why? It worked for Kevin Costner.


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/I'm so sorry
 
2014-01-09 01:50:51 PM  
It's a hospital that has a contract with a pro sports team, and part of that contract involves hiring security guards that keep fans away.  So yeah, acting in completely contradiction to the entire point of your job will, in fact, get you fired.
 
2014-01-09 01:52:51 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: Why do you think a 2 yr old would care about this guys autograph, anyway? He'd probably be more excited for a blank piece of paper and a crayon



This. I'm not sure she should have been fired for this but she needs to stop lying about that part. Her 2 year old could give less than a shiat about an autograph from Andre Johnson...then again, when my son was a baby I got things for him all of thetime that I thought he'd appreciate later in life. So, maybe its not for him, today.

The part that confuses me is WTF, Andre Johnson?? Did you go and snitch on this woman for asking for an autograph that you gave her?? I hope that's not the case because I'll lose all respect.
 
2014-01-09 01:54:40 PM  
Having once been a third party Security Guard, companies can be extremely anal about the most bizarre rules and are always on the lookout for the slightest excuse to get rid of you.

/Some places were farking revolving doors of people and the companies we worked for were shocked and angry that we were constantly having to hire and train new people that they kept 'firing' for stupid shiat like taking a packet of Swiss Miss to have some hot chocolate while on duty at 3am, mostly outdoors, when it was 20 below.
 
2014-01-09 01:54:49 PM  
If she's such a good security guard, she should put more effort into keeping this away from her face:
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2014-01-09 01:59:32 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/8092643/88616683#c88616683" rel=nofollow target=_blank>I Like Shiny Things: Sigh.
I guarantee you "Dhieyla" would never ask for Wes Welker's autograph.

farking figures.


Smh. Somehow, that thought formed in your head and you said to yourself, "yeah, everyone will know what I'm talking about. I'm posting this."



/No one knows what you're talking about


I know exactly what he's talking about.
 
2014-01-09 02:00:57 PM  
I find it hard to believe that a single mother exercised poor judgement.
 
2014-01-09 02:01:48 PM  
Is that because then you have to suck you own d1ck to get into the concert?
 
2014-01-09 02:03:26 PM  
Nice.  Now people are leaving real dolls to baby sit their kids.
 
2014-01-09 02:08:42 PM  
I hate the way the news covers stories like this.  The headline on the "only on 11News" video was "Fired For Andre's Autograph", but she was actually fired for violating hospital policy.  But that headline would make this boring story even boringier.

/Boringier?
//Who edited that crap article?
///Kid's name is Croix.
 
2014-01-09 02:21:16 PM  

telejester: http://www.fark.com/comments/8092643/88616683#c88616683" rel=nofollow target=_blank>I Like Shiny Things: Sigh.
I guarantee you "Dhieyla" would never ask for Wes Welker's autograph.

farking figures.


Smh. Somehow, that thought formed in your head and you said to yourself, "yeah, everyone will know what I'm talking about. I'm posting this."


/No one knows what you're talking about

I know exactly what he's talking about.



Care to elaborate, then?
 
2014-01-09 02:23:29 PM  
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2014-01-09 02:33:50 PM  
I work as a technician in a Children's Hospital where sports players and celebrities hang out with the kids on a regular basis. Other than saying good morning in the elevator, I won't violate their personal space while they are here (or any other time for that matter). It's not necessarily policy, but it is common courtesy. Besides: they are here for the kids, not the staff.

Policy does apply if the celeb is a patient (not like they would be at a kid's hospital, but the concept is sound).She is a guard, for fark's sake. She knew the rules; the hospital most certainly has the right to fire this security guard, but then I would also hope that a second chance would be given if her prior employment record was clean.

/fail to understand celebrity worship.
//don't screw around in hospitals.
 
2014-01-09 02:37:06 PM  
See nothing wrong here, you work, in a hospital, as security, asking people for autographs certainly is unprofessional.
 
2014-01-09 02:49:27 PM  

quansem: I work as a technician in a Children's Hospital where sports players and celebrities hang out with the kids on a regular basis. Other than saying good morning in the elevator, I won't violate their personal space while they are here (or any other time for that matter). It's not necessarily policy, but it is common courtesy. Besides: they are here for the kids, not the staff.


How about if she cleared it with the player's representative first, before asking him directly?  Is that common enough courtesy?

Policy does apply if the celeb is a patient (not like they would be at a kid's hospital, but the concept is sound).She is a guard, for fark's sake. She knew the rules...

Not necessary.  She was a subcontractor.  When you get that many layers of beauracracy down, it's not at all surprising to find people who don't know "the rules" and in fact were never told "the rules."  Her story is quite plausible.

I do agree the worst that should have happened was she be "reminded" of the policy, then kept on the job as long as that was her only infraction.

Too many companies willing to fire people at the drop of a hat nowadays or a Sharpie nowadays.
 
2014-01-09 02:56:02 PM  
I can understand the need for the policy, but you think they could have given a stern warning, have her sign a copy of the policy stating she wont do it again and call it a day.

But then again, she might be a shiat employee and this was just the thing they needed to finally be rid of her.
 
2014-01-09 02:59:32 PM  
When I worked in radio we had celebrities around all the time. For the most part my bosses were cool with us saying hi, maybe getting a picture or autograph. The one time I was really awe struck was when LL Cool J was there. Nicest person in the world and his hands were farking huge! Every now and then we would have to pull aside an intern that got a little crazy and calm them down. Worst thing I ever did though was accidentally molest Michelle Branch, I thought she was someone else I SWEAR!
 
