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Posted: 04 October 2005 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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LaMa - 04 October 2005 12:33 PM
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yikes LaMa, I can see how that might be a little disconcerting

It happens more often, you know. I always wonder why they do.

I would think that the queries are mostly innocent in nature (old friends etc.) but you never can be sure….it’s hard not to be cynical (well for me it is)

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Posted: 04 October 2005 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Posted: 04 October 2005 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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OMG.  Five minutes after my shift starts I get my first call - some guy with a bomb/gun threat.  I had to wait to deal with it when the office opened (at 8am), and so I’ve been doing that ever since.

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Posted: 04 October 2005 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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...Just thought I’d update everyone on how my day is going…On a conference call now with the branch manager and head of security.

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Posted: 04 October 2005 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Maegan - 04 October 2005 12:55 PM

OMG.  Five minutes after my shift starts I get my first call - some guy with a bomb/gun threat.  I had to wait to deal with it when the office opened (at 8am), and so I’ve been doing that ever since.

Maeg, that seriously sucks.

99% of these cases are just bluff, but there always is that one real wacko….

Check escape routes etc., check out when you hear unusual sounds in the buiding.

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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Chuck - 04 October 2005 12:42 PM
LaMa - 04 October 2005 12:33 PM
Chuck - 04 October 2005 12:29 PM

yikes LaMa, I can see how that might be a little disconcerting

It happens more often, you know. I always wonder why they do.

I would think that the queries are mostly innocent in nature (old friends etc.) but you never can be sure….it’s hard not to be cynical (well for me it is)

The one time I’ve been really worried, is when it happened when the IP was of one of the offices of US Defense…

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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Maegan - 04 October 2005 12:55 PM

OMG.  Five minutes after my shift starts I get my first call - some guy with a bomb/gun threat.  I had to wait to deal with it when the office opened (at 8am), and so I’ve been doing that ever since.

Maeg, that seriously sucks.

99% of these cases are just bluff, but there always is that one real wacko….

Check escape routes etc., check out when you hear unusual sounds in the buiding.

And please, put me in your will…....

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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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LaMa - 04 October 2005 01:04 PM

The one time I’ve been really worried, is when it happened when the IP was of one of the offices of US Defense…

whoa, yeah, I can see that making me a bit paranoid…..


jeeze Maegan, sounds like you got to speak to an honest to goodness wack job…like LaMa said, chances are it’s nothing to be worried about but in the same breath might be adviseable to pay a little closer attention to surroundings

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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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...Mostly resolved now.  We’ve made a report - however helpful that is…And he wasn’t threatening me, but he knows I’m in Tampa (I’m SO GLAD he didn’t ask for my last name!)

It was just sort of a veiled threat.  He wants to bring in a box with a letter about how badly he’s been treated, and tell everyone that inside the box is a bomb.  And then when the police show up and kill him, someone will open the box and see it’s only a letter.

I felt really badly for him…but you can’t just threaten to walk in somewhere to get killed.  He did tell me he was on a bunch of meds and suicidal as well.  So it was as much for his protection as it is for ours.

Oh…Also, he “could be the sort of guy who just walks in with a gun and blows everyone away”.

::sigh::  I’m taking my break early.

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Posted: 04 October 2005 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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That is quite worrying - poor Maeg *hugs

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