flashpoint99 wrote in post #16912210
Pretty much figured you were in some sort of security because of your zealous defense of the security guard in question.
...I've never been in security. I haven't offered a zealous defense of the security guard in question. As I stated: I've worked for fifteen years in venues and events.
Thanks for at least admitting that.
I haven't admitted what you claim I've admitted at all.
So if security personnel do not take it upon themselves to act in a particular way then how do you explain the fact that no other officer at the venue acted in the manner of the one in question?
Have you considered instead of firing this question at me, firing it at the venue, as I have suggested? Why don't you let us know the answer when you find it out.
If the organizers didn't make it clear to the security personnel that photography was allowed then all the guards would have acted in the same manner. They didn't.
Are you sure? Was this one guard a supervisor?
Taking that in to consideration and based on the fact that this guy HARASSED not just me but others at the venue it is only logical to conclude he had a personal issue of some sort .
How are you defining harassed? Because what you typed in the OP doesn't rise to that definition. He told you you couldn't shoot: you told him you had permission then he left you alone. He didn't even require you produce the written confirmation from you: if he really wanted to be a prick he would have made you jump through those hoops as well.
One last thing. You continue to infer that this guy was rude only in my mind.
Well rudeness is really a subjective thing. Lets quote what you state the guard said to you again:
"excuse me ! You are not supposed to be taking photographs. Are you with this group?"
"what group are you refering too?"
On the scale of rudeness that is pretty low. If he had said that to me I wouldn't have considered it rude. In less than a minute you addressed his concerns and were able to keep shooting.
Maybe your bias or the fact that I refereed to him as a rent a cop closed your mind off to the facts and nothing from that point on was going to change your mind that this guard was just doing his job.
I'm not close minded at all. You are trying to convince me that something bad has happened here. I'm not seeing it.
Fact of the matter is you were not there . I was and he was not only rude to me but many others at the venue. Complaints were made to the organizers but by then the comp was already over.
Why didn't you ask the organisers to talk to the venue/security when you had the opportunity? Will this be addressed at other dance comps? What was the resolution on the complaints?
People put there cameras away and missed shots of their kids because of this guy so ya we all think he is a jerk and that opinion is not going to change.
I think its pretty clear your opinion isn't going to change. What are you planning on doing to make sure this doesn't happen again?