2014-01-09 02:59:43 PM  
She should be teaching her child to love and respect the nurses and doctors who do good work and make a good living instead of filling him with dreams of NFL celebrity that are virtually unattainable.  That said she's a single mother raising a little boy, I'm sure she's grasping for male role models in an attempt to fill the void.

I can totally believe that a large hospital would hire a 3rd party to provide a service and then fail to give them proper instruction in hospital policy.  I can also equally believe that she was given a huge packet of documents to sign and that policy was in the stack somewhere and that she didn't read it.  I mean, who HASN'T clicked through a long small font license agreement without reading it before?  The details here are really important and we don't have any of them.
 
2014-01-09 03:02:51 PM  
Sounds like the clinic is trying to maintain an aura of professionalism, and whether you think it justified firing or not, you gotta admit asking a costumer you have never met for an autograph is pretty unprofessional. Making an example of her is going to be a much better deterent for other employees then a reprimand would. Also, we have only her side of the story regarding what she was or wasn't trained about.
 
2014-01-09 03:09:17 PM  
Worked for Selena.
 
2014-01-09 03:18:14 PM  
Boomer Swooner!
 
2014-01-09 03:28:05 PM  
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2014-01-09 03:33:09 PM  
the security company will find someplace else for the rent-a-cop...Segway at the mall?  Bowling alley parking lot? Whatever, she'll still have the same minimum wage job, just at a different venue.  She was there to do a job, not bother paying customers.  Whether she had "permission" or not is moot.  Show some farking professionalism.
 
2014-01-09 03:35:07 PM  

metatronarchetype: I find it hard to believe that a single mother exercised poor judgement.


laughed a lot harder than i should have
 
2014-01-09 03:46:42 PM  
I understand being fired for breaking the policy.
However, her boss lying to get the autograph back was a total dick move.  Glad she called him on it.
 
2014-01-09 03:48:30 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: telejester: http://www.fark.com/comments/8092643/88616683#c88616683" rel=nofollow target=_blank>I Like Shiny Things: Sigh.
I guarantee you "Dhieyla" would never ask for Wes Welker's autograph.

farking figures.


Smh. Somehow, that thought formed in your head and you said to yourself, "yeah, everyone will know what I'm talking about. I'm posting this."


/No one knows what you're talking about

I know exactly what he's talking about.


Care to elaborate, then?


Because Wes Welker plays for a the Denver Broncos and she is almost definitely a Houston Texans fan. That's my only guess.
 
2014-01-09 04:12:39 PM  

ReapTheChaos: I can understand the need for the policy, but you think they could have given a stern warning, have her sign a copy of the policy stating she wont do it again and call it a day.

But then again, she might be a shiat employee and this was just the thing they needed to finally be rid of her.


Came to say this. They were probably trying to "manage her out" for being insufferable, and this opportunity presented itself.
 
2014-01-09 04:13:53 PM  
I don't get autograph hounds. Now, I understand if you have an actual jersey or picture to autograph, but a "To: whoever" followed by a scribbled signature on a piece of paper? Makes no sense to me people would value such a thing.
Proof you met whoever? Meh, I guess. Pic or it didn't happen.
 
2014-01-09 04:14:41 PM  

Pangea: ReapTheChaos: I can understand the need for the policy, but you think they could have given a stern warning, have her sign a copy of the policy stating she wont do it again and call it a day.

But then again, she might be a shiat employee and this was just the thing they needed to finally be rid of her.

Came to say this. They were probably trying to "manage her out" for being insufferable, and this opportunity presented itself.


Also, if anyone needs to be informed about what is within or against policy, it's a security guard at a facility. Half of their job is to make sure people are where they're supposed to be, and doing what they're allowed to be doing.

Ignorance of those rules because you're a subcontractor is no excuse.
 
2014-01-09 06:35:39 PM  
think about this....

somebody told this woman's bosses and quickly, because she was called on the carpet within 15 minutes.

It wasn't her, and it wasn't the 2yo.  I'm guessing she was obnoxious enough that the player said something. Pretty quickly, too.
----

also,
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Security may not use Celeste's toilet. It's not cool.

/and you really, really don't want to fark her
 
2014-01-09 09:25:32 PM  
Back when I was a dishwasher at my first job after moving to MI, Bill Laimbeer came in to eat occasionally.  I was told to not bother him, because he didn't like it if he even saw anyone looking at him.  One thing to learn, if someone is so bothered to have orders given to make sure you don't introduce yourself, they are not worth meeting.  I got a pop from the bar just to see who he was and went back to kitchen and back to not caring.

Of course left out, how does Andre Johnson feels about this?  He is really a douche, or is this a douche policy put in place by others who like to over elevate these over payed athletes?
You can hate Nascar, but Nascar don't pull this crap.
 
2014-01-10 03:53:12 PM  
Back when I was a dishwasher at my first job after moving to MI, Bill Laimbeer came in to eat occasionally.  I was told to not bother him, because he didn't like it if he even saw anyone looking at him.  One thing to learn, if someone is so bothered to have orders given to make sure you don't introduce yourself, they are not worth meeting.  I got a pop from the bar just to see who he was and went back to kitchen and back to not caring.

Of course left out, how does Andre Johnson feels about this?  He is really a douche, or is this a douche policy put in place by others who like to over elevate these over payed athletes?
You can hate Nascar, but Nascar don't pull this crap.


I wonder how much they are "payed?"
 
